Supply Chain Officer USAID Project Careers – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job Title:          Supply Chain Officer
Organisation: University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID’s Defeat TB 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 USAID Defeat TB project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID’s Defeat
TB project. Aligned with Objective #3 in USAID’s Country Development
Cooperation Strategy and in support of the Government of Uganda’s TB Program,
this five-year, USAID funded project’s goal is to increase TB case
notification, case detection, and treatment outcomes through health system
strengthening.  The Defeat TB project goal is to increase TB case
notification, case detection, and treatment outcomes through health system
strengthening with the aim of ending the TB epidemic in Uganda.
Job Summary: The Supply
Chain Officer will assist in strengthening TB pharmaceutical and laboratory
logistics services leading to improvement in logistics and inventory management
of TB commodities at national level, at MDR-TB treatment initiation &
follow up sites, and at TB treatment units in three supported districts of
Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono. This includes supporting systems for ordering and
reporting, stock management, and quantification.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Build logistics capacity for staff
    involved in TB commodity (including laboratory) supply chain.
  • Roll out & maintain use of the TB Web
    Based Ordering System among Defeat TB supported sites
  • Work closely with the NTLP, MDR-TB
    treatment hospitals and the district health teams of Wakiso, Mukono and
    Kampala to provide support supervision to health facilities to ensure
    systems strengthening & monitoring of TB commodity supply chain.
  • Use quality improvement methods to
    identify and spread improvement packages for logistics information
    management to improve the MOH supply chain system.
  • Support the NTLP during development &
    review guidelines for TB commodity supply chain.
  • Promote high quality documentation of
    commodity movement along the supply chain
  • Follow up and verify all drug and supplies
    requests for all supported facilities (including MDR-TB sites) and ensure
    accurate quantification, timely order submission, and effective stock
    management for supplies and commodities in supported facilities and
    laboratories.
  • Enforce strict adherence of health
    facilities & provide reminders for the requisition & reporting
    timelines of the national supply system and support facilities to follow
    up with the NMS on delayed or unfulfilled requisitions.
  • Support districts to put in place systems
    for redistribution of commodities.
  • Develop and maintain databases for all
    relevant sites, commodities, lead times, reporting histories and
    supervision visits at all levels.
  • Navigate, review and analyse data in the
    TB Web based ordering system and provide timely feedback to supported
    sites address risks
  • Generate quarterly reports on requisition
    & reporting rates by supported sites.
  • Prepare allocations and support to
    facilities to source for any other items that may not come through NMS on
    case by case basis.
  • Work with TB care teams implement
    pharmacovigilance and report to the national drug authority



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicants for the USAID Defeat TB
    Project Supply Chain Officer job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree
    in supply chain management, or related field.
  • Three years’ experience in managing TB or
    HIV programs in Uganda, with preferred experience in logistics management.
  • Previous experience working with public
    healthcare facilities, including provision of mentoring and coaching
    support to healthcare providers.
  • Excellent written and oral communication
    and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
    (Word, Excel, Outlook)
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
URC should upload their updated CVs / résumés and cover letters at the link
below. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID
Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well, download it
here
.
Deadline: 29th
December 2017 by 5:00 pm
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