Logistics Assistant

PATH, Kinshasa, Congo

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
18th May, 2015


Job Description

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide technical assistance in the analysis of constraints on the availability of medications and inputs used in the fight against HIV/AIDS within the ProVIC supported organizations at the provincial level.
  • Work with medications and inputs managers of the program partners to provide solutions to problems related to stock management (overstocking, inventory shortages and expiration) at the provincial level.
  • Participate in all program’s meetings and activities relevant to logistics.
  • Analyze results of the management system of logistics information and share it with the project technical staff to ensure better management and coordination of supplies at the provincial level.
  • Assist partners and government programs (PNLS, PNMLS) in the proper management of ARVs and other supplies needed in the fight against HIV/AIDS and opportunistic infections.
  • Identify the level of inventory needed in the province.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the provincial team in the implementation of a sound procurement policy of the province.
  • Coordinate the receipt of medications, tests and inputs at the provincial level and develop the distribution and dispatching plan to partner organizations in accordance with their needs and stock availability.
  • Participate in the development of provincial procurement plan in collaboration with the technical aspects of the program and implementing partners.
  • Oversee storage conditions in the warehouses of partner organizations and build their capacity regarding Inventory Management.
  • Prepare monthly inventory management reports at the provincial level and forward them to the national level.
  • Carry out all other tasks recommended by management.

Required Skills

  • Hold a degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a multicultural-team environment including the administrative and technical staff.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Be well organized, disciplined and diligent.
  • Fluency in spoken French is required; knowledge of local languages will be an advantage.
  • Have a good working knowledge of English.
  • Be willing to travel within the province

Required Experience

  • Hold a degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, At least 2 years of proven experience in the management of pharmaceuticals including practical experience regarding needs quantification, order preparation, storage and distribution of health institutions ‘products, knowledge of USAID administrative and financial provisions and contract procedures of other international donors a plus, Proven ability at using Ms Office, in particular Excel, Word and Access, demonstrated experience in program management related to health, familiar to development partners (USAID, DFID, etc.)
  • You must currently have legal authorization to work in the DR CONGO.

 


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