Job title: Supply Chain Officer
(2 positions: Turkana & Samburu)
Department: Kenya Country Team - Afya Timiza Project
Post holder: Vacant
Responsible for: n/a
Liaison with: Project team members, consortium partners, headquarters staff, consultants
Type of contract: Fixed term
Organisation: Options Consultancy Services Limited was established in 1992 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marie Stopes International.
We are a consultancy organisation providing technical and management expertise in the health and social sectors to governments and international development partners to transform the health of women and children.
We provide information, expertise and influence to governments, health workers, NGOs and businesses to catalyse change so that health services can be accessed by the people who need them most.
Main purpose of job: The Supply Chain Officer will provide technical assistance to the county government to strengthen county, sub-county and facility level commodity security and quality assurance for Family Planning / Reproductive Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (FP/RMNCAH) commodities.
Working with the Sub-County Health Management Team (SCHMT) s/he will support a programme of work to prevent stock-outs, reduce commodity wastage, and reduce order lead time for essential RMNCAH commodities.
- Support the SCM component of the organizational capacity assessment (OCA), identifying capacity gaps
- Work in partnership with the county government to create a capacity development plan to improve SCM performance
Provide technical assistance, training and mentorship on specific technical areas, such as:
- Quantification and supply planning, inventory management and stocking according to established stock control parameters
- Development, utilization and scale up of inventory management tools, leveraging existing electronic systems as far as possible
- Quality assurance of FP/RH/MNCH commodities at county level, good storage practices and patient/client safety
Note: this job description reflects the present requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities change and develop the job description will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the job holder.
- Degree or professional certification in Supply Chain Management, Business Management or related field
- At least three years demonstrated experience at mid-level in operational experience designing and managing supply chain systems preferably in the health sector in Kenya.
- Experience working with government or donor funded programs will be an advantage.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level, preferably including demonstrated experience in building capacity in supply chain management.
Skills and attributes
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Commitment to equal opportunities
- Professional-level proficiency in oral and written fluency in English and Swahili
- Practical knowledge of the Turkana / Samburu context an added advantage