2 USAID Supply Chain Advisor Job Placements – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University Research Co., LLC (URC)
USAID Applying
Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project
Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Technical Advisor
About US:
University Research Co.,
LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health
care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit
affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45
countries, including the United States.
About USAID ASSIST Project:
The USAID Applying Science
to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project is a five-year cooperative
agreement (October 2012-September 2017) awarded to University Research Co., LLC
and is dedicated to improving health, population and nutrition services through
technical support to service delivery institutions, country Ministries of
Health, USAID country missions, and cooperating agencies.
The Supply
Chain Advisor will offer support in strengthening pharmaceutical and laboratory
logistics services leading to improvement in logistics and inventory management
of health commodities in the supported districts and health facilities. This
includes supporting systems for ordering and reporting, stock management, and
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The
    incumbent will verify all drug and supplies requests for all supported
    laboratories and facilities and prepare allocations to ensure accurate
    quantification, timely order submission, and effective stock management
    for supplies and commodities in supported facilities and laboratories.
  • Support
    districts to put in place systems for redistribution of commodities
  • Prepare
    and submit quarterly reports on reporting rates by- supported sites and
  • Use
    quality improvement methods to identify and spread improved processes for
    logistics information management of the MOH supply chain
  • Build
    logistics capacity for staff involved in laboratories and the health
  • Work
    closely with District based staff to provide support supervision to
    districts to ensure systems strengthening, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Develop
    and maintain databases for all relevant sites, commodities, lead times,
    reporting histories and supervision visits at all levels.
  • Enforce
    strict adherence of health facilities to national supply system reporting
  • Support
    district/facilities to source for any other items that may not come
    through NMS on case by case basis
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicants for the USAID ASSIST Supply Chain Advisor jobs must hold a
    Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, or related field.
  • A
    minimum of three years’ experience in managing HIV programs in Uganda,
    with preferred experience in logistics management
  • Prior
    exposure and experience working with public healthcare facilities,
    including provision of mentoring and coaching support to healthcare
  • Excellent
    written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency
    with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook)
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send application letters, updated CVs, and relevant
academic documents as well as names and contact information for three
professional references and day time contact numbers to:
The Human Resource Officer-
University Research Co.,
LLC, Plot 40, Ntinda II Road, Naguru,
P.O. Box 28745, Kampala,
E-mail to: assistugandarecruitment@urc-chs.com
Deadline: 19th August 2016
Please indicate the position in the subject if you are sending electronically.
Applications will be shortlisted as they come in and only shortlisted candidates
will be contacted.

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