IntraHealth Supply Chain Manager - Pharmaceuticals - Jobs in Uganda

IntraHealth Supply Chain Manager - Pharmaceuticals - Jobs in Uganda

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At IntraHealth, we are a global team of creative, committed humanitarians on a mission. We are advocates, technologists, health workers, and communicators.

Program officers, finance experts, and technical leaders. We are passionate and diverse. And we’re united in our belief that everyone everywhere should have the health care they need to thrive.

That’s why we work every day to improve the performance of health workers around the world and strengthen the systems in which they work.

For almost 40 years in over 100 countries, IntraHealth has partnered with local communities to make sure health workers are present where they’re needed most, ready to do the job, connected to the technology they need, and safe to do their very best work.

Our programs are designed with a deep understanding of and appreciation for the context of human rights, gender equality and discrimination, economic empowerment, and changing populations.

And the longstanding relationships we’ve built with government agencies, private-sector partners, and members of civil society make our efforts stronger and more effective.

Join us and together we can make lasting changes in global health—for all of us.

Summary of Role

  • To manage the Supply Chain Management (SCM) technical advisory arm of RHITES-E Activity for all key health commodities (including pharmaceuticals and laboratory).
  • S/He will give supervisory and technical assistance for forecasting, quantification, ordering/reporting, storage and use for HIV/AIDS, TB, RMNCH, malaria, and nutrition commodities in all RHITES-E supported districts and health facilities.
  • He/She will supervise a team of Supply Chain Technical Officers responsible for direct technical support to the districts and health facilities.

    Responsibilities
  • Strengthen commodity (pharmaceutical and Laboratory) logistics information management and tracking at health facilities through Supervision Performance Assessment and Recognition Strategy (SPARS) implementation, and use of electronic systems such as DHIS 2 for Web-Based Ordering Systems (WAOS), Rx solutions and open MRS.
  • Support health facilities within the region to effectively implement the Differentiated Service Delivery Models (DSD) for HIV infected clients in care, by ensuring constant availability of commodities.
  • Ensure the national Logistics Management Information System (LMIS) is kept up to date at all health facilities within RHITES-E region.
  • Determine the training needs, including identification of potential Medicines Management Supervisors (MMS) and develop the modules for capacity building of health workers involved in SCM within the region.
  • Represent the project at the Ministry of Health Technical Working Group (TWG) on medicines procurement and management.
  • Support the revitalization of Medicines and Therapeutic committees (MTCs) at HC IV and hospital levels.
  • Coordinate the adherence to drug policies and regulations at supported facilities.
  • Monitor attainment of supply chain performance targets and appraise the systems from time to time.
  • Quantify and leverage supplies for HIV/AIDS, TB, RMNCAH, malaria, and nutrition commodities not supplied by NMS/JMS/MAUL from other sources.
  • Develop and maintain databases for all relevant commodities to avail real time information on lead times, reporting histories, and supervision visits at
    all levels.
  • Support health facilities to establish logistics management teams to conduct 5S in addition to CQI to bridge service delivery gaps.

    Education/experience Requirements
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy or Equivalent, with Masters in Public Health or Business Administration, or Logistics and Supplies Chain management.
  • The candidate should have a minimum of 5 years of work experience.

    Required Skills:
  • Excellent communication orally and written
    Excellent computer skills especially Ms word, excel and internet
  • Very good leadership skills and a team player

    Competencies
  • Accountability - Holds self accountable for all work activities and personal actions and decisions; follows through on commitments and exercises ethical practices, respectful words and behaviors, and equitable treatment of others in all activities.
  • Service Excellence - Knowledge of and ability to put into action customer service concepts, processes and techniques to access internal and/or external client needs and expectations and meet or exceed those needs and expectations through providing excellent service directly or indirectly.
  • Effective Communication (Oral and Written) - Understands effective communication concepts, tools and techniques;
  • Ability to effectively transmit, explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience; and receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors
  • Planning and Organizing - Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required;
  • Allocates appropriate time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; and monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary.
  • Interpersonal Relationships - Knowledge of and the ability to effectively interact within and across departments in a constructive and collaborative manner.

    Summary of Benefits
  • IntraHealth International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package.
  • We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment which supports health workers so they can improve the lives of people throughout the world.
  • IntraHealth International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment.
  • This is also to include inquiry about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 22nd July 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; IntraHealth Supply Chain Manager - Pharmaceuticals - Jobs in Uganda

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