72 GOVERNMENT JOBS AT NATIONAL MEDICAL STORES UGANDA - APPLICATION ONLINE

72 JOBS AT NATIONAL MEDICAL STORES UGANDA



Plot 4-12, Nsamizi Road
P.O Box 16,
ENTEBBE, UGANDA.
EXTERNAL JOB ADVERTISMEN

National Medical Stores is an autonomous Corporation that was established by an Act of
Parliament in 1993. Our mandate is to Procure, Store and Distribute medicines and
other medical supplies to health facilities.

Our vision is “A POPULATION WITH ADEQUATE AND ACCESSIBLE QUALITY MEDICINES
AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES”

Our Mission is “TO EFFECTIVELY AND EFFICIENTLY SUPPLY ESSENTIAL MEDICINES AND
MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO HEALTH FACILITIES IN UGANDA”

We are now looking for suitably competent Ugandans who possess appropriate skills,
knowledge and right attitude to fill vacant positions which have either fallen vacant or
have been created in the NMS structure. Applications are now invited from suitably
qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions existing at NMS Head Office,
and the various Regional Offices.


Details are available on our website: www.nms.go.ug

MODE OF APPLICATION:  

Interested applicants should submit an online application. Please scan your academic
qualifications: Degree/Diploma qualifications, Curriculum Vitae, Uganda Advanced
Certificate of Education, Uganda Certificate of Education and other relevant academic
documents and National Identity Card (both faces) and submit them online:
http://careers.nms.go.ug 

The deadline to receive the Online applications is
Tuesday 19th May 2020 not later than 5: 00pm.

The application letter should be addressed as below and should be scanned and sent
online to:

The Chief Human Resource and Administration Officer
National Medical Stores
P.O Box 16, Entebbe
Plot 4-16 Nsamizi Road,
ENTEBBE- UGANDA.

Note: i. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you don’t hear from us, one
month from the date of closure of receipt of applications, consider your
application unsuccessful.

ii. Candidates should attach all relevant academic documents as One File
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iii. Applicants for the position of Last Mile Delivery Clerk Must apply for only
one Region/Area and should specify the Regional Office/Area applied for.
Applying for more than one job of Last Mile Delivery Clerk will lead to
automatic disqualification.
iv. Applicants for Last Mile Delivery Clerk must specify their proficiency in any
of the local languages spoken in the region of choice. (A schedule indicating
the geographical coverage of each Regional Office is available on the
website)
Please note that National Medical Stores reserves the right to verify documents
attached with the relevant awarding institutions to authenticate their validity. Any
form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. National Medical Stores
is an equal opportunity employer. 

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NMS/2020/25: SENIOR PHARMACIST-REGIONS

Job Title: Senior Pharmacist-Regions
Location: NMS Head Office
Department: Client Services Department
Reports to: Chief Client Services Officer
Responsible for: Pharmacist (Regions)
Job Grade: NMS Grade 4
Job Purpose: The purpose of this position is to supervise, co-ordinate and
 manage the output of all Region in NMS.

KEY RESULT AREAS/ACCOUNTABILITIES

1. Coordination and Support Supervision of Regional Pharmacy staff by
coordinating, supervising and managing the activities of the RPs in line with the
approved NMS procedures and action plans
2. Monitoring and Evaluation to ensure availability of information relevant for
forecasting and quantification of EMHS at a national level from collating the
information from all the Regional Pharmacists
3. Learning and Growth by ensuring continuous training and mentorship of RPs
4. Stakeholder management by networking with and managing senior stakeholders in
MoH and Health Development Partners on technical matters of the Management of
EMHS in the Health Facilities countrywide
5. Risk management by identifying any risk(s) noted during the course of execution of
duties and formally reporting them to the supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS AND PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

i. An Honours Bachelor’s degree of Pharmacy from a recognized University, and;
ii. At least a Post Graduate Diploma in any of the following:
 Business Administration;
 Public Health;
 Supply Chain Management;
 Operations Management or
 Health Economics.
iii. A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a Management position in an organization of at
least 20 staff.
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NMS/2020/26: PHARMACIST-REGIONS

Job Title: Pharmacist-Regions
Location: NMS Regional Offices (Kampala, Arua, Gulu, Hoima, Jinja, Mbale,
 Mbarara, Moroto, Soroti or Fortportal)
Department: Client Services Department
Reports to: Administratively to the Senior Regional Customer Care Officer and
functionally to the Senior Pharmacist (Regions)
Responsible for: None
Job Grade: NMS Grade 5
Job Purpose: The Pharmacist -Regional shall be responsible for the technical
 matters relating to the management of Essential Medicines and
 Health Supplies within Health Facilities in their respective regions
 of jurisdiction.

