Regional Coordinator Non-profit Job Careers – Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

 Regional Coordinator

Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Sub-National
Activity Manager

About US:

Management Sciences
for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven
approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and
communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health
impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action
in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150
countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers
to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services.

Job Summary:   The Regional Coordinator will support
implementation of SSCS activities and initiatives that aim to strengthen supply
chain competencies (per National Supply Chain Assessment -NSCA) of regional and
districts supply chain stakeholders as well as grow capacity of actors such as
the regional Implementing Partners (IPs) to support supply management and performance.
S/he will be responsible for a geographic region but shall also support, cross
cutting activities and initiatives implemented under SSCS in order to
strengthen supply chain capacity and performance at Regional Referral Hospitals
(RRHs) and district levels.

The scope of
technical assistance shall include knowledge in supply chain management and
operations, tools and best practices and equally support all United States
Government (USG) agencies and partners, as well as national program areas
including HIV, Malaria, TB, RMNCAH, laboratory, vaccines etc .but also other
critical elements such as change management and data use/data quality.

The regional
coordinator shall coordinate closely with other team members on SSCS who have
direct responsibility to ensuring that regional and district stakeholders’
capacity is also built in skills such as planning, budgeting, managing
performance or quality improvement.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Technical Support

the conceptualization of capacity building program and tools to be used with
regional and district-based stakeholders (RRHs, District Health Officials –
DHOs, IPs, National Medical Stores, and Joint Medical Stores representatives

capacity of other stakeholders such as NMS and JMS’ customer representatives to
provide technical assistance to districts and health facilities

regional IPs’ capacity to enhance the technical capacity of district health
teams and facilities and empower them to manage supply chain performance

and monitor RRHs’ capacity building and performance

contribute and provide inputs into the USG Supply Chain Coordination Group

conceptualization, design and implementation of cross cutting initiatives eg;
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation, new generation of
Supervision Performance Assessment Recognition Strategy (SPARS), district
stores revised function, policy implementation cascade.

Project Support 35%

manage and monