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Supply Chain / Logistics Associate Job Vacancy


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

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

Kenya Pharma has the following vacancy:
 
Position Title: Supply Chain / Logistics Associate
 
Reports to: Supply Chain/Logistics Manager
 
Position Description:
 
Based in Nairobi, the SC/L Associate assists in the management of Kenya Pharma’s inbound drug shipments, customs clearance, warehousing and inventory management; outbound deliveries to service delivery points; management of reverse logistics of commodities; reporting and implementing identified ISO 9001: 2008 procedural controls; and ensuring compliance with USAID regulations, Chemonics policies and procedures, and GoK regulations and laws
 
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
 
Inbound shipment:
  • Liaise with the shipment subcontractor and ensure commodities are shipped from the supplier and cleared with customs in a timely manner;
  • Coordinate arrival of shipments into the warehouse.
Warehousing & Inventory Management:
  • Oversee warehousing practices to ensure appropriate handling of commodities;
  • Coordinate receipt and dispatch of the commodities from the warehouse;
  • Manage buffer stock levels and work with the procurement and forecasting and quantification managers to ensure availability of buffer stocks at all times in the warehouses; and
  • Plan and manage semi-annual inventory and warehouse inspections.
Outbound Shipment:
  • Liaise with the warehouse team for the management of drug orders, authorize emergency deliveries to facilities, and manage reverse logistics when required;
  • Coordinate with the transport subcontractor to ensure efficiency in delivery of commodities to sites as well as proper tracking and tracing of commodities.
Management and Reporting:
  • Support overall management and supervision of subcontractors;
  • Identify areas of potential improvements/efficiencies;
  • Work with project team to develop and deliver training on various areas of supply chain management; and 
  • Implement ISO 9001:2008 principles and Chemonics and USAID regulations in supply chain management.
Qualifications
  • A bachelor’s degree in commerce, purchasing and supply management or a post graduate qualification in procurement and supply and / or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.
  • Minimum 5 years relevant work experience, preferably in an NGO setting;
  • Experience managing health commodity supplies will be an added advantage;
  • Good knowledge of USAID and its contractual and reporting requirements;
  • Strong understanding of GOK customs clearance procedures and processes.
Send your CV and cover letter with three professional referees to recruit@kenyapharma.org not later than 7th December, 2012. 

Please include position title in the subject line of the email.
 
For a more comprehensive scope of work for this position, visit
http://www.kenyapharma.org/about_us/careers

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