Logistics Officer Job at Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Job Title:  Logistics Officer
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is an international non-profit, public health organisation with headquarters in USA, whose purpose is to strengthen health programs worldwide. MSH Uganda is currently running a number of USAID and other donor funded projects including SURE, both in Kampala and other parts of the country.
SURE (Securing Ugandans’ Right to Essential Medicines) will ensure that the population of Uganda has access to adequate quantities of good quality essential medicines and health supplies (EMHS) by strengthening the national essential medicines and health commodities supply system.
MSH now invites applications from suitably qualified candidates Logistics Officer – Ministry of Health technical programs support based in Kampala.
Reports to: Logistics Coordinator
Overall Responsibility:
The Logistics Officer will provide technical assistance in collaboration with the Pharmacy Division to the ministry of health’s National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) to strengthen the pharmaceutical management of malaria commodities for both public and private not for profit (PNFP) sectors. This technical assistance is also aimed at improving the capacity of the NMCP in performance monitoring of the malaria commodities supply chain. In addition the Logistics Officer will:
  • Support the strengthening of the malaria commodities supply system for both public and PNFP sector.
  • Assist NMCP to monitor and analyse malaria commodities pipeline at all levels of the supply system.
  • Support the NMCP and quantification and procurement planning unit (QPPU) in conducting annual quantifications and procurement plans for malaria commodities.
  • Support PMI in coordinating pre storage in-country logistics for PMI supported malaria commodities.
  • Support the preparation and monitoring of the Global Fund for AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSM) plans for malaria commodities.
  • Support the collection and analysis of supply chain management data on indicators for malaria commodities and prepare periodical performance reports.
Qualifications:
  1. A degree in pharmacy, training in pharmaceutical supply chain management will be an added advantage
  2. Work experience in providing supply chain management technical assistance is preferred
  3. Experience with medicines supply chain management information systems is an advantage
  4. Experience in Uganda with knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the Uganda public health system and prior experience with USAID supported programs is an added advantage
  5. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other stakeholders in developing creative and strategic solutions to achieve common goals
  6. Willingness to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities and shifting deadlines
  7. Strong organizational, administrative, communication and reporting skills
  8. Strong teamwork and team-building skills
  9. Fluent in English language including ability to write lucid technical reports
  10. Computer skills in Microsoft office.
How to Apply
The Human Resources Partner – MSH, Plot 15 Princess Ann Drive Bugolobi, P O Box 71419, Kampala Email: HRUG@msh.org
Deadline for submission: August 30, 2012. We thank all applicants for their interest, but can only acknowledge shortlisted candidates.
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