Pharmaceutical and Supply Chain Manager

Job Information

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    Category West Africa Jobs
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    Posted On Jun 18 ,2020
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    Qualifications Bachelor's Degree

Job Description

Job Summary

Responsible for the management and coordination of medical and non-medical supplies in order to ensure compliance to policies, rules, systems and procedures of therapeutic drug management at ZDF health facilities. The manager will coordinate support for HIV/AIDS commodities and supplies helping to guide the overall project approach and strategy for supply chain issues. S/he will interface with senior officials in the GRZ, ZDF, and MSL, to resolve issues and ensure efficiencies in the supply chain system.

Roles & Responsiblilties

  • Strengthen public sector medical/supply and commodity procurement capacity
  • Improve use of medicines and more effective pharmaceutical services
  • Strengthen GRZ strategic planning and management capacity
  • Improve availability of commodities including supplies at site level
  • Improved logistics management information systems
  • Monitor stock levels at all levels.
  • Build capacity of programmatic and procurement staff to identify re-order points for commodities, packaging, promotional, and other materials.
  • Assist program staff and regional sites to forecast required needs accurately and to request for supplies/stocks in a timely manner.
  • Supporting coordination efforts between USG supply chain implementing partners.
  • Attend relevant TWG meetings and represent the project
  • Monitor communication channels between programmatic and supply chain staff to avoid bottlenecks and miscommunications. Share key reports with all relevant users.
  • Identify training needs and secure training and development activities, including providing on the job support to pharmaceutical personnel in ZDF health facilities
  • Making recommendations, with appropriate counterparts, regarding commodity management and distribution for PEPFAR supported medicines or commodities, such as treatment regimens, laboratory reagents, equipment, male circumcision (MC) kits and TB
  • Ensure the procurement of all health commodities and pharmaceutical products is in line with international and national (Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority) regulations and s/he must sit on the evaluation committee prior to purchase.
  • Monitor and control the distribution of all SFHs pharmaceutical and allied products on behalf of the organization in all the platforms and sites in conjunction with partner organizations.
  • Follow up on compliance and payment of statutory fees with Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZMRA).
  • Other tasks as needed

Required Qualifications, Knowledge And Experience

  • Bachelors Degree in Pharmaceuticals
  • A registered member of ZIPS, CIPS, and Health Professions Council of Zambia
  • Knowledge on pharmaceutical regulatory requirements
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience at management level
  • Three (3) years’ experience with management of activities for laboratory, pharmaceutical and public health supply chain; including designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating activities in the delivery of supply chain and pharmaceutical management programs.
  • Relevant experience in the following areas:
  • Design and project management of programs to build national systems capacity required.
  • Procurement and supply chain management, or other relevant pharmacy or health commodities logistics sector.
  • Working with priority health programs (HIV & TB), as well as supply chain and pharmaceutical management systems specific to HIV & TB
  • Knowledge and experience of ICT based office tools and applications (word processing, spreadsheets, databases, PowerPoint)

Skills Requirement

  • Negotiating
  • Being amicable
  • Being self motivated, proactive and dynamic
  • Presentation and communication in different settings
  • Being analytical
  • Being professional, organized and diligent
  • Risk management
  • Flexibility
  • Leadership


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