19 May 2017

Pharmacy Logistics Advisor NGO Careers - TASO Uganda

Job Title:       Pharmacy Logistics Advisor
Organisation: The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda)
Funding Source: Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) Uganda
Duty Station: Uganda
VA No.: TASO-2017-HR/5
Reports to: Prevention, Care and Treatment Manager

About Us:
The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda) is an organisation contributing to a process of preventing HIV infection, restoring hope and improving the quality of Life of persons, families and communities affected by HIV infection and disease.

About CDC Project:
TASO has received a 5-year CDC-PEPFAR Grant to implement accelerated HIV/AIDS epidemic control activities through a Health Systems Strengthening approach in Soroti Region, covering 8 districts of Soroti, Kaberamaido (Cluster 1), Katakwi, Amuria (Cluster 2), Serere, Kumi, Bukedea and Ngora (Ouster 3). In addition, TASO will be implementing accelerated HIV/AIDS epidemic control activities through a Health Systems Strengthening approach in Masaka and Kalungu districts, as a Sub-recipient under the Masaka Region Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP) Consortium funded by PEPFAR through CDC.

Job Summary:  The Pharmacy Logistics Advisor is mainly responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction in the forecasting, quantification, transportation, storage and management of Medical supplies in the Soroti Region; working closely with Medical Access Uganda Limited (MAUL), National Medical Stores (NMS), National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Program (NTLP), the District Health Office and Ministry of Health Regional Performance Monitoring Teams. The incumbent also provides technical support to the procurement teams for procurement of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and related equipments.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Ensure the proper operation of Medical Stores for medical supplies in the Cluster Area,
  • Up-to-date records using the WAOS system maintained;
  • A healthy and safe work environment in the Medical
  • World Health Organization (WHO) standards for temperature, humidity and light exposure in the warehouse ensured;
  • Send timely quality reports and/or related deviation reports
  • In charge of proper recording of medical supplies received ensured;
  • Tasked with monitoring and reporting of compliance for Medical supplies
  • Ensure regular checking-up of medical supplies in the Medical Store

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the CDC Project Pharmacy Logistics Advisor career opportunity should hold a Diploma in Pharmacy/Dispensing. Possession of a Degree in Pharmacy will be an added advantage
  • Additional training in Forecasting, Quantification and Logistics and
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Antiretroviral therapy and HIV/AIDS treatment guidelines
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in pharmacy services, one of which should have been in administration and management of the medical supply chain operations;
  • Knowledge of MS Office Applications
  • Previous experience in the use of computers and an understanding of their use in inventory management and health applications.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others in team working environment;
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, sound judgment and demonstrated problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to use the computer especially programs used by WAOS;
  • Broad knowledge and skills in basic supply and financial procedures.
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical laws and regulations;
  • Knowledge of accounting, storekeeping and supply
  • Knowledge of National Drug Authority (NDA) and World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines in quality assurance of medicines and medical supplies.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English 
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are invited to send an application letter, resume, copies of academic certificates, testimonials and three referees. All interested Candidates MUST attach a fully filled Application Form, download here, or pick it from any TASO Centre and register in the applications book.

Note: Please firmly staple your papers together only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please forward your applications to:                  
The Director, Human Resource & Administration,
P.O. Box 10443, Kampala. Uganda
OR Hand deliver your application to TASO HQ level II, located at Old Mulago Hospital

Deadline: 27th May 2017 by 4:30pm

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