Cold Chain Technician Jobs – National Medical Stores (NMS)

Job Title:   Cold Chain Technician

Organization: National Medical Stores (NMS)

Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda

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 ensure safe handling and storage of vaccines while adhering to established standards.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • To supervise picking and packing of vaccines.
  • To maintain temperature recording of cold chain that ensures quality assurance of vaccines as they come into stores
  • To supervise delivery of vaccines to health facilities
  • To supervise receipt of vaccines at health facilities
  • Develop 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
  • Drive independent maintenance practices for cold chain equipment
  • Provide on-job training in proper use and preventive maintenance of cold chain equipment for users
  • To undertake 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
  • To 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 within the Department from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the National Medical Stores (NMS) Cold Chain Technician job must 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 hands-on 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: 29th July 2019

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