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Dec 20, 2017

NGO Pharmacy & Supply Chain Management Specialist

University of Maryland
School of Medicine
Vacancy Announcement
Position: Pharmacy & Supply Chain Management Specialist
Reports To: Senior Technical Advisor
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Overall Job Function: The position is responsible for the effective management of the supply chain for health and capacity building of the county health personnel for effective and sustainable health care services. 

The position holder will support the county and sub county pharmacy team in management and coordination of medicines and logistical management systems for management of ARVs, OI drugs for conformity with existing Kenya Quality Model for Health (KQMH) infrastructure and guidelines.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Support pharmacy team in management of medicines and logistics;
  • Participate in site capacity assessment activities and carry out analysis, interpretation and dissemination of results for use by relevant stakeholders in decision making and service improvement;
  • Collection, synthesis and transmission of data and information related to drugs and health care supplies;
  • Serve as a member of the Regional Therapeutic Drug Committee and County mentorship team among other county and national committees;
  • Utilize site data to inform quality of care performance and utilization of medicines;
  • Mentor pharmacy staff with the goal of performance improvement in overall patient care;
  • Examine facility operations and systems and recommend ways to improve outputs and outcomes;
  • Provide technical assistance on procurement and logistics of pharmaceutical commodities;
  • Liaison between UMB and KEMSA as well as other donor related supply chain organizations;
  • Organize and facilitate supply chain related trainings using the National curricula;
  • Ability to evaluate outcomes of training activities and share recommendations; and
  • Provide mentorship on development and implementation of appropriate strategies to create a dependable health supply chain system and support an integrated health service delivery system covering ART and other health commodities.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Master’s degree in business, pharmacy, public health with emphasis in supply chain management.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy.
  • Significant relevant experience in supply chain management.
  • Registration with Pharmaceutical and Poisons Board (PPB)
  • Five (5) years’ experience in supply chain management in an NGO setup.
How to Apply
Interested candidates who meet the above-mentioned qualifications, are requested to send their cover letter and resume to [email protected] indicating the position being applied for on the subject line of the email by 5th January 2018. 

Applicants are advised to include the position title “Pharmacy & Supply Chain Management Specialist” as the subject.

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer. 

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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