31 May 2017

Stores Assistant NGO Jobs - Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG)

Job Title:     Stores Assistant
Organisation: Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG)
Reports to: Logistics and Supply Chain Officer
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG) is a Company Limited by Guarantee with an NGO status, whose Vision is “A good life for all Ugandans”. UHMG works in partnership with public, private, and civil society institutions to improve the quality of life of Ugandans through the provision of superior and affordable health care solutions. Using the Good Life Platform as its launch pad, UHMG has employed uniquely designed interventions and innovative behavior change communication approaches to raise people’s awareness of and demand for health care services for Reproductive Health, HIV, Malaria, and Maternal & Child Health.

About USAID Project:
UHMG was awarded the USAID/Uganda Social Marketing Activity, a four-year cooperative agreement for a health sector-wide program. The program’s goal is to contribute to a reduction in new HIV infections, total fertility, maternal and child mortality, malnutrition and malaria, and to improve access to family planning. This four-year activity aims to improve utilization of and increase the uptake of health-related social marketing products and services among under-served Ugandan consumers and communities in rural and urban areas.

Job Summary: The Stores Assistant will provide professional stores management support to the Project in line with the stores and stocks management and operational policies and guidelines, while ensuring value for money, efficiency and effectiveness. This will include timely reporting of all stock status and movements and hence will require a fast learner, self-driven, seasoned, and experienced person with skills to manage and oversee these technical areas. The person should have the capacity to work under minimum supervision, and maintain a clean stores record and transparent system while adhering to set procedures. S/he should be detail- and results-oriented, have strong conceptual, analytical, and reporting skills, with expertise in information gathering, analysis and timely reporting, be proactive in instituting innovative, sustainable, and cost-effective interventions, and work dedicatedly to fulfill the organization’s goals, while upholding the Core Values of UHMG.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Keep the stores inventory records updated.
  • Actively participate in the receipt and issue of all supplies.
  • Maintain the stores in accordance with the set standards, and check that safety measures are in place and are adhered to.
  • The jobholder will minimize all areas of inventory and product damage and loss
  • Work closely with the supervisor to ensure sufficient space for all products received.
  • Track products’ expiry dates and dispatched supplies according to expiry dates (FeFo or FIFO) to avoid product expiry.
  • Work with the supervisor to ensure that supplies are dispatched in a timely manner, and to the intended beneficiaries, and that all deliverables are signed for.
  • Actively participate in periodic stock counting/taking and compile reports.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the UHMG Stores Assistant job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management or Procurement
  • Professional qualification in CIPS will be an added advantage
  • Possession of a Post graduate Diploma in Stores and Warehouse Management is essential.
  • A minimum of three years’ relevant experience working in the field of stores and warehouse management in a donor environment. Experience working with USAID programs will be an added advantage.
  • Good knowledge of supply chain and management of stores required
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications and databases, with hands-on experience required
  • Highly motivated, focused, disciplined professional, with the drive and dynamism to work under pressure with competing deadlines, and possess the ability to make an immediate impact.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical and result-oriented skills, and experience in managing objectives with the customer in mind.
  • Good judgment, initiative, high sense of responsibility, tactful, ability to plan, organize and measure outcomes of interventions.
  • Exemplary and honest, with a high level of energy and integrity, and able to work under minimum supervision.
  • Flexible, innovative, with good record keeping, communication, presentation, report-writing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Good team player with the ability to make positive contributions.

How to Apply:
All qualified candidates should send their applications with copies of Curriculum Vitae, names of three professional referees, copies of certified academic documents, and telephone and email contacts to: The Human Resources Manager, Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd.; Plot 20-21, 27-28, Martyrs Crescent, Ntinda, or to P. O. Box 4553, Kampala, Uganda.

N.B:  Hand deliveries should be submitted at the UHMG reception.

Deadline: 6th June 2017 by 4:00pm

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