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Supply Chain Officer

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Transportation, logistics, driving
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

The Malaria Supply Chain Officer will provide technical and implementation support to all MAPD project activities with a focus on supply chain management for malaria commodities in the project districts of operation. He/she will liaise closely with the districts and regional project staff to ensure availability of malaria commodities in project focus areas. The Supply Chain officer will be Kampala based, with up to 60% travel to MAPD operational districts.


Key working relationships
This role involves working closely with the Supply Chain Specialist who is their supervisor, other project technical staff and district medicine management supervisors to guide on malaria commodity forecasting and quantification, rational use strategies, stock management and reporting.

Qualifications and experience:
Essential:
  • A degree in a health related field including (pharmacy preferred), Supply Chain, Public Health, Nursing
  • At least 3 years work experience in similar field and /or experience working on a USAID funded project
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of public health programmes
  • Experience in capacity building/ transferring of skills
  • Experience in working with local government
  • Experience in developing work plans and activity budgets
Desirable:
  • Understanding of both preventive and curative aspects of malaria control
  • Familiarity with the strategies and guidelines of the MoH supply chain management and the Uganda National Malaria Control Programme
  • A post graduate degree/diploma in Public Health or health related discipline
  • Experience in using participatory adult learning techniques


Responsibilities

  1. Work under the Supply Chain Specialist and in close collaboration with project Regional Coordinators to Support districts in preparing malaria commodity distribution planning to ensure sufficient availability of these commodities in health facilities and no stock outs (10%)
  2. Support the Supply Chain Specialist in strengthening the supply chain management capacity of the districts, particularly around the use and quality of data for decision-making especially for quantification of malaria commodity needs (10%)
  3. Together with the project Regional Coordinators and Supply chain Specialist, provide technical guidance to districts in monitoring and supervision activities related to commodities at the district and health facility level (25%)
  4. Support district level annual quantification and procurement planning with appropriate methodology and data for quantification of malaria commodity needs; and documenting and sharing assumptions (5%)
  5. Liaise with the Supply Chain Specialist to coordinate with the district Medicine Management Supervisors (MMS) in the monitoring of cold chain, rational use and stock availability and regularly report on health facility stock status and pipeline of malaria commodities (20%)
  6. Contribute to the development of project annual, quarterly work plans and budgets
  7. Assist with preparing quarterly and annual reports, activity reports and other related communications (5%)
  8. Support in maintain stock records for all stock for which Malaria Consortium is either responsible or accountable for within Malaria Consortiums inventory management system (NAV)


General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Kampala
Area of work: Transportation, logistics, driving
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Budgeting, financial planning; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Reporting; Supply and demand planning; Procurement; Project preparation and planning; Stock and inventory management
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Malaria Consortium

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 500-1000 people

Established in 2003, Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations specialising in the prevention, control and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases among vulnerable populations. We have increasingly found our work on malaria can be effectively integrated with similar public health interventions for greater impact and have therefore expanded our remit to include child health and neglected tropical disease interventions.