Laboratory Logistics Advisor

The main role of this position is to coordinate the operations of a safe, secure, reliable and sustainable Laboratory Supply Chain Management System by assessing, developing and implementing laboratory system policies, procedures and plans.

The key responsibilities and accountabilities of the role are;

  • Provide oversight on the implementation of the Laboratory Logistics Strategic Plan, with a special focus on integration and harmonization of supply chains within the National Health System.
  • Provide active support to National and implementing partners to promote better procurement and supply chain practices for specific commodities.
  • Strengthen supply chain management including the requisitioning cycle, procurement, warehousing, cold chain management, distribution and monitoring and evaluation for quality within the supply chain.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of national supply chain standards and customer service requirements.
  • Develop standard operational procedures for the purchase, installation and implementation of new equipment and /or new testing technologies and their supply plan.
  • Develop and provide regulatory guidelines for the evaluation of use and supply of INVTRO and POC medical diagnostic devices and management of approval process of the POC Diagnostic Medical devices in Uganda.
  • Provide information to manufacturers / suppliers on the regulatory assessment of Diagnostics/POCs to determine the level of scrutiny of the assessment of an IVD and to assure the quality, safety and performance in clinical use in Uganda.
  • Prepare product list and specification for HIV related commodities in collaborations with technical working groups.
  • Support rollout of equipment management module in DHIS2
  • Support the analysis of weekly EMPTC weekly supply chain data and DHIS 2 data
  • Coordinate the procurement of HIV/AIDS commodities under third party procurements agents.
  • In collaboration with the MOH, support the national efforts in building Logistics capacity at National, District and facility levels, and other partners.
  • Develop an effective logistics and information management system to support the coordinated response to public laboratory events of national concern.
  • Develop logistics information management policies and protocols including clearance/information sharing requirements in accordance with existing country policies.

Required experience and education requirements:

  • 6-8 years of professional experience in forecasting, procurement, quantification, and distribution.
  • Experience in technical assistance in supply chain of health facilities
  • Laboratory SCM systems, processes, and tools development and implementation
  • Experience as a trainer of at least 4 years.
  • Experience in SCM quality review
  • Diploma or Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Technology.
  • Post Graduate qualification in Systems design especially supply chain of health commodities or Master’s Degree in Public health,
  • Business administration or supply chain management in health, operations management or Laboratory Supply Chain Management.

Skills and attitude required:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Skills & knowledge transfer
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Report writing skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Experience of working with MOH

Interested candidate for the above position should submit their detailed Curriculum Vitae to

The Human Capital and Business Manager,
Edes & Associates Consultants Limited,
Plot 22 Entebbe Road, Conrad Plaza, 6th Floor,
P. O. Box 21984 Kampala-Uganda.

Or email them to: kampala@edesassociates.com, no later than 4th October 2014

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