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Oct 27, 2017

Jhpiego Supply Chain Manager Job in Kenya

Jhpiego is a nonprofit NGO that prevents the needless deaths of women and families in limited resources settings. 

To accomplish this, Jhpiego implements innovative evidence-based solutions for intractable problems in health to overcome barriers to high-quality care services for the world’s most vulnerable populations.
Jhpiego is the lead implementing partner for Afya Halisi, a USAID’s five year project which aims to deliver quality, integrated services in the areas of family planning (FP) / reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH), nutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in the focus counties of Kitui, Migori, Kakamega and Kisumu.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced individual who has excellent organizational and technical skills, is a team player, dedicated, hardworking, innovative, highly motivated and able to work in a high-pressure environment requiring multi-tasking abilities.

Supply Chain Manager

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Category: International Positions

Reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party, the Supply Chain Manager will be responsible for ensuring capacity building in commodities management, pharmacovigilance, rational use, availability of data capture and reporting tools for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Reproductive Health, Family Planning commodities in conjunction with the county, sub-county and facility teams.

  • Provide technical leadership and support in strengthening commodity security and building supply chain management systems at county, sub-county and facility level in line with established Government of Kenya systems
  • Provide technical assistance to support an efficient supply chain management and logistics related interventions such as commodity security, quantification, procurement, warehousing, storage, distribution, transportation, LMIS, SOPs etc.
  • Monitor the supply chain to ensure availability of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Reproductive Health, Family Planning commodities in all AFYA HALISI implementation sites
  • Monitor product use-support implementation of consumption data capture and reporting systems, capacity building of health providers in the national pharmacovigilance system
  • Provide technical assistance in the implementation of program evaluation as well as appropriate implementation science approaches
  • Capacity Building of service providers through planning, organizing and conducting sensitizations and skills transfer in commodities management for various technical areas under Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Reproductive Health, Family Planning commodities for relevant audiences as per defined county priorities and in line with existing national level training curricular
  • Participate in supportive supervision and mentorship for AFYA HALISI supported sites in partnership with the county and sub-county teams
  • Build forecasting and quantification skills of key focal persons at sub-county and facility level for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Reproductive Health, Family Planning commodities
  • Ensure availability of commodities data capture and reporting tools in consultation with county and sub-county teams
  • Support data for decision making forums for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Reproductive Health, Family Planning commodities
  • Work in liaison with the with the project team to undertake documentation, analysis, synthesis and reporting of project outputs and results, and ensures incorporation of best practices and lessons learned into AFYA HALISI project activities
Required Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in Pharmacy or any other relevant health-related field with specialized training and/or experience relating to commodities management
  • 5 years’ hands on experience in commodity management and health care logistics systems implementation
  • Knowledge of Kenya’s supply chain set up, arrangement and functioning
  • Hands on experience in commodities management and specifically in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Reproductive Health, Family Planning commodities
  • Relevant experience in public health and treatment programs at national or county level
  • Ability to travel domestically as required supporting the progress of program activities
  • Excellent verbal, written communications and presentation skills
  • Experience working in donor funded programs such as USAID and PEPFAR, MOH systems and personnel, and private sector foundations will be an added advantage
  • Interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate with county and sub-county health management
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS Office
How to Apply

Interested applicants should send application & CV with 3 referees to the following email address: [email protected] by 1st November 2017.

Indicate how your education and experience qualifies you for the position.
Please include three references with your application. 

Only those selected for interview will be contacted.
Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. 

Persons with disabilities and other minority groups are encouraged to apply

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