5 Global Fund Project Employment Opportunities – Pharmacy Resource Person at Ministry of Health

Organisation: Ministry of
Health
Funding Source: Global Fund
Reports to: Team Leader  
Duty Station: Moroto (Karamoja), Jinja (Mid Eastern), Gulu (North Central), Arua (West Nile) and Mbarara (South Western), Uganda
About US:
The Government
of the Republic of Uganda under the Ministry of Health has received funding
from the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to support
among other things recruitment of key staff to assist in improvement of the
Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) grant performance. The goals of the Health
Systems Strengthening grant are to:
·        
Strengthen the Procurement and Supply Management
(PSM) system
·        
Support improvements in the Management Information
Systems and Monitoring and          
·        
Support community involvement in the delivery of
health services
Additionally,
the National TB and Leprosy Program (NTLP) is under the department of the
National Disease Control (NDC) in the Ministry of Health. NTLP’s overall
functions are to establish country wide quality diagnosis and treatment
services for TB and Leprosy and to coordinate the implementation of TB and
Leprosy control activities. Under the National Program is a National TB
Reference Laboratory whose functions are; to provide technical guidance to all
TB diagnostic facilities and standardization of Laboratory TB and Leprosy provide
technical supervision and training of laboratory staff on TB and Leprosy
Diagnosis Techniques, Confirmation of drug resistant TB and provide follow up
culture and drug susceptible tests as a national referral facility. It also
supports coordinated drug resistant TB surveillance and technical support roll
out of new laboratory technologies and support their uptake and utilization. It
also carries out operational research activities.
Job Summary:  The Pharmacy Resource Persons serves as the Regional
Focal person for all Pharmacy activities in line with the Uganda Global Fund
Health Systems Strengthening interventions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
The incumbent will 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
·        
Keenly 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.
·        
The incumbent will 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.
·        
Work closely 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.
·        
Offer timely on-site support and capacity building
in the essential components of medicines management.
·        
The incumbent will assist the Regional Pharmacist to
implement strategies for rational use of medicines at district and facility
levels.
·        
Prepare bi-monthly, quarterly and annual reports of
situation of medicines supply and management as will be determined from time to
time.
·        
Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the
team leader.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The candidates should hold a degree in Pharmacy from
a reputable university.
·        
Possession of a Post graduate degree in a related
field is of an added advantage.
·        
Applicants MUST also 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.
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of the Uganda
national health system with good appreciation of pharmaceutical and health
supplies management is a key requisite.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications
addressed to the Permanent Secretary, MOH to the address below;
Ministry of
Health,
Plot 6 Lourdel
Road, Room D213, Block D, 2nd Floor.
P.O. Box 7272,
Kampala,
Kampala.
Uganda.
Deadline: 11th September 2015.
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