USAID Senior Technical Advisor, Supply Chain Management Career Placement - University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) Project
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party/Director of Health Systems Strengthening

About US:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.

About USAID RHITES-EC Project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) whose aim is to support the implementation of a comprehensive integrated investment in regional  health, nutritional assistance and HIV/AIDS programs. The five-year project targets 11 districts in East Central Uganda with an estimated total population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of quality health, nutrition, HIV / AIDS and child development services.

Job Summary: The Senior Technical Advisor, Supply Chain Management will take lead in the supply chain Management for all key commodities (including pharmaceuticals and laboratory) on the USAID’s RHITES EC project. S/He will give supervisory and technical support for the planning, handling and management of HIV commodities for all USAID/RHITES EC supported HIV treatment centres. The Senior Technical Advisor, Supply Chain Management is also responsible for providing technical assistance and capacity building in health commodity forecasting, quantification, ordering, Storage and use.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The incumbent will strengthen commodity (pharmaceutical & laboratory) logistic management, information management and tracking at health facilities through Supervision Performance Assessment and Recognition Strategy (SPARS) implementation, and use of electronic systems such as DHIS-2 for web-based ordering systems Rx Solutions and open MRS
  • Support the health facilities within the region to effectively implement the differentiated service delivery models for HIV infected clients in care by ensuring constant availability of commodities
  • Ensure the National Logistics Management Information systems (LMIS) is kept up to date at all health facilities within the RHITES EC region
  • Determine the training needs including identification of potential medicine management supervisors and develop the modules for capacity building of health care workers involved in supply chain management within the region
  • Represent the project at the central level Technical Working Group(TWG) on Medicines procurement and Management of the Uganda’s Ministry of Health
  • Support the revitalization of medicines and Therapeutic committees (MTC’s) at HCIV to hospital level health facilities.
  • Coordinate the adherence to drug policies and regulations at supported facilities
  • Keenly monitor attainment of Supply chain management Performance targets and appraise the systems from time to time
  • Quantify and leverage supplies for HIV commodities not supplied by NMS from other sources
  • Develop and maintain databases for all relevant sites, commodities, lead times, reporting histories and supervision visits at all levels
  • Support health facilities to establish logistics teams to conduct 5S in addition to CQI to bridge  service delivery gaps
  • Coordinate with the districts, health sub districts and other stakeholders to improve supply chain management in the region.
  • Oversee the pharmacovigilance surveillance systems at the supported facilities
  • Contribute to timely and accurate reporting by the project

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicants for the USAID RHITES-EC Senior Technical Advisor, Supply Chain Management career placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy with a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Supply Chain, or other relevant field
  • A minimum of six (6) years of professional experience public health with a focus on commodities, or related area.
  • Excellent networking and work relations with the MOH and health partners in Supply Chain.
  • Previous experience on USAID programs is highly preferred.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID RHITES EC Project should send their cover letters, certificates of good conduct curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for three professional references addressed to:

Human Resource Coordinator,
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services
Plot 1, East Victoria Close, Mpumudde Division,
Jinja. Uganda

E-mail to: HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com

Deadline: 24th July 2017 by 12:00 pm

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