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

 Technical Advisor, Supply
Chain Management
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,
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 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
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • 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
  • Support
    the health facilities with in 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 with in 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
  • 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.
  • Oversee
    the pharmacovigilance surveillance systems at the supported facilities
  • Contribute
    to timely and accurate reporting by the project

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant for the USAID RHITES-EC 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
  • 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
  • Previous
    experience on USAID programs is highly preferred.
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:
Deadline: Friday, 19th January 2018 by 12:00 pm
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