UNFPA Reproductive Health Commodity Security Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

UNFPA Reproductive Health Commodity Security Coordinator Jobs in Uganda


The Position

  • The Reproductive Health Commodity Security Coordinator (RHCS Coordinator) will be responsible for supporting UNFPA, and the Government of Uganda at large, to ensure that there are no stock-outs of RH commodities at Service Delivery Points (SDPs), in line with UNFPA’s global goals of ‘Zero Unmet Need of Family Planning’. S/he will ensure support in the planning, procurement, storage and distribution of reproductive health – including HIV/AIDS – commodities

  • You will report directly to the Family Planning Specialist and under the overall supervision of the Assistant Representative as the head of the Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ISRHR) team, UNFPA Uganda Country Office.

    How you can make a Difference:

  • UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and other harmful practices.

  • In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, UNFPA needs principled and ethical staff, who embody the international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

  • UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them; and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

    Job Purpose:

  • 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.

    Main Tasks & Responsibilities

    You would be responsible for

  • 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 and Experience

    Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy or other related field.

  • Post-graduation qualifications in public health, logistics management or other related fields is desirable.

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • 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.

    Required 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 programme

  • Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNFPA Reproductive Health Commodity Security Coordinator Jobs in Uganda


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