Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Regional Quality Assurance and Logistics Officer, Zambia

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Job Description
Note: This position is contingent upon award.

Project Concern International (PCI) is a non-profit, international development organization with the mission of empowering people to enhance health, end hunger and overcome hardship. Founded in 1961 and headquartered in the United States, PCI has worked in Zambia since 1996.

PCI is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Regional Quality Assurance and Logistics Officer for an anticipated, Clinical Laboratory and Health System Strengthening Project funded by PEPFAR through the US Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program. Working in partnership with the Zambia Defense Force (ZDF), the project will strengthen ZDF laboratories to support diagnosis and patient monitoring in health centers that provide Antiretroviral Therapy (ART), as well as strengthen health commodity supply chain system and processes in ZDF health facilities. The Regional Quality Assurance and Logistics Officer will assist the Supply Chain Management Advisor in providing on-site quality assurance mentorship and technical support to supply chain management aspects of the project. The expected duration of the project is four years.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support the Supply Chain Management Advisor at baseline to assess ZDF laboratories for relevant upgrades focusing on equipment, consumables, and biosafety needs
  • Conduct supportive supervision visits in ZDF project sites to track and assess effective implementation of the logistics management policy to ensure timely procurement, receipt, inspection and storage of laboratory equipment and consumables
  • Conduct supportive supervision visits in ZDF project sites to track and assess the effective implementation of the Electronic Logistics Management Information System (eLMIS), provide on-site mentorship for identified challenges, and identify training needs
  • Conduct routinized supportive supervision visits in ZDF project sites to monitor effective operationalization of the eLIMS in reducing stock outs for key pharmacy and laboratory commodities and equipment and implement on-site corrective and remedial activities for identified gaps
  • Develop an eLMIS trainee competency assessment strategy and implement baseline competency assessments and periodically post training with an integrated corrective and remedial plan for identified competency gaps
  • Support the Supply Chain Management Advisor to design and implement logistics management and eLMIS capacity building plans and trainings
  • Support all supply chain management and eLMIS trainings
  • Support the procurement department to procure identified laboratory equipment from nationally recommended suppliers and support suppliers to conduct on-site equipment installation and maintenance training for ZDF laboratory personnel
  • Monitor the effective implementation of an inventory management system for laboratory equipment in key ZDF laboratories to ensure timely procurement, receipt, installation and maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Support the Supply Chain Management Advisor to refine standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Assist the Supply Chain Management Advisor in ensuring all logistics strengthening contract deliverables are met within the allocated timeline
  • Assist the Supply Chain Management Advisor in developing and annual work plans and budgets and execute the workplan and budget using a team effort
  • Assist the Supply Chain Management Advisor in preparing relevant donor reports
  • Carry out additional responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time in consultation with the Supply Chain Management Advisor
Required Skills
  • College diploma in Pharmacy or Biomedical Sciences
  • Minimum four years of experience working in supply chain management, project management, or capacity building required
  • Knowledge of PEPFAR funding and its contractual and reporting requirements a plus
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills
  • Written and spoken English proficiency
NOTE: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please DO NOT submit your application by mail or email. Only candidates who submit their application online will be considered.

Women and Zambians are encouraged to apply.



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