Quantification Associate

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Founded in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems around the world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.

CHAI Rwanda

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Quantification Associate

Nutrition Program

Title:QuantificationAssociate

Location: Kigali

Timing:Full time

Reports to: FBF Supply Chain Coordinator

Background

Founded in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems around the world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. Based on the premise that business oriented strategies can facilitate solutions to global health challenges, CHAI acts as a catalyst to mobilize new resources and optimize the impact of these resources to save lives, via improved organization of commodity markets and more effective management. By working in association with governments and other NGO partners, CHAI is focused on large-scale impact and, to date, CHAI has secured lower pricing agreements for treatment options in more than 70 countries. In addition, CHAI's teams are working side-by-side with over 30 governments to tackle many of the largest barriers to effective treatment and care.

It is in line with the above that CHAI is currently implementing a nutrition program in partnership with the Government of Rwanda and private sector stakeholders with the aim of contributing to the fight against malnutrition in Rwanda. This program aims at developing fortified blended foods (FBF) designed for pregnant and nursing women and children from 6 to 24 months.

Summary of the position:

CHAI is seeking QuantificationAssociateto support the implementation phase of its Nutrition work in Rwanda. The incumbentwill work under the leadership of RBC precisely under MPPD Division to support the FBF distribution system from the factory down to beneficiaries at Health facilities across the country focusing on quantification of needed products.

This work will necessitate smooth and effective FBF delivery planning through quantification, order forecasts and coordination of various health facilities involved in the FBF supply chain process.

The position requires a highly motivated individual with outstanding quantitative, analytical and problem solving skills. The Associatemust have a strong knowledge inorderingas well as experience in managementof data and quantification staff. On a daily basis, the Associatewill be working with the FBFsupply chain team, the factory and health facilities across the country.She/he must have excellent relationship building, communication and negotiation skills and a high degree of self-confidence. She/he must be able to function independently and have a strong commitment to excellence with a keen eye for details. She/he should also exhibit a number of important personal qualities: responsibility, energy, strong professional ethic and highest level of integrity.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the activities related to FBF quantification and forecast FBF product needs
  • Ensure that stock monitoring activities at all Health centers is happening appropriately and in a timely manner, use the stock monitoring data for planning and ordering
  • Closely work with Health facilities to obtain monthly requisitions/orders timely, aggregate the orders for purchasing towards the FBF factory
  • Carry out frequent reconciliation analyses of quantified FBF productsdelivered from the factory against the stock monitoring and distribution to beneficiary records
  • Elaborate frequent reports on stock monitoring and procurement of FBF products
  • Ensure data accuracy in the inventory management system used in the FBF program
  • Monitor stock expiry dates and minimize write off by suggesting solutions for the use of products before expiry
  • Be part of the receiving team that receives FBF products on behalf of RBC/MPPD from AIF on daily basis
  • Consistent reports to MPPD on the progress of distribution activities and specific tasks assigned, problems encountered, the quality of relations with distribution points (health centers)
  • Keep records of all FBF quantification related data, and produce timely reports
  • Update daily monitoring data tools
  • Perform other tasks as requested by his/her supervisors.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degreein Pharmacy, Procurement management, business administration or similar discipline (master degree is an advantage)
  • A minimum of 4 years of relevant experience
  • Sound knowledge and experience in supply planning, order handling, forecastingand procurement
  • Ability to coordinate and communicate with multiple players, including drivers, MPPD leadership, staff members at distribution points and at the FBF factory level.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Experience working in the health sector will be preferred, especially in positions involving collaboration with decentralized institutions.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to build professional relationships with key stakeholders
  • Ability to react quickly to ad-hoc requests while managing an existing workload
  • Detail-oriented with strong organization and time-management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume as well as the names and contacts of 3 professional references to the following email address: rwandanm@clintonhealthaccess.org .

Submission deadline: June 30th, 2017

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Job summary

This job has been viewed 2,394 times
Location:
Kigali
Rwanda
Sector:
Administration, Management, Other, Procurement
Education level:
Bachelor
Desired experience:
Mid career (2+ years of experience)
Contrat type:
Full-time
Apply before:
30-06-2017
Number of positions:
1

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