USAID Technical Officer – AMU Career Jobs – Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Organization: Management
Sciences for Health (MSH)
Project Name: USAID Uganda
Health Supply Chain UHSC Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Principal
Technical Advisor – Appropriate Medicines Use (MSH) and Assistant Commissioner of
Health Services, Pharmacy (Ministry of Health
Job ID: 13-9264
About US:
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:
Management 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 Medicines Use will support activities targeted at
improving appropriate medicine use in the newly-established Appropriate
Medicines Unit within the Pharmacy Department (PD-AMU), Ministry of Health.
Under the guidance of ACHS Pharmacy and the Principal Technical Advisor-AMU,
s/he will assist in the design, coordination and implementation of strategies
for improving medicines use across different levels of the health system. In
particular, s/he will be instrumental in the implementation of interventions at
health facility level, e.g. improvement of treatment of priority conditions and
support establishment and activity of Hospital Medicines and Therapeutic
Committees (MTC).
Key Duties and
Offer support in the dissemination of the Uganda
Clinical Guidelines (UCG), Essential Medicines and Health Supplies List
(EMHSLU), and Practical Guideline for Dispensing (PGD).
Actively participate in problem analysis studies
and support interventions to improve management of selected priority diseases.
Support the implementation of strategies to make
hospital Medicines and Therapeutic Committees (MTCs) function and make use of
Rx Solution consumption and finance information.
Work closely with Monitoring and Evaluation unit
to monitor status of AMU in the country using data from Supervision Performance
Assessment Recognition Strategy (SPARS), Health Management Information Systems
(HMIS) and other relevant sources of information.
Investigate AMU problems, design interventions
and support health workers to implement agreed strategies.
Actively participate in all other activities of
the AMU unit as requested, including activities to minimize anti-microbial
resistance development.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Management Sciences
for Health Technical Officer – Appropriate Medicines Use (AMU) job placement
must be a medical doctor/nurse with interest and documented experience in
Appropriate Medicines Use.
Possession of a Masters degree in Public Health;
or related field is an added advantage.
A minimum of three years’ experience working in
a clinical setting.
Previous exposure and experience with hospital
Medicines and Therapeutic Committees (MTCs) and the use of logistic and
financial data to strengthen AMU is an added advantage.
Knowledge and understanding of the Uganda Public
Health System.
Strong teamwork and team-building skills.
Strong English skills required, including
ability to write technical reports and documents.
Demonstrated computer skills, including
knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Power Point.
Skills and/or experience in study design and
implementation is an added advantage.
Previous experience in appropriate medicine use
assessment and indicators is an added advantage.
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.
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