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Kenya Pharma is a USAID-funded Chemonics-implemented project that seeks to establish and operate a reliable, sustainable pharmaceutical supply chain management system.

Position Title: Supply Chain / Logistics Associate

Reports to: Supply Chain/Logistics Manager

Position Description:

Based in Nairobi, the SC/L Associate assists in the management of Kenya Pharma’s inbound drug shipments, customs clearance, warehousing and inventory management; outbound deliveries to service delivery points; management of reverse logistics of commodities; reporting and implementing identified ISO 9001: 2008 procedural controls; and ensuring compliance with USAID regulations, Chemonics policies and procedures, and GoK regulations and laws

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Inbound shipment:

  • Liaise with the shipment subcontractor and ensure commodities are shipped from the supplier and cleared with customs in a timely manner;
  • Coordinate arrival of shipments into the warehouse.

    Warehousing & Inventory Management:

  • Oversee warehousing practices to ensure appropriate handling of commodities;
  • Coordinate receipt and dispatch of the commodities from the warehouse;
  • Manage buffer stock levels and work with the procurement and forecasting and quantification managers to ensure availability of buffer stocks at all times in the warehouses; and
  • Plan and manage semi-annual inventory and warehouse inspections.

    Outbound Shipment:

  • Liaise with the warehouse team for the management of drug orders, authorize emergency deliveries to facilities, and manage reverse logistics when required;
  • Coordinate with the transport subcontractor to ensure efficiency in delivery of commodities to sites as well as proper tracking and tracing of commodities.

    Management and Reporting:

  • Support overall management and supervision of subcontractors;
  • Identify areas of potential improvements/efficiencies;
  • Work with project team to develop and deliver training on various areas of supply chain management; and
  • Implement ISO 9001:2008 principles and Chemonics and USAID regulations in supply chain management.

    Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in commerce, purchasing and supply management or a post graduate qualification in procurement and supply and / or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.
  • Minimum 5 years relevant work experience, preferably in an NGO setting;
  • Experience managing health commodity supplies will be an added advantage;
  • Good knowledge of USAID and its contractual and reporting requirements;
  • Strong understanding of GOK customs clearance procedures and processes.

    Send your CV and cover letter with three professional referees to recruit [at] kenyapharma.org not later than 7th December, 2012.

    Please include position title in the subject line of the email.

    For a more comprehensive scope of work for this position, visit http://www.kenyapharma.org/about_us/careers

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