Supply Chain Management Program Officer (2 Positions)

Published by Jobstanzania on 12:11:00 pm

Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS) has been awarded by the US Centres for Diseases Prevention and Control (CDC) funds to implement the Project ‘Strengthening the Quality, Accessibility, and Sustainability of the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) in United Republic of Tanzania under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The goal of the project is empowering the National Health Laboratory System (NHLS) in the country to achieve and monitor progress towards the UNAIDS 95-95-95 goals.

THPS will support national lab systems strengthening through this five-year award in the following key areas:

  1. Implementation of continuous quality improvement (CQI) on HIV rapid testing to increase access and improve the quality of HIV rapid testing at all levels.
  2. Increase access to HIV early infant diagnosis (EID) and TB testing at all levels.
  3. Increase availability and use of laboratory data to inform improved patient management, healthcare provision, programs and policy decision making.
  4. Implementation and provision of technical assistance (TA) on establishing a Laboratory Information System (LIS) and using laboratory generated data in all laboratories.

THPS is currently seeking highly experienced, committed and motivated Tanzanians to fill in the following positions:

POSITION TITLE: NHLS Supply Chain Management Program Officer (2 positions)
REPORTS TO: NHLS Laboratory Coordinator
LOCATION: Central Office Dar-es-Salaam (with frequent field travel up to 75%)

The goal of the NHLS supply chain management portfolio is to support timely availability and accessibility of laboratory commodity data for programmatic decision-making at all levels to ensure uninterrupted availability of laboratory commodities for continuous quality laboratory services. S/He will work with multidisciplinary project teams; Laboratory, M&E and ECHO at national, zonal and R/CHMT levels. Will work with MoHCDGEC, Medical Stores Department (MSD), Logistic Management Unit (LMU), PEPFAR Implementing Partners, Regional and Districts Health Management teams (R/CHMT) in supporting laboratory commodity supply chain data collection, aggregation, utilization and reporting facilitate informed logistics and commodity decisions. This position requires about 75% traveling in the regions countrywide.


  • Coordinate laboratory supply chain activities, to ensure continuous availability of essential laboratory commodities in accordance with the national standard for laboratory services.
  • Work closely with R/CHMT in ensuring health facilities prepare and report (R&R) to MSD timely health logistics system data
  • Provide support to R/CHMTs to ensure proper use of paper based and eLMIS laboratory tools in the health facilities
  • Provide Technical Assistance (TA) to health facilities on laboratory commodities forecasting, quantification and inventory management.
  • Coordinate supply chain trainings using ECHO within the regions and zones.
  • Collaboration with LMU and MSD in ensuring Logistics Management Information System (LMIS) tools are available and accessible in all regions, districts and health facilities.
  • Hold regular meetings with MSD and LMU to address supply chain issues within the zone and provide regular stock status updates at MSD to the project.
  • Support continuous functionality of logistical management systems (Lab, ILS and TB) within the zones.
  • Monitor key HIV and TB laboratory commodities and supply chain indicators in the zone and regions to avert unanticipated stock outs.
  • Collect, analyze and report monthly and quarterly supply chain implementation and performance to central program team for quarterly and annual program progress reporting.
  • Perform project other duties as required.


  • Basic degree in a Laboratory or Pharmacy disciplines. Specialization public health or supply chain management is an added advantage.
  • Minimum experience of 3 years in health systems and/or laboratory supply chain management; in laboratory (HIV and TB) and ART supply chain management and logistics systems.
  • Experience in working with MoHCDGEC HIV and TB programs and R/CHMTs.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills are required; ability to effectively work in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Fluency in using computer applications including Microsoft Office is required.

How to apply:
Interested applicants should send an email to hr.thps@gmail.com attaching application cover letter one page maximum and CV four pages maximum by April 16 th 2018 with a subject line for example: Sub Grants Officer or Administrative Officer Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Please do not attach any certificates when submitting online.

THPS is an equal opportunity employer; Women, People Living with HIV/AIDS and People with Disability are encouraged to apply.

This announcement is also available on THPS Official Website

Source: The Guardian April 09, 2018



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