Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
The mission of the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to build capacity of health systems in Africa with strong emphasis on infectious diseases through research, and capacity development. IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services (provided through a partnership with the Makerere University-John Hopkins University Core Lab) and Outreach. IDI invites applications for the following full-time positions for upcoming US government (USAID) sponsored projects for delivery of services for HIV/AIDS and related health conditions.
Job Summary: 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. 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.
- 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 ware houses as well as the lead time.
- Ensure submission and utilization 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-TB s& 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.
- Working with the districts to ensure health facilities attain the sawasawa certification of Good Pharmacy 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.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant must hold a Diploma in Pharmacy and registration with the Allied Medical Practitioners’ Council.
- Two years of experience in a busy HIV or TB clinical setting
- Experience in logistics management of TB commodities is an added advantage.
- Compute knowledge as well as good presentation, communication skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified should apply online at the link below
Deadline: 31st December 2021