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Action Against Hunger leads the global movement to end hunger. We innovate solutions, advocate for change, and reach 24 million people every year with proven hunger prevention and treatment programs. As a nonprofit that works across 50 countries, our 8,300 dedicated staff members partner with communities to address the root causes of hunger, including climate change, conflict, inequity, and emergencies. We strive to create a world free from hunger, for everyone, for good.

Action Against Hunger USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network. As an independent NGO, Action Against Hunger USA currently manages operations in 8 countries: Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia and Haiti. Action Against Hunger-USA has over $100 million in programs, and approximately 1,800 permanent staff based in New York City, Washington D.C, Nairobi, and country offices. Additional growth is anticipated.
Job SummaryAction Against Hunger – Somalia seeks an experienced Pharmaceutical and Supply Manager for the anticipated Damal Caafimaad Program. The purpose of the Damal Cafimaad call is to deliver the Essential Package of Health Services for better health outcomes through strengthened essential health services provision. The project is funded by World Bank through the Federal Republic of Somalia. The Pharmaceutical and Supply Manager will be responsible for technical oversight, operations support and quality control of all pharmaceutical and medical equipment for the Damal Caafimaad project.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Ensuring the regular and appropriate use of management documents (stock sheets, delivery notes, computer tools, etc.).
  • Ensuring/analysing data collection (stock, consumption) from the facilities and, where relevant, from the Dispensation Sites, and entering the data into the appropriate monitoring tool.
  • Analyzing this data in order to optimize the management of drugs/medicines and medical equipment (needs assessment, cold chain, expiry dates, stock surplus/shortage, etc.)
  • Ensure compliance with Good Storage Practices for medical products at all facilities.
  • Ensure hygiene of the premises: regular cleaning of floors and shelves, refrigerator maintenance, no food or sugary drinks, etc.
  • Twice-daily monitoring of temperature and humidity during working days
  • Manage all pharmaceutical procurement in country or internationally
  • Liaise with local health and administrative authorities for obtaining import permits and tax exemptions.
  • Ensure evidence-based assessment of needs & requirements and preparing international orders for the project.
  • Provide input for national and international orders: draft 1st procurement request based on Average Monthly consumption and Somalia authority standard list.
  • Support the technical lead in making decisions on the choice of molecular substitutions as part of the procurement process.
  • Supporting coordination in defining procurement frequency.
  • Providing technical support through training on stock management, rationale use of medical products, critical analysis of consumption data.

Our Core values.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate Action Against Hunger-USA’s five core values

Respect- we work with compassion and dedication, treating everyone the same way we expect them to treat us.

Integrity-: we believe that being honest and fair is integral to every aspect of our work. conducting our work with a spirit of sincerity, truthfulness and transparency is imperative.

Creativity-we encourage new ideas, embrace innovative solutions, and create opportunities for meaningful and exciting ways to do our jobs and provide solutions to address the needs of the populations we serve.

Excellence- we strive to provide services that meet and even exceed the expectations of our stakeholders (populations in need, staff, communities and donors).

Empowerment- we are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities where we work have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about participating.

Gender Equality Commitments

  • Ability to foster an environment that reinforces values of women and men, and equal access to information.
  • Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
  • Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion. race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
  • Value and respect for all cultures.

Requirements

  • A Master’s degree in Logistics, Transport, Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Pharmacy, or any other relevant field.
  • A minimum of eight years of supply chain management experience at primary level health service delivery
  • Good command of Excel, Word and Outlook is essential.
  • Skills in capacity building via individually or group training
  • Good understanding of the functioning of the national supply chain
  • Experience in management of drug stores
  • Capacity in needs assessment and supply of drugs/medicines to health facilities
  • At least three years of demonstrated experience in a conflict-impacted, fragile settings such as Somalia or any other similar environment.
  • A minimum of eight years of experience in developing operational and supply chain capacity, transport management systems and stock replenishment systems.

Benefits

Benefits

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Application Process

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

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