Logistics Officer Job in Kenya – Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation

University of Maryland
 
School of Medicine
 
Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is an affiliate of University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). 
UMB
has a Global Health Program which is delivered through the Maryland
Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) and housed by various institutes
among them the Institute of Human Virology (IHV). 
Since
2004, IHV has partnered with the governments of Kenya, Guyana, Haiti,
Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia to address each country’s
growing HIV and AIDS epidemics. 

 
The
Institute has led efforts to build National Health Systems in each
country via strategic international, national, and local collaborations
through the design and implementation of unique education, training, and
treatment programs addressing each country’s complex HIV/AIDS
epidemics. 
In Kenya, UMB through the Institute of Human
Virology started operations in 2004 under the AIDS Relief Project
consortium funded by Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
(PEPFAR) through HRSA/CDC. This was the beginning of UMB’s work in Kenya
which has seen implementation of 11 grants to-date.

MGIC
seeks candidates for multiple positions for an anticipated $22,000, 000
health service delivery program that will support implementation and
expansion of comprehensive HIV prevention, Care & Treatment
programs; establish systems for quality assurance and improvement; and
support strengthening of county and sub county systems for sustainable
HIV service delivery.
 
“These positions are subject to project award and funding”
 
“All these positions will be based in the western region”
 
Logistics Officer
 
The Logistics Officer will be responsible for the management and oversight of the logistics function in the project. 
The position is therefore responsible for efficient and effective organization and coordination of the logistics teams ensuring supply planning and proactive front end logistics support to meet project needs and requirements; achieving compliance to Donor Grants and UMB procedures and systems and upholding high standards in supplies ethics .
 
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Oversee management of procurement and other logistics to ensure goods and services are purchased in time to facilitate project implementation
  • Ensures the correct implementation of the Procurement Guidelines, oversees open and closed tender procedures and performs bid analysis together with the Tender Committee;
  • Support programs during the annual and project budget process in terms of providing information on procurement goods and the prices.
  • Effective management and administration of transport services including allocation of vehicles and supervision of drivers and coordinate vehicle maintenance and servicing.
Qualifications
  • University degree in Supply chain management, Business Administration or related field with 5 years of practical experience in similar position.
  • A professional qualification and membership of recognized purchasing and supplies institution.
  • Prior experience and working knowledge of CDC or USAID, or other international donors’ projects strongly recommended.
  • Experience in a similar environment with significant scale of logistics management including procurement, Administration and fleet management.
  • Previous experience in managing and developing teams and the ability to lead, motivate and develop others
  • Front office experience and public relations skills would be an added advantage.
  •  Proficient in Microsoft Office packages, report writing and presentation skills.
How to Apply
 
If
you meet the above mentioned qualifications, you are requested to send
your cover letter and CV to hr@mgickenya.org by January 17, 2016. 
Candidates are requested to indicate the title of the position being applied on the subject line of the email. 
Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

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