Non-profit Careers – Head of Projects at Joint Medical Store (JMS)

Job Title:  Head of Projects
Organisation: Joint
Medical Store (JMS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Manager
Operations
About JMS:
Joint Medical Store (JMS) is a
Church founded private Not-For-Profit organization whose mission is to supply
medicines, medical equipment and related healthcare services, and training of
assured quality to the people of Uganda at affordable prices.
Job Summary: The Head of
Projects will be responsible for efficient logistical and warehouse management
operations at the assigned warehouse facilities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In
    charge of developing and reviewing procedures for warehouse activities in
    order to ensure that they are current at all times.
  • Oversee
    the order management team to ensure that facility distribution deadlines
    are met at all times.
  • Intuitively
    review received orders to ensure that correct combinations of medical commodities
    were ordered and where necessary provide technical guidance to relevant
    facilities.
  • Actively
    monitor the volume of operations on a quarterly basis and advise
    management on space requirements.
  • Investigate
    and explain stock take discrepancies after cycle counts so that corrective
    action is taken to maintain the discrepancies within acceptable range.
  • Intuitively
    monitor the stock shelf life following the laid down procedures in order
    to minimize the risk of stock expiry through initiating corrective action
    in time.
  • Compile
    and send monthly stock movement reports for different programs in
    compliance with program reporting requirements.
  • Manage
    operations at the assigned warehouse facility in a way that promotes
    safety and security at the premises.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    Head of Projects should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy or related
    discipline.
  • Professional
    qualification in supplies and logistics management e.g. CIPS will be an
    added advantage.
  • A
    minimum of five or more years relevant work experience two of which should
    have been spent at supervisor level in a busy warehouse or logistics
    environment.
  • Hands-on
    experience in using automated warehouse management system and ERP
    applications.
  • Highly
    dependable, honest, impeccable integrity
  • Good
    team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Well-developed
    oral, written (report writing) communication skills
  • Highly
    self-motivated, able to prioritize work and follow up tasks and issues to
    the end
  • Keen
    attention to detail with strong numeric and quantitative skills
  • Strong
    analytical and problem solving skills
  • Computer
    proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Email)
How to Apply: 
All candidates should send
their applications including photocopies of academic certificates, Curriculum
Vitae, names of three professional referees (who are not relatives), and a
day-time telephone contacts should be addressed to:
The Head of Human Resource and
Administration
Joint Medical Store
Plot 1828 Gogonya Road, Nsambya
P.O. Box 4501, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: Wednesday, 17th December 2014 by 5.00pm.

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