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

Organization: United
Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Grade: SB-4
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 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 Population Fund (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: 31st May 2020
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