Supply Chain Officer – Afya Timiza – 2 positions

Turkana & Samburu, Kenya
Contract type: 
Full time, fixed contract
commensurate with experience
Closing date: 
Friday, 11 November, 2016
The Supply Chain Officer will provide technical assistance to the county government to strengthen county, sub-county and facility level commodity security and quality assurance for FP/RMNCAH commodities. Working with Sub-County Health Management Team (SCHMT) s/he will support a programme of work to prevent stock-outs, reduce commodity wastage, and reduce order lead time for essential commodities.

Baseline development

  • Support the SCM component of the organizational capacity assessment (OCA), identifying capacity gaps

Capacity Development

  • Work in partnership with the county government to create a capacity development plan to improve SCM performance

Technical Support

Provide technical assistance, training and mentorship on specific technical areas, such as:

  • Quantification and supply planning, inventory management and stocking according to established stock control parameters
  • Development, utilisation and scale up of inventory management tools, leveraging existing electronic systems as far as possible
  • Quality assurance of Family Planning/ Reproductive Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health  (FP/RH/MNCH) commodities at county level, good storage practices and patient/client safety
Person specification: 
  • The candidate will hold at minimum a bachelor’s degree or a professional certification in Supply Chain Management, Business Management or related field
  • The candidate will have at least three years demonstrated experience at mid-level in operational set-up designing and managing supply chain systems preferably in the health sector in Kenya.
  • The candidate will have demonstrated ability to work effectively with all kind of stakeholders: government representatives, local community organisations, for-profit private sectors entities, especial in building capacity in HRH. Demonstrateble experience working with government or donor-funded programs will be an advantage
  • The candidate will be fluent in English and Swahili.
  • A practical knowledge of the Turkana and/or Samburu context would be an added advantage
Application process: 
  • To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Charlotte Langridge Candidates should state the role in the subject header
  • Closing date for applications is Friday 11 November 2016. However, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and recruitment may be closed early if the right candidate is found, therefore early applications is advised
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
Other information: 
  • Options is an equal opportunities employer
  • Candidates are require to have the right to work in Kenya
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