Supply Chain Advisor Job Vacancy at EngenderHealth | Deadline: 25th December, 2018

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Jobs Tanzania: Supply Chain Advisor Job Opportunity at EngenderHealth | Deadline: 25th December, 2018
TITLE: Supply Chain Advisor
PROGRAM: DFID- Family Planning Scale Up Program
DUTY STATION: Project Director
Dar es Salaam

EngenderHealth’s vision is a world where sexual and reproductive health rights are respected as human rights, and women and girls have the freedom to reach their full potential. This emphasis on rights directly underpins EngenderHealth’s values and principles: choice, quality, and excellence. To achieve transformational change leading to true social and economic progress, EngenderHealth partners with diverse organizations across sectors with the shared goals of highlighting women’s value to sustainable development.

EngenderHealth Tanzania is seeking expressions of interest from highly qualified candidates for the Supply Chain Advisor Position of an anticipated DFID funded programme – Scaling Up Family Planning in Tanzania. This 5-year programme aims to scale up access to FP in rural and urban areas, enabling women to safely plan their pregnancies and improve their sexual and reproductive health and rights. The programme will integrate a comprehensive range of services including care for victims of sexual violence and post abortion care and will seek innovative ways to reach people with disabilities, refugees and young people with family planning (FP) services.

Position Description:
Supply Chain Advisor works to ensure uninterrupted supplies of family planning and reproductive health commodities in DFID-supported and Engenderhealth-implemented Family Planning Scale up Program in selected regions of Tanzania. The staff works closely with President’s Office Regional Authorities and Local Government Authorities (PORALG) through Regional and Council Health Management Teams to strengthen capacity to plan and execute supply management activities; strengthen use of data to monitor and evaluate regional, district and health facility commodity supply chain; and improve data management practices to ensure accountability, transparency, and availability of commodities to the last mile.

Roles and Responsibilities
• Lead the review of all supply chain assessments conducted in the past [including national holistic supply chain assessment, UNFPA Supply chain study etc] and ensure the recommendations from these assessments are utilized to develop capacity building plans
• Build the supply chain management capacity of the Regional Health Management Teams (RHMT), Council Health Management Teams (CHMT) to ensure availability, accessibility and use of family planning and reproductive health commodities at regional, district and health facility levels.
• Work closely with RHMT and CHMT to strengthen health commodity logistics systems. This include use of electronic logistic management Information system (eLMIS) to collect, organize and manage logistics data and subsequently strengthen stakeholder coordination, performance monitoring, forecasting, quantification, needs assessment, and supervision.
• Work closely with Logistic Management Unit (LMU) to strengthen quantification capacity at regional, district and health facility levels and increased forecasting accuracy on the Request and Reporting (R&R) form and timely submission of order to Medical Store Department. Support health facilities to keep track of stock levels, commodity movement, and program needs
• Support health facilities on understanding the procurement processes including lead times to improve planning for commodity needs.
• Coordinate quantification, procurement and distribution of buffer stock commodities to outreach teams in liaison with procurement agent and other project implementation team
• Support regions, district and health facilities to improving warehousing, storage and distribution systems for effective handling of commodities and minimize losses, expiries and stock out
• Work closely with Regional and District Pharmacists and Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority on strengthening quality assurance and reporting of adverse reactions at regional, district and health facility levels
• Provide health care workers at the facility, district and regional levels with tools and training on pharmaceutical and health care waste disposal management.
• Lead coordination of supply chain implementing partners in project regions for effective harmonization, linkages and effective financial resources to achieve maximal results. This include organizing periodic stakeholder review meetings.
• Support ongoing improvements in supply chain data generation, collection, processing, storage, and utilization, and ensure that reports are prepared, shared, and used for decision-making
• Collect and review lessons learned from program implementation to refine methodologies for effective family planning and reproductive health commodity security
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Qualifications and key attributes
• Advanced degree in Pharmacy, logistics/supply chain management and related fields
• Minimum seven years of experience in supply chain management, performance monitoring, and logistics data management, particularly at Regional, district and health facility levels
• Minimum seven years of experience working in the health systems to support Ministry of Health, RHMT, CHMT and health facilities.
• Experience and familiarity with Reproductive health and family planning interventions
• Experience and familiarity with monitoring and evaluation for systems performance, process improvement, and data management strongly preferred
• Experience conducting capacity building, on-the-job mentoring, or continuous process improvement programs preferred
• Donor-funded field experience preferably with DFID
• Familiarity with database (especially eLMIS and DHIS2) and spreadsheet queries, formulae, and graphical presentation of data
• Demonstrated ability to achieve results in dynamic, high-pressure environments
• Ability to communicate effectively in a cross-cultural environment with multiple stakeholders and partners
• Demonstrates leadership, versatility, and integrity
• Proven leadership and organizational skills
• Fluency in English and Kiswahili and excellent report writing skills required

Please visit the careers page at and search job openings under ‘Tanzania’ location to submit your details by 25th December 2018. Please include details of your salary requirements and salary history.