Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Supply Chain Specialist at Christian Social Services Commission (CSSC) in Tanzania

Job Title: Supply Chain Specialist

Employer: Christian Social Services Commission (CSSC)

Duty Station: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Application Deadline: 7th May 2014

Duties & Responsibilities:

Coordinating CSSC supply chain activities and work closely with other implementing partners in Mwanza, Geita and Mara to ensure reliable supply of HIV/AIDS related commodities to the supported facilities/Districts.
Technically represent CSSC on supply chain issues at the Regional/District level, and meetings with other implementing partners in these Regions.
Work closely with respective RHMTs, CHMTs and other implementing partners to strengthen supply chain systems of HIV/AIDS commodities in the supported facilities/Districts. Participate in SCM implementing partners meetings and national drug management working groups
Taking the leading role in ensuring that facilities are assisted in using the National pharmacy data base to be able to produce electronic pharmacy reports and request as required by NACP Actively ensuring that the District pharmacists are responsible for overseeing good quality pharmaceutical services are provided in their responsible Districts through Onsite mentorship and technical assistance
Monitoring the implementation of pharmacovigilence activities and rational use of medicines in the CSSC supported sites and share the information with Supply Chain Team Lead to collaborate with TFDA HQ as well as SCMS to improve pharmacovigilence and Rational Use of Medicines in CSSC supported sites respectively.
Monitoring the functions of Medicines Therapeutic Committees in the supported Districts and liaising with District pharmacists to support the MTCs.
Strengthening supply chain and commodities management system of all supported facilities/Districts.
Maintaining close working relationship with MSD and zonal supply chain advisors through periodic documented meetings, and through sharing of facility SCM challenges
Ensure the rational use of medicines and pharmacovigilence implementation in CSSC supported sites
Assist the Supply chain Team Lead in organizing experience sharing meeting with trainings with regard to supply chain activities for the facility staff.

Qualifications and experience:

Pharmacist with degree in pharmacy (Bpharm)
At least 3 years experience in HIV/AIDS commodities supply chain management.
In-depth understanding/knowledge of national HIV/AIDS supply chain systems and pharmaceutical management
Excellent written and oral communication
Management of data base in access or other relevant software Good knowledge in computer software applications such as MS Word, Excel, and the Internet.

Essential Skills and attributes:

Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines Ability to plan, develop and work independently. Ability to work as part of a team
Ability to travel to the health facilities in the supported districts to provide onsite mentorship and technical assistance in issues pertaining to supply chain management
In-depth understanding/knowledge of national HIV/AIDS supply chain systems and pharmaceutical management

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their application letter enclosing detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, three references and daytime telephone numbers to:

Executive Director
Christian Social Services Commission
4 Ali Hassan Mwinyi Rd
P. O. Box 9433

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.