Commodities Specialist Job at LVCT Health

LVCT Health

Commodities Specialist Job at LVCT Health,

Commodities Specialist Job at LVCT Health

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LVCT Health is an indigenous Kenyan non-governmental and not-for-profit organization established in 2001. We are driving Kenya towards HIV prevention, with an ultimate goal of reducing HIV infections to zero. We offer integrated HIV services through development of models that are scaled up to the national models. We also carry out sexual and reproductive …

Commodities Specialist

Job purpose

The Commodities Specialist will be responsible for providing technical leadership in the management of pharmaceuticals and non-pharmaceuticals towards promoting commodity security and strengtheningcommodity supply chain management systems in facilities, sub Counties, and Counties in all USAIDStawisha Pwani program areas.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Prepare commodity strategic plans, work plans, budgets, and performance reports as per USAIDrequirements.
  • Support a sustainable supply chain for HIV/AIDS and FP/RMNCAH and Nutrition commoditiesin the counties by working closely with the relevant stakeholders to ensure prompt approval and timely delivery of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical supplies.
  • Conduct training and staff mentorship in USAID supported facilities on selection, forecasting, reordering, monitoring and reporting of health commodities.
  • Strengthen logistical systems for management of health commodities to ensure conformity with the Kenya Quality Model for Health (KQMH) guidelines.
  • Ensure rapid response and contingency support in the event of commodity shortages andcompliance with the USAID commodity regulations.
  • Develop and monitor implementation of the project supply chain quality improvement system.
  • Develop and strengthen pharmacovigilance monitoring, reporting systems and Medicine andTherapeutic Committees (MTC) together with the relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide short turn-around responses to donor, government and partner requests oncommodities and supply chain relevant to Stawisha Pwani project.
  • Actively participate in the development/revision of county and national commodity andsupply chain related strategies and strategic plans, policies, guidelines and standardoperating procedures (SOPs) through the respective commodity Technical Working Groups.


  • An undergraduate degree in Pharmacy or related sciences.
  • Post-graduate qualifications inpharmacy, healthcare management and/ or commodity/supply chain management andanother relevant field will be an added advantage. 8-year work experience, with 5 of those being in donor-funded programs. Commodity andsupply chain management experience is highly desirable.
  • Good communication, training, and analytical skills. Proven ability to foster and sustain relationships within projects andwithgovernments and donors.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • A valid professional certificate and practice

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications and CV alongwithacover letter expressing interest and indicating Salary history and expectations to . The position applied for and reference number should beclearlyindicated on the subject line and cover letter