Pharmacy Logistics Coordinator job at Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Pharmacy Logistics Coordinator job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 09 January 2022

Hiring Organization: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Job Details:

The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is a Ugandan not-for-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through research and capacity development. IDI has six operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research, Laboratory services (including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab & Translational Lab), Global Health Security and Health System Strengthening.
About the project:
IDI has received a five-year transition award entitled USAID Local Partner Health Services-TB Activity. The purpose of the Award is to increase TB case detection and treatment success in Uganda to 90% of all cases and thus contribute to substantial reduction of Uganda’s TB burden by 2026. IDI will work through technical assistance to the national TB Program in the three districts of Kampala, Mukono and Wakiso and Regional Referral Hospitals to increase availability, accessibility and utilization of integrated TB/HIV and MDR-TB services.
In order to successfully, implement the project, IDI is looking for a competent and experienced individuals to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Pharmacy Logistics Coordinator
Vacancy Code: PLC-X002
Duty Station: Kampala
Classification: Fixed term, full time
Reports to: Senior Technical Advisor (STA)
General summary:
The Pharmacy and Logistics Coordinator will support the development of sustainable, appropriate and good quality pharmacy and logistical services under the USAID LPHS TB Activity. The Pharmacy Logistics Coordinator will also serve a supervisory role for the District Logistics Officers (DLOs) employed by this project.

Key Responsibilities:
• Develop and maintain systems to ensure regular supply of commodities required inpatient management from time to time
• Work in close collaboration with MoH/NTLP Logistics Coordinator to quantify, manage, and mitigate any anticipated DS-TB, DR-TB and TB/HIV commodity gaps at national and sub-national levels.
• Coordinate support to districts for timely submission of accurate orders for TB/HIV commodities in the supported districts, verification of order fulfilment and placement of emergency orders where applicable.
• Develop a system that will ensure awareness about adverse drug reactions and support close tracking and reporting to the National Drug Authority (NDA)
• Supporting health workers in dispensing and stores management through onsite training and development of standard operating procedures
• Assist districts and Regional Referral Hospitals to develop systems to closely monitor the stock of commodities used in TB/HIV management
• Strengthen the already existing health systems to ensure the sustainability of cost-effective, safe, efficacious and rational use of pharmaceutical products
• Support MoH strategic interventions in strengthening the process of supply chain management of key DS-TB, DR-TB, TB/HIV and laboratory supplies
• Strengthen the process of tracking and accountability of pharmaceutical products and related supplies at national and sub-national levels.
• Support drafting of specifications of pharmaceutical supplies to be procured by the project
• Supervise the district Logistics officers and ensure that they deliver on their set targets
• Preparing reports and documentation of all activities related to pharmacy Logistics aspects of the project.

Person specifications:
• The Pharmacy Logistics Coordinator should have a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy.
• Postgraduate training in project planning and management is an added advantage
• A master’s degree in public health is an added advantage
• At least 3 years working with district health systems and/or MoH
• Understands how to use the TB and ARV Web-based ordering and reporting system; Customer Self Service Portal (CSSP), Real-Time ARV/TB Stock Status (RASS) monitoring system and RX solutions.
• Knowledge of pharmaceutical principles, practices, equipment and supplies
• Knowledge of proper record-keeping practices and stores management
• Ability to train other health care specialists
• Experience in analysis and reporting of data for program decision making
• Good communication, organization and management skills
• Understands client confidentiality and exhibits a high level of ethical conduct
• Good interpersonal skills and can work in a team
• Has basic computer literacy including word processing, excel, the internet and PowerPoint.
• Ability to work under pressure and accomplish tasks with minimal supervision.
• Attention to detail

Application procedure

Candidates that meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in these positions should send their CVs, including details of email address, present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address not later than 9th January 2022. Please follow this link  to apply for this position.
Key Notes:
1. IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process
2. Internal candidates who meet the required specifications and have worked with IDI for a period of at least one year will be given priority.
3. Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document
4. Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email
5. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
6. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
The Senior Human Resource Manager
Infectious Diseases Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre, Makerere University Main
Campus; College of Health Sciences, Makerere University
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda

Date Posted: 2022-01-07




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