5 Fresher Supply Chain Officer US CDC Grant Job Opportunities – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Organisation: Rakai
Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
Funding Source: US PEPFAR/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Mpigi,
Kyotera, Sembabule and Kalangala, Uganda
Reports to: 
Cluster Office Coordinator
About US:
Rakai Health Sciences Program
is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery organization. It
strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a
combination of community based research, curative services and prevention
strategies in the District of Rakai, South Western Uganda. It is based at the
Uganda Virus Research Institute Entebbe and Kalisizo in Rakai District.
About CDC Program:
With funding from PEPFAR/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), RHSP is implementing a 5 year
comprehensive HIV/ AIDS program in the 12 districts of Masaka region namely;
Rakai, Kyotera, Masaka, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Lyantonde, Lwengo, Sembabule,
Butambala, Gomba, Mpigi, and Kalangala with an aim of achieving rapid HIV
epidemic control.
Job Summary: The Supply
Chain Officer supports in monitoring and providing on-site support of medical
logistics management in the supported districts/health facilities according to
MoH standards. The incumbent will ensure close monitoring of ART commodities
and stock levels. He/she will further ensure adequate supply of quality drugs,
responding to dynamic changes in demand, managing increased volumes of
commodities and minimizing pilferage and misuse.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Play a supportive role in getting the project
    supported health facilities to compile and submit their expected periodic
    MoH reports.
  • Develop and follow up on activity plans
    developed with the focal logistics
    personnel in the district health facilities.
  • Participate in providing technical training and
    mentoring to health workers to manage health logistics.
  • Participate in CMEs and disseminating
    information updates regarding logistics management.
  • Provide support in ensuring proper storage of drugs at the units of
  • Work alongside the District Stores Assistants
    in carrying out supportive supervision to the lower health facilities.
  • Maintain tracking sheets on the various
    supported health facilities
    and provide reports on the following areas:
    • Number of clients enrolled in care, on ART and initiated on ART in
      a month
    • Consumption reports from the various units
    • Stock status levels of the various health units
    • Basic supply requirements of the pharmacy & store
    • Regularly report on identified challenges in the health units
    • Monthly report on availability of tools necessary to maintain data
  • Maintain
    records on the commodities regarding quantities ordered and that received
    from the MoH and other partners of the following items
  • Monitor
    the lead time of deliveries from MoH/NMS
  • Participate
    in therapeutic drug committee meetings held in the health facilities.
  • Any other assigned duties in line with your

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Supply Chain Officer job opportunity should hold a
    Diploma in Pharmacy or diploma in procurement and logistics
  • Active Registration with the Allied Medical
    Practitioners Council
  • At least two years of working in a clinical
    setting/ facility, preferably in an HIV/AIDS setting.
  • Additional experience in logistics management
    of ART commodities
  • Computer skills
  • Good presentation and report writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to
    speak the local languages.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Ability to work with the health care workers in
    the district as a team and provide timely feedback.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested applicants should send their application letter, valid academic
documents and detailed resume (CV) with three recognizable referees to:
The Human Resource Manager,
Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279, Kalisizo, Rakai,
Deliver to: Rakai Health
Sciences Program offices
Clement Hill Plot 8 Kampala,
Send via E-mail to:
NB: Please indicate on
the envelope & application; a) the position applied for, b) The district of
preference. For all online applications, save your documents as position &
district of preference ( e.g. Administrative Assistant Kalangala)
Deadline: 16th February 2017

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