Fresher Supply Chain Officer USAID Project Jobs – John Snow, Inc (JSI)

Job Title:      Supply
Chain Officer
Organization: John
Snow, Inc (JSI)
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: HSS
Advisor
About US:
John Snow, Inc.
(JSI) is a leader in improving the health of individuals and communities by
providing high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health
programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 100 countries, and
currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices for the past 30
years. The JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. ID a leading public
health research and consulting organization.
About USAID RHITES-N Project:
RHITES-N, Lango will
contribute to improving key population- based national health indicators; build
the capacity of the Ugandan government to carry out a sustainable and locally-
driven response to the HIV epidemic, while also improving TB, malaria,
nutrition, MNCH+A, and WASH outcomes. JSI will work with Ugandan stakeholders
to design and implement health system strengthening strategies to scale up
high-impact, evidence-based interventions at the national, sub-regional, district,
and community levels. Interventions will include VMMC, virtual elimination of
mother-to-child transmission of HIV, antiretroviral therapy, and condom
education and distribution. JSI will focus where the greatest impact can be
realized, with a priority on hard-to-reach and high-HIV-prevalence locations.
RHITES-N, Lango is a five-year contract. The JSI team includes Amref Health
Africa, Doctors with Africa CUAMM, Another Option, and Medical Concierge Group.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Implement the logistics capacity building plan in terms of on-site
    training, support supervision, mentorship and coaching of facility staff
    basing on the health unit and individual needs
  • Support districts to carry out quality procurement planning and
    procurement plan performance review. Work closely with district and
    facility logistics teams to ensure accurate forecasting, quantification,
    ordering, effective stock management and appropriate medicines use.
  • Routinely verify all due orders from all supported facilities for
    quality (accuracy, correctness and completeness) and submission to central
    warehouses (NMS, JMS, and MAUL) before respective order deadlines.
  • Work closely with the Medicines management Supervisors and Facility
    Staff to compile and share delivery/discrepancies report within a week of
    delivery completion.
  • Compile and share weekly stock status data and coordinate actions to
    address identified gaps and challenges
  • To compile SPARS supervision visit plans from all Medicines
    Management Supervisors and support implementation
  • In conjunction with the Supply Chain Specialist, carry out SPARS
    supervision audits and ensure 100% verification of the SPARS tools
    submitted in the Pharmaceutical Information Portal (PIP).
  • Coordinate Medicines Management Supervisors payments and
    implementation of the rewards/recognition strategy for SPARS.
  • Support and coordinate health facilities to reactivate and
    functionalize Medicines and Therapeutic Committees (MTCs) as a Continuous
    Quality Improvement approach to address commodity management gaps.
  • Coordinate monthly DHO-MMS-DHT commodity management/security review
    meetings
  • Participate in District/Regional Supply Chain Performance review
    meetings.
  • Coordinate the adherence to drug policies and regulations at
    supported facilities
  • Participate in planned operational and impact research
  • Write quarterly and annual reports to senior pharmaceutical
    logistics TA
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Supply Chain Officer USAID RHITES-N Project
    job placement should hold a professional degree/ diploma in pharmacy from
    a recognized training institution.
  • At least two years’ work experience in providing pharmaceutical
    management services especially in the area of supply chain.
  • Working experience in Uganda with knowledge and comprehensive
    understanding of the Uganda public health system, and USAID program
    implementation
  • Willingness to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities and
    shifting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational, administrative and
    communications skills.
  • Strong teamwork and team-building skills
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including knowledge of Ms Office suite
    particularly, Ms Excel, Ms Word, and Power Point.
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively throughout Lango Region
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their updated cover letters and updated CVs
to ug-rhites-n@ug.jsi.com
Deadline: 21st September 2018
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