Pharmaceuticals and Supply Chain District Coordinator at Pact

  • Full Time
  • Zambia
  • 00 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
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Pact Overview

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow.  The promise of a healthy life.  Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities.  Now more than ever in its 42 -year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.

Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Department Overview

Pact, a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, is implementing a USAID-funded project, USAID/Zambia Integrated Health Activity (ZIH contract. ZIH is supporting the USAID and PEPFAR objectives of 95/95/95 and providing service delivery and technical assistance to improve Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (RNMCH) and Family Planning & Reproductive Health (FP/RH) services. USAID ZIH will improve, sustain, and further integrate HIV/AIDS, MNCH and FP/RH services at the health facility and community levels and ensure that client-centered, high-impact, high-quality services are available to all Zambians. Pact has an immediate need for highly competent country citizens to fill this position.

Key responsibilities

  • Closely work with the Pharmaceuticals and laboratory Units at DHOs and the USAID-ZIH Provincial Supply Chain Coordinator to ensure that there is steady supply of medical, pharmaceutical and laboratory supplies in ZIH supported facilities.
  • Participates in ARVs, Essential Medicines and other HIV related pharmaceutical supplies’ forecasting and quantification at District level.
  • Develop and spearhead the enforcement of standard operation procedures on the management of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Laboratory products in all USAID-ZIH supported facilities.
  • Leads pharmaco-vigilance services among ART beneficiaries in all USAID-ZIH supported facilities and communities to achieve desired treatment outcomes.
  • Provide technical support to Pharmacy Technologists, Counselors and Lay Counselors on usage of logistics tools (DARs, logbooks, stock control cards – both paper based and electronic tools) to ensure efficient use of HIV test kits and accountability for each test used.
  • From time-to-time conduct supply chain audit inspections and provide technical support services in all USAID-ZIH supported facilities to ensure that there is accountability in the supply chain management of Medical, Pharmaceuticals and Laboratory commodities.
  • Review HIV-related commodities logistics management information system (LMIS) data to identify trends in consumption and inventory management in the district.
  • Ensures that data between clinics and pharmacies on the use of ARVs and other drugs are synchronized.
  • Plan for buffer stock to take care of shortages in medical, pharmaceutical and laboratory supplies including HIV test kits and selected essential drugs at District level.
  • Ensure that mobile ART service teams are well stocked and that teams properly store the ART commodities and accurately documents usage/dispensation.
  • Work closely with the MOH and the USAID-ZIH Provincial Supply Chain Coordinator in ensuring that the lab and pharmacy teams are fully equipped with the necessary logistics tools and knowledge to conduct their work.
  • Provide technical guidance to USAID-ZIH supported health facilities on the transition from old regimen to new more effective regimen.
  • Work with MOH staff in reviewing set targets against monthly commodity consumption and guide clinicians on the regimen transition process and initiation of clients on Tuberculosis Preventive Therapy (TPT).
  • Provide technical assistance to ensure supply chain and clinical activities for strategic initiatives such as targeted testing and multi- month dispensing of ARVs are harmonized and monitored in USAID-ZIH supported facilities.
  • Facilitate timely distribution and redistribution of HIV Test Kits, ARVs and Medical supplies to ensure commodity security in all USAID-ZIH supported health facilities.
  • Work with the facility teams to establish weekly and monthly reporting tools and identify potential supply chain gaps early and develop responses to mitigate impact on service delivery.
  • Compile weekly and monthly logistical data and make timely submission to the Provincial Pharmaceuticals and Supply Chain Coordinator for decision making.
  • Provide supervision to Pharmacy Staff and verify that USAID regulations, roles and responsibilities and pharmaceutical product quality management best practices are enforced consistently.
  • Perform any other related duties as required by the Pharmaceuticals and Supply Chain Coordinator.

Basic requirements

  • Degree in Pharmacy
  • Experience and knowledge of HIV Test kits, ARVs and Essentials Medicines Logistics Management
  • Registration with the Health Professions Council of Zambia and a valid practicing license.
  • Previous public-sector experience preferably within HIV/AIDS field.
  • Excellent written and verbal English skills are required.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and manage multiple activities and adjust to changing priorities.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Windows, MS Excel, MS word, MS PowerPoint, and other related software.

Method of Application

If you believe you are the ideal person we are looking for, please submit your application letter and a Curriculum Vitae online via email describing why you are the right candidate for this position detailing your experience and three (3) professional referees from your previous and current place of employment. Please send the application through Email: [email protected] and indicate the position title you are applying for in the subject line. Only the applications sent by email will be reviewed.

The deadline for receiving applications is 25th April 2024. Only Shortlisted candidates will be shortlisted.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.