KEY RESULT AREAS/ACCOUNTABILITIES

1. Support Supervision by ensuring compliance with SOPs for management and use of
EMHS
2. Coordination of Pharmaceutical Services by liaising with relevant stakeholders to
ensure EMHS are of good quality and are used safely and rationally within HF’s
3. Monitoring and Evaluation to ensure availability of information relevant for
forecasting and quantification of EMHS and ensure maximum utilization of funds
allocated for procurement of EMHS by HFs countrywide
4. Learning and Growth by ensuring health workers involved in use and management
of EMHS are equipped with the relevant skills and knowledge
5. Stakeholder management by networking with and managing stakeholders at the
Local Government (Districts) and Implementing Partners technical matters relating
to the Management of EMHS in the Health Facilities in their Regions
6. Risk management by identifying any risk(s) noted during the course of execution of
duties and formally reporting them to the supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS AND PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

1. An Honours Bachelor’s degree of Pharmacy from a recognized University.
2. A minimum of 2 years’ relevant post-qualification experience.
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NMS/2020/27: IT SUPPORT OFFICER

Job Title: IT Support Officer
Location: NMS Head Office
Department: ICT Department
Reports to: Senior IT Support Officer
Responsible for: None
Job Grade: NMS Grade 6
Job purpose: Provides first level support for NMS IT operations through direct and
indirect contact with the NMS internal users, within the defined IT
Policies and Procedures and agreed Service Level Agreements.

KEY RESULT AREAS/ACCOUNTABILITIES

1. Incident Management
i. All incidents and requests accurately registered within the designated tools at the
time of occurrence.
ii. Maintain first call resolution at a level agreed with the immediate supervisor.
iii. Ensure that there are no actionable incidents or requests that remain unresolved
more than the agreed number of days after registration.
iv. Prepare an accurate and complete Shift Report at the end of shift.
2. Configuration Management.
a) Ensure that configuration management records and documentation updated at the
time that an Incident or request is resolved.
3. Workflow Management
i. Ensure that accurate and complete checklist(s) of assigned critical systems is in
place.
ii. Ensure that the checklist(s) above are executed as agreed with the immediate
supervisor.
4. Service Level Management
i. Answer/respond to the helpdesk in a timely manner, with standard script as agreed
with the immediate supervisor.
ii. Respond to support requests through the official channels within the existing
helpdesk policy.
iii. Ensure that all problems and outages are appropriately communicated according to
the existing helpdesk policy.
iv. To be on time for rostered shift changes.
5. Compliance Management
i. Comply with all regulatory requirements.
ii. Adhere to all the corporation’s policies and procedures.
iii. Acts in an ethical way when dealing with corporation’s assets and other people. 
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QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

i. An Honour’s Bachelors of IT degree, BSC in IT, BSC in Computer Science, BSC in
Information Systems, Bachelor of Business Computing
ii. Certification like CISCO, Micro soft Certified Engineer, Oracle Certification, Linux
training
iii. At least 1 year working experience in a commercially oriented organization

NMS/2020/28: ESTATES OFFICER

Job Title: Estates Officer
Location: NMS Head Office
Reports to: Senior Estates Officer
Job Grade: Grade 7
Job Purpose: To provide buildings maintenance oversight including supervision of
 service providers and budget supervision.
Responsible for: Estates Assistant

KEY RESULT AREAS/ACCOUNTABILITIES

1. Ensure proper functioning of the corporation’s power supply and
telecommunication systems.
2. To carryout electrical installation and repairs whenever necessary.
3. To advise management on proper maintenance of health and safety issues.
4. To maintain an inventory and update information on corporation estates and
utilities and ensuring their protection against any damage and pilferage.
5. To participate in the preparation of estates budget
6. To ensure that the corporation’s generator is in proper working condition.
7. To maintain proper fittings and fixtures which include steel doors, windows,
ordinary doors, shutters, steel cup boards and all other furniture items.
8. To ensure proper functioning of equipment such as folk lifts, cold rooms, battery
chargers, photocopiers and their air conditioners.
9. To supervise related civil work including preparing bills of quantities

