Technical Advisor, Medicines Management Job Placement – Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Organization: Management
Sciences for Health (MSH)
Reports to: Assistant
Commissioner Health Services- Pharmacy (MOH) Senior Technical Advisor, District
Duty Station: Mbale, Uganda
Job ID: 13-9167
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.
Job Summary: The Technical
Advisor, Medicines Management will provide assistance to the Ministry of Health
Pharmacy division, Implementing partners, RPMT pharmacy resource persons and
Regional pharmacists in harmonizing implementation of pharmaceutical sector
strategies and ensuring that the best use of available information for decision
making within the sector. The medicines management coordinator will be at the
center of the Peer support strategy implementation, a management support
structure purposed to strengthen efficiency and effectiveness of pharmaceutical
sector strategies using the existing structures of the Ministry of Health
pharmaceutical human resources from national, regional, district and health
facility level. He/she will in particular support the RP and RPMT pharmacy
resource persons and logistics advisors. The Coordinator will be instrumental
in harmonizing of national implementation of; Supervision, Performance
Assessment and Recognition Strategy (SPARS), Pharmaceutical Financial Management
(PFM), and support to TB, Lab, ARV, vaccine logistic improvement strategies
Key Duties and
  • In charge
    of planning and implementation of the Peer support Strategy with
    Implementing partners, Regional Pharmacists and RPMT Pharmacy resource
  • Provide
    the head of Pharmacy Division regular district and regional medicines
    management performance information for appropriate decision making.
  • Work
    closely with implementing partners to assess and plan for capacity
    development of Regional Pharmacists and RPMT Pharmacy resource persons in
    SPARS, PFM, Supportive Supervision, leadership and Management, Information
    management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Computer skills as well as other
    skills required for them to effectively perform their regional support
  • Coordinate
    targeted support to districts, MMS and 
    Pharmacy resource persons, by Regional Pharmacists  and RPMT, to ensure they provide
    effective support to health facilities
  • Actively
    participate in Pharmaceutical service delivery meeting at MOH to share
    progress, accomplishments, and challenges and ensure common understanding
    of current as well as advice on future strategic direction.
  • Support
    monitoring and evaluation of effectiveness of pharmaceutical sector
    interventions including impact assessment design and implementation
  • Perform
    any other duties as assigned by the Head Pharmacy at MOH
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
    Technical Advisor, Medicines Management career vacancy should preferably
    hold a Master’s degree or higher in Public Health, Pharmacy or related
    field. Equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of Master’s Degree.
  • At
    least eight years of progressively increasing responsibility managing
    large comprehensive and complex health programs in Uganda.
  • Demonstrated
    management skills, including relevant experience in direct supervision of
    professional staff.
  • Considerable
    management and planning experience including human resource management and
  • Work
    experience in providing pharmaceutical management technical assistance.
  • Good
    planning skills including the use of logistic framework approach
  • Good
    M&E skills and  hands on
    experience with indicator based surveys and assessments
  • Working
    experience in Uganda with knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the
    Uganda public health system generally and the health supply chain in
  • Proven
    ability to collaborate with other stakeholders in developing creative and
    strategic solutions to achieve common goals.
  • Flexible
    and adapts to changing priorities and shifting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated
    strong organizational, administrative, communications and reporting
  • 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.
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: 26th August, 2016
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