Logistics Specialist Non-profit Careers – Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Job Title:       Logistics Specialist
Organization: Management
Sciences for Health (MSH)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Director
Customer Services
About US:
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is an international non-profit
health organization composed of nearly 2500 people from more than 74
nationalities working in over 50,countries. Our mission is to save lives and
improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing
the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Together with our
partners, we are helping managers and leaders in developing countries to create
stronger management systems that improve health services for the greatest
health impact.
Job Summary: The Logistics
Specialist will coordinate implementation of the Primary Health Centre (PHC) –
Essential Medicines and Health Services (EMHS) programme at Joint Medical Store
for the Private Not-For Profit (PNFP) sector. S/he will support the provision
of relevant logistics data to ensure quantification and procurement planning by
JMS and also support monitoring and evaluation/ reporting to the Ministry of
Health.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Compile data for monitoring and evaluation
    of the PHC EMHS programme.
  • Coordinate biannual procurement planning
    of facilities
  • Keeps an up to date supply chain aspects
    of risk register (updated on biannual basis) and follow up to ensure that risks
    are reported to management and mitigated appropriately.
  • Keenly monitor implementation of the
    supply chain aspects of the MoU/ contract with MoH on PHC conditional
    grant and ensure the provisions are implemented and regular reports
    submitted to the JMS.
  • Compile the quarterly performance report
    with regards to PHC at warehouse and facility level ordering and reporting
  • Keenly review PHC commodities orders
    received at JMS for errors and give timely feedback to facilities and the
    responsible diocesan health coordinators
  • Work in liaison with JMS, the medical
    bureaus, dioceses and stakeholders to carry out targeted support
    supervision in a bid to strengthen and improve ordering and reporting
    rates by PNFP health facilities
  • Carry out targeted logistics trainings in
    use of the PHC order form/report and provide technical support to users
    (i.e. facility mangers/in-charges)
  • Collect, analyze and present relevant
    logistics data to inform forecasting and quantification of PHC
    commodities.
  • Carry out in depth analysis of orders to
    produce and interpret trends in ordering, budget utilization, and
    consumption pattern
  • Review available logistics data and
    identify facility based logistic gaps for periodic Facility Data Quality
    Assessments
  • Develop and monitor a system for stock
    accountability and visibility from JMS through the 3rd party transporter
    to the hospital stores and on to the final recipient/patient.
  • Tasked with organization of route plans,
    dispatch and delivery of PHC commodities to the health facilities.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Management
    Sciences for Health (MSH) Logistics Specialist job opportunity should hold
    a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy, Economics, Procurement and Logistics or
    related fields equivalent.
  • A minimum of three years of hands-on
    experience of working in logistics, supply chain and/or monitoring and
    evaluation.
  • Practical experience warehousing and
    distribution management in a low income country setting
  • Good team player with strong interpersonal
    and leadership skills
  • Highly innovative and able to identify
    strategies for continuous business improvement.
  • Computer literacy i.e. Proficiency in MS
    Office applications (Email, Word, Excel, Excel, Power Point)
  • Demonstrated computer skills in MS Office
    Suite applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong English skills required, including
    ability to write lucid technical reports and documents.
  • Fluency in oral and written English
    required.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
Management Sciences for Health in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to
Apply Online by clicking on the link below.
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