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Kenya Pharma - USAID Funded Project Job Vacancies

Kenya Pharma is a USAID funded project that seeks to establish and operate a reliable, sustainable pharmaceutical supply chain management system. Its aim is to distribute drugs for the care and treatment of persons with HIV/AIDs in Kenya.

Kenya Pharma has the following vacancies:

Communications Specialist
Ref KP-CS001
Location: Nairobi

Position Description:
  • Work closely with chief of party to develop a strategy for communications and action plan to be updated annually;
  • Manage the production of all communication and public awareness activities, including set up required templates and systems, and work with communications consultants;

  • Develop communications content for the Kenya Pharma project, including success stories, project news for the project website, the e-bulletin for project staff in the field, best practices documents to share with Government of Kenya partners and other documents as outlined in the communications strategy or identified by the chief of party;
  • Co-moderator for the project’s Facebook page;
  • Refine content for quarterly reports, technical briefs, and other documents prior to dissemination;
  • Work with other project team members to develop communications products that support the implementation of their components;
  • Assist technical team members with development of abstracts and presentations for local and international conferences;
  • Gather information and prepare success stories for dissemination to USAID and the wider HIV-care and treatment community;
  • Establish systems to disseminate regular project successes and information for USAID’s website and other publications;
  • Ensure all communications and project materials are branded in accordance with USAID and Kenya Pharma project guidelines;
  • Work with the COP in handling media inquiries;
  • Regularly act as project photographer at project events and during site visits;
  • Monitor domestic and international media for stories to share with project team;
  • Work with monitoring and evaluation specialist to develop indicators and monitor effectiveness of communications materials;
  • Train field team and other staff regarding the importance of communications and how to integrate communications into their work;
  • Integrate communications activities into annual work plans; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor or chief of party.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Degree in communications, marketing, international studies, public health or related area required;
  • Ability to produce lucid documents in English language a must;
  • Experience doing communications work for USAID project a plus;
  • Minimum of 6-8 years experience developing program communications strategies and documents required (work on health or HIV/AIDS programs a plus);
  • Ability to work with a multi-cultural team in a fast-paced environment, managing several assignments and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent organizational skills; and
  • Requires excellent computer skills (MS Excel, MS Word, Outlook, Power Point)
Position: electronic Supply Chain Management Specialist
Ref KP-eSCM002
Location: Nairobi

The eSCM Specialist will build and manage the electronic Supply Chain Management (eSCM) System.The eSCM will also serve as an internal project management tool permitting oversight of national and project stock levels, status of orders and pending procurements and visibility of other project activities as well.

Position Description
  • Work with project technical experts and consultants in developing an electronic infrastructure for management of the supply chain (includes database and website development);
  • Train internal staff on use of eSCM and develop materials to assist external stakeholders in utilizing the system;
  • Work with technical staff to streamline methods for dissemination of information and constant update of information;
  • Maintain the system as a whole ensuring continuous functioning including importation of up-to-date information and quick resolution of problems;
  • Track customer requirements to ensure system properly addresses project responsibilities and supports customer needs;
  • Conduct spot checks of entries made into the system for accuracy;
  • Run regular reports through the system to look for performance trends and identify risks, issues and opportunities for process improvement;
  • Monitor downtime of eSCM and liaise with system host to identify issues and eliminate them;
  • Manage team of data entry specialists and system support providers (help desk); and
  • Other responsibilities as identified by his/her supervisor.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Degree in an IT field, such as computer programming or computer sciences or database administration;
  • General understanding of commercial transactions and processes involved in supply chain management;
  • Knowledge of and experience with building databases and administering websites is a must;
  • Experience in either Oracle or SQL server; and
  • PHP programming skills required.
Send CV and cover letter with three professional referees to no later than October 15th, 2010.

Make sure you quote only the reference number of the position on the subject line.

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