4 Fresher NGO Pharmacy Logistics Officer Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Funding Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Team Lead – Technical Supervisory Teams
About US:
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is an international non-profit organization
which is a partnership of infectious diseases and public health specialists.
The overall objective of the IDI is to strengthen health systems with strong
emphasis on Infectious Diseases, through Research and Capacity Development. IDI
has five operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention,
Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services (provided
through a partnership with the Makerere University – John Hopkins University
Core Lab) and Outreach.
About CDC Project:
Diseases Institute (IDI) received funding from Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC)/PEPFAR to implement a comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the
mid-western Uganda Districts of Kiboga, Kibaale, Kyankwanzi, Hoima, Masindi,
Buliisa and Kiryandongo. The project is called “Accelerating Comprehensive
HIV/AIDS Service Delivery through Health System Capacity Building and Technical
Assistance of District Health Teams and Health Facilities in Western and West
Nile Regions in the Republic of Uganda under PEPFAR.”
Job Summary: The Pharmacy Logistics Officer will offer support in
monitoring and providing on-site support of logistics management in the
supported districts/health facilities according to MoH standards. The incumbent
will also ensure close monitoring of ART commodities and stock levels. He/she
will further ensure adequate supply of quality drugs, responding to dynamic
changes in demand, managing increased volumes of commodities and minimizing
pilferage and misuse.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Play a supportive role in getting the project
    supported health facilities to compile and submit their expected periodic
    MoH reports.
  • Develop and follow up on activity plans
    developed with the focal logistics personnel in the district health
  • Actively participate in providing technical
    training and mentoring to health workers to manage health logistics.
  • Actively participate in CMEs and
    disseminating information updates regarding logistics management.
  • Offer technical support in ensuring proper
    storage of drugs at the units of dispensing.
  • Work in liaison with the District Stores
    Assistants in carrying out supportive supervision to the lower health
  • Maintain tracking sheets on the various
    supported health facilities and provide reports on the following areas:
    • Number of clients enrolled in care,
      on ART and initiated on ART in a month
    • Consumption reports from the various
    • Stock status levels of the various
      health units
    • Basic supply requirements of the
      pharmacy & store
    • Regularly report on identified
      challenges in the health units
    • Monthly report on availability of
      tools necessary to maintain data records.
    • Maintain records on the commodities
      regarding quantity ordered and that received from the MoH and other partners
      of the following items
    • Monitor the lead time of deliveries
      from MoH/NMS
    • Participate in therapeutic drug
      committee meetings held in the health facilities.
  • Perform any other duties as may reasonably be
    assigned from time to time by the Team Leader-Technical Supervisory Teams.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Infectious Diseases
    Institute (IDI) Pharmacy Logistics Officer vacancy should preferably hold
    a Diploma in Pharmacy
  • Active Registration with the Allied Medical
    Practitioners Council
  • A minimum of  two years of working in a clinical setting/
    facility, preferably in an HIV/AIDS setting;
  • Additional experience in logistics management
    of ART commodities;
  • Computer knowledge and skills;
  • Excellent presentation and report writing
    skills ;
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to
    speak the local languages;
  • HIV counseling skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work under minimal
    supervision; and
  • Ability to work with the health care workers
    in the district as a team and provide timely feedback.
  • Fluency of the local languages within the
    supported districts is desirable.
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application cover
letters with a detailed CV, naming at least two professional referees to:
Human Resources Manager,
Diseases Institute,
Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for
Deadline: 4th March, 2016 by 5:00 PM

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