Laboratory Supply Chain Management Advisor Jobs in Uganda 2013

A leading Health Logistics Management organization dealing in the importation and distribution of HIV related drugs in Uganda.
The organization has established an extensive service offering; including a dedicated procurement agency, providing a comprehensive drug & health commodity supply chain and logistics solution across Uganda is looking to recruit for the following position:
Laboratory Supply Chain Management Advisor
Responsibilities
Reporting to the Director of Technical Operations, the role is to provide clinical and technical guidance and advice to support the Organization and coordinate Uganda Ministry of Health’s work in laboratory commodity logistics.
 
Key Accountabilities:
  • Serve as a technical resource for the implementation and administration of laboratory logistics policies, systems, goals, objectives, procedures.
  • Provide overall leadership to and oversee the planning, prioritizing and coordination of the laboratory logistics activities.
  • Serves as the lead laboratory advisor to support the Ministry of Health, USG and partners to promote, inform and build support for laboratory commodity logistics interventions when needed.
  • Analyze the constraints to improved product availability in the policy, regulatory, and health systems environment; provide recommendations and input.
  • Analyze current laboratory protocols, standard equipment and supplies list; provide recommendations and input.
  • Participate in forecasting and quantification activities for laboratory commodity needs, including an annual exercise and reviews.
  • Conduct pipeline analysis and monitor supply levels of laboratory Commodities.
  • Conduct regular support and monitoring visits to service delivery points, to gather data and address logistics system problems.
Qualifications
  • Masters degree in Laboratory Sciences, MPH, MBA with a must baseline bachelors Degree in laboratory technology
Work experience requirements:
  • 5 – 10 years of related experience with reputable international organization.
  • Experience with national-level laboratory organizational structure.
  • Experience in clinical laboratory services in an accredited laboratory.
  • Experience with laboratory tests and techniques, including equipment, reagents and consumables required for the diagnosis and monitoring of the following (but not limited to): HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, STIs, Hepatitis B, etc.
  • Experience in logistics/supply chain and/or public health commodities management.
  • Experience with procedures for internal and external quality control.
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills.
  • Suitable computer skills with spread sheet and word processing and other software, preferably Microsoft Word and Excel.
Interested candidates should submit their detailed Curriculum Vitae to
The Human Capital and Business Manager,
Edes and Associates Consultants Limited,
Plot 22 Entebbe Road, Conrad Plaza, 6th Floor,
P.O Box 21984
Kampala-Uganda
Or email them to: kampala@edesassociates.com, no later than 14th January, 2013.



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