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

Job Title:     Technical Advisor, AMU
Organization: Management Sciences
for Health (MSH)
Project Name: USAID Uganda
Health Supply Chain UHSC Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: ACHS Pharmacy,
Ministry of Health
Job ID: 13-8657
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
Advisor -Appropriate Medicine use (AMU) will be responsible for initiatives
targeted at improving appropriate medicine use in the Pharmacy Division and Uganda
Health Supply Chain (UHSC). The incumbent will work in liaison in the design
and implementation of strategies for improving medicines use across different
levels of the health system. The Technical Advisor AMU will work in
collaboration with the quality assurance and health promotion and education
teams, as well as the regional pharmacist to implement AMU interventions.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should preferably hold a good Master’s
degree in Public health, health economics or clinical pharmacy
The ideal candidate must be a medical doctor or
pharmacist with interest and documented experience in AMU
A minimum of five years’ experience working with or
in a clinical setting or public health programmes
Previous exposure and 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
Previous experience with MTC and the use of logistic
and financial data to strengthen AMU
Capacity building experience including experience in
development of training material Experience in designing and implementing
intervention studies
Previous experience and expertise in guideline
Proven management, administrative, leadership and
coordination skills
Keen attention to detail
Strong teamwork and team-building skills
Strong English skills required, including ability to
write technical reports and documents
Good computer skills including knowledge of MS Word,
Excel and Power Point
Prior experience working with USAID-funded projects
is an added advantage
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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