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Chemonics/Kenya Pharma Regional Manager Job Vacancy in Nairobi

Ref No: RM001

Position: 
Regional Manager

Location: Nairobi

Background

Chemonics/Kenya Pharma is a USAID funded project that seeks to establish and operate a reliable, sustainable pharmaceutical supply chain management system.

Its aims is to forecast, procure, store, and distribute drugs, supplies, and equipment needed for the care and treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS in Kenya.

Position description

The Regional Managers will be based in their assigned region and will oversee field agents in their respective regions. They will be responsible for providing field agents with continuous on the job coaching and support. Additionally, the regional managers will provide direct support to larger, key sites in their areas.

Regional Managers will report to the Field Operations Manager. It is a full-time position, currently anticipated to last for the duration of the contract.

Tasks
  • Coach a team of field agents on every day job responsibilities including data collection and client management.
  • The regional managers will also mentor the field agents on completion of paper based and electronic ordering forms.
  • Monitor accuracy and timely submission of reports and orders and ensure adherence to deadlines.
  • Conduct routine spot checks in the facilities in their assigned region to ensure that field agents are performing assigned duties well and submitting accurate data reports to eSCM.
  • Back stop for field agents when they are off duty to avoid service interruption.
  • Handle large programs requiring special focus in their region (AMPATH, KNH, WRP)
  • Strengthen collaboration with key implementing partners and liaise with government structures in assigned region e.g. Provincial Health Management teams & District Health Management Teams (PHMT & DHMT), APHIA coordinators among other stakeholders, etc.
  • Regional Managers will also identify areas that need further training for the field agents as a whole and work with the Field Operations Manager and Director of Program Support to plan these trainings.
  • Develop monthly reports compiling the trip reports from their field agents regarding issues identified in their region of operation.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences.
  • 3-5 years experience working handling pharmaceutical products in Kenya
  • Have solid working knowledge of ART in Kenya with 1 -2 years experience in managing ART commodities logistics.
  • Good understanding of the health systems in Kenya especially government health facilities an added advantage. Established relationships with GoK and other partners working along the HIV commodity supply chain a plus.
  • Experience in working with key organizations involved in HIV treatment and care will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and motivate a team to attain set objectives.
  • Excellent written, oral communication and computer skills (Microsoft Office Programs).
Send CV and cover letter with three professional referees to recruit@kenyapharma.org not later than 3rd September 2010.

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