Apply: IRC Medical Supply Chain Officer

International Rescue Committee

Deadline: 16 October, 2023

Location: Baidoa, Somalia

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has opened applications for the role of Medical Supply Chain Officer.

Founded in 1933, IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.

Responsibilities

  • Support IRC country project teams in vaccine and related supplies quantification (forecasting and supply planning) and distribution within REACH sites
  • Ensure technical support to country teams in generating cold chain equipment (CCE) requirements for REACH sites
  • In collaboration with REACH technical and MoH teams, develop and implement an effective vaccine stock management system for REACH sites
  • Provide inputs in the project design, anticipate needs for supplies (consumables), and keep abreast of changes in vaccine supplies in close cooperation with the IRC and MoH
  • Working with the IRC supply chain teams, analyse needs, prepare regular forecasts, calculate replenishment orders, and initiate timely procurement of immunisation supplies (consumables) as/if required
  • Drawing support from the IRC pharmacy manager and Gavi PM, coordinate capacity strengthening of project implementation teams
  • Coordinate REACH project location vaccine supply chain management, and effective vaccine management assessments, ensuring they are conducted as planned, and in line with IRC, MoH and global standards
  • Support the project teams to develop, implement and monitor plans to address gaps identified in the supply chain assessments
  • Working closely with the project MEAL and technical teams, contribute to the development and implementation of appropriate mechanisms to strengthen immunisation supply chain performance monitoring and reporting of vaccine stock and CCE status within REACH target sites
  • Ensure quarterly reporting on stock incidents (stockouts, understock overstock, and wastage of vaccines and CCE availability/status) as well as formulation and implementation of cause-correction measures to mitigate vaccine insufficiency and/or wastage across project locations
  • Share consumption and supply information promptly through regular meetings with all stakeholders, ensuring information gathered is regularly and accurately recorded, collated, and analysed for further dissemination, monitoring, documenting, and reporting on project
  • Support the establishment of systems for adverse event identification and reporting within the REACH project
  • Support the establishment and strengthening of sub-national vaccine logistics working groups (LWGs)
  • Contribute to the REACH learning agenda by documenting lessons learnt in response to project learning

Requirements

  • Competent and organised medical logistician/bachelor’s degree in Pharmacist with significant experience in Pharmacy Management
  • Experience in quantification, procurement, warehousing, distribution, and general commodities management
  • Experience in supply chain assessments and developing management strategies
  • Experience in immunisation supply chain/cold chain management will be an added advantage
  • Willingness to travel to sub-region cold chain iHUBs periodically
  • Strong interpersonal skills, self-motivated and result-driven, with the ability to effectively build and manage networks and relationships for programme promotion
  • Excellent time management and communication skills (both verbal and written), with the ability to engage a range of diverse audiences, stakeholders, and partners
  • Ability to develop and utilise appropriate methods and tools in supply chain strengthening
  • Experience in training and capacity building
  • Ability to synthesise and analyses information, and make clear, informed decision
  • Ability to work independently, under own initiative with a proactive approach to problem-solving
  • Ability to work as a team member independently and proactively with minimum day-to-day oversight

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