PATH Technical Advisor, Supply Chain And Commodity Management, Dumisha Afya (Bungoma) Jobs in Kenya

PATH Technical Advisor, Supply Chain And Commodity Management, Dumisha Afya (Bungoma) Jobs in Kenya


Job Description

  • PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, finance, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales innovative solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

  • Dumisha Afya is a USAID funded project covering Bungoma and Busia counties. The purpose of this project is to provide key clinical support to the Government of Kenya national HIV response with the overall goal of increasing access and coverage for HIV prevention, care and treatment services towards achieving the “95-95-95” targets.

  • We seek to recruit a Technical Advisor, Supply Chain, Commodity Management, to provide technical expertise, coordination and supervision of all supply chain and commodity management; forecasting, quantification and reporting activities for HIV related supply chain and commodity management services in compliance with national and donor guidelines and policies; provide technical support and supervision for supply chain and commodity management to ensure that Scope of Work for the Dumisha Afya project area assigned is carried out to the fullest extent possible and to the highest possible degree of quality.

  • S/he will provide technical support and supervision in collaboration with Dumisha Afya project management teams to ensure the successful planning and implementation of supply chain and commodity management services and reporting activities, including work planning, budgeting, support supervision, technical support and reporting in assigned areas.

  • The incumbent will provide representation for the Dumisha Afya project and PATH at facility, sub-county, county and national supply chain and commodity management forums and meetings as may be called upon. This position is based in Bungoma.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership on the supply chain and commodity management aspects of HIV service delivery activities, to ensure effective implementation, collaboration, teamwork and collegiality for these activities.

  • Provide overall technical leadership in the implementation of the HIV services supply chain and commodity management components of the project and support use of electronic ART Dispensing Tool, EMR platforms and logistics management information systems (LMIS).

  • Coordinate the development, implementation and monitoring of supply chain and commodity management project work-plans.

  • Support the HIV service delivery project team in the assigned project area in implementation of supply chain and commodity management activities in close collaboration with CHMT/SCHMT and County and Sub-County Pharmacists.

  • Oversee the integration of the project’s technical approaches in commodity and inventory management and reporting using evidence informed, innovative and best practices.

  • Provide technical leadership in creating and strengthening supply chain and commodity management at facility, sub-county and county levels ensuring there is seamless implementation of activities
    leading to improved health outcomes.

  • Provide technical leadership in the preparation of supply chain and commodity management monthly, quarterly and other reports as may be required and submit these to the Chief of Party in a timely manner.

  • Provide technical leadership in weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual project performance reviews for supply chain and commodity management activities in collaboration with CHMT/SCHMT.

  • Provide technical leadership on Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance interventions in supply chain and commodity management activities at facility, sub-county and county level in collaboration with CHMT/SCHMT.

  • Participate in the donor progress report writing, continuation application and quarterly review report writing and presentation.

  • Participate in site preparation for supportive supervision and SIMS assessments and ensure recommendations are implemented at facility level by project team in collaboration with CHMT/SCHMT.

  • Overall coordination with CHMT/SCHMT on implementation of supply chain and commodity management related service delivery work plans.

  • Represent the project in supply chain and commodity management technical forums at sub-county, county and national level.

  • Participate in any other duties consistent with the position as assigned.

    Required Experience

  • Registered Pharmacist (or equivalent qualification) with Bachelor of Pharmacy, minimum of 5 years’ experience providing technical support and leadership in implementation of supply chain management, quantification, forecasting and reporting for HIV related commodities.

  • MPH or other master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.

  • Hands on experience working in a clinical setting on supply chain and commodity management will be desirable.

  • Proven experience and familiarity with MOH/GOK supply chain systems.

  • Excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills, capable of directing and managing change, effective delegation, inspiring teamwork and motivating staff and partners to achieve results.

  • Computer literacy.

  • Research experience, proposal and abstract writing will be a distinctive advantage.

  • Ability to work in a complex project implementation environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.

  • Ability to collaborate with a multi-sectoral project team and multiple county, sub-county stakeholders.

  • Ability and willingness to learn.

  • Excellent facilitation, mentorship, team building and coordination skills.

  • Experience in public speaking and professional presentations.

  • Field oriented and comfortable with a team approach to programming.

  • Candidates must currently have legal authorization to work in Kenya.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; PATH Technical Advisor, Supply Chain And Commodity Management, Dumisha Afya (Bungoma) Jobs in Kenya


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