Ministry of Health – Logistics Manager.

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Health Care Workers for the Kenya COVID-19 Health Emergency Response Project


The Kenya COVID-19 Health Emergency Response project is the Phase 1 of the Multi-Phase Programmatic Approach for Strategic Preparedness and Response Program. The proposed project aims to assist Kenya in its efforts to prevent, detect and respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 and strengthen national systems for public health preparedness.

With the surging number of covid-19 cases in Kenya, and the projected spike expected in mid-September 2020, the country will need to deal with the increasing number of patients requiring testing, facility isolation and care. There is a requirement to recruiting additional staff to man the isolation centres to be established within the Nairobi metropolitan area and the existing institutions of learning; to increase port health personnel to assist in disease surveillance at the ports of entry; and to increase the staffing levels for the laboratory testing facilities across the country.

As part of the scale up plans the Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (PHEOC) requires to be strengthened with two (2) logistics officers to manage planning and coordination of the provision for commodities such as PPE, laboratory requirements at the National and sub-national level.

Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (PHEOC) – Logistics Manager (2 positions)

The Ministry of Health is seeking to hire a Logistics Manager to oversee COVID-19 logistic requirements Located at the National Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (PHEC), and responsible to the PHEC manager he will be responsible for providing oversight, operations and day to day management of logistics in response to COVID-19.


The logistician will be in charge of managing COVID-19 related supplies and logistics which will include but not limited to fleet management, laboratory commodities, Personal Protective Equipment, Hospital supplies such as isolation beds and hospital capacities in all the 47 counties, oxygen supply, ventilators among others. The person will be the link person between the COVID-19 Incident Command System at the PHEC, with the Head of Supply Chain Management at the Ministry, Donations committee, KEMSA and other organizations dealing with COVID-19. The officer will be stationed at the PHEOC and will report directly to the incident manager and the Head Directorate of Public Health.


  1. Serve as the overall national technical advisor to Incident Manager for the management of COVID-19 supplies and logistics.
  2. Lead the national and county committees and technical working in planning, forecasting and quantifying for equipment and consumables required across all 47 counties in the country
  3. Provide the necessary technical specification for any procurement items required within the COVID-19 response plan
  4. Review received consumables and equipment after procurement or donations to ensure standards are met
  5. Coordinate requests, distribution and accountability of all PPE supplies, laboratory testing kits and other consumables/equipment required by the national and county counties.
  6. Ensure proper inventory management
  7. Provide monthly and quarterly reports on the status of supplies
  8. Fleet management support and advise to COVID-19 response teams
  9. Provide data analysis and recommendations to the national technical teams and counties on the most appropriate and efficient logistics to adopt for COVID-19 testing
  10. Coordinate with all testing labs at the counties to ensure testing is not interrupted and reporting for both testing and commodity reporting has been submitted
  11. Follow through with testing labs on efficient relay of results to quarantine sites and individual cases and effectively address any concerns on delayed TATs of results
  12. Track and monitor key indicators as defined by the national technical team on COVID-19 testing
  13. Support national technical team with providing TA to support with the quantification and procurement of COVID-19 testing commodities and reagents
  14. Any other assignment that might be assigned to him/her by the COVID-19 team


Minimum qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management or medical logistics plus
  2. 10-15 years’ work experience.
  3. Minimum 3- year Experience in medical logistics
  4. Past experience working with Enterprise Resource Plans (ERP) tools is an added advantage
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare and deliver compelling presentations
  6. Strong analytical, problem solving, and quantitative skills
  7. Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity and work in a fast-paced, limited-structure, multicultural environment
  8. Ability to learn on the job quickly
  9. Detail-oriented with strong coordination skills
  10. Ability to handle multiple and evolving workstreams simultaneously and work independently
  11. Available for up to 75% travel
  12. High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word

Applications should include the following; Cover letter and current CV with names and telephone contacts, Copies of academic and professional certificates, Photocopy of ID and Testimonials/ Recommendation

Terms of service:

6-month contract

Reporting arrangements

The Logistics Officers will report to the Head, Directorate of Public Health/Incident Manager who will assign all activities under the contract.

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How to Apply

Interested applicants who meet the above minimum criteria are invited to email their applications to respective addresses as provided below and cc to on or before 11th September, 2020.

  • Medical officers;
  • Nutritionists;
  • Logistics officers;
  • Physiotherapists;
  • Laboratory technologist;
  • Nursing officers;
  • Psychologists;




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