Senior Technical Advisor, Supply Chain Management NGO Careers – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University Research
Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project
(USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) Project
Duty Station: Jinja, 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 USAID RHITES-EC Project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project
(USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) whose aim is to support the implementation of a
comprehensive integrated investment in regional 
health, nutritional assistance and HIV/AIDS programs. The five-year
project targets 11 districts in East Central Uganda with an estimated total
population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of
quality health, nutrition, HIV / AIDS and child development services.
Job Summary: The Senior
Technical Advisor, Supply Chain Management will lead the supply chain
Management for all key commodities (including pharmaceuticals and laboratory)
on the USAID’s RHITES EC project. S/He will give supervisory and technical
support for the planning, handling and management of HIV commodities for all
USAID/RHITES EC supported HIV treatment centres. The Senior Technical Advisor,
Supply Chain Management is also responsible for providing technical assistance
and capacity building in health commodity forecasting, quantification,
ordering, Storage and use.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
·        
The incumbent will strengthen commodity
(pharmaceutical & laboratory) logistic management, information management
and tracking at health facilities through Supervision Performance Assessment
and Recognition Strategy (SPARS) implementation, and use of electronic systems
such as DHIS-2 for web-based ordering systems Rx Solutions and open MRS
·        
Assist the health facilities within the region
to effectively implement the differentiated service delivery models for HIV
infected clients in care by ensuring constant availability of commodities
·        
Ensure the National Logistics Management
Information systems (LMIS) is kept up to date at all health facilities within
the RHITES EC region
·        
Determine the training needs including
identification of potential medicine management supervisors and develop the
modules for capacity building of health care workers involved in supply chain
management within the region
·        
Represent the project at the central level
Technical Working Group(TWG) on Medicines procurement and Management of the
Uganda’s Ministry of Health
·        
Support the revitalization of medicines and
Therapeutic committees (MTC’s) at HCIV to hospital level health facilities.
·        
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 sources
·        
Develop and maintain databases for all relevant
sites, commodities, lead times, reporting histories and supervision visits at
all levels
·        
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.
·        
Manage the pharmacovigilance surveillance
systems at the supported facilities
·        
Contribute to timely and accurate reporting by
the project



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The applicants for the USAID RHITES-EC Senior
Technical Advisor, Supply Chain Management job opportunity must hold a Bachelor
in Pharmacy with a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Supply Chain, or other
relevant field
·        
A minimum of six years of 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.
·        
Experience on USAID programs highly preferred.
NB: Only candidates who are
eligible to work in the Uganda for an indefinite period without a need for
sponsorship will be considered for this position.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
USAID RHITES EC Project should send their cover letters, certificates of good
conduct curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact
information for three professional references addressed to:
Human Resource Coordinator,
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services
Plot 1, East Victoria Close, Mpumudde Division,
Jinja. Uganda
E-mail to:
HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com
Deadline: 20th October 2017 by
12:00 pm
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