Principal Technical Advisor US Non-profit Careers – Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Title:         Principal Technical Advisor
Organization: Management
Sciences for Health (MSH)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Chief
of Party
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
Principal Technical Advisor, Supply Chain Management provides technical
leadership and direction for the development and implementation of innovative
strategies and activities to support the strengthening of supply management
systems in Uganda. S/he works with other UHSC staff on the development and
deployment of appropriate logistics management information systems that support
the planning and monitoring of supply chain operations. S/he supports supply
chain capacity building efforts and ensures that systems and processes are in
place to assure the continuous availability of key program commodities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Lead the development of UHSC work plans and budgets as they relate
    to supply chain activities in collaboration with other UHSC staff,
    partners, and stakeholders. Provide input into updating and implementing
    the annual work plan and budget, as necessary.
  • Provide technical assistance to the MOH and local partners for the
    quantification of key commodities including the establishment of
    appropriate forecasting and supply planning mechanism and information
    systems to assure availability of data necessary for adequate
  • Collaborate with the MOH and local partners to assure that effective
    and efficient warehousing and distribution systems are in place for
    medicines and other key commodities.
  • Actively participate in identifying and prioritizing capacity
    development activities for strengthening national and regional level
    pharmaceutical supply chains, and building expertise in monitoring and
    supervision in collaboration with the MOH and other relevant team members
    and partners. Develop and implement appropriate training and supervision
  • Offer technical support to develop standard operating procedures
    (SOPs) for inventory management and other aspects of supply chain
    management that will assure the availability and quality of medicines and
    other commodities.
  • Along with country partners and other UHSC project staff, develop
    and implement a comprehensive approach for ensuring the quality of the
    commodities procured and used.
  • Monitor and document progress of activities toward achieving results
    of supply chain activities of the approved UHSC work plan, by taking
    baseline and periodic measurements of indicators.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
    Principal Technical Advisor placement must hold a  Master’s Degree or higher in Public
    Health, Logistics Management, Pharmacy, or related field.
  • At least ten years of experience implementing supply chain system
    improvement programs of large projects in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in health commodity procurement,
    warehousing, distribution and logistics management information systems.
  • Familiarity with public health, TB, and HIV/AIDS programming, data
    collection, analysis and presentation.
  • Experience working with MOH and national level organizations.
  • Strong project management and communication skills required.
  •  Previous experience in
    developing training materials and the delivery of training sessions.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work in a team-oriented
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications,
    including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; knowledge of appropriate
    methods for data analysis and reporting.
  • Excellent representational and communication skills, written and
    oral proficiency in English.
  • Experience working with USAID-funded programs highly desirable.
  • Willingness and ability to travel within Uganda as needed.
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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