USAID EMHS Project Jobs – Supply Chain System Specialist at Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Organization: Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
Project Name: USAID EMHS Project
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About MSH:
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a
nonprofit international health organization composed of nearly 2500 people from
more than 74 nationalities working in over 50 countries. Our mission is to save
lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people
by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Together with
our partners, we are helping managers and leaders in developing countries to
create stronger management systems that improve health services for the
greatest health impact.
About USAID EMHS Project:
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is
implementing a USAID funded Uganda Health Supply Chain which is a five year
program supporting the Government of Uganda’s health system to improve the
availability and accessibility of essential medicines and health supplies
(EMHS).The expected results of are to:1) strengthen national policies and
strategies and support cost-effective, equitable, and transparent utilization
of EMHS resources; 2) strengthen country capacity for effective management and
utilization of EMHS; and 3) increase availability and access of EMHS among
priority populations.
Job Summary: The Supply Chain System Specialist is the
lead technical specialist responsible for the planning, implementation and
evaluation of all USSHC supply chain activities. S/he works closely with the
Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, other USSHC staff, international
partners, local partners, and stakeholders for the development and
implementation of supply chain policies and procedures in support of medicine
quantification, procurement, warehousing, inventory management,
ordering/issuing and distribution. The incumbent provides technical leadership
and direction for the development and implementation of innovative strategies
and activities to support the strengthening of supply management systems in
Uganda. The Specialist works with other USSHC staff on the development and
deployment of appropriate logistics management information systems that support
the planning and monitoring of supply chain operations. S/he supports supply
chain capacity building efforts and ensures that systems and processes are in
place to assure the continuous availability of key program commodities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
the development of USSHC work plans and budgets as they relate to supply chain
activities in collaboration with other USSHC staff, partners, and stakeholders.
Provide input into updating and implementing the annual work plan and budget,
as necessary.
technical support to the MOH and local partners for the quantification of key
commodities including the establishment of appropriate forecasting and supply
planning mechanism and information systems to assure availability of data
necessary for adequate quantification.
collaborate with the MOH and local partners to assure that effective and
efficient warehousing and distribution systems are in place for medicines and
other key commodities.
participate in identifying and prioritizing capacity development activities for
strengthening national and regional level pharmaceutical supply chains, and
building expertise in monitoring and supervision in collaboration with the MOH
and other relevant team members and partners. Develop and implement appropriate
training and supervision programs.
technical guidance in the development of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for
inventory management and other aspects of supply chain management that will
assure the availability and quality of medicines and other commodities.
closely with country partners and other USSHC project staff to develop and
implement a comprehensive approach for ensuring the quality of the commodities
procured and used.
monitor and document progress of activities toward achieving results of supply
chain activities of the approved USSHC work plan, by taking baseline and
periodic measurements of indicators.
Qualifications, Skills and
ideal candidate for the USAID MSH USSHC career opportunity should hold a
Master’s Degree or higher in Public Health, Logistics Management, Pharmacy, or
related field.
least ten years’ experience implementing supply chain system improvement
programs of large projects in developing countries.
working knowledge and skills in health commodity procurement, warehousing,
distribution and logistics management information systems.
with public health, TB, and HIV/AIDS programming, data collection, analysis and
exposure and experience working with MOH and national level organizations.
project management and communication skills required.
experience in developing training materials and the delivery of training
organizational skills and ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, and Outlook; knowledge of appropriate methods for data analysis and
representational and communication skills, written and oral proficiency in
working with USAID-funded programs highly desirable.
and ability to travel within Uganda as needed.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates who wish to join the USAID EMHS Project at Management Sciences for
Health are encouraged to Apply Online at the web link below.
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