• Temporary
  • 8 months ago
  • Salary 000 / Monthly

Job Description

VillageReach transforms health care delivery to reach everyone, so that each person has the health care needed to thrive. We develop solutions that improve equity and access to primary health careThis includes making sure products are available when and where they are needed and primary health care services are delivered to the most under-reached. Radical collaboration with governments, the private sector and other partners strengthen our ability to scale and sustain these solutions. Our work increases access to quality health care for more than 40 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. VillageReach in incorporated in Washington State and has offices in Seattle (USA), Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, and Mozambique.


Since 2017, VillageReach and Global Health Supply Chain Program (GHSC)-Procurement and Supply Chain (PSM) has been implementing the OpenLMIS system throughout Malawi as part of Government of Malawi and USAID continued improvement of information systems in health supply chain. One key input for the optimisation of OpenLMIS is the harmonization of data in the National Product Catalogue (NPC).

The Scope of the current assignment is therefore to establish NPC in Malawi to standardise product master data into a single source that will feed into OpenLMIS. VillageReach is searching for qualified and energetic individual to fill the temporary position of Data Entry Clerk. Based in Lilongwe, the Data Entry Clerk will work closely with the Supply Chain Team to capture, map and consolidate products data (including Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs).


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

  • The data clerk will be the main data collection resource.
  • The data clerk will go to the warehouses which serve as product entry points and
    • review the products at the warehouse
    • record available products
    • record GS1 barcodes for the products ,
  • record other key product attributes required to define trade items
  • Map product to the MHPR.
  • Store recorded information.


The following competencies reflect what is expected of all VillageReach employees; including examples of how one might demonstrate each of these competencies in one’s role.

  • Personal Motivation and Drive: Is self-directed in one’s approach to work, but asks for help when needed; holds oneself accountable; undertakes self-development activities; seeks to build and master new skills; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities within the organization
  • Collaboration & Effective Communication: Establishes and maintains effective relations with coworkers, partners & stakeholders and external parties; works collaboratively with others to accomplish organizational and team goals and objectives; works actively to resolve conflicts; expresses ideas and thoughts effectively; selects and uses appropriate communication methods and maintains meaningful communication with virtual coworkers and other parties to keep them informed
  • Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: Takes personal responsibility for and supports others across the organization in creating and sustaining a diverse work environment where individuals are welcomed, valued, respected and supported; personally committed to attaining cultural competency including self-awareness of one’s own attitudes about culture and cross-cultural interactions; exhibits the willingness and ability to engage openly and respectfully around issues of race, colonialism, identity and culture; upholds equity in access to sharing of information, ideas, and opportunities throughout VillageReach
  • Commitment to Excellence: Produces a high output of work, both in terms of quality and quantity; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; monitors work to ensure quality; has a personal commitment to the mission of VillageReach
  • Solution Orientation & Innovation: Focuses on results and desired outcomes and how to best achieve them; gets the job done; sees opportunities for creative problem-solving while staying within the parameters of good practice; sees old problems in new ways and has novel approaches to solving those problems; contributes original and/or resourceful ideas to their area of responsibility; is able to consider and articulate risks and consequences of proposed innovations and factor these into decision-making


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities

Education & Experience:

  • At least a Diploma in Pharmacy, Logistics, Supply chain, Information Technology, Statistics
  • Experience in Product Catalogue Management Tool (PCMT) or GS1 app will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant hands on experience

Other Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated understanding of the Malawi health supply chain;
  • This position is only open to Malawian citizens.

Environment and Physical Demands

VillageReach has no private offices, employees work in a shared, open environment with task and conference rooms accessible to employees for privacy and meetings. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Due to the time zone differences between our Seattle office and our Country Offices and location of other global staff, Country office staff are expected to be available for late afternoon/evening meetings up to 6pm.


This is an immediate hire and therefore resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis until July 12. To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter [plus any other desired materials] to our online portal:


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