Benjamin Ongeri is a public health supply chain expert on the USAID Kenya supply chain Third Party Monitoring activity (Afya Uwazi). He is primary responsible for providing Afya Uwazi with expert advice on best practices in supply chain risk monitoring and accountability, with specific focus on health products and technologies. He engages with USAID, county government health leadership and other implementing partners to verify, monitor and mitigate risks in the distribution and inventory management of U.S. government-donated health commodities for HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and family planning programs. He also supports Afya Uwazi in its risk assessment, refines the existing risk and control framework, develops monitoring tools, conducts training and supervision of data collectors, and contributes strongly to analysis and writing of reports and other presentations, based on data and findings.
Ongeri has extensive experience in supply chain system design, quantification of health commodities, procurement, warehousing, inventory management and logistics management information systems, supply chain institutional strengthening, performance improvement and risk management. Previously, Ongeri was the regional supply chain specialist on the FCDO-funded ASCEND project based in Nairobi, where he supported 9 countries in East and Southern Africa to improve their supply chain processes and to develop systems and personnel required for sustainable control and elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases. Immediately prior to joining the ASCEND project, he served as the country director on the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management project in Namibia.
B.Pharm, University of Nairobi; M.S., Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Namibia University of Science and Technology