Friday, 7 March 2014

Public Health Logistic Advisor Jobs in Tanzania at John Snow, Inc.

Job Title: Public Health Logistic Advisor (1 Position)

Employer: John Snow, Inc.

Duty Station:  Dar es Salaam

Application Deadline:


 Responsibilities                                                    
Collaborate with key partners to promote, inform and build support for Malaria, and Essential Drugs commodities logistics interventions.
Work with other JSI Tanzania staff to develop and implement a strategic plan for Malaria,and Essential Drugs commodities and logistics system interventions, including developing and advancing technical/quality standards, guidelines and tools related to project and country work.
Liaise with JSI  Director of Procurement and Director of Demand planning management  to monitor health commodities under the PMI framework
Coordinate and  work with national counterparts (NMCP, PSS, MSD, etc.), USG and other implementing partners  to identify weaknesses and areas that need support in the logistics system affecting commodity availability
Advise national counterparts on how best to address these weakness identified
Coordinate and work with other technical team staff  to identify needs for improvement of current LMIS tools,
Conduct annual quantification and biannual  quantification review of malaria commodities
Estimating the cost of required commodities.
Coordinating & conducting quarterly physical inventory of malaria at MSD.
Participate in identifying financial resources to meet commodity requirement  and
Supply chain financing needs.
Updating Pipeline database for malaria commodities regularly, PipeLine analysis and monitoring in-country supply levels including following up shipments on order to insure they arrived on time.
Updating supply plans in the PipeLine quarterly and submit the updated supply plan for procurement on time
Suggesting packaging or supply chain modifications to improve patient and users adherence.
Spend a considerable amount of time in the field, gathering data and addressing logistics system problems.
In consultation with Directorate of quality assurance of MOHSW (NMCP) organize commodity review meetings with MSD and key stakeholders for information sharing and consultative decision on quarterly basis
Coordinate with PSS and NMCP team lead  to organize supportive supervision at service delivery points for commodities under NMCP
Participate in meetings organized by NMCP and other key stakeholders addressing commodity availability covered under NMCP and share but not limited to the following:
1. Facility reporting trend
2. Discrepancies in order/resupply quantities
3. Policy decisions affecting performance of the logistics systems
4. Quantification updates and potential stock out
Develop a team-specific quarterly work plan in collaboration with team members. The work plan should include planned activities, timing, detailed budget and monthly cash flow projections,
Work with quality assurance and delivery coordination to ensure timely delivery and to ensure quality products are delivered
Coordinate and work with other JSI  staff to build capacity of team members ,
Oversee and ensure completion of all tasks whether he/she is present or not,
Coordinate with the Office Manager to ensure availability of needed supplies (stationery, projectors, etc.), and reserve vehicles for local and long distance travels,
Share monthly reports to his  supervisors in a standardized manner
Submit reconciled expense vouchers on a timely basis.
Participate in the recruitment process for other technical staff, as needed.
Prepare Shipment Planning for all Global Funded commodities, order processing for  VPP and facilitate  timely delivery/clearance of the GF commodities specifically ACT and MRDT
Share Quarterly stock status reconciliation with batch numbers( MSD physical count v/s E9 data) and share with GF
Prepare report on  stock status at facility levels for sharing with  Grant Management Unit of Ministry of Finance
Preparation of Performance Update and Disbursement Request ) and report to Global fund Local Funding Agency
Prepare smart PUSH on behalf of NMCP for donated medicines and as situation arise for other commodities and share with MSD.
prepare the requisition for procurement of malaria commodities, CPIR
Perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

Key Outputs                                                      
Agreed work plan in place.
Number of updated supply plans and delivery schedules
Number of  meeting reports with partners
Number of quantification reports
Updated pipeline
Supportive supervisory visits conducted.
Monthly, and Quarterly reports submitted on time
Improved supply coordination between NMCP and other stakeholders
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required                                        
Higher qualification in Pharmacy, Medical Doctor or other Public Health professions with experience in HIV/AIDS and clinical laboratory services.
Experience working with Malaria and Family Planning commodities and programs preferred.
Experience in logistics/supply chain management and or public health commodities management desirable.
Experience working with the Government of Tanzania and other NGO’s preferred.
Excellent written and verbal English.
Ability to work in a team to develop strategies and manage implementation of projects.
Ability to work under minimum supervision .
Previous work experience with USAID-funded projects desirable.
Proficiency in common computer packages (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel) relevant to the work.
Team player.
Ability to travel for an extended period of time in country to support technical activities.
Ability to travel internationally to attend trainings and conferences as needed.

REMUNERATION:
A competitive remuneration and benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate for the above positions based on qualification, experience and salary history.

How to Apply
Submission may be sent to the address below not later than Monday 24th March, 2014

 Human Resource Manager
John Snow, Inc.
 Plot No. 392,
 Toure Drive, Masaki
 P.O .Box 9263
 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.