Commodities/Supply Chain Specialist job at Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB)

Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB)

Commodities/Supply Chain Specialist job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 26 November 2021

Hiring Organization: Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB)

Job Details:

Title: Commodities/Supply Chain Specialist
Categories UPMB Secretariat
Organisation supply chain
Reports to Project Manager
Duty Station Kabarole with frequent visits to Rwenzori region

About US
The Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB), a leading Christian organization coordinating over 302 Member Health facilities all over Uganda is implementing several projects.
UPMB is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact. We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.
UPMB is implementing an HIV/AID project in the Rwenzori region and for successful implementation of these projects, UPMB is inviting applications from suitably qualified individuals to work as part of a professional and self-driven team for the following positions, based in the project offices of Kabarole district.
In your applications, clearly indicate the position you are applying for detailed curriculum vitae copies of your academic qualifcations and a cover letter addressed to the Human Resource Manager, P.O.Box 4127 Kampala, Plot 877, Balintuma Road, Mengo Kampala not later than Friday,26th November, 2021 by 5:00 pm.

The position will provide technical oversight to ensure appropriate levels of health commodities and supplies are available at all ACEFORT supported PNFP facilities/sites. The Health Commodities Specialist will build the capacity of pharmaceutical and commodity management staff within ACEFORT supported Health facilities/sites to monitor the supply chain and address improvement processes. The staff will Provide TA in ensuring sites link to HIV and lab commodities and adequately manage their supply chain.

• Develop and implement strategies to ensure appropriate levels of health commodities and supplies at the facilities/sites.
• Provide technical assistance to the development of drug supply management, including the recording and reporting of healthcare providers, providers’ supervisors, supply managers and pharmacists.
• Adopt integrated approaches to increase effective recording, reporting, logistics, supplies management, storage and waste management at all levels.
• Coordinate with relevant health commodity storage and distribution bodies to ensure that the procurement process for health commodities and supplies operates smoothly, and that all parties receive the necessary information in a timely manner.
• Support refinement and management of the procurement process conducted for health commodities, and support supervision of storage and distribution at facilities
• Build capacity to monitor the medicine stock and usage levels and prepare regular reports on the stock status and forecast usage scenarios for the entire project.
• Build capacity to prepare and submit medicine rationing reports if stock position is forecast to be insufficient for projected usage.
• Support pharmaceutical and commodity management staff at target service delivery facilities in the application of pharmaceutical standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure the effective ordering, storage, distribution, and use of pharmaceuticals and commodities in support of the supplies delivery program.
• Collaborate with staff at the regional project offices to ensure that a management information system is established according to adopted SOPs, and that the system of reporting functions properly.
• Analyze the existing supply chain data and identify, design and implement interventions to improve supply chain processes and procedures including the following areas:
• Transportation and distribution
• Warehouse management
• Inventory management
• Quantification
• Logistics management information systems
• Monitoring and evaluation
• Supply chain implications of product selection decisions
• Financing
• Resource mobilization and donor coordination
• Identify and analyze the constraints to improve health commodity availability in the policy, regulatory and health systems environment.
• Identify opportunities for supply chain innovation, including the introduction of best practices.
• Work collaboratively with project team and headquarters staff to assure proper commodities reporting and compliance.
• Other relevant tasks as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience
• First degree in pharmacy, public health, (supply chain with a relevant qualification in the field)
• Post graduate qualification in a related field.
• A minimum of five years of experience in commodities management on large donor-funded international projects.
• A working knowledge and prior experience with CDC awards.
• Demonstrated expertise in HIV commodities management.
• Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with regional/district, representatives from pharmacies, and other supply chain stakeholders such as MoH, JMS, NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector.
• Fluency in English in both oral and written communication.
• Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Excel and Navision.
• Ability to travel within the country.
• Willingness to support UPMB’s mission.
Deadline 2021-11-26

Application procedure

Applications and supporting documents including copies of academic qualifications and Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating names and contacts of three professional referees should either be addressed To: Church Of God Medical Coordinator or sent by email combined in one PDF document to and

Date Posted: 2021-11-22