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Medical Supply Chain Officer needed at Save The Children


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Medical Supply Chain Officer needed at Save The Children, May 27 2022



Medical Supply Chain Officer


Organization: Save The Children

Position: Medical Supply Chain Officer

Location: Semera

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Closing Date: Jun 1, 2022





Job description

The Opportunity

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY: (Medical Supply Chain Officer)

– She /He will ensure the placement of proper pharmaceutical supply chin information system in all the project areas and will be involved in all supply chain technical field of expertise (pharmaceutical quantification, consumption monitoring, and order compliance and Verification).

– Facilitate the medical procurement process in coordination with the Procurement and Logistics Unit, including contributing to the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on pharmaceutical procurement and adequate stock monitoring mechanism, in accordance with SCI policies and procedures, in a transparent, accountable, efficient and cost-effective manner.

– Periodically evaluate health logistics inventory and needs, focusing on health facilities, mobile medical activities, and outbreak response (Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) required to support the health emergency response.

– Check that medical supplies for disease outbreak response including for mobile teams meet the required standard, and are delivered in a timely manner.

– Analyze demands, prepare regular forecasts, calculate replenishment orders and initiate procurement accordingly for medicines, including medical supplies and commodities.

– Ensure timely reporting on stock status, to help health staff with planning of stock distribution and stock replenishment.

– Supervise medical stores ensuring security and maintenance, make sure that medical stocks are kept in proper storage conditions (i.e. temperature controlled and packaging)

– Ensure accurate and complete documentation is prepared for all deliveries.

– Provide technical support and capacity building to relevant SCI Health implementing partners and relevant Ministry of Health staff in the field of medical product supply chains.

– Provide technical assistance in management of the SC pharmaceuticals and medical supplies stock on a day-to-day basis and ensure that guidelines are in line with the SC procedures.

– Contribute to the development and implementation of supply chain management of essential drugs and medical consumables technical work plan and follow up of its implementation.

– Assist the Health & Nutrition   Program team of Save the Children to establish essential recording/tracking system for all necessary documentations of the drugs and medical supplies received, stored, issued and ensure that they are retrievable.

– Ensuring full compliance of all programmatic & administrative activities with Save the Children rules, regulations, policies and procedures; Dispatch: facilitate and follow up stock dispatch and payments to the supplier.

– Ensuring that the disposals of expired medicines are according to Save the Children safety standards, waste management protocols, and National legislation when existing, in cooperation with other responsible units.

– Provide regular supportive supervision on quality stock management of health kits using bin-card and stock cards at health facility and district health office levels.

– Prepare monthly, progress project report on all the activities relating to essential medical supplies, and support the documentation of the project’s best practices.

-Participate in the rapid Response team to provide humanitarian support to the conflict displaced people based on the gaps identified

– The post holder will comply with all relevant Save the Children Policies and procedures with respect to Child Safe Guarding, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, Fraud Bribery and Corruption, and Code of Conduct
Collect GRN from warehouse for incoming items and send to country office to effect payments.

– Ensure that all supplies requests from the programs are facilitated in a professional manner and following SCI logistics and financial guidelines as well as donor rules and regulations.
In order to be successful you will bring/have:

Qualifications and experience

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BSc in Pharmacy with COC certificate plus five years related experience
Experience monitoring rational use of medicines.

– Good knowledge of general logistics and willingness to multitask.
Strong communicator and team member.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

– Ability to work in and maintain a positive team dynamic in insecure environments.

– Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.

– Experience of supply chain management

– Flexible, positive and proactive approach to work

– Willing to travel and work from other locations as required.


Written and spoken English; fluency in local language is advantageous
Previous experience working for an International NGO

Experience working in NGOs is an added advantage

Willing to travel and work from other locations as required.
We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector (if you prefer to add a specific salary range please do).

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at


We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.


All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

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How To Apply

Interested applicants who meet the Minimum requirements should apply using the below link:

on or before June-02-2022.





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