The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is a Ugandan not-for-profit organization whose
mission is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through research and capacity development. IDI has six operational areas
through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training,
Research, Laboratory services (including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab & Translational
Lab), Global Health Security and Health System Strengthening.

With support from the US Government(USAID), IDI is implementing a 5-year (2020–2025) Project- Program for Accelerated Control of TB in Karamoja (PACT-Karamoja). The project aims to scale up evidence based and high impact interventions towards achievement of 90% treatment coverage and treatment success rate in all districts of North Eastern subregion of Uganda. In collaboration with key stakeholders in the region, PACT-Karamoja provides technical assistance to district health teams to deliver high impact and innovative interventions that are in line with current national and global TB guidelines in Karamoja sub-region. USAID PACT-Karamoja focuses on regional and district structures for the management of drug-susceptible TB, drug resistant TB and TB preventive services in the districts of Abim, Amudat, Kaabong, Karenga, Kotido, Moroto, Nabilatuk, Nakapiripirit and Napak.

In order to successfully implement the project, IDI is looking for a competent and
experienced individual to fill the position below. Qualifying candidates who hail from the
Karamoja Region will be given priority.

Position: Pharmacy Logistics Officer (PLOPACT-002)

Reports to: Senior Technical Advisor

Duty Station: IDI Moroto or Kotido Field Office


The Pharmacy Logistics Officer (PLO) will support monitoring and provision of on-site
technical assistance in logistics management to districts and health facilities according to
Ministry of Health standards. He/she will ensure close monitoring of stock levels of antiTBs, ancillary medicines, TB related supplies and further ensure adequate supply of
quality drugs, respond to dynamic changes in demand, manage increased volumes of
commodities and minimize pilferage and misuse.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

 Support health facilities to compile and submit their expected Ministry of Health periodic logistics reports.

 Develop and follow-upon activity plans developed with the district logistics focal persons.

 Support the health facilities with commodity quantification and order submission process in to the national web based TB ordering systems.

 Monitor the order fulfilment rates, months of stock and average monthly consumption of anti-TBs and ancillary medicines provided by the national ware houses as well as the lead time.

 Ensure submission and utilization of TB data from Real Time ARV Stock Status Reporting System for decision making.

 Support existing district structures to identify, assess and accredit health facilities to provide TB services with in Karamoja region.

 Support the implementation of national supply chain interventions namely Essential Medicines Supervision Performance Assessment and Recognition Strategy (EMSPARS) & TB SPARS to improve service delivery.

 Work alongside the districts to assistants in carrying out supportive supervision to lower health facilities.

 Develop the capacity of health care professionals through mentorships, Continuous Professional

 Development at district, health facility and community levels to enable adherence to the current treatment guidelines for TB management.

 Provide technical assistance in ensuring proper storage of anti-TBs & ancillary
medicines at the units of dispensing.

 Strengthen pharma co vigilance interventions at health facility levels including
documentation, monitoring and reporting of adverse drug reactions to national drug

 Work with the districts to ensure health facilities attain the sawasawa certification
of Good Pharmacy Practice from National Drug Authority.

 Maintain tracking sheets on the supported health facilities and provide reports on
the following areas;

 Consumption reports from the various units in relation to patient number per

 Basic supply requirements of the pharmacy & store

 Regularly report on identified challenges in the health units

 Monthly reports on availability of tools necessary to maintain logistics related records

 Participate in the medicine therapeutic committee meetings held in the health facilities.

 Support the functions of the respective IDI regional office storage units

 Performing other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications skills and attributes

 Diploma in Pharmacy and registration with the Allied Medical Practioners’ Council.

 At least 2 years’ experience in a busy HIV or TB clinical setting

 Experience in logistics management of TB commodities in an added advantage.

 Computer knowledge as well as good presentation, communication, and report writing skills

 Ability to work under minimum supervisions

How to apply;

IDI will offer a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. Candidates
that know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above
position, please send their CVs, which should include details of email address (if any),
present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3)
Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address not later than 14th
February 2021. (Email your application and CV to and let’s save the

Key Notes:

1. IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process

2. Internal candidates who meet the required specifications and have worked with IDI for a period of at least one year will be given priority.

3. Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document

4. Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email

5. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

6. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

The Senior Human Resource Manager
Infectious Diseases Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre, Makerere University Main
Campus; College of Health Sciences, Makerere University
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda