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

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Organisation:
Samasha Medical Foundation (Samasha)
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
 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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