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Availability Advisor

Availability Advisor

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Experience (Years) 
Posted Date 
Health Systems
Education Requirement 
Relocation Eligible 
Position Type 
Regular Full-Time

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Ipas works globally so that women and girls have improved sexual and reproductive health and rights through enhanced access to and use of safe abortion and contraceptive care. We believe in a world where every woman and girl has the right and ability to determine her own sexuality and reproductive health.



Reporting to the Safe Care Manager, the Availability advisor provides technical oversight to the supplies chain management at the Ipas Africa Alliance to enhance availability of comprehensive abortion care and contraceptive services. He/ She develops and implements strategies designed to enhance availability and accessibility of abortion care technologies and commodities including Ipas MVA plus kits, MA drugs Contraceptive commodities and related supplies in all intervention facilities. He/ she works closely with the quality of care team and ASRH advisor to ensure to enhance program implementation and sustainable supplies in intervention counties.  S/he is responsible for supporting the planning, development, and implementation of the organizational medical supplies quality assurance policy for sustainable Ipas programming. This position is based at the Alliance field office in Kisumu.


  • Provides supplies oversight and coordination of the supplies chain process to ensure that Ipas procurement and product selection standards align to the national formulary and equipment specifications.
  • Review and monitor organizational budgets for commodity and equipment and track utilization of the budgets for effective program implementation.
  • Develops and maintains an organizational supplies schedule for commodities, supplies and equipment and liaises with the procurement unit to ensure timely scheduled procurement.
  • Sets and reviews periodically the minimum and maximum stock levels for the organization.
  • Liaises with the quality advisor on technical issues arising from health facilities and supplies management and participate in county and provide programmatic support as a member of the provider support team.
  • Work with County Pharmacists to oversee inventory management for abortion care and contraceptive supplies and commodities within the Ipas storage facilities in liaison with the availability associates.
  • Provide semi -annual status of stock/ equipment and distribution reports to the Senior Health management team and follow up recommendations to improve efficient and effective program implementation.
  • Work with the technical lead to develop and implement a sustainability strategy for service delivery programs with regards to commodity and equipment security.
  •  Identifies and recommends suppliers of abortion care equipment, commodities and supplies in accordance to Ipas policies and processes and liaises with the other technical   that Ipas and service providers can implement cost effective programs that align to the value for money principle.

  • Participate in relevant technical working group meetings at national and county level working on commodity security.
  • Ensures compliance to the Ipas Medical supplies and Pharmaceuticals procurement and Quality Assurance Policy and standards.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy with 4+ years professional experience in supplies chain management/ Diploma in Pharmacy with 7+ years’ experience/Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years experience
  • Must be familiar with the MoH National and County National Supplies Chain system
  • Experience in working with MoH National/ County health management teams with good understanding of the public health delivery system and the community strategy.
  • Previous experience on capacity building and supervision on supplies chain management in programming


Preferred requirements

  • Competency in use Microsoft office.
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good communication and presentation skills

Commitment to Diversity


Ipas is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, genetic information, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination.