Supply Chain Management Officer NGO Careers – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job Title:         Supply Chain Management Officer
Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID
Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
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 URC SUSTAIN Project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID-funded
Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) project.
The project supports delivery of quality HIV prevention, treatment, care and
laboratory services at selected regional referral and general hospitals.
Job Summary: The Supply
Chain Management Officer will be tasked with ensuring effective management of
medical supplies, including systems for forecasting, quantification, ordering
and reporting, storage and stock management.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Routinely verify all NMS Laboratory
    requests for accuracy and correctness for the supported facilities
  • Prepare allocations for buffer supplies
    when necessary
  • Implement the logistics capacity building
    plan (in terms of on-site training, mentorship and coaching) for medical
    supplies staff basing on the health unit and individual needs
  • Regularly monitor laboratory reagents and
    other supplies credit line uptake by supported facilities
  • Keenly tack all inventory at suppliers,
    SUSTAIN and facilities for availability, expiry and monitor laboratory
    supplies usage at the facility
  • Coordinate the adherence to drug policies
    and regulations at supported facilities
  • Monitor attainment of Supply chain
    management Performance targets and appraise the systems from time to time
  • Quantify and leverage supplies for HIV
    commodities not supplied by NMS from other source
  • Work closely with hospital focal persons
    to ensure accurate forecasting, quantification, timely order submission,
    and effective stock management for laboratory supplies and commodities
  • Support health facilities to establish
    logistics teams to conduct 5S in addition to CQI to bridge service
    delivery gaps
  • Coordinate with the districts, health sub
    districts and other stakeholders to improve supply chain management in the
    region
  • Keep a database of all received
    accountabilities /requests and supplies to/ from facilities and generate
    quarterly reports on reporting rates for each of the supported site
  • Write quarterly and annual reports to
    senior pharmaceutical logistics TA
  • Take up any other duties as may be
    assigned
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicants for the USAID SUSTAIN
    Supply Chain Management Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor in
    Pharmacy with a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Supply Chain, or other
    relevant field
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ professional
    experience public health with a focus on commodities, or related area
  • Excellent networking and work relations
    with the MOH and health partners in Supply Chain
  • Previous experience on USAID programs is
    highly preferred
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should submit their
cover letter, certificate of good conduct, curriculum vitae, copies of academic
credentials and contact information for 3 professional references addressed to:
Human Resource & Administration Coordinator,
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services,
Plot 7 Ntinda View Crescent, Naguru
Kampala, UGANDA
E-mail to: hr-uganda@urc-chs.com
Deadline: 10th March 2017 by
12:00 Noon
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