• Program Officer – Pharmacist (Hepatitis B & C) Dodoma
  • Ministry of Health in Dodoma, , Tanzania
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

jobs description

The Ministry of Health (MOH) through Global Fund (GF) Grants is looking for enthusiastic, creative and energetic individuals whom will work under a three years (1st January, 2024 to 31st December, 2026) contractual agreement to fill the following 123 vacant positions:

5. National Aids, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Hepatitis Control Programme (NASHCOP)

5.14 Job Title: Program Officer – Pharmacist (Hepatitis B & C) (1 Position)
Location: Dodoma
Reporting to: Head Pharmaceuticals and Laboratory Services Unit (PLSU)

Duties and Responsibilities
• Coordinate and ensure timely availability of quality Viral Hepatitis B and C commodities and services at all levels through proper quantification, develop forecasting and supply plan.
• Participate in proposal writing for procurement of Antiviral and Viral Hepatitis B and C Commodities, and provide procurement updates of viral Hepatitis B Commodities procured through funds from GF, PEPFAR and other donors.
• Coordinate supply... chain activities and Rational Use of Medicines are conducted in timely manner
• Collaborate with regional, district and Implementing partners in development and review of National Guidelines, Training Packages, strategic plan, operational plan, Viral Hepatitis B and C Logistics electronic software and assessment tools for proper provision of quality viral Hepatitis B and C Services and data management of viral hepatitis B Commodities.
• Build capacity to health care workers and HIV, Viral Hepatitis B and C partners on viral Hepatitis B and C Logistics System in order to ensure data quality, timely reporting and adherence to the National guidelines.
• Develop an assessment tool to assist in evaluating performance of supply chain system and ensure key performance Indicators are monitored to improve supply chain management.
• Identify potential break downs in the Viral Hepatitis B and C logistics system and taking corrective and remedial actions to avoid service interruptions for improvement of health services to People Living with Viral Hepatitis B and C including co-infected with HIV.
• Prepare detailed Monthly stock status reports, detailing information but not limited to MoS for key Viral Hepatitis B and C pharmaceuticals and supplies, procurements and deliveries in pipeline, and stocks at risk of expiries.
• Develop a feedback mechanism to ensure that approved stock status of Antiviral for Hepatitis B and C including pediatric formulations reports are disseminated to all levels of the health system and implementing partners.
• Provide update date and metrics to guide implementation e.g. assumptions
• Initiate procurement through Wambo.org or MSD
• Provide updated quarterly stock status reports by liaising with MSD and PSU

Experience and Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy and /or Engineering or related field. Master’s degree in related field will be an added advantage.
• Three to five years working experience in commodity supply chain management
• Familiarity with safety and procedural best practices in Supply Chain Management (SCM).
• Ability to lead, train and mentor employees on a personal level
• Good knowledge of English and Kiswahili both spoken and written.
• Computer literate
• Flexible, Adaptable, Detail-oriented and Team Player.
• Age limit: 50 years

Terms of Employment: 3 years Contract (Renewable based on Performance and availability of funds).

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education: Bachelor Degree
Dodoma Tanzania


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