US CDC Pharmacy, Field Team Lead Career Placement – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Funding Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Pharmacy Logistics Specialist (Outreach)
About US:
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is an international non-profit organization
which is a partnership of infectious diseases and public health specialists.
The overall objective of the IDI is to strengthen health systems with strong
emphasis on Infectious Diseases, through Research and Capacity Development. IDI
has five operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission:
Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services
(provided through a partnership with the Makerere University – John Hopkins
University Core Lab) and Outreach.
About CDC Project:
Diseases Institute (IDI) received funding from Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC)/PEPFAR to implement a comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the
mid-western Uganda Districts of Kiboga, Kibaale, Kyankwanzi, Hoima, Masindi,
Buliisa and Kiryandongo. The project is called “Accelerating Comprehensive
HIV/AIDS Service Delivery through Health System Capacity Building and Technical
Assistance of District Health Teams and Health Facilities in Western and West
Nile Regions in the Republic of Uganda under PEPFAR.”
Job Summary: The Pharmacy, Field Team Lead will support the
development of sustainable, appropriate, good quality pharmacy services within
the West Nile region and contribute to the strategic development of support to
the strengthening of pharmacy services by IDI.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In charge of supporting health workers in
    health facilities in their dispensing and storage management duties;
    supporting on-site training, and assisting in the development of better
    pharmacy practices and systems (especially drug storage, distribution and
    tracking systems) at the clinics;
  • Supporting districts to develop district
    pharmacy systems;
  • Carrying out overall supervision of the
    logistics system for the projects; and spearheading the planning and
    forecasting for the ART, basic care, laboratory and other medical supplies
    Identify and support; strategic interventions in strengthening the process
    of Supply Chain Management of MOH supplies;
  • In charge of identifying the roles of the different
    stakeholders in the process of medicines management in the health
  • Defining and strengthening the process of
    tracking and accountability for all pharmaceutical products and related
    supplies used by the projects;
  • Responsible for standardizing the quality
    assurance requirement and procedures for Pharmaceutical products and
    related supplies used by the projects;
  • In charge of strengthening of
    pharmacovigilance and adherence issues in the projects;
  • Making specifications and quantifications of
    project pharmaceutical supplies to be procured and distributed;
  • In charge of coordinating technical aspects
    related to the projects training targets (including development of a
    training plan to achieve training targets);
  • Supporting proposal development related to
    outreach programme;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the
    Pharmacy Logistics Specialist (Outreach)
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Infectious Diseases
    Institute (IDI) Pharmacy Field Team Lead should hold  a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy;
  • A post graduate diploma in project planning
    and management will be an added advantage.
  • Prior experience related to working with the
    district health systems and MoH;
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in the
    HIV/AIDS clinical setting;
  • Broad working knowledge of pharmaceutical
    principles, practices, equipment and supplies;
  • Working knowledge of Ugandan law regulating
    pharmacology and the use of controlled substances;
  • Working knowledge of proper record keeping
    practices when managing ARV’s and related supplies;
  • Proven ability to understand prescriber’s
    oral or written prescription orders involving standard symbols and
  • Previous exposure and experience in analysis
    and reporting of data for programme decision-making; and
  • Good report / proposal writing and
    presentation skills.
  • Fluency of the local languages within the
    supported districts is desirable.
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application cover
letters with a detailed CV, naming at least two professional referees to:
Human Resources Manager,
Diseases Institute,
Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for
Deadline: 4th March, 2016 by 5:00 PM
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