Supply Chain Manager (Pharmaceuticals) US Non-profit Careers – IntraHealth International

Job Title:      Supply
Chain Manager (Pharmaceuticals)

Organisation: IntraHealth

Duty Station: Uganda

About US:

International is a non-profit organization based in Chapel Hill, North
Carolina, U.S.A. that has been in existence for over 30 years in more than 100
countries and it has empowered health workers to better serve communities in
need. IntraHealth fosters local solutions to health care challenges by
improving health worker performance, strengthening health systems, harnessing
technology, and leveraging partnerships. In collaboration with governments,
nongovernmental organizations, and private- sector organizations around the
world, IntraHealth champions the needs and contributions of health workers—from
doctors and nurses to community health workers to health facility managers—and
works to ensure they have the tools, supplies, information, training, and
support they need to provide communities they serve with the best possible
opportunity for health and well-being.

Job Summary:  The Supply Chain Manager (Pharmaceuticals)
will primarily manage the Supply Chain Management (SCM) technical advisory arm
of RHITES-E Activity for all key health commodities (including pharmaceuticals
and laboratory). S/He will give supervisory and technical assistance for
forecasting, quantification, ordering/reporting, storage and use for HIV/AIDS,
TB, RMNCH, malaria, and nutrition commodities in all RHITES-E supported
districts and health facilities. He/She will supervise a team of Supply Chain
Technical Officers responsible for direct technical support to the districts
and health facilities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Strengthen commodity (pharmaceutical and Laboratory) logistics
    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 (WAOS), Rx solutions and open MRS.
  • Support health facilities within the region to effectively implement
    the Differentiated Service Delivery Models (DSD) for HIV infected clients
    in care, by ensuring constant availability of commodities.
  • Ensure the national Logistics Management Information System (LMIS)
    is kept up to date at all health facilities within RHITES-E region.
  • Determine the training needs, including identification of potential
    Medicines Management Supervisors (MMS) and develop the modules for
    capacity building of health workers involved in SCM within the region.
  • Represent the project at the Ministry of Health Technical Working
    Group (TWG) on medicines procurement and management.
  • Support the revitalization of Medicines and Therapeutic committees
    (MTCs) at HC IV and hospital levels.
  • Coordinate the adherence to drug policies and regulations at
    supported facilities.
  • Monitor attainment of supply chain performance targets and appraise
    the systems from time to time.
  • Quantify and leverage supplies for HIV/AIDS, TB, RMNCAH, malaria,
    and nutrition commodities not supplied by NMS/JMS/MAUL from other sources.
  • Develop and maintain databases for all relevant commodities to avail
    real time information on lead times, reporting histories, and supervision
    visits at all levels.
  • Support health facilities to establish logistics management teams to
    conduct 5S in addition to CQI to bridge service delivery gaps.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the IntraHealth Supply Chain Manager
    (Pharmaceuticals) career placement must hold a Bachelor of Pharmacy or equivalent, with Masters in Public Health or Business Administration, or
    Logistics and Supplies Chain management.
  • At least five years of related work experience
  • Excellent communication orally and written
  • Excellent computer skills especially Ms word, excel and internet
  • Very good leadership skills and a team player


  • Accountability – Holds self accountable for all work activities and
    personal actions and decisions; follows through on commitments and
    exercises ethical practices, respectful words and behaviors, and equitable
    treatment of others in all activities.
  • Service Excellence – Knowledge of and ability to put into action
    customer service concepts, processes and techniques to access internal
    and/or external client needs and expectations and meet or exceed those
    needs and expectations through providing excellent service directly or
  • Effective Communication (Oral and Written) – Understands effective
    communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively
    transmit, explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear language
    appropriate to the audience; and receive, and accurately interpret ideas,
    information, and needs through the application of appropriate
    communication behaviors
  • Planning and Organizing – Identifies priority activities and
    assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate time
    and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for
    contingencies when planning; and monitors and adjusts plans and actions as
  • Interpersonal Relationships – Knowledge of and the ability to
    effectively interact within and across departments in a constructive and
    collaborative manner.

How to Apply:

All candidates who
wish to join IntraHealth International in the aforementioned capacity should
apply online at the link below.


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