Supply Chain Coordinators

at John Snow Inc
Location Durban, Durban, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Management
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR


Job Summary

The USAID/PEPFAR SAFE Project works closely with health facilities to provide HIV/AIDS services in Durban. The project now seeks the services of highly qualified and motivated South African to fill the position of provincial Supply Chain Coordinators.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

Closely work with the Provincial and District Pharmacists to ensure that there is steady supply of medical, pharmaceutical and laboratory supplies in SAFE supported facilities;

Participate in ARVs and other HIV related pharmaceutical supplies’ forecasting;

Work with the operations team within SAFE to ensure service providers have the necessary clinical and non-clinical supplies;

Work with the IT unit to support GRZ to roll out approved electronic information management system in all SAFE supported pharmacies;

Enforce standard operation procedures on the management of pharmaceutical products in all SAFE supported facilities where ART is being provided;

Lead pharmaco-vigilance services among ART beneficiaries in all SAFE supported facilities and communities in order to achieve desired treatment outcomes;

Ensure that data between clinics and pharmacies on the use of ARV s and other drugs are synchronized;

Plan for buffer stock to take care of shortages in pharmaceutical and laboratory supplies including HIV test kits and selected essential drugs;

Ensure that mobile service teams are well stocked;

Any other duty assigned by the Chief of Party.

Desirable Qualifications and Competencies:

Degree in Pharmacy or its equivalent with at least 5 years’ work experience in busy environments including public health facility supply chain management or

Diploma in Pharmacy from Evelyn Hone College with at least 10 years’ experience

Strong analytical skills in forecasting;

Familiarity with proper handling of private information and protocol regarding client confidentiality

Superior verbal and written communication skills

Ability to multi-task efficiently and prioritize activities in support of Project goals and deadlines


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