Fresher Logistics Specialist Career Jobs – USAID/Uganda Private Health Support Program

Organisation: USAID/Uganda
Private Health Support Program
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Health Services
About Us:
The USAID/Uganda Private Health Support Program (the Program) aims to
strengthen, organize and mobilize the private sector to provide Ugandans with
the option of obtaining high-quality health services from private for profit
(PFP) providers. The Program’s key objectives are:
Expanded availability of health services by
private service providers;
Increased affordability of private health
services and products; and
Improved quality of private health sector
facilities and services.
In September 2016, PHS scope of work was expanded to 1) continue
supporting Private Health Providers to deliver essential HIV/AIDS prevention,
care and treatment services, and 2) Strengthen health systems within the
faith-based health sector to build a strong foundation for sustained scale up
of services for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
Job Summary: The Logistics
Specialist will be responsible for Logistics management processes of all
medical and laboratory commodities and supplies within the Program in
coordination with Joint Medical Stores, Medical Access Uganda Limited, National
Medical Stores, Supply Chain Management System and Ministry of Health (MOH).
The position holder will support and strengthen the capacity of all program
supported staff PFP and PNFP facilities in management of medical and laboratory
logistics/supplies, supply chain, logistics information systems, collect,
synthesize and transmit data & information related to health supplies utilized
by the program supported facilities
Key Duties and
Support all program supported PNFP/PFP
facilities to forecast, quantify and submit accurate and timely bi-monthly
report and order forms to respective warehouses as per the bi-monthly order and
delivery schedule.
The incumbent will manage the delivery and
distribution of 01 drugs from the warehouses to the Program supported
Routinely retrieve, analyse and provide
information on report rates, consumption data and patient statistics from the
Web ARV ordering and reporting system (WAOS) and any non WAOS orders submitted
to JMS for bimonthly reporting.
Prepare and share quarterly technical and
status/progress reports on logistics system performance for Program supported
PNFP and PFP facilities.
Conduct an assessment of all Program supported
facilities and maintain an updated health facility inventory for all PNFP and
PFP facilities including their computer and internet connectivity and WAOS
training status.
Take lead and coordinate capacity building of
all Program supported PFP and PNFP facilities in logistics management
information system and use of WAOS.
Routinely review bi-monthly orders to identify
facility based logistic gaps to inform targeted support supervision and periodic
Facility Data Quality Assessments.
Develop, manage and monitor a commodity tracking
database to ensure availability of commodities at all times.
Provide supervision, leadership and guidance to
PNFPs/PFPs through quarterly support supervision, onsite mentoring and training
of health staff in logistics management.
Actively participate in related MOH meeting and
reports on meeting issues arising, recommendations for improvement.
Work closely with HFs to set up/strengthen
Medicines and Therapeutic Committees, monitor and evaluate their impact on
pharmaceutical management systems
Perform any other duties and responsibilities as
may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the USAID PHS Program
Logistics Specialist job opportunity should possess a professional degree in a
health area; such as pharmacy, valid registration with the relevant
professional council/association to practise in Uganda. Post graduate training
in procurement and logistics management will be an added advantage.
A minimum of two years’ work experience in
providing logistic management assistance especially in the area of warehousing,
supply chain management, quantification and procurement.
Work experience with medicines logistics
management information systems, solid working knowledge of ART in Uganda with
two years’ experience managing HIV commodities.
Working experience in Uganda with knowledge and
comprehensive understanding of Uganda’s health system
Previous experience with USAID supported
programs is an added advantage.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other
stakeholders in developing creative and strategic solutions to achieve common
Willingness and flexibility to adapt to changing
priorities and shifting deadlines
Demonstrated a strong organizational
administrative, communications and reporting skills
Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge
through formal and informal training, strong team work and team building
skills, effective communicator with good interpersonal relations
Demonstrated computer skills, including
knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their applications via
Deadline: 8th
December 2016
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