Supply Chain Officer Job Placements – Samasha Medical Foundation (Samasha)

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Supply Chain Officer Job Placements – Samasha Medical Foundation (Samasha)

Job Title: Supply Chain Officer

Organisation: Samasha Medical Foundation (Samasha)

Duty Station: Uganda

About US:

Samasha Medical Foundation (Samasha) is a Global South Non-Governmental Organization with headquarters in Uganda that provides technical assistance to improve RMNCAH outcomes through Advocacy, Accountability and Transparency, Health systems strengthening, generating evidence and innovations. The organization was incorporated in Uganda in 2012 and has since grown to implement projects in Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zambia.

Samasha is part of a consortium of partners implementing the five-year USAID/Family Planning Activity (FPA) from 2020-2025. The FPA will play a catalytic role in increasing access to modern contraception and reducing the unmet need for voluntary family planning services in Uganda.

Job Summary: The Supply Chain Officer will support the District Health Management Team (DHMT) to strengthen Reproductive Health Commodity Security (RHCS) in supported districts of Kyankwanzi, Kyegegwa and Kyenjojo. He/She will coordinate with various implementing partners at district, facility and community levels, and monitor supplies available through public and social marketing systems. He/She will be based in the Cluster Office based in Fort Portal, Kabarole District under FPA Project. The Supply Chain Officer will perform his/her duties under mentorship and supervision from the Supply Chain Manager.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Leverage Supervision Performance Assessment and Recognition Strategy (SPARS) to strengthen inventory management, ordering and accountability for family planning commodities at district, health facility and community levels
  • Monitor and compile stock status and performance reports for the FPA project districts to support strategic decision making by the DHMT and FPA project team to ensure availability of a full method mix of contraceptives in the districts
  • Support the district and health facility personnel to implement improved processes for contraceptive logistics management, including the family planning component of the HMIS reporting in line with guidance from Ministry of Health
  • Provide technical support supervision and capacity building to districts to ensure continuous improvement and strengthening of the contraceptive supply chain systems including delivery of relevant training
  • Provide technical support to strengthen contraceptive commodity security coordination structures at the district health office, health sub district, health facility, private sector, USAID/CDC partners, social marketing organizations and any other IPs implementing FP activities in the district through actively participating in monthly district performance review meetings and effective linkages and coordination between supply chain and family planning stakeholders
  • Contribute to timely and accurate reporting by the project through participating in the cluster work plan development process, implementation and monitoring of supply chain related activities and drafting the supply chain related cluster quarterly and annual performance report
  • Document lessons learned and share best practices in logistics management across the cluster districts
  • Enforce strict adherence of health facilities to national supply system reporting requirements
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by your supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a  Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, Public Health, or related field. A relevant master’s degree is an added advantage
  • At least three years’ experience in providing support in management of pharmaceutical supply chain management
  • Working knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the Uganda public health system, particularly for family planning
  • Knowledge of Uganda’s health system, district local government systems and extensive knowledge of the supply chain
  • Demonstrated strong organizational, administrative, communications and reporting skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
  • Strong teamwork and team-building skills
  • Excellent analytical and presentation skills with Microsoft office packages desired

How to apply:

 All suitably qualified and interested candidates Please send your CV and cover letter to: FPA Project Manager and send to info@samasha.org

Subject of the Email: Supply Chain Officer

 Deadline: 24th May 2020

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