Technical Officer – Family Planning Non-profit Jobs – Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Job Title:         Technical Officer - Family Planning
Organization: Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Principal Technical Advisor - RMNCAH

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, Family Planning will be a focal point to provide day to day technical assistance 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. 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. This position reports to the Principal Technical Advisor, Reproductive Maternal New Born Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH).

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • 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
  • Conduct regular analysis of national and facility level stock status, procurement pipeline, commodity funding gap as well as DHIS2 data to provide evidence base for decisions on product movement and programming by Ministry of Health to avert stock risks in the supply chain
  • In collaboration with the QPP Unit, provide technical assistance to NMS, JMS, UHMG and other stakeholders in national quantification and supply planning for FP/RH commodities for routine distribution through public and PNFP sector health facilities as well as community health programs.
  • Assist in 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
  • Support ministry of health and stakeholders to adapt and scale-up use of the standardized community supply chain tools in RH/FP programs
  • Prepare reports from RH/FP supply chain data to support MOH in on for timely decision making at central and sub-national level, including analysis and logical presentation of available data through DHIS2, SPARS and pharmaceutical information portal, among others
  • Coordinates Ministry of Health and its partners in development of action plans, coordination and collaboration of FP/RH commodity security activities.
  • Prepare periodic performance reports as required by the USAID/UHSC Program and Ministry of Health
  • Perform other duties as may be required by the Chief of Party

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the Management Sciences for Health (MSH) Technical Officer - Family Planning job placement must 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 three years of work experience in providing pharmaceutical management services especially in the area of supply chain
  • Long-term working experience in Uganda with knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the Uganda public health system. 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.

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