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Pharmacy Logistics Officer Job at Infectious Diseases Institute

at Infectious Diseases Institute
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted January 20, 2020
Category Health
Job Type Full-time

Description

Deadline of this Job:
31 January 2020

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

JOB DETAILS:
Position: Pharmacy Logistics Officer (PLO PACT-008)
Reports to: TB Program Officer
JOB PURPOSE:
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
• 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
• 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.
• Practice from National Drug Authority.
• Maintain tracking sheets on the supported health facilities and provide reports on the following areas;
• 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
• 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.
Job Skills: Not Specified

Person Specifications
• 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
Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

Job application procedure
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 not later than 31st January, 2020. (Email your application and CV to hr@idi.co.ug ).
Key Notes:
1. IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process
2. Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document
3. Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email
4. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
5. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification
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