FHI 360 Zambia
Posted Job
11 days ago

Senior Technical Officer: Pharm/Supply Chain

FHI 360 is a non-profit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of:

Basic function

The Senior Technical Officer Pharm/Supply Chain will be responsible for on-going pharmacy and related supply chain technical support to the PHO and DHO pharmacy team leaders and project provincial support teams. S/he will strengthen collaborations with Medical Stores Limited and supply chain partners to leverage resources and best practices.

Duties and responsibilities

  • The STO Pharmacy/Supply Chain is responsible for overall technical support to supply chain strengthening activities under the project.
  • She/He will work in collaboration with national stakeholders such as the Ministry of health and National AIDS Control Program and its departments, units and vertical programs, Central Medical Stores (CMS) and other supply chain stakeholders.
  • She/He will also dedicate and ensure that facilities and CSOs staff have the skills required to manage supply chain management activities including usage of data for informed decisions.
  • Cross verification of supply chain data with M&E and health/programmatic, management and financial data/information.
  • Conduct comprehensive PSM analysis and share data as part of Total Quality, Leadership and Accountability approaches.
  • Conduct regular field visits to assess supply chain threats and weaknesses and proactively provide technical assistance to mitigate risks
  • Identify overstocking /under stocking situations in the supply chain which may lead to unwarranted expiration/out of stock situation
  • The STO will remain updated on relevant PEPFAR and national guidelines and procedures
  • S/he will represent the project in all Supply Chain TWG meetings.

Qualifications and requirements

  • Master’s in pharmacy or relevant field with 5 to 7 years relevant experience/ or BS/BA in pharmacy or relevant field with 7 to 9 years relevant experience,
  • Experience managing a PSM cycle, including rational health commodities selection, forecasting/ quantification, quality assurance spanning the PSM cycle, warehousing/storage, distribution, and LMIS.
  • Experience using a robust logistics management information system
  • Familiarity with the Zambia health products supply chain including national, provincial and district level stakeholders.

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