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Vaccine Logistics & Cold Chain Managers

Dadra And Nagar Haveli, Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Action India Pvt. Ltd

Job Description

Key Job Responsibilities:

(a) Programme Planning and Implementation:

(1) Planning and execution of all activities related to eVIN implementation in the designated district, in close coordination with district DIO/ RCHO;
(2) Support the work of Cold Chain Handlers (CCH) at District Vaccine Store (DVS) andcold chain points in improving timely stock entries and their online visibility, including temperature performance of cold chain equipment.

(b) Technical Assistance:

(1) Support the District Immunization Officer (DIO) in all activities pertaining to vaccine logistics and cold chain management in the district. This includes, but is not limited to:

(a) Vaccine stock forecasting;
(b) Cold chain needs assessment;
(c) Indent generation;
(d) Storage and distribution planning for vaccines, syringes and Cold Chain Equipment (CCE);
(e) Planning for preventive maintenance of CCE;
(f) Any other work assigned by the DIO and Project Officer- Operations as and when required.

(2) Support the DIO in organizing review meetings of Cold Chain Handlers(CCH);
(3) Develop vaccine collection and distribution cycle and ensure its implementation with support from District Vaccine Store(DVS) in-charge;
(4) Ensure all transactions (issue, receipt, discard, transfer etc.) of vaccines and syringes are entered in the eVIN system;
(5) Review the online data entry of all vaccine and syringes transactions on daily basis and ensure regular & timely updating from all cold chain points;
(6) Regular analysis of consumption patterns, wastage rates, monthly reports etc. supporting DIO in taking corrective actions;
(7) Monitor cold chain performance through remote temperature loggers and ensure prompt response to temperature excursions at cold chain points across the district;
(8) Work closely with the district refrigerator mechanic to ensure timely repair of cold chain machines;
(9) Visit all iced-lined refrigerator (ILR) points in the district and support the DIO in day to day monitoring and implementation;
(10) Work closely with State and district Level Health officials;
(11) Undertake field visits to monitor the implementation of the system and provide; technical inputs to address gaps and bottlenecks in the implementation of eVIN;
(12) Undertake field visits for 20 days in a month within district;
(13) Prepare periodic status reports, annual reports, case studies, etc. in a qualitative and timely manner.

(C) Capacity Building of Cold Chain Handlers:

(1) Conduct training sessions for CCH and plan for refresher trainings and training of newly recruited staff;
(2) Supportive supervision of CCH in effective vaccine logistics and cold chain management including temperature recording and handling;
(3) Identify capacity-building needs on eVIN and undertake capacity building activities at district level for different levels of health professionals and field-level functionaries, facilitate learning exchanges.

Vaccine Temperature Management:

(1) Temperature logger installation, this includes:

(a) Verifying master-data readiness before site installation;
(b) Signing-off post logger installation;
(c) Associating the temperature logger with CCE.
(2) Cold Chain Equipment and Temperature logger monitoring on a regular basis;
(3) Ongoing maintenance of assets, this includes:

(a) Updating the configuration of temperature logger;
(b) Updating/ maintaining master-data in the eVIN web application once the logger is installed;
(c) Registering CCE, or similar assets, or temperature loggers, if they are not in the eVIN system.

(d) Admin and HR:

(1) Develop Monthly work plan and Monthly activity report for submission to PO-Operations;
(2) Prepare travel logs and vouchers;
(3) Attendance report generation, salary and TA issuing and approval of leave.

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

Qualification:

Applicants must be graduates, with an additional qualification in Business Administration/ Public Health/ Hospital Management/ Social Science/ Material Management or Supply Chain Management, from a reputed University/ Institution.

Experience:

(1) A minimum of three years of professional work experience at the State /District level on implementation projects, in the health sector;
(2) Two to three years proven experience in the public health system and programs at district level. Experience in vaccine supply chain and cold chain, will be preferred;
(3) Experience in managing information technology driven projects will be an asset;
(4) Experience of working in the State Government or other international development organization, will be an asset
Skills & Abilities:
(1) Good knowledge of the health system in India and its states;
(2) Good analytical, negotiating, communication skills;
(3) Good knowledge of written and spoken English is required;
(4) Working knowledge of the local language of the duty station, will be needed.

Company Description

Cross Roads India Assistance, India’s first and largest road side repair assistance service... provider. Established in 1999, we have by our side 13 years of ground fleet management experience. We attend to over 1100 road side repairs every day and had so far handled over 1.5 Mn road side repairs. We are also recognised as a critical service provider under social security category hence we have been allotted with a four digit number 1922 for the safety of the general motorist.  Read full description

Additional Information

Last updated:
14/05/2018
Job type:
Full time
Position type:
Permanent
Vacancies:
1
Minimum experience:
Between three and five years
Education:
Compulsory Education
Category:
Jobs in Logistics / Purchase / Supply Chain / Procurement
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