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

1. A Higher Diploma in Electrical Engineering
2. Four years’ experience in Estates Administration, Repairs and Maintenance
3. Computer literate with Microsoft Office Suite.
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NMS/2020/29: COLD CHAIN TECHNICIAN- REGIONS

Job Title: Cold Chain Technician-Regions
Location: NMS Head Office
Department: Stores & Operations Department
Reports to: Senior Maintenance Engineering Officer
Responsible for: None
Job Grade: NMS Grade 8
Job Purpose: To manage Cold chain equipment maintenance across the country

KEY RESULT AREAS/ACCOUNTABILITIES

1. Support and oversee regional cold chain maintenance activities to plan, and
implement cold chain equipment maintenance.
2. Conduct regular preventive and corrective maintenance of cold rooms, generators
& refrigerators, refrigerated trucks, and remote temperature monitoring devices.
3. Ensuring functionality of cold chain equipment in the districts.
4. Inspect Cold Chain Equipment and ensure that the preventive maintenance for this
equipment is done
5. Coordinate Cold Chain Maintenance of DCCTs
6. Control maintenance activities through periodic checks, standard engineering
practices, root-cause analysis and corrective action for cold chain equipment.
7. Support forecasting, availability and proper stock management of the cold chain
materials and spare parts.
8. Provide cold chain maintenance training for senior and mid-level cold chain
technicians
9. Build capacity of district cold chain technicians through on the job-training and
regular supportive supervision in the districts.
10.Support establishment of proper documentation on recording & reporting systems
on cold chain maintenance and temperature monitoring and control activities in the
districts
11.Submit, weekly, monthly and quarterly reports on the implementation and
monitoring of the above activities to senior maintenance and engineering officer.
12.Execute any additional tasks as advised by the supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS AND PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

i. A minimum of a Diploma in Refrigeration, Cold Chain Management or Heat and Air
Conditioning.
ii. A minimum of 3 years’ hands-on experience in overseeing cold-chain systems.
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NMS/2020/30: DRIVER

Job Title: Driver
Location: NMS Head Office
Reports to: Transport and Logistics Officer
Responsible for: None
Job Grade: Grade 11
Job Purpose: To drive NMS motor cars while transporting NMS staff and
medicines and medical supplies to facilities as well as providing
vehicle care.

KEY RESULT AREAS/ACCOUNTABILITIES

1. To maintain a record of and account for all transitions regarding the assigned
vehicle mileage, fuel, service, repair costs, incidents or occurrences if any
2. To transport and safely deliver medicines and other medical supplies to health
facilities as per set dispatch procedures.
3. To supervise the loading of supplies in order to fit in the vehicle in line with the set
departmental guidelines.
4. To ensure that mechanical faults are detected and reported and mileage forms
filled in line with departmental guide lines.
5. To monitor functionality of the assigned vehicle and ensure all assigned equipment
are maintained and secured.
6. To ensure adherence to health and safety guidelines at all times (to include but not
limited to using Safety gear.
7. To ensure security of both assigned supplies and vehicle while in transit at all times
8. To operate and park vehicles with maximum security for the supplies and the
vehicles in order to minimize losses and damage to NMS property while in transit
9. To safely transport NMS staff and other official visitors as required from time to
time.
10.To identify any risk(s) noted during the course of execution of your duties and
formally report to your immediate supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS AND PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

i. A valid driving permit of class CH
ii. Minimum of three (3) years clean driving experience including heavy commercial
vehicles
iii. Training in Defensive Driving
iv. Must be Medically, physically and Mentally fit to drive
v. Training in Customer Service is an added advantage
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NMS/2020/31: DELIVERY CLERK

Job Title: Delivery Clerk

Location: NMS Head Office
Reports to: Transport and Logistics Officer
Job Grade: Grade 12
Responsible for: None
Job Purposes: To ensure supplies remain intact from time of hand over at NMS
until they reach the desired destination in line with the Stores and
Operations Manual.

