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

Organisation: Management
Sciences for Health (MSH)
Project Name: USAID Uganda
Health Supply Chain UHSC Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Job ID: 13-8718
About MSH:
Management
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:
The Partnership
for Supply Chain Management (PFSCM) is implementing the Supply Chain Management
System (SCMS) contract for USAID as part of the President’s Emergency Plan for
AIDS Relief. SCMS strengthens or establishes secure, reliable, cost-effective,
and sustainable supply chains capable of meeting the care and treatment needs
of people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. In coordination with
in-country and international partners, SCMS assists programs to enhance their
supply-chain capacity; ensure that accurate supply chain information is
collected, shared, and used; and provides quality, affordable, health care
products to those who need them. In Uganda, the SCMS project is managed by
Management Sciences for Health (MSH).
Job Summary: The Technical
Advisor, Family Planning will act as the primary point of technical support to
the Ministry of Health Reproductive Health Division, Pharmacy Division, central
warehouses and other FP/RH stakeholders in the public and private sectors for
planning, monitoring and supervision of the supply of FP/RH commodities down to
the community level through Village Health Teams. S/he will lead the
development and implementation of systems strengthening strategies to support
reliable supply of and accountability for quality FP/RH commodities at
community level. S/he supports implementation of UHSC program to create effective
linkages with key stakeholders for successful implementation of system
strengthening initiatives to increase access to essential medicines and health
supplies, and specifically RH/FP commodities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Technically support development and implementation
of UHSC program’s strategy for improving availability and access to quality
RMNCAH commodities through the distribution system at district and national
levels
·        
Act as a focal point for RH/FP programming, support
Reproductive Health and Pharmacy Divisions and other stakeholders, to quantify
RH/FP commodity needs, conduct regular analysis of national level stock status
and pipeline to ensure proper scheduling of deliveries
·        
Render support in the preparation of an action plan
for anticipated RH/FP commodity stock risks in the national supply system,
including monitoring commodity funding commitments, and optimization of the
available financial resources
·        
Work closely with the QPP Unit, provide technical
assistance to NMS, UHMG and other key actors in quantification, supply planning
as well as health facility ordering and distribution system for community-based
FP/RH commodities
·        
Assist/participate in the development of an
effective community-based distribution system for FP/RH commodities.
·        
Technically support the establishment and management
of systems and information, including analysis and utilization of available
data through DHIS2, SPARS, among others to monitor program commodity supply
chains whilst assuring data quality and utilization particularly at central
level
·        
Take part in and contribute to policy changes and
strengthening systems affecting supply chain for reproductive health programs
as may be needed, and evaluate evidence for decision making
·        
Actively participate in design and implementation of
studies to assess impact of RMNCH commodity supply interventions implemented
under the program
·        
Actively participate in the coordination and
collaboration of FP/RH logistics initiatives among Ministry of Health and its
key partners
·        
Perform other duties as may be required
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant should preferably hold a bachelor’s degree
in a relevant health area (pharmacy, nursing, medicine). Master’s degree in a
health area; including public health, supply chain management, health systems
and policy is an advantage; pharmacist preferred
·        
A minimum of seven years’ work experience in
providing pharmaceutical management services especially in the area of supply
chain
·        
Significant experience in Uganda with knowledge and
comprehensive understanding of the Uganda public health system
·        
Prior experience in USAID-implemented programs and
RMNCAH programming is an added advantage
·        
Previous experience in supervision of facility level
activities and health workers for medicines management is an added advantage
·        
Demonstrated strong organizational, administrative
and communications skills
·        
Strong teamwork and team-building skills
·        
Strong English skills required, including ability to
write lucid technical reports and documents
·        
Demonstrated computer skills, including knowledge of
Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
·        
Ability and willingness to travel extensively
throughout Uganda
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: 11th December, 2015

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