Reports to: Principal Technical Advisor (District Medicines Management)
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is an international non-profit, public health organisation with headquarters in USA, whose purpose is to strengthen health programs worldwide. MSH Uganda is currently running a number of USAID and other donor funded projects including SURE, both in Kampala and other parts of the country.
SURE (Securing Ugandans’ Right to Essential Medicines) will ensure that the population of Uganda has access to adequate quantities of good quality essential medicines and health supplies (EMHS) by strengthening the national essential medicines and health commodities supply system.
STAR E LQAS is charged with supporting the USAID-funded SO8 district-based Implementing Partners (IPs) to implement LQAS in their respective districts.
MSH now invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following position:
Job Summary: The Technical Advisor, District Medicines Management will work with relevant SURE staff, District staff, MOH staff and contractors to ensure effective implementation of Supervision Performance Assessment and Recognition Strategy (SPARS) in the new SURE districts, timely roll out of Pharmaceutical Financial Management (PFM) in all program supported districts and smooth transportation and delivery of shelving units to supported health facilities.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
S/he will coordinate supervision activities in the new districts to ensure that districts, subdistricts and facilities are able to adopt positive practices towards supply chain including the procurement, storage and distribution of essential medicines and supplies necessary for the basic health package thus assuring continuous availability of related commodities. In addition the Advisor will:
- In collaboration with the Capacity Building Advisor develop and implement program for training Medicines Management Supervisors (MMS) in EMHS management, PFM, motorcycle riding and M and E.
- In conjunction with the district computerization team develop and implement plan to train MMS’ in computer use and put in place a system for automated collection, analysis and reporting of SPARS data (SCM and PFM)
- Work with regional Technical Advisors and HQ staff to ensure successful implementation of the GPP and GFP accreditation in the 14 new districts
- Communicate and coordinate with all activities and relevant parties (shelves supplier, in-country shelves transporter, SURE staff, USAID and government [national, district, sub district and health facility], etc.) for final delivery of shelves to health facilities while ensuring that USAID rules and regulations on branding and inventory are adhered to.
- Plan and coordinate a “shelving launch day” in at least one district in each of the five SURE regions.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
- Professional degree in a health area; including pharmacy, medicine, public health; pharmacist preferred.
- 3 Years work experience in providing pharmaceutical management services especially in the area of supply chain
- Comprehensive understanding of the Uganda public health system.
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other stakeholders in developing creative and solutions to achieve common goals.
- Proven technical and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively in writing and in person with professional colleagues in a broad range of governmental organizations and within the SURE project.
- Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft office suite applications.
- Fluency in oral and written English required.
How to Apply:
All applications should be addressed to:
The Human Resources Partner – MSH, Plot 15 Princess
Ann Drive Bugolobi, P. O. Box 71419, Kampala Email: HRUG@msh.org . Deadline: February 8, 2013.
We thank all applicants for their interest, but can only acknowledge shortlisted candidates. Please note that any form of canvassing by candidates will lead to immediate disqualification
Note: Detailed job descriptions can be accessed at www.sure.ug