KEY RESULT AREAS/ACCOUNTABILITIES

1. To account for supplies handed over or distributed by the Delivery Clerk which
include Trip authorization forms, delivery notes/ invoices, manifests, and or
journey numbers.
2. To ensure all picked and packed supplies are dully scanned, recorded in the
security book and loaded on the assigned vehicle to be delivered to the desired
destination.
3. To supervise the offloading of supplies for accountability of supplies at the destined
facility and ensure they are handed over in totality.
4. To ensure that different supplies are handed over as per the guidelines of the
Stores and Operations Manual i.e. both for none and cold chain items.
5. To ensure verification of delivered supplies is done to the satisfaction of the
intended recipients in line with the Stores and Operations Manual.
6. To ensure adherence to health and safety guidelines at all times (to include but not
limited to using safety gear).
7. To maintain required delivery records.
8. To help the drivers change /fix tyres.
9. To guide the driver while reversing the trailer/ vehicle.
10.To signal to traffic while turning on road junctions or corners.
11.To identify any risk(s) noted during the course of execution of your duties and
formally report to your immediate supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS AND PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

i. Uganda Certificate of Education
ii. Vehicle Mechanics training is an added advantage
iii. A valid driving license is an added advantage
iv. Training in Defensive Driving is an added advantage
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NMS/2020/32-41: LAST MILE DELIVERY CLERK-REGIONS

Job Title: Last Mile Delivery Clerks
Location: NMS Regional Offices (Kampala, Arua, Gulu, Hoima, Jinja, Mbale,
 Mbarara, Moroto, Soroti or Fortportal)
Department: Stores & Operations Department
Reports to: Transport & Logistics Officer
Responsible for: None
Job Grade: NMS Grade 12
Job Purpose: To execute Last Mile Delivery in any of the 10 regions across the
country

KEY RESULT AREAS

1. To receive Essential Medicines and Health Supplies (EMHS) from NMS trucks at the
district
2. To secure the EMHS in the NMS district containers
3. To deliver the EMHS to the Health facilities using the trucks provided by the 3PL.
4. To verify the items delivered to the Health facility.
5. To return POD to NMS after completion of delivery
6. To report and discrepancies in the delivery of the EMHS
7. The LMD Delivery Clerks should be able to drive and should be able to verify goods
at health facilities and those received from the NMS truck drivers at the district.
8. To debrief client orders into the NMS ERP.
9. Inspect and provide reports on the status, functionality, use (volumetric) of cold
chain equipment in health facilities.
10.Capture information on temperature records from health facilities.
11.Check and confirm on adequacy of cold chain equipment maintenance and repairs
conducted by NMS regional cold chain technicians, DCCTs and EPI focal persons.

QUALIFICATIONS AND PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

i. Uganda Certificate of Education
ii. Vehicle Mechanics training is an added advantage
iii. A valid driving license is an added advantage
iv. Training in Defensive Driving is an added advantage
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NMS/2020/42: DRIVER-REGIONS
Job Title: Driver-Regions
Location: Regional Offices (Kampala, Arua, Gulu, Hoima, Jinja, Mbale,
 Mbarara, Moroto, Soroti or Fortportal)
Reports to: Transport and Logistics Officer
Responsible for: None
Job Grade: Grade 11
Job Purpose: To drive NMS motor cars while transporting NMS staff and
medicines and medical supplies to facilities as well as providing
vehicle care.

KEY RESULT AREAS/ACCOUNTABILITIES

1. To maintain a record of and account for all transitions regarding the assigned
vehicle mileage, fuel, service, repair costs, incidents or occurrences if any
2. To transport and safely deliver medicines and other medical supplies to health
facilities as per set dispatch procedures.
3. To supervise the loading of supplies in order to fit in the vehicle in line with the set
departmental guidelines.
4. To ensure that mechanical faults are detected and reported and mileage forms
filled in line with departmental guide lines.
5. To monitor functionality of the assigned vehicle and ensure all assigned equipment
are maintained and secured.
6. To ensure adherence to health and safety guidelines at all times (to include but not
limited to using Safety gear.
7. To ensure security of both assigned supplies and vehicle while in transit at all times
8. To operate and park vehicles with maximum security for the supplies and the
vehicles in order to minimize losses and damage to NMS property while in transit
9. To safely transport NMS staff and other official visitors as required from time to
time.
10.To identify any risk(s) noted during the course of execution of your duties and
formally report to your immediate supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS AND PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

i. A valid driving permit of class CH
ii. Minimum of three (3) years clean driving experience including heavy commercial
vehicles
iii. Training in Defensive Driving
iv. Must be Medically, physically and Mentally fit to drive
v. Training in Customer Service is an added advantage
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ANNEX 1: TABLE SHOWING THE DISTRIBUTION OF DISTRICTS PER REGIONAL OFFICE
NMS REGION DISTRICTS
ARUA
ADJUMANI
ARUA
KOBOKO
MADI-OKOLL

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