Purpose of the position
The regional DSM advisor promotes interventions related to DSM activities in general and anti-TB drugs supply management, including promoting rational use.
The DSM advisor provides TA to the SNNPR RHB and PFSA hubs which includes overall strategic planning, coordination, and technical direction of drug management activities for the project to ensure sustainable availability of anti-
TB pharmaceuticals and proper logistics management systems.
Position in the organization :
The regional DSM advisor reports to the regional coordinator and is a member of the SNNPR Challenge TB regional team.
Specific Responsibilities :
Addresses identified root causes of systems failures and ensures progress is being achieved towards ensuring quality drug management services
Responsible for providing targeted technical assistance to all DSM related activities for the project in the region and work very closely with the regional program and establish relationships with public and private sector representatives in the assigned region
Design, and implement DSM related activities including trainings, workshops, manual development, drug management tools and other related documents
Train and mentor pharmacists and other relevant health workers on quantification and ordering of anti-TB drugs and TB laboratory supply management
Support the implementation of TB patient kits in the region
Coordinate with regional, zonal, district and facility level partners on drug supply management
Assist RHBs in the implementation of planned need assessments regarding forecasting and capacity building
Provide support for supply chain planning and implementation
Conduct and support relevant DSM assessments
Support the design and implementation of TB drugs LMIS tools, operational guidelines, manuals and procedures at the regional level
Coordinate with regional, zonal, and district stakeholders and other partners on anti-TB drugs (first and second lines) and laboratory supplies management activities
Provide support to regional, zonal, and district partners in troubleshooting anti-TB drug shortages, supply interruption, laboratory supply and other drugs and supplies, including SOP’s
Collect and analyze data for DSM project support areas and work with the project coordinator to contribute to quarterly and annual progress reports in line with the agreed indicators that have to be reported to USAID
Support the regional PFSA hubs, collaborate with other international partners on an ongoing basis; with regard to anti-
TB drugs quantification, procurement planning, and distribution and associated issues
The job requires frequent travel to the zones, woredas, and facilities
Professional Degree in Pharmacy or related discipline.
Knowledge / Experience :
At least 5 years’ of work experience in pharmaceutical / public health management with relevant experience in pharmaceutical management and training
In depth knowledge and comprehensive understanding of Ethiopia’s public health and pharmaceutical sector
Knowledge on the Integrated Pharmaceuticals logistics system and the NTP policies and guidelines
Strong organizational skills and ability to work flexibly in a team-oriented, culturally diverse environment
Excellent interpersonal skills, sound judgment and communication skills
Demonstrated computer skills, knowledge of appropriate methods for data analysis and reporting.
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
Knowledge and experience working with donors preferably with USAID.
Behavioral competencies and skills :
Good interpersonal communication.
Ability to cope with stress
Good Organizational skills
A team player
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated leadership skills
The ability to work collaboratively with culturally diverse partners
Sound analytical skills.
What does KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation offer?
A full time (40 hours) fixed-term contract for a year, with the intention to extend the contract;
An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated;
A highly-motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues;
The salary is dependent upon education and relevant working experience;
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own Employment Conditions Scheme.
Application and Information You can apply for this position by submitting your CV, including a motivation letter and 3 professional references, before May 21,2018.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact our HRM Team in Ethiopia : + 251116673801 or mail to recruitethiopia kncvtbc.org .
Please note that we only consider the applications that are received through the KNCV website.