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Reproductive Health Commodity Security (RHCS) Coordinator – UNFPA Uganda

Job title: Reproductive Health Commodity Security Coordinator

Level: SB4

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Full/Part time: Full Time

Fixed term/Temporary: Service Contract

Rotational/Non Rotational: Non Rotational

Duration: One Year (renewable subject to good performance)

The Position

The Reproductive Health Commodity Security Coordinator (RHCS Coordinator) will be
responsible for supporting UNFPA, and the Government of Uganda, to ensure that there are no stock-outs of Reproductive Health commodities at Service Delivery Points (SDPs), in line with UNFPA’s global goals of ‘Zero Unmet Need of Family Planning’. S/he will ensure support in the planning, procurement, storage and distribution of Reproductive Health commodities including those for HIV/AIDS.

You will report directly to the Family Planning Specialist and will be under the overall
supervision of the Assistant Representative as the head of the Integrated Sexual and
Reproductive Health and Rights (ISRHR) team at UNFPA Uganda Country Office.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and other harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, UNFPA needs principled and ethical staff, who embody international norms and standards, and who will defend them
courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained
results; who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to
them; and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

The Reproductive Health Commodity Security Coordinator (RHCS Coordinator) will support
strengthening of the existing systems and procedures for quantification, forecasting, procurement, storage, and distribution of RH commodities to the last mile in both
development and humanitarian settings. The RHCS Coordinator will work with RH commodity stakeholders including: Pharmacy Department, Reproductive Health Division and AIDS Control Programme (ACP) at the Ministry of Health; National Drug Authority (NDA); National Medical Stores(NMS); Joint Medical Store (JMS); Uganda Family Planning Consortium (UFPC); RH Commodity Social Marketing Agencies; and District Health Teams (DHTs) to ensure RH commodity security in the Country.


 Provide technical and functional support to the UNFPA Country Office, Ministry of
Health, NDA, NMS, JMS, and other relevant RHCS partners to ensure sustainable
supply of RH commodities and other related supplies.

 Participate in coordination of RH commodity assessment, quantification, forecasting,
planning, procurement, storage, distribution and management at the central and
district levels.

 Harmonize the Health Development Partners’ inputs and procurement modalities for
RH commodities (including condoms).

 Participate in assessment and monitoring RH commodities – including condoms –
supply pipeline up the last mile.

 Support NMS and JMS to ensure coordinated and effective storage and distribution of
RH commodities, especially FP supplies.

 Liaise with the National Drug authority to ensure timely and effective regulation and
importation issues of RH commodities.

 Support implementation of the Total Market Approach (TMA) to RH Commodity
distribution and utilization, including support to expanded engagement with social
marketing and private sector partners.

 Participate in National Commodity Security Technical Working Group (TWG) and the
Planning, Procurement and Quantification unit (QPPU), and any other relevant fora,
to ensure effective management of RH commodities.

 Participate in strengthening capacity for the supply chain management system at the
central, district and facility levels.

 Provide technical support supervision to the districts and service delivery points on
logistics management.

 Support in generation of national and district-specific RHCS strategic information for
evidence-based advocacy and programming.

 Work with FP stakeholders, including the Uganda Family Planning Consortium (UFPC)
in advocacy and programming for contraceptive commodity security.

 Perform as the liaison person with UNFPA Commodity Security Branch (CSB);
Procurement Services Bureau (PSB), East and Central Africa Regional Office (ESARO)
and other relevant UNFPA offices.

 Perform any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience


 Advanced degree in pharmacy or other related field.

 Post-graduation qualifications in public health, logistics management or other
related fields is desirable.

Knowledge and Experience:

 At least five years of professional experience, preferably in logistics management and RHCS, in the public or private sector.

 Computer skills: Proficiency in current office software applications.


Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or
Spanish, is desirable.

Required Competencies


• Exemplifying integrity,
• Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
• Embracing cultural diversity,
• Embracing change

Functional Competencies:

• Advocacy/Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
• Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships
• Delivering results-based programmes
• Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization

Core Competencies:

• Achieving results,
• Being accountable,
• Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
• Thinking analytically and strategically,
• Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,
• Communicating for impact

Compensation and Benefits

This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary
plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.


UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other
fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline: http://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfm

In accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment.

Application process

A full job description of the position can be accessed on https://erecruit.partneragencies.org

Only online applications using this link will be accepted.

Deadline for applications: May 31 2020


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