Provincial Logistics Strengthening Officer – Laboratory (x1)-Chipata

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Position Title :

Reporting: Provincial Logistics Strengthening Specialist

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The Provincial Logistics Strengthening Officer will work with the Provincial Logistics Strengthening Specialist and other team members in the Logistics Systems Strengthening Directorate to provide enhanced facility-level data quality, develop, document and implement innovations to increase reporting rates, reporting timeliness and increase access to information and its use for decision making contributing towards good SDP level commodity availability. The Officer will be responsible for strengthening the utility and usability of eLMIS and provide ongoing technical assistance to MOH staff.

Specific Tasks

Technical Implementation:

  • Work with a team of technical staff in the field office to meet project objective focused on improving logistics information systems to avail critical data for informed supply chain management;
  • Promote enhanced facility-level data quality by providing remote project support to health facilities and targeted Technical Supportive Supervision (TSS) visits. Develop, implement, document and file innovations to increase reporting rates, improve data quality at all levels of supply chain activity in the field, and increase access to information on stock status;
  • Strengthen the utility and usability of eLMIS and provide ongoing technical assistance to MOH staff on the use of the system
  • As a member of the field office team, develop materials in support of identifying opportunities for streamlining data management and reporting to increase data availability for supply chain decision making
  • Ensure all contract deliverables are met within areas of logistics strengthening by compiling and providing accurate data and reporting as requested.

Management:

  • Execute team annual work plans and budgets based on project resources available and intended annual and life of project targets set according to GRZ and USG priorities
  • Exhibit Chemonics values and build culture of “Living our Values” within the team
  • Verify that USAID regulations, Chemonics policies, and quality management best practices are enforced consistently
  • Carry out additional responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time in consultation with supervisor of record.

Minimum Qualifications, Experience and Competencies:

  • Diploma in Biomedical Science or Bachelor Science Degree in Biomedical Science, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, or a related field required; or other advanced degrees a plus
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience working in supply chain management, managing Zambian MOH national logistics systems, international project management
  • Knowledge of USAID funding and its contractual and reporting requirements preferred
  • Experience working on USAID-funded health programs strongly preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Written and spoken English proficiency
  • Strong computer skills.

Location of assignment: Chipata

Method of Application

Send electronic submissions of your CV, cover letter and highest necessary qualifications to the email below:

Please include clearly the position in the subject line of the email.

No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Application deadline
19 Mar 11:25
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