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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Nafasi ya Kazi Pharmaceutical Support and Supply Chain Advisor - MDH, Tuma Maombi Kabla ya Tarehe 22 July 2018

MDH (Sub recipient) in collaboration with Deloitte Consulting Limited (Prime)
through USAID BORESHA AFYA SOUTHERN ZONE PROGRAM seeks to recruit a qualified
individual to fill the following position:

Pharmaceutical Support and Supply Chain Advisor (PSSA) - Morogoro
Location: Morogoro
Reports to: Regional Technical Manager.

The Pharmaceutical Support and Supply Chain Advisor (PSSA) is a self-motivated individual who will
be responsible for providing oversight for pharmaceutical support and supply chain services for HIV
commodities, Malaria commodities, TB medicines, FP and related commodities at the regional/district and
USAID Boresha Afya Southern zone supported facilities. The PSSA’s main objective is to guarantee the
technical performance of the USAID Boresha Afya Southern zone pharmaceutical support and supply chain
services in the respective region. She/he will responsible to the Regional Technical Manager and will work
in close collaboration with the relevant regional and district level health management teams and programme
supported facilities.

 The PSSA is responsible for ensuring that USAID Boresha Afya Southern zone supported regions
meets national standard for health commodities supply chain management by:

o Ensuring that relevant staff at USAID Boresha Afya Southern zone supported sites/districts
are trained to provide high quality of services

o Identify training needs for sites, districts and regional pharmacists and facilitate trainings on
good practice in pharmaceutical and supply chains management.

o Collaborate with regional and district levels to conduct Supply chain mentorship

 Ensures uninterrupted supply in HIV,TB, FP anti-Malaria and related commodities at all USAID
Boresha Afya Southern zone -supported sites by

o Ensuring that all supported facilities maintains agreed buffer stock off all HIV/TB, FP and
Malaria-related commodities including lab reagent and consumables and assist in
redistribution of products when out of stock

o Providing technical assistance to Regional/district pharmacists in reporting and ordering of
ARVs, Anti Malaria, FP commodities, TB medicines and related commodities from the

o Ensuring that technical procedures for procurement, distribution, documentation and
dispensing are adhered to at all sites according to the standard operating procedures.

o Keep track of health commodities flow between stores and USAID Boresha Afya Southern
zone supported sites and continuously update and educate site staff on developments and
issues related to new drug formulations, national and zonal ARV and OI drugs stocks update

o Provide TA to USAID Boresha Afya Southern zone supported facilities to maintain the
inventory of medicines and laboratory commodities and reagents that are present.

o Make sure that all dispensing rooms at the various sites have the necessary infrastructure
and are able to function efficiently.

o Assist R/CHMTs members to conduct monthly audit of 10 sites per district to ensure that all
supplies including drugs and laboratory reagents reach its intended beneficiaries.

 Preparing quarterly, semiannually and annually narrative reports for submission to key stakeholders.

 Follow up collection of monthly information about the stock at all USAID Boresha Afya Southern
zone supported sites/districts, and share with respective key stakeholders.

 Providing regular information to immediate line manager on any challenges associated with
ARV/TB/Malaria drugs, OI drugs and test kits availability at the supported regions.

 Liaising with the councils counterparts on monthly basis to address any concerns or problems that
they are facing with regarding supply chain issues of HIV/AIDS/Malaria commodities and related

 Actively perform supportive supervisions to USAID Boresha Afya Southern zone supported sites,
and use these supervisions to strengthen their capacity on issues related to supply chain

 Carry out any other job related responsibilities as assigned by the line manager.

Requirements: Experience, educational and professional qualifications
a) A qualified Pharmacist or other Public Health professional with at least four years’ experience in
health commodities supply chain
a) Three years’ experience in logistics/supply chain management and or public health commodities
b) Work experience working with HIV care and treatment programs will be considered an advantage

Interested candidates should submit an application letter, a detailed copy of their CV, and names
and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) of three work related referees.
Applications should be submitted by July 22, 2018, to the Human Resource Manager through email
[email protected] or dropped by hand at the MDH Head Office in Mikocheni, along Mwai
Kibaki Road, Plot No. 802.
Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted