Entry Level Pharmacy Logistics Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Infectious Diseases Institute ~ Ugandan Jobline Jobs

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Organization: Infectious Diseases Institute

Duty
Station:
 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports To:  TB
Program Officer
The mission of the Infectious Diseases Institute
(IDI) is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with a 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, Global Health Security, Research and Laboratory
services (provided through a partnership with the Makerere University- John
Hopkins University Core Lab) and Outreach.
Job
Summary:
 The Pharmacy
Logistics Officer (PLO) will support monitoring and provision of on-site
technical assistance in logistics management to districts and health facilities
according to Ministry of Health standards. He/she will ensure close monitoring
of stock levels of anti-TBs, ancillary medicines, TB related supplies and
further ensure adequate supply of quality drugs, respond to dynamic changes in
demand, manage increased volumes of commodities and minimize pilferage and
misuse. .
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
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Support health facilities to compile and submit
their expected Ministry of Health periodic logistics reports.
·      
Develop and follow-up on activity plans developed
with the district logistics focal persons.
·      
Develop and follow-up on activity plans developed
with the district logistics focal persons.
·      
Support the health facilities with commodity
quantification and order submission process into the national web based TB
ordering systems.
·      
Monitor the order fulfilment rates, months of stock
and average monthly consumption of anti-TBs and ancillary medicines provided by
the national warehouses as well as the lead time.
·      
Ensure submission and utilisation of TB data from
Real Time ARV Stock Status Reporting System for decision making.
·      
Support existing district structures to identify,
assess and accredit health facilities to provide TB services within Karamoja
region.
·      
Support the implementation of national supply chain
interventions namely
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Essential Medicines Supervision Performance
Assessment and Recognition Strategy (EM-SPARS) & TB SPARS to improve
service delivery.
·      
Work alongside the district stores assistants in
carrying out supportive supervision to lower health facilities.
·      
Develop the capacity of health care professionals
through mentorships, Continuous Professional Development at district, health
facility and community levels to enable adherence to the current treatment
guidelines for TB management.
·      
Provide technical assistance in ensuring proper
storage of anti-TBS & ancillary medicines at the units of dispensing.
·      
Strengthen pharmacovigilance interventions at health
facility levels including documentation, monitoring and reporting of adverse
drug reactions to national drug authority
·      
Work in tandem with the districts to ensure health
facilities attain the sawa sawa certification of Good Pharmacy Practice from
National Drug Authority.
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Practice from National Drug Authority.
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Maintain tracking sheets on the supported health
facilities and provide reports on the following areas;
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Consumption reports from the various units in
relation to patient numbers per regimen Basic supply requirements of the
pharmacy & store Regularly report on identified challenges in the health
units Monthly reports on availability of tools necessary to maintain logistics
related records
·      
Participate in the medicine therapeutic committee
meetings held in the health facilities. Support the functions of the respective
IDI regional office storage units
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Performing other duties as assigned.
·      
Develop and follow-up on activity plans developed
with the district logistics focal persons.
·      
• Support the health facilities with commodity
quantification and order submission process into the national web based TB
ordering systems.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·      
The ideal candidate must hold a Diploma in Pharmacy
and registration with the Allied Medical Practitioners’ Council.
·      
At least 2 years’ experience in a busy HIV or TB
clinical setting Experience in logistics management of TB commodities in an
added advantage.
·      
Computer knowledge as well as good presentation,
communication, and report writing skills
·      
Ability to work under minimum supervision
All 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 (Email your application and CV to
hr@idi.co.ug ).
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
·      
IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not
charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment
process
·      
Make sure that your application letter, CV and
certificates are attached as one document
·      
Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your
email
·      
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
·      
Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic
disqualification
Deadline:
31st January 2020

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