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


Job Title:      Reproductive
Health Commodity Security (RHCS) Coordinator

Organization: United
Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Duty Station: Kampala,

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Languages: Fluency in English; knowledge of other
    official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is desirable.




  • 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


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.




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