Last Mile Project Officer

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Pharmaceutical, Health Care, Warehouse, Supply Chain and Distribution
Jimma, Oromia 
Career Level:
Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time
As per the organization scale

Job Description

Reference number: Rec/013/21

CORDAID is a Dutch, international non-governmental organization which combines 100 years of experience and expertise in emergency aid and structural poverty eradication. CORDAID believes in a world without poverty and exclusion. We strive for a just and sustainable society where every person counts. We stand for knowledge and talent sharing between North and South, between farmers and businesses, between activists and policymakers. Where poverty, conflict and exclusion tear up societies, we connect people and communities. We also stand for professionalism, expertise and solidarity across borders, to make a difference where it is most needed. Together with more than 600 partner organizations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America we structurally improve the living conditions of the poorest and most excluded populations - the bottom billion.

Project Description

Cordaid, in collaboration with i+solutions under the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands funded Performance Based Financing Project in Ethiopia, will implement a pilot in the Jimma zone to help health centers improve availability of medicines and optimize the health supply chain. The pilot will aim to better understand the current gaps and barriers in availability of medicines, particularly at the last mile of the supply chain. Cordaid and i+solutions plan to implement Medexis, i+solutions’ easy-to-use electronic logistics management information system (eLMIS) application in 15-50 health centers in the Jimma zone, and to provide training to local health center staff in ordering, forecasting and quantification. This project will be implemented in close collaboration with the Ethiopian Pharmaceuticals Supply Agency (EPSA). 


  • Support the Last Mile Trainer to implement training sessions
  • Support the Last Mile Trainer in editing training material
  • Will systematically visit the health facilities where Medexis is implemented and coach in:
    • Practical stock management of medicines, medicines dispensing, record keeping, stock take, reporting into the software.
    • The functionality of the Medexis software
    • How to interact with EPSA ordering mechanisms.
    • Forecasting and quantification 

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications and Experience 

  • Higher level education : Bachelor  degree in pharmacy.
  • Primarily understanding of the supply chain for health products in Ethiopia and 4-5 years’ experience from rural health facilities.
  • 4-5 years’ experience with working on an electronic tool for medicines management.
  • 4-5 experience and knowledge of forecasting and quantification.
  • Understanding of health supply chain management and LMIS mechanisms for health facilities.
  • Understanding of implementation of software solutions, preferably LMIS mechanisms.
  • Understanding of the function of EPSA.
  • Master’s degree in related discipline (pharmacy or public health) is an added advantage.
  • Fluency in English and Afan Oromo;
  • Fluency in Amharic language is an added advantage.

How to Apply

Interested and qualifying applicants can submit their application letter and CV in English, with both phone and email contact details of at least 3 professional references, to the following email  [email protected] The vacancy reference number along with the title of the post needs to be written in the subject of the email. 

CORDAID is an equal opportunity employer and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

All applications submitted cannot be returned. 

Applicants are encouraged to apply early as interviews are done on a rolling basis and the advert can be closed when a matching candidate is identified

An integrity screening will be part of the application procedure.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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