Technical Officer – Medicine and Therapeutics Committees US NGO Jobs – Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Organization: Management
Sciences for Health (MSH)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Principal
Technical Advisor – Appropriate Medicines Use and Assistant Commissioner Health
Services, Pharmacy Division (Ministry of Health)
About Us:
Management Sciences for Health
(MSH) is a non-profit 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 Officer- Medicine and Therapeutics Committee (MTC) will implement
activities targeted at building knowledge and skills of hospital MTCs to
improve management and use of medicines and will support and monitor MTCs in
conducting surveys, investigations and interventions, in the area of appropriate
use, effective medicine management and antimicrobial stewardship.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support in conducting of trainings aimed
    at building MTC knowledge and skills.
  • Carry out support supervision and
    mentoring of MTC to implement designated activities as by MTC plan or
    request from the MOH, including drug indicator surveys, medicine use
    evaluations, prescription audits and aggregate data analysis, root cause
    analysis and design and implementation of interventions to improve
    medicine management and use
  • Support extraction and analysis of
    pharmaceutical consumption and financial data and training and mentoring
    of hospital staff to do the same that is; from Rx solution.
  • Support analysis of pharmaceutical flow
    in the hospital and design or implementation of systems to ensure tracking
    and accountability.
  • Support the implementation of strategies
    to optimize the use of Rx Solution consumption and finance information.
  • Provide support in the design and
    implementation of activities related to Antimicrobial resistance e.g. PPS
    surveys and Antimicrobial stewardship activities to improve antibiotic
    prescription practices.
  • Participate in all other activities of
    the Appropriate Medicines Use (AMU) unit as requested.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the Management
    Sciences for Health (MSH) Technical Officer – Medicine and Therapeutics
    Committees career placement must be a pharmacist with interest in
    appropriate medicine use
  • Three years’ experience working in a
    hospital pharmacy setting
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of
    the Uganda public health system
  • Previous experience with hospital MTCs
    and the use of logistic and financial data to strengthen appropriate
    medicine use is an added advantage
  • Strong teamwork and team-building skills
  • Strong English skills, including ability
    to write technical reports and documents
  • Proven computer skills, including
    knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Skills and/or experience in study design
    and implementation 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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