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NPC Data Entry Clerk

Date Posted: Jul 10, 2020

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VillageReach is an NGO that develops solutions to critical health system challenges in low-resource environments, with an emphasis on strengthening the “last mile” of healthcare delivery. VillageReach combines expertise across public health, technology, and business to bring life-saving innovation – new systems, programs and technologies – to scale and sustainability in the world’s most underserved communities. VillageReach is headquartered in Seattle, WA with offices located in the Malawi, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

Position: National Product Catalogue (NPC) Data Entry Clerk (1 Temporary Position for three months)



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 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 both what is expected of all VillageReach employees and of an individual in this specific role. 

  • Interpersonal Skills: Conduct oneself with sensitivity, awareness and respect when working with diverse groups of people, including VillageReach staff, beneficiaries, donors and partners. 
  • Dependability: Act at all times as a reliable and effective team player, volunteering to help without being asked. 
  • Initiative and Results: Proactively enhance the quality of programs, outputs, workplace environment and relationships. 
  • Representation: Represent VillageReach and its programs by demonstrating a personal commitment to the mission and values of VillageReach and a sound knowledge of the organization, its principles and its programs. 
  • Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship: Demonstrate leadership by being a positive example to others, a positive force programmatically and organizationally; foster a culture of innovation. 
  • Commitment to Learning and Growth: Demonstrate commitment to develop, acquire, document and apply best practices in related fields, and apply solutions to obstacles to organizational effectiveness. 
  • Consistency: Demonstrate consistent and productive attendance and work record. 
  • Compliance: Follow VillageReach policies and procedures. 


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. 



The position will be based in Lilongwe, Malawi, and will report directly to the Manager, Supply Chain. 

This position is open as of 2 July 2020 and resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis up to 12 July 2020.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter to our online portal :


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