Health Logistician US Non-profit Jobs – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The International
Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by
conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. It
was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been working in
Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones where tens
of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million displaced.
Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and looking to
rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children from
violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging
education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping
communities promote peace and long-term development.
Job Summary:  The Health Logistician will collaborate and
coordinate with health programs and finance to ensure integrated and harmonized
operational systems. Collaborate with Health Coordinator and Supply Chain
Coordinator to ensure that internal controls are met with minimum bureaucracy.
Work with Regional Supply Chain Director and Regional Pharmacist to ensure
effectiveness, adherence to the IRC’s standard operations policies and
procedures. Implement job and site specific trainings to ensure that that all
Pharmacists and Supply Chain staff possess the knowledge and skills
commensurate with International Standards for Pharmaceutical Quality Control
for drug quality, storage and handling, as well as ensuring that the Essential
Drugs List used by the IRC responds to region-specific morbidity trends.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Capacity Building
and Performance Management:
  • Manage performance of the medical warehouse staff by measuring
    ,monitoring, setting goals and implementing corrective action;
  • Support the Supply Chain Coordinator and Health Coordinator to
    strengthen Medical Logistics competencies and capacities, attain and
    sustain a high quality of medical logistics services;
Compliance and
Medical Stocks Management:
  • Support set-up / construction of IRC-run medical facilities in
    compliance with infection control standards in collaboration with IRC
    Health Coordinator and Health Managers;
  • Ensure management of all medical stocks according to the IRC
    procedures and strict adherence to the approved IRC Uganda Essential Drugs
    List (EDL);
  • Manage and ensure that the quality and standards of health care
    goods is maintained throughout transportation and storage;
  • Ensure quality of field pharmaceutical supply chain, including
    storage, export/import, distribution, medicines management within
    healthcare facilities; healthcare waste management, controlled drug
    management, etc.;
  • Coordinate with in-country health staff, and the Regional Pharmacist
    as needed, to guarantee that IRC Uganda’s medicine selection, treatment
    protocols, and administration/dispensary guidance conform to national,
    international, and donor rules and regulations;
  • Adapt, set up, and implement the IRC’s approved drug management
    tool, the Pharmaceutical Inventory Tool (PIT), including training all
    relevant staff, ensuring robust data management to inform decision making;
Planning and
  • Assist the Supply Chain Coordinator to plan logistical resources and
    capacities required for providing high quality services to health programs
    across the Country Program;
  • Ensure that the Essential Drugs List per field site responds to /
    meets the needs of morbidity levels / most common illnesses in the area to
    avoid over and understocking;
  • Contribute to (drafting and review) donor proposals and budgets that
    include pharmaceutical/medical supply components, in close collaboration
    with Health teams, grants and finance staff, ensuring that needs are
    accurately identified and planned;
  • Support staff training and the pre-positioning of essential medical
    drugs and supplies in coordination with the Regional Supply Chain
    Director, Supply Chain Coordinator, Health Coordinator and Regional
    Pharmaceutical Advisor;
Liaison and
  • Liaise with host government, UN/INGO partners, and any other relevant
    stakeholders to ensure smooth reception of international and local medical
    supply orders, with particular attention to efficient customs clearance;
  • Support the IRC Uganda’s Health Coordinator and Health Managers on
    any issues surrounding pharmaceuticals/medical commodities, as needed;
  • Prepare timely and detailed drug management reports for donors and
    IRC compliance.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Health
    Logistician job must hold a Degree in Logistics, Supply Chain Management,
    Pharmacy, or its equivalent from a recognized university
  • Five years of work experience in medical logistics and procurement,
    or a similar field;
  • Experience in emergency medical logistics would be an added advantage;
  • Experience of developing / implementing logistics strategies, and
    plans, and setting up health facilities for infection control;
  • Experience with pharma inventory systems and protocols
  • Advanced Computer Skills(Word, Excel, Power point, Databases),;
  • Excellent command of English is an asset;
  • High sense of integrity;
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and make decisions;
  • High degree of flexibility
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Good team leader
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Remains productive when under pressure.
  • Demonstrates a systematic and efficient approach to work.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send updated CVs, cover letters and
filled application form, download
, clearly indicating “H. Logistician – Kampala” as the subject to: (The Human Resource and Administration department,
International Rescue Committee)
Deadline: 31st January 2019
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