Feb 23, 2018

Health Commodity Logistics Advisors

  • John Snow Inc.( JSI )
  • Jijiga, Ethiopia
Full time Logistics Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Jijiga & Gambella

John Snow Inc.( JSI )

Position Summary: The Health Commodity Logistics Advisor is responsible to help ensure commodity security in their region through technical support for the implementation of the Integrated Pharmaceutical Logistics System (IPLS). The HCLA actively collaborates with PFSA, RHBs, other MOH levels, and partners to strengthen IPLS, and HCMIS, and for commodity security work focused on family planning, maternal and child health, malaria and HIV commodities including, resource mobilization, and the collection and reporting of quality logistics data for commodity decision-making (resupply and forecasting).  The HCLA is also involved in technical assistance, supportive supervision, and monitoring and evaluation in the regions for selected logistics and CS indicators with a focus on data quality, visibility and sustainability of both automated and paper systems. The HCLA may also support vaccine supply chain transition and EPI supply chain management. He/she will serve as a member of any TWG for IPLS and CS.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Provide regular supportive supervision to health facilities for IPLS and HCMIS.
  • Support IPLS supportive supervision with partner staff (PFSA, RHB, zonal and woreda).
  • Provide on-the-job training for IPLS as part of supportive supervision.
  • Provide support to malaria and vaccine supply chain transition & information systems including participation in TWGs as needed
  • Actively participate in the establishment/strengthening/ of regional commodity networks and PFSA ‘Hub’ Technical Working Groups, with an emphasis on commodity security and an effective LMIS, data quality and visibility
  • Provide support to the Health Post Resupply program
  • Support their assigned PFSA hub in IPLS implementation
  • Provide basic problem solving support to HCMIS facility store managers in close consultation with the HCMIS team and FIT.
  • Investigate reported stock-outs and stock imbalances, and take immediate action to remedy the situation, in conjunction with PFSA, RHBs, ZHDs, WoHOs and partners.
  • Assist PFSA hubs, RHBs, Zones, Woreda and HFs to use logistics data for decision-making, focusing on regular resupply and forecasting.
  • Help coordinate and attend relevant TWG meetings at the regional, zonal and woreda levels
  • Provide regular written and verbal reports and updates, by email and in person, to Regional Manager and Addis office, on planned and actual activities, site visits, progress, constraints, and related issues (at least monthly).
  • Complete and submit the integrated database to the Addis office within three days of field trip
  • Complete travel advance requests and expense reports in a timely manner; manage funds for workshops according to JSI policies
  • Perform other tasks, duties, and responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time.

Report to: Regional Manager 

Job Requirements:  

Qualifications, Education and Experience:

  • Applicants for this position should possess the following qualifications:
  • Degree in Pharmacy, supply chain management or other public health discipline.
  • 3-5 years’ experience working  with in health system, and health care supply chain in Ethiopia : IPLS training desired
  • Experience in providing supportive supervision   O-J-T and training  to public health facility staff is preferred
  • Experience working with USAID-funded projects
  • Proven ability to participate in planning, implementation of project activities and work independently.


  • Strong Interpersonal skills and team player with proven technical and negotiation skills and willingness to work in diverse Geographic and cultural environment.
  • Problem solving and action planning  
  • Excellent written and verbal English and fluent in Amharic
  • Ability to prepare and present technical documents, and proposals.
  • Proficiency in common computer packages (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Able to travel up to 60% of his/her time in in the field to support health facilities.

How To Apply:

Qualified Candidates can apply by sending their application to aidsfree@et.jsi.com   on or before March 9, 2018. Please specify for which location and position you are applying for on the subject line of your e-mail

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