Supply Chain Advisor – Temporary Hire

  • Temporary
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • TBA ZMW / Month
  • November 29, 2022

Catholic Relief Services - Zambia Country Program

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identify is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as part of our staff and as partner’s people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and commitment to serving those in need. Since 2000 CRS Zambia has been implementing several programmes to support vulnerable Zambians. Its recent programming areas include nutrition, agriculture, food security, HIV/AIDS, WASH, financial inclusion, and early child development.

Job Summary:

The temporary Supply Chain advisor will Coordinate supply chain for health commodities in all CRS EpiC3-90 supported facilities. He/ she will work in coordination with Ministry of Health (MoH) provincial, district, health facilities and CHAZ to ensure availability of pharmaceutical and laboratory products under the project.  This role will be responsible for providing technical support to pharmacy and laboratory staff in logistics management of health commodities and update logistics knowledge and skills through commodity management and support mentorships, orientations and on the job trainings. He/she will be involved in the assessment and monitoring of the health commodities in all program sites for quality and building partnerships and networking with stakeholders. This position reports to the Senior Technical Lead.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Work with PHOs to coordinate supply chain for ARVs, Essential Medicines, HIV test kits and Laboratory commodities in all CRS EpiC3-90 supported faith-based health facilities.
Work with PHOs and DHOs to ensure steady supply of ARVs, Essential Medicines, HIV test kits and Laboratory commodities in all CRS EpiC3-90 supported facilities
Participate in National forecasting and quantification program for ARVs, HIV test kits and EMs
Support PHOs roll out approved electronic logistics information management system (eLMIS) and SmartCare in all the supported faith-based health facilities in the three provinces.
Work with PHOs to provide technical support monitor compliance with standard operation procedures on the logistics management of ARVs, EMs, Lab commodities and HIV test kits in the supported faith-based health facilities.
Work with PHOs to lead the rational use of drugs and lead pharmaco-vigilance services in all CRS-EpiC3-90 supported facilities to achieve desired treatment outcomes.
Coordinating with PHOs mentorship in logistics management of health commodities for health care workers (community posts inclusive)
Work with PHOs in providing mentorship for health care workers in pharmaceutical care provision and regimen documentation in SmartCare system
Coordinate with government departments and implementing partners in building local capacity around eLMIS utilization and assist reporting and resolution of facility eLMIS problems for system enhancement
Work with PHOs to review monthly MER ARV_SC indicator reports from provincial hubs
Work with PHOs to review monthly MER HTS_SELF indicator reports from provincial hubs
Work with PHOs to review SmartCare non-standard ARV dispensations and facility late for pharmacy reports
Work with PHOs to prepare logistics district review meetings and training budgets.
Prepare presentations and participate in GHSC/MOH monthly supply chain update meetings
Assist provincial hub coordinators prepare supply chain presentations and participate in monthly provincial CoAG meetings
Participate in weekly Command Centre meetings
Participate actively in the development/revisions of project strategies for improving activity performance
Facilitate dialogue with implementing partners to ensure mutual relationships and cooperation that enhances project programs
Perform other duties that may be assigned by the project’s hierarchy.

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree
Minimum of five (5) years’ work experience in health supply chain logistics Pharmaceutical and health products management or similar capacity.
Mastery of eLMIS and logistics management information systems is highly required
Strong analytical skills in forecasting and quantification
Ability to multi-task efficiently and prioritize activities in support of Project goals and deadlines.
Proficient in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio) and information management systems.
Experience in conducting user orientation on health information systems (SmartCare)
Registered with Health Professions Council of Zambia.

Required Languages – English

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party (Operations), Consortium Members (CHAZ and Chreso) and Provincial Health Offices (PHOs).

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Note: By applying for this job, you understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, you understand that if you are a successful candidate, you will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and your personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate your behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.

Applicant Instructions: Please email a cover letter, and curriculum vitae which should include three references to: [email protected] Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

The closing date for applications is 29th November 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

To apply for this job email your details to crszambiajobs@crs.org


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