Procurement and Logistics Specialist, Eradicate TB

Lusaka, Zambia, Full Time

Job Description

PATH is leading a vibrant consortium of Zambian and international organizations that collaborate closely with Zambia’s MoH, the NTLP, the private sector, and other partners to support the eradication of TB in Zambia. Funded by USAID and that specialize in six (Copperbelt, Central, Muchinga, Northern, North-Western and Luapula) of Zambia’s 10 provinces, the five-year Eradicate TB contract aims to extend the amount of people screened for TB by 50% and increase the TB treatment success rate to 85% in targeted provinces. The four key tasks of Eradicate TB are to:

Pursue high-quality DOTS expansion and enhancement
Address TB-HIV, MDR-TB, and therefore the needs of poor and vulnerable populations in six provinces
Engage all categories of care providers
Enable and promote research.

PATH seeks to recruit an experienced and qualified Procurement and Logistics Specialist to be based in Lusaka.

Oversee the preparation and execution of contract mechanisms, including managing purchase orders.
Manage the logistics associated with project activities like trainings and workshops, general PATH office operations, and logistical support to province-based staff.
Manage relationships with major suppliers to acquire quality-assured commodities during a timely fashion.
Review and contribute to requests for procurement approvals and/or waivers provided by the Finance and Operations Director.
Assist the team in coordinating and resolving procurement issues.
Ensure that all PATH and donor procurement regulations are followed.
In collaboration with Finance and Operations Director make sure that all procurement is budgeted properly.
Coordinate the procurement process for project equipment also as TB laboratory equipment, including the GeneXpert, digital X-ray technology and cartridges in consultation with both the USAID and Ministry of Health.
Help to streamline the availability chain system of the lab commodities within the targeted provinces also because the central level.
Develop and implement an innovative mentoring program for the NTP staff in supply chain management.
Oversee inventory of all procured equipment and share information with Chief of Party, Finance and Operations Director, and USAID as requested.
Coordinate the procurement of renovation works services at the health facilities identified for upgrade over the lifespan of the project
Supervise the project drivers/Logistics Assistants and manage all fuel accounts.Represent the project on the local Procurement Review Committee
Required Experience

Minimum of a diploma during a related field plus 5 years’ experience in procurement and/or logistics
Experience with USAID procurement and reporting regulations is required.
Familiarity with Zambian import regulations may be a preference though not compulsory.
Demonstrated ability to figure independently, ability to travel in country of Zambia up to 30%.
Excellent negotiation and other people skills.
Excellent organizational, planning, training, and problem-solving skills.
Attention to detail and skill to trace multiple activities simultaneously.
Excellent English written and verbal communication skills.
High proficiency with Microsoft Office, including data processing, databases, spreadsheets and presentations.
Good working knowledge of MS Project and logistic tools like ERP are going to be another advantage.
Membership to the relevant professional body in Zambia is required.
Must have legal authorization to figure in Zambia.

PATH is devoted to putting together an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an civil right employer. Every qualified applicant are going to be considered for employment.

PATH doesn’t discriminate supported race, color, religion, gender, identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, legal status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or the other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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