Closing date: Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Job no: 512834
Position type: Consultancy
Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn’l(ESARO)
Department/Office: Kampala, Uganda
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How can you make a difference?
Under the supervision of the Health Specialist, the consultant will provide technical assistance to support the National Medical Stores (NMS) to streamline the Supply Chain Management system of the iCCM and other life- saving commodities including nutrition supplies.
Purpose of the assignment
Supply chain management remains a key challenge in Uganda health systems. The key challenges identified are delays in procurement, dispatch and distribution of the life-saving commodities to end users. Since September 2015, all the iCCM commodities procured by UNICEF have been warehoused and distributed through the National Medical Stores (NMS) to the districts up to the last mile (health facilities). NMS takes full responsibility of for the warehousing and distribution. The streamlining of the iCCM supply chain system through the NMS has had several teething challenges, including delays in delivering supplies up to the VHT level in some cases and failure to deliver supplies to some health facilities. However, these constraints are being addressed. UNICEF and other partners are keen to support NMS to ensure that availability of these life-saving commodities is increased to at least 80% in line with the Health Sector Development Plan target. In addition to this, NMS will need some support when the nutrition supplies are eventually integrated into the national pipeline.