Cold Chain Technician Jobs – National Medical Stores (NMS)

Organization: National
Medical Stores (NMS)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
Ref: NMS/2017/10
Report to: Vaccines Stores
Management Officer
About US:
National Medical Stores is an autonomous Corporation that was
established by an Act of Parliament 1993. Our mandate is to procure, store and
distribute medicines and other medical supplies to public health facilities in
Uganda.
Job Summary: The Cold Chain
Technician will provide technical support and oversight for ensuring seamless
up-time for cold chain equipment. The incumbent will also ensure safe handling
and storage of vaccines while adhering to established standards.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Oversee the picking and packing of
    vaccines.
  • Update and maintain temperature recording
    of cold chain that ensures quality assurance of vaccines as they come into
    stores
  • Manage the delivery of vaccines to health
    facilities
  • Supervise receipt of vaccines at health
    facilities
  • Formulate daily, weekly, monthly and
    annual maintenance plans for cold chain equipment
  • Control maintenance activities through
    periodic checks, standard engineering practices, root cause analysis and
    corrective action for cold chain equipment
  • The Cold Chain Technician will also drive
    independent maintenance practices for cold chain equipment
  • Provide on-job training in proper use and
    preventive maintenance of cold chain equipment for users
  • The Cold Chain Technician will carry out
    electrical and mechanical maintenance for faults identified on cold chain
    equipment
  • Assess the need for major engineering
    services on cold chain equipment to be outsourced
  • Ascertain that outsourced engineering
    services have been done to the satisfaction of the Corporation.
  • Manage inventory of work tools and
    consumables related to maintenance and repair job routines
  • Manage repair and maintenance costs within
    budget
  • The incumbent will identify any risk(s)
    noted during the course of execution of your duties and formally report to
    your immediate supervisor
  • Perform any other duties as may be
    assigned.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant for the National Medical
    Stores (NMS) Cold Chain Technician job placement should hold an Honours
    Bachelor’s degree or Technical qualification at a level of Diploma in Cold
    Chain Management and Refrigeration or Ordinary Diploma in Refrigeration,
    Heat and Air Conditioning.
  • At least six years of practical experience
    in overseeing cold-chain systems.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
application letters with updated CVs, copies of the academic documents/
transcripts, documents supporting your work experience, names and contact
details of three professional referees addressed and delivered to the Head of
Human Resource and Support Services, National Medical Stores (NMS), Plot 4-12,
Nsamizi Road, P.O Box 16, Entebbe, Uganda.
Deadline: 11th September
2017
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