Earn 15,000 US Dollars – Malaria Supply Chain Officer USAID MAPD Project Careers – Malaria Consortium

Organization: Malaria
Consortium
Project Name: USAID/PMI
Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Salary: USD
15,338 gross per annum
About US:
Malaria Consortium
is the world’s leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the
comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and
Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium works with communities, government and
non-government agencies, academic institutions, and local and international
organisations, to ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services,
providing technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and
activities for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning. Malaria
Consortium works to improve not only the health of the individual, but also the
capacity of national health systems, which helps relieve poverty and support
improved economic prosperity.
About USAID MAPD Project:
The Malaria Action
Program for Districts (MAPD) project is a 5-year USAID/PMI funded project. The
project aims to prevent and control Malaria illnesses and deaths in order to
minimise the social economic effects of the disease among the overall
population of Uganda especially in children under 5 years of age. The project
will be implemented starting in August 2016, and will cover 43 districts with a
total population of more than 13 million. The Malaria Action Program for
Districts project offers a partnership uniquely positioned to deliver this
implementation rollout. Partners include Johns Hopkins Program for
International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics (JHPIEGO), Banyan Global,
Deloitte &Touché Uganda, Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) and
Communication for Development Foundation-Uganda (CDFU).
Job Summary: The Malaria Supply Chain Officer will provide technical and
implementation support to all MAPD project activities with a focus on supply
chain management for malaria commodities in the project districts of operation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work under the Supply Chain Specialist
    and in close collaboration with project Regional
  • Coordinators to Support districts in
    preparing malaria commodity distribution planning to ensure sufficient
    availability of these commodities in health facilities and no stock outs
    (10%)
  • Support the Supply Chain Specialist in
    strengthening the supply chain management capacity of the districts,
    particularly around the use and quality of data for decision-making
    especially for quantification of malaria commodity needs (10%)
  • Together with the project Regional
    Coordinators and Supply chain Specialist, provide technical guidance to
    districts in monitoring and supervision activities related to commodities
    at the district and health facility level (25%)
  • Support district level annual quantification
    and procurement planning with appropriate methodology and data for
    quantification of malaria commodity needs; and documenting and sharing
    assumptions (5%)
  • Work closely with the Supply Chain
    Specialist to coordinate with the district Medicine Management Supervisors
    (MMS) in the monitoring of cold chain, rational use and stock availability
    and regularly report on health facility stock status and pipeline of
    malaria commodities (20%)
  • Actively contribute to the development
    of project annual, quarterly work plans and budgets
  • Assist with preparing quarterly and
    annual reports, activity reports and other related communications (5%)
  • Support in maintain stock records for
    all stock for which Malaria Consortium is either responsible or
    accountable for within Malaria Consortiums inventory management system
    (NAV)


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Malaria Consortium
    USAID MAPD Malaria Supply Chain Officer job opportunity should hold a
    degree in a health-related field including  (pharmacy
    preferred), Supply Chain, Public Health, Nursing
  • Three years of experience in similar
    field and /or experience working on a USAID funded project
  • Possession of a post graduate
    degree/diploma in Public Health or health related discipline is desired
  • Experience in using participatory adult
    learning techniques
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation
    of public health programmes
  • Experience in capacity building/
    transferring of skills
  • Experience in working with local
    government
  • Experience in developing work plans and
    activity budgets
  • Understanding of both preventive and
    curative aspects of malaria control
  • Familiarity with the strategies and
    guidelines of the MoH supply chain management and the Uganda National
    Malaria Control Programme
How to Apply:
All interested
applicants are encouraged to apply online at the web link below.
Deadline: 24th August 2018
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