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Kampala, Uganda

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November 30, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

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About the Organisation

Joint Medical Store (JMS) is the leading Private Not-for-Profit Organization (PNFP) established in 1979 by Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (UCMB) and Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB) as a Body Corporate under the Trustees Incorporation Act (Cap 165).

JMS is licensed by National Drug Authority (NDA) to engage in the importation, warehousing, exportation, wholesale, and distribution of medicines and related healthcare supplies. JMS also engages in other health commodity value chain activities including but not limited to training of health workers, infrastructure development, repair and maintenance of medical equipment, and institutional development. JMS operates within the framework of the Quality Management System that is certified under ISO 9001:2015.

Job Title

Graduate Trainee job at Joint Medical Store (JMS)

Job Description

BACKGROUND
Joint Medical Store (JMS) is a Church founded private not for profit organization whose mission is to ‘’Provide value adding health solutions to accredited health units and other stakeholders’’

JMS provides to young people that have recently completed studies in specific courses related to JMS operations opportunity to get valuable work experience and skills through a Graduate Trainees Attachment Programme. The attachment is for a fixed period not exceeding twelve months.

Graduate Trainee
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for upcoming openings on the Graduate Trainees Programme. Participants will be exposed to work environment and allow them opportunity to develop their general knowledge, skills and attitude towards work and therefore enhance their employability.

Duties and Responsibilities

A Graduate Trainee at Joint Medical Store (JMS) is responsible for supporting the operations and management of the store, as well as learning the skills and knowledge required for a successful career in the medical supply industry. Some of the duties of a Graduate Trainee include:

  • Assisting with inventory control, stock replenishment, and order processing.

  • Providing customer service and handling inquiries, complaints, and feedback.

  • Participating in training programs, workshops, and seminars to enhance professional development and competence.

  • Collaborating with senior staff, mentors, and peers to gain exposure to different aspects of the store's functions and activities.

  • Performing administrative tasks such as data entry, filing, and reporting.

  • Adhering to the store's policies, procedures, and ethical standards.

Qualifications and Competencies

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have completed studies not more than twenty-four months ago (i.e. from the date of this advertisement)

  • Have a Degree in any of the following disciplines; Stores Management, Pharmacy, Nursing, Procurement, Logistics, Finance, Accounting, Biomedical Engineering, Clinical Medicine, Business Administration, Information Technology, Computer

  • Science, Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistics, Data analytics OR

  • Have a Diploma in any of the following disciplines; Stores Management, Pharmacy, Nursing, Procurement, Logistics, Finance, Accounting, Biomedical Engineering, Clinical Medicine, Business Administration.

  • Be ready to be available during JMS working hours on a full time basis and must be ready to be deployed in a pharmaceutical warehouse operational environment for the duration of the attachment.

  • The successful applicant will not be a regular employee of JMS but will be paid a stipend for upkeep during the period of training.

How to Apply

Only qualified candidates who meet all the above requirements are invited to submit applications, resume, copies of academic certificates, testimonials and three referees (who are not relatives). Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

CLOSING DATE: Thursday 30th November, 2023 at 5:00 pm.
Please forward your applications to:
Manager, Human Resources and Administration
Joint Medical Store, P. O. Box 4501, Kampala.
Email to HRA@jms.co.ug

OR hand deliver your application to Joint Medical Store (JMS), Plot 1828 Gogonya Road, Nsambya

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