Job Opening: Warehouse Manager

Deadline: 09/06/2024
Employment Type: Full-time
Organization: Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
Location: Kampala, Uganda

About MSF:
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international independent medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters, and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need irrespective of race, religion, gender, or political affiliation.

Job Summary

The Warehouse Manager will be tasked with defining, coordinating, and monitoring all Warehouse and Stock Management activities at SUKA according to MSF protocols, standards, and procedures to ensure optimal running of activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Stock Management Strategy:

  • Participate in the development of the stock management strategy in collaboration with SUKA Deputy Supply Coordinator Front Office and Supply Chain Coordinator.
  • Define and plan stock management activities and collaborate on the annual budget planning.

Warehouse Operations:

  • Monitor the implementation of stock management activities, follow up on medical and logistics stocks, and report to the line manager on the development of ongoing programs.
  • Ensure all equipment and premises are adapted to the proper storage of goods in compliance with local laws and regulations, partner requirements, and MSF Good Storage and Distribution Practices (GSDP).
  • Ensure proper physical and administrative management of the products inside the warehouse in conjunction with the stock owner (update SOPs, optimize goods flow, optimize information systems and warehousing tools, plan and execute inventories on time).
  • Ensure the safety and security of goods and people inside and outside the premises.

Warehouse HR Management:

  • Collaborate with the HR Coordinator on HR-related processes (recruitment, training, briefing/debriefing, evaluation, talent detection, development, and communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility.
  • Ensure that the size and knowledge level of the team are adequate to perform all stock management activities correctly.
  • Provide technical support and coaching to staff under his/her responsibility.
  • Manage the team and elaborate their activities planning (warehouse supervisor, storekeepers).

Warehousing and Stocks Knowledge Management:

  • Brief all key positions on SUKA warehousing and stock management, including tools and information sources.
  • Serve as the SUKA focal point for all warehousing and stock management aspects in coordination with technical referents, other departments, and partners (Pharmacists, E-cell, other MSF sections).
  • In collaboration with the line manager, coordinate the warehouse team in maintaining accurate, up-to-date, and accessible documentation for warehousing and stock management in SUKA private SharePoint.
  • Responsible for reporting on warehousing and stock management activities and ensuring the quality of the data related to these areas.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • Relevant Degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Transport, and Freight Forwarding, or related fields.
  • Three years of experience in warehouse management with an excellent understanding of management procedures and proficient knowledge of inventory and inventory controls. Experience in managing teams. MSF experience is a strong asset.
  • Required skills: Ability to plan and organize work effectively and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Leadership skills, excellent communication skills, behavioral flexibility, teamwork, and cooperation.
  • Must have excellent communication and people management skills and a high level of maturity and integrity.
  • Languages: Proficiency in English. Knowledge of local languages and French is a plus.

How to Apply

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are invited to submit their application letter and a detailed CV stating three referees, certified copies of their academic certificates and transcripts, and recommendation letters merged together in a SINGLE PDF or WORD document to the HR department via email to with the title of the position as the subject line.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates meeting the above criteria will be contacted. No monetary, goods or service offers, nor favouritism, will be tolerated in the recruitment process.

Deadline: 9th June 2024 by 5:00 PM

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) – Jobs in Uganda
Industry: Medical
Location: Kampala



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