17 May 2019

Technical Assistant -Supply Chain/Commodity Management at FHI 360

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Afya Uzazi is currently seeking to fill Technical Assistant -Supply Chain positions for the USAID-funded Afya Uzazi Nakuru/Baringo Program. The project aims to provide technical assistance and support to scale up evidence-based maternal, newborn, and child health interventions; family planning and reproductive health services; and nutrition activities in focus geographical areas.


The Technical Assistant -Supply chain will provide technical assistance to sub-county SCHMT and health facilities staff to build their capacity to implement appropriate and sustainable supply chain management systems for FP/RMNCAH commodities.  S/he will be responsible in strengthening quantification, forecasting, inventory management practices including storage and record keeping for FP/MNCAH commodities. S/he is expected to provide mentorship and OJT on commodity related activities and strengthening the use of supply chain data for decision making. S/he will report to the supply chain/ Health Systems technical Lead


Supply chain/Commodity Management

Support sub-county departments of health (SCHMT) to strengthen stewardship and oversight for FP/RMNCAH supply chain to ensure uninterrupted availability of FP/RMNCAH commodities in supported sub-counties Strengthen health facilities staff capacity to quantify and forecast their need for FP/MNCAH commodities Provide technical support to the sub-counties in Baringo to develop/review strategies and approaches to strengthen FP/RMNCAH commodity management systems. To conduct supportive supervision and mentoring of health care providers involved in the management of FP/RMNCAH commodities Provide technical support to the Sub-counties to have the capacity to generate and disseminate stock status reports Strengthen monthly FP commodity data reporting, data acquisition and use of data for decision making at the sub-county and health facilities levels Undertake interventions to promote FP/RMNCAH product quality assurance and client safety in collaboration with SCHMTs

Capacity Building

Plan, organize, and conduct training and orientations on supply chain/commodity management for health care providers in supported sub-counties. Conduct sub-county and health facilities level mentorship and OJT using innovative approaches Support in the dissemination of guidelines, SOPs and related materials to health facilities in supported sub-counties


Participate in writing Afya Uzazi quarterly and annual reports on commodity management Support Afya Uzazi M&E Unit in collection of relevant data on selected supply chain indicators Participate in the documentation and dissemination of program results and lessons learned including the development and submission of abstracts and articles to scientific journals Perform any other duties as assigned


  • In-depth understanding of public sector supply chain systems for FP/RMNCAH commodities
  • Possess a keen eye for detail.
  • Good writing skills
  • Ability to multitask and adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good planning and high-level organizational skills
  • Ability to analyze supply chain indicators and draw conclusions on programmatic priorities


  • Bachelor of Pharmacy with 1-3 years,  Diploma in pharmacy with at least 3-5 year  experience in public sector supply chain.Highly proficient in relevant computer applications particularly excel, word and power-point
  • Previous experience in FP/RMNCAH supply chain activities is an added advantage

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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