Global Fund Health Project Jobs – Pharmacy Focal Person at Ministry of Health

Organisation: Ministry of Health
Project: The Global Fund Health Systems
Strengthening (HSS) Grant
Duty
Station:
Uganda
Reports
to:
Team Leader
About
Grant:
Uganda signed the Round 10
Health System/Community Strengthening (HSS/CSS) grant with the Global Fund on
15th December 2011.  The grant is
intended to support strengthening the national and community health systems to
improve service delivery and reporting.
Job
Summary:
The Pharmacy
Resource Person will serve as a Regional Focal person for all Pharmacy
activities in line with the Uganda Global Fund Health Systems Strengthening
interventions.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
Offer
support the RPMTs and the Regional Pharmacist to strengthen reporting and
ordering of HIV/AIDs, Malaria and TB diagnostics and medical supplies and other
sector EMHS indicators, using the existing national structures
·        
Regularly
monitor consumption and demand situation for key medicines and health supplies
within the region and provide bimonthly and quarterly reports on three
essential data elements (consumptions, losses/adjustments, and stock on hand)
for HIV/AIDs, Malaria and TB diagnostics and medical supplies and other sector
indicator EMHS
·        
Support
health facilities to maintain an up to date and accurate record system for EHMS
through use of the Supervision, Performance Assessment Strategy (SPAS) and
other recommended national strategies.
·        
Support
initiatives to provide tools and systems including databases to capture,
evaluate and feed information into national programme decisions regarding good
systems and processes for supply chain management beyond the three diseases
currently supported by Global Fund
·        
Conduct
regular sentinel sites surveillances for the region and support the updating of
regional reports on availability and access to EHMS
·        
Support
the health facilities to quantify and develop supply plans for EMHS
·        
Liaise
with the National Drug Authority (NDA) Regional Inspectors of Drugs to carry
out sampling and quality monitoring of HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB diagnostics and
medical supplies and other medicines in line with the Global Fund and National
Quality Assurance policies
·        
Provide
on-site support and capacity building in the essential components of medicines
management
·        
Support
the Regional Pharmacist to implement strategies for rational use of medicines
at district and facility levels
·        
Prepare
bimonthly, quarterly and annual reports of situation of medicines supply and
management as will be determined from time to time
·        
Carry
out any other duties as may be assigned by the team leader.

Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:
·        
All interested applicants
must have a degree in Pharmacy from a reputable university. Post graduate
degree in a related field is of an added advantage.
·        
The
pharmaceutical person MUST be registered with Uganda Pharmacy Association.
·        
A
minimum of three years of post-internship experience in managing medicines
supply systems. Prior work experience with the public health sector is an added
advantage.
·        
An
understanding of the Uganda national health system with good appreciation of
pharmaceutical and health supplies management is a key requisite.
How
to Apply:
All candidates should send
their applications should submit a copy of their curriculum vitae (CV),
academic documents and cover letter to; The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Health Headquarters, Plot 6 Lourdel Road Nakasero, Kampala, Room 0213, Uganda.
Deadline:
Friday, 23rd July, 2013 by 12:00 Noon
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