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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