VectorLink Project Assistant / Supply Chain Coordinator Jobs in Kenya
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development.
Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.
Abt Associates, a major American business and government research, technical assistance, and consulting company, manages the USAID-funded Vector Control Task Order 1. Task Order 1 will support the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and USAID to plan and implement an integrated vector control approach with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria.
Abt has implemented indoor residual spraying (IRS) for PMI since 2011, delivering high-quality IRS programs and gathering the most comprehensive vector control entomological data in the world. Under this contract,
Abt will expand entomological monitoring to guide programs focused on insecticide-treated mosquito nets and IRS and continue to assist PMI in reducing the burden of malaria through IRS and capacity building in 22 African countries where malaria is endemic. Abt also will continue to support PMI in IRS monitoring and evaluation, as well as environmental compliance.Provide support, leadership, and management of IRS project activities at County level in collaboration with CHMTs.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
Management of the project’s inventory control system, including storage, quality control, inventory record keeping, and inventory reporting.
Oversees storage, distribution, and transport of IRS commodities and equipment throughout the project implementation area.
Supervises and supports seasonal Warehouse and Store Managers, and organizes capacity-building interventions to elevate their skills.
Manages the logistics for all project activities, including spray operations, entomological activities, community mobilization, events such as workshops and meetings, lodging and travel arrangements, etc.
In collaboration with the Operations Manager:
Ensures health and safety measures are in place and followed at all store and spraying locations and ensuring all spray personnel undergo medical examination to check their fitness to conduct the spray.
Ensures clearance and proper disposal of all contaminated waste material and obsolete items from project stores.
Helps to train drivers, Washers and warehouse managers on environmental compliance issues.
Working in close collaboration with the Operations Manager, supports all aspects of an IRS campaign including procurement, commodity distribution, supervision, environmental compliance, Community mobilization and M&E.
Preferred Skills / Prerequisites
Minimum of a high school diploma with a Bachelors Degree highly desirable in Logistics, Business, Management, Administration, or other relevant field.
At least four (4) years of relevant professional experience, with significant experience in the logistics and management of commodities.
Demonstrated experience in warehouse/stores management.
Excellent management, supervisory, organizational, computer, and writing skills.
Previous experience in IRS or other malaria vector control efforts a plus.
Fluency in English required.
( 3+ ) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should apply online by 30th May, 2018
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