Store Officer – Medical Teams International ( MTI-Uganda)

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Job Summary: Responsible for managing all operations of the regional store including ordering, receipt, warehousing, transportation and distribution of medical supplies, food items, equipment, and other materials. Provides technical supervision to all regional Store Assistants and collaborates with the Medical Coordinator to ensure adequate stock levels in regional stores.

Job Location: Mbarara

Job Responsibilities

  • Utilize Unit 4 ERP system to submit order requests for approval by the Medical Coordinator to ensure the adequate supply of goods and medicines in line with budget restrictions
  • Responsible for receiving requisitions from Store Assistants, picking and packing goods in the regional store, and liaising with Fleet Assistant to arrange vehicle to make deliveries to the Health Facility stores
  • Lead disposal process according to FOM 14 as needed in collaboration with Inventory & Assets Officer
  • Track all movements of goods in and out of the regional store, including checking deliveries of goods against invoices for quality and quantity
  • Perform monthly physical stock count of the regional store; perform reconciliation with paper files and as required in ERP system to ensure compliance with stock level agreements; follow up with supervisor and Medical Coordinator in regard to discrepancies, alarm thresholds, stock-outs, and expiry dates
  • Collect consumption data from Store Assistants or pharmacy assistants and prepare reports according to schedule
  • Ensure all goods are stored and packed safely and securely and easily identifiable
  • Check the received cold boxes and control the cold chain as instructed by the Medical Coordinator/ Pharmacy Technician
  • Maintain an efficient filing system for all documentation related to stores and enter information into ERP system as required
  • Organize the manual loading and unloading of vehicles, as needed
  • Reduce waste by maximizing the re-utilization of goods returned to store
  • Ensure store health and safety procedures are understood and followed by all persons in the store
  • Responsible for the security and cleanliness of interior and exterior of the store
  • Control regional store access to authorized personnel and ensuring doors and other exits are secured; immediately inform supervisor of any problems arising in the course of the work, particularly with regard to damage, loss, attempted break-ins, or theft in the store
  • In collaboration with HF in charges, FO finance, and other stakeholders in assets management, He/She conducts quarterly assets verification including small equipment
  • Other duties as assigned

Education, Experience, Licences and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement & Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field is required
  • If Degree is in a general field, additional training in Stores Management or Supply Chain Management is required
  • 3 years of experience in-store management and storage of medical items and equipment, inclusive of 1 year of supervisory experience is required
  • Experience working with INGOs is an added advantage

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • In-depth knowledge of store management
  • Knowledge of ERP systems
  • Skilled at using ERP systems to manage inventory
  • Skilled at coordinating transport logistics for delivery
  • Skilled at using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Highly organized with good quantitative ability and attention to detail
  • Good command of both written and spoken English
  • Ability to learn about medicine management and cold chain management
  • Ability to act with integrity and ensure the security of store goods
  • Keen interest to mentor others
  • Must be physically fit with the ability to lift heavy boxes
  • Ability to maintain detailed records with high accuracy
  • Ability to support MTI Calling and adhere to the MTI Code of Conduct

Physical Conditions                                                                                                                          

This position requires frequent travel to health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.

NOTE: The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this job.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of staff in this position.  Duties, responsibilities and skills are also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department or organization. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by Medical Teams International as the requirements of the job change.

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