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  • Posted: Jul 16, 2021
    Deadline: Jul 26, 2021
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  • LVCT Health is an indigenous Kenyan non-governmental and not-for-profit organization established in 2001. We are driving Kenya towards HIV prevention, with an ultimate goal of reducing HIV infections to zero. We offer integrated HIV services through development of models that are scaled up to the national models. We also carry out sexual and reproductive ...
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    Technical Officer – Commodities

    REPORTING TO: Deputy Chief of Party
    LOCATION: Coast Region

    Job Purpose

    The Technical Officer will be responsible for technical support in building capacity of the project and providing leadership for the logistics information management system of pharmaceuticals and non-pharmaceuticals for sustainable improvement, access and utilization of high-quality HIV and FP/RMNCAH and Nutrition services and support the mainstreaming of commodity management systems in all USAID Stawisha Pwani program areas.

    Roles & Responsibilities

    1. Support a sustainable procurement operation and manage the supply chain for HIV/AIDS and FP/RMNCAH and Nutrition commodities in the counties by working closely with the relevant stakeholders to ensure prompt approval and timely delivery of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical supplies to support the sub-purposes 1, 2 and 4 of USAID Stawisha Pwani project.
    2. Provide the technical support to USAID Stawisha Pwani partners and county governments in strengthening the host counties’ capacity to ensure a safe, secure, reliable and sustainable supply chain system.
    3. Develop and implement annual forecasting and quantification plans and coordinate with the partners and the county government to ensure uninterrupted commodity availability.
    4. Ensure rapid response and contingency support in the event of commodity shortages.
    5. Ensure that the commodity list is compliant with the “USAID restricted commodities” regulations.
    6. Participate in appropriate technical working groups (TWGs) to spearhead supply chain components that will enhance appropriate budgeting for commodities and setting of availability time frames under USAID initiatives/endeavors.
    7. Provide technical and programmatic expertise to the counties and supra-county TWGs and representation in appropriate partner forums as required.
    8. Participate actively in the development/revision of county and national commodity and supply chain related strategies and strategic plans, policies, guidelines and standard operating procedures(SOPs).
    9. Conduct quarterly site visits to ascertain program implementation by the facilities within the supported counties.
    10. Provide oversight for monitoring health commodity program results by tracking key performance indicators, conducting periodic data quality analyses and making recommendations based on the findings.
    11. Implement internal audit systems, control mechanisms, and mitigation measures to assure integrity in the distribution and safeguarding of health commodities.
    12. Develop and implement continuously, a transition plan that promotes counties ownership of supply chain management activities and promote sustainability of systems.
    13. Support facility level capacity development through provision of required tools, job aids and SOPs, pharmacovigilance, etc.
    14. Provide monthly updates on stock status of health commodities across the facilities and program areas.

    Requirements

    1. A Degree or Higher National Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology.
    2. 7 years’ experience, with at least 5 of these, in donor funded programs.
    3. Supply chain management and demonstrable successes in ensuring consistent achievement of program objectives and goals.
    4. A valid professional certificate and practice license is mandatory.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications and CV along with a cover letter expressing interest indicating Salary history and expectations to [email protected] clearly indicating the position applied for and reference number as the subject. Applications should reach us NOT later than 26th July 2021

    Note; Qualified Internal candidates are encouraged to apply.

    LVCT Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    LVCT Health DOES NOT charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process, neither does it ask for information on applicants' Bank Accounts.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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