NGO Jobs – Data Specialist at Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Title: Data Specialist, TB
(Secondment to NTLP)

Senior Data Management Specialist- NTLP

NTLP, Kampala,


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.

The Data Specialist, TB will support the
National TB and Leprosy Program (NTLP) in the management of their health
supplies; ensuring timely delivery of allocation lists containing quantity of
TB drugs to be distributed by NMS to TB treatment facilities. He/she will
support the NTLP in collecting, managing and using logistics data for decision

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain
    open lines of communication with districts to ensure that their TB
    treatment facilities report and order for TB drugs in a timely manner;
    Follow- up on reporting from districts to ensure complete and accurate
    data is submitted and to follow up on non- reporting districts to ensure
    that logistics reports are submitted.
  • Work
    with relevant staff at NTLP to enter data from sources as they become
    available, in all existing databases (Supply Chain Manager, Pipeline and
    Quick books or any other databases developed); and to maintain back up
    CD’s of the NTLP databases
  • Work
    with NMS sales team to ensure that distribution reports are provided to
    the NTLP; and that facility orders are processed and dispatched to
    facilities in a timely manner as per established NMS schedule
  • Work
    with the NTLP Senior Data Management Specialist to prepare reports on
    quarterly basis, as required by the NTLP program manager for performance
    monitoring and decision making. Such reports may include but not be
    limited to: allocation reports, District and Facility performance, and
    Stock status.
  • Work
    with the NTLP Senior Data Management Specialist to identify poorly
    performing districts and facilities; and to plan and conduct targeted
    interventions to improve their performance.
  • Carry
    out additional responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time in
    consultation with the Supervisor and/or Country Director.

Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelors
    degree in statistics, IT, degree in a medical field or related field
  • 3
    years experience with medicines logistics/ inventory management
    information systems is an advantage
  • 3
    years experience in data management
  • Willingness
    to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities and shifting deadlines
  • Strong
    organizational, teamwork and team-building skills
  • Demonstrated
    computer skills and analytical packages

to Apply:

All interested applicants should
send them to:

The Human Resources Partner
– MSH, Plot 15 Princess Ann Drive Bugolobi,

P O Box 71419, Kampala

26th April, 2013.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but can only acknowledge
shortlisted candidates.

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