USAID Project Jobs – Supply Chain Management Advisor at IntraHealth International

Organisation:
IntraHealth International
Funding Source: USAID 
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Requisition Number: 14-0074
About IntraHealth:
IntraHealth International is a
non-profit organization which empowers health workers to realize positive
health outcomes for individuals, families, and communities around the world. We
ensure health workers are present where they are needed most; ready with skills
and systems to deliver high-quality care; connected to information networks
that support high performance; and safe to deliver services in environments
that promote dignity and equality. A nonprofit organization, we partner with
governments, the private sector, and civil society to foster sustainable local
solutions to health workforce and health care challenges. Over the past 34
years, we have assisted 100 countries to strengthen their health workforces and
the systems that support them—at all levels and across the continuum of care.
About USAID Project:
IntraHealth is seeking to
implement the anticipated United States Agency for International Development
(USAID) Karamoja Health and HIV/AIDS Integrated Activity. The health services
that will be supported by the overall project include HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria,
nutrition, family planning, and maternal, neonatal and child health.
Job Summary: The Supply
Chain Management (SCM) Advisor will provide technical expertise in ensuring
adequate stores of in-demand commodities. S/he will build capacity for key
stakeholders in Karamoja regarding supply stocking, coordination of logistics,
and removing barriers to procurement.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Offer
    technical leadership and expertise to the project to address bottlenecks
    and related supply chain difficulties.
  • In
    charge of building the local capacity to track inventories of essential
    items and complete re-supply requests in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Actively
    collaborate with private and public sector commodity suppliers as well as
    USAID-funded mechanism on supply chain issues.
  • Build
    local capacity for quantifications and forecasting of medicines, supplies,
    and other health commodities.
  • Strengthen
    timely ordering, distribution, stock management and rational use of
    commodities at service delivery points per MOH guidelines.
  • Offer
    technical guidance to improve record keeping, timely reporting and
    accountability for medicines, supplies and other health commodities for
    HIV and MNCH.
  • Strengthen
    district capacity to routinely monitor and supervise medicine and
    commodity management at district and facility level.
  • Actively
    coordinate with other project team members to carry out the above
    functions.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a Master’s degree in public health or a
    related field.
  • At
    least five years of mid-level or senior experience in technical expertise
    and theoretical and practical knowledge in the following areas: health
    commodities logistics and management, supply chain systems, health
    systems.
  • A
    minimum of  three years’ experience
    successfully working with the Ministry of Health and other key
    stakeholders in Uganda, and preferably in Karamoja.
  • Past
    exposure and experience working on projects supported by United States
    Government is preferred.
  • Demonstrated
    knowledge of the challenges impacting health service delivery in Karamoja.
  • Excellent
    oral and written communication skills in English. Fluency in a local
    language is an advantage.
  • The
    applicant must be a Citizen or permanent resident of Uganda.
Personal Competencies:
Innovation: Develops new, better or significantly
different ideas, methods, solutions or initiatives within your role that result
in improvement of IntraHealth’s performance and meeting objectives, results and
global commitments.
Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for all
work activities, research and personal actions and decisions; follows through
on commitments and focuses on those activities that have the greatest impact on
meeting measurable high quality results for IntraHealth’s success. Exercises
ethical practices, respectful words and behaviors, and equitable treatment of
others in all activities.
Service Excellence: Knowledge of and ability to put into action
customer service concepts, processes and techniques to access internal and/or
external client needs and expectations and meet or exceed those needs and
expectations through providing excellent service directly or indirectly.
Strategic Thinking: Applies organizational knowledge to identify
and maintain focus on key success factors for IntraHealth while recognizing,
anticipating and resolving organizational challenges. Ability to develop
organization and industry-specific expertise and apply sound decision making
processes to reach productive resolutions that translates strategy into
actionable business plans.
Client Relationship Management: Knowledge and ability to determine and
satisfy client needs (internally and externally) and maintain partnering and
productive relationships during engagements, including influencing,
communicating, presenting, facilitating, and managing new relationships.
Effective Communication (Oral
and Written):
Understands
effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively
transmit, explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear language
appropriate to the audience; and receive, and accurately interpret ideas,
information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication
behaviors.
How to Apply: 
All candidates who wish to join
IntraHealth International’s USAID Project should Apply Online at the web link
below.
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