USAID Project Jobs – Technical Officer, AMU at Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Job Title:    Technical
Officer, AMU
Organization: Management
Sciences for Health (MSH)
Project Name: USAID Uganda
Health Supply Chain UHSC Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Senior
Technical Officer, Appropriate Medicine Use
Job ID: 13-8656
About US:
Sciences for Health (MSH) is an international non-profit 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 UHSC Project:
Sciences for Health (MSH) is implementing a USAID-funded project called the
Uganda Health Supply Chain, 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 Technical
Officer- Appropriate Medicine use (AMU) will support initiatives targeted at
improving appropriate medicine use in Uganda Health Supply Chain (UHSC)
programme. The incumbent will support activities aimed at improving rational
use of medicine in Uganda, as well support and support and strengthen UNAMU. In
collaboration with the UHSC management team and Harvard University, the
Technical Officer- AMU will render support in the design and implementation of
strategies that will improve appropriate medicine use for 5 selected priority
diseases and revive medicines and therapeutic committees in Ugandan Hospitals.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Support the design and implementation of problem
analysis and baseline studies for selected priority diseases
Support the development and implementation of
strategies to make hospital medicines and therapeutic committees (MTC) function
The job holder will also develop and implement
strategies that will improve diagnosis and appropriate prescribing for 5-10
selected priority diseases.
The duty bearer will support the work of the Uganda
Medicines and Therapeutics Advisory Committee (UMTAC)
Work in liaison with PD RMU unit to design and
development of BCC/IEC materials for prescribing
Further develop and implement the newly established
Uganda Network for Appropriate Medicines Use and the collaboration with the
International Network for Rational Drug Use (INRUD)
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree in
public health or related field is an added advantage
The applicant should preferably be a medical doctor
with interest and documented experience in appropriate medicines use
A minimum of three years’ experience working with or
in a clinical setting or public health programmes
Significant experience with designing and
implementing behavioral change communication (BCC) and IEC programmes is an
added advantage
Working knowledge and understanding of the Uganda
public health system.
Prior exposure and experience with MTC and the use
of logistic and financial data to strengthen AMU
Capacity building experience including experience in
development of training material is an added advantage
Previous exposure and experience in designing and
implementing intervention studies
Strong teamwork and team-building skills
Strong English skills required, including ability to
write technical reports and documents
Excellent coordination skills
Good computer skills, including knowledge of
Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
Keen attention to detail
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the Management Sciences
for Health in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to Apply Online by
clicking on the link below.
Deadline: 13th November, 2015
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