UN Reproductive Health Commodity Security (RHCS) Coordinator Careers – United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Organization: United Nations Population Fund
(UNFPA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Assistant Representative
Grade: SB4
About UNFPA:
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is the lead UN
agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is
safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA expands the
possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives.
Since UNFPA started working in 1969, the number – and rate – of women dying
from complications of pregnancy or childbirth has been halved. Families are
smaller and healthier. Young people are more connected and empowered than ever
before.
Job Summary:   The Reproductive Health Commodity Security
Coordinator (RHCS Coordinator) will be responsible for supporting UNFPA, and
the Government of Uganda at large, to ensure that there are no stock-outs of RH
commodities at Service Delivery Points (SDPs), in line with UNFPA’s global
goals of ‘Zero Unmet Need of Family Planning’. S/he will ensure support in the
planning, procurement, storage and distribution of reproductive health –
including HIV/AIDS – commodities
You will report directly to the Family Planning Specialist
and under the overall supervision of the Assistant Representative as the head
of the Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ISRHR) team, UNFPA
Uganda Country Office.
The Reproductive Health Commodity Security Coordinator (RHCS
Coordinator) will support strengthening of the existing systems and procedures
for quantification, forecasting, procurement, storage, and distribution of RH
commodities to the last mile in both development and humanitarian settings. The
RHCS Coordinator will work with RH commodity stakeholders including: Pharmacy
Department, Reproductive Health Division and AIDS Control Programme (ACP) at
the Ministry of Health; National Drug Authority (NDA); National Medical Stores
(NMS); Joint Medical Store (JMS); Uganda Family Planning Consortium (UFPC); RH
Commodity Social Marketing Agencies; and District Health Teams (DHTs) to ensure
RH commodity security in the Country.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Provide technical and functional support to the
UNFPA Country Office, Ministry of Health, NDA, NMS, JMS, and other relevant
RHCS partners to ensure sustainable supply of RH commodities and other related
supplies.
·       
Participate in coordination of RH commodity
assessment, quantification, forecasting, planning, procurement, storage, distribution
and management at the central and district levels.
·       
Harmonize the Health Development Partners’
inputs and procurement modalities for RH commodities (including condoms).
·       
Participate in assessment and monitoring RH
commodities – including condoms – supply pipeline up the last mile.
·       
Support NMS and JMS to ensure coordinated and
effective storage and distribution of RH commodities, especially FP supplies.
·       
Liaise with the National Drug authority to
ensure timely and effective regulation and importation issues of RH
commodities.
·       
Support implementation of the Total Market
Approach (TMA) to RH Commodity distribution and utilization, including support
to expanded engagement with social marketing and private sector partners.
·       
Participate in National Commodity Security
Technical Working Group (TWG) and the Planning, Procurement and Quantification
unit (QPPU), and any other relevant fora, to ensure effective management of RH
commodities.
·       
Participate in strengthening capacity for the
supply chain management system at the central, district and facility levels.
·       
Provide technical support supervision to the
districts and service delivery points on logistics management.
·       
Support in generation of national and
district-specific RHCS strategic information for evidence-based advocacy and
programming.
·       
Work with FP stakeholders, including the Uganda
Family Planning Consortium (UFPC) in advocacy and programming for contraceptive
commodity security.
·       
Perform as the liaison person with UNFPA
Commodity Security Branch (CSB); Procurement Services Bureau (PSB), East and
Central Africa Regional Office (ESARO) and other relevant UNFPA offices.
·       
Perform any other duties as assigned.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The ideal candidate for the United Nations
UNFPA Reproductive Health Commodity Security (RHCS) Coordinator job
opportunity should hold an advanced degree in pharmacy or other related
field.
·       
Post-graduation qualifications in public health,
logistics management or other related fields is desirable.
·       
At least five years of professional experience,
preferably in logistics management and RHCS, in the public or private sector.
·       
Computer skills: Proficiency in current office
software applications.
·       
Languages: Fluency in English;
knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is
desirable.
Competencies
Values:
·       
Exemplifying integrity
·       
Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN
system
·       
Embracing diversity in all its forms
·       
Embracing change
Core Competencies:
·       
Achieving Results 
·       
Being Accountable
·       
Developing and Applying Professional
Expertise/Business Acumen
·       
Thinking analytically and Strategically
·       
Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our
Relationships
·       
Communicating for Impact
Functional Competencies:
·       
Advocacy/Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
·       
Leveraging the resources of national governments
and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships
·       
Delivering results-based programmes
·       
Internal and external communication and advocacy
for results mobilization
N.B: There is no application,
processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not
solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not
discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
How to Apply:
All interested applicants who wish to join the United
Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged
to click on the link below and follow the application instructions after
reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 5th January 2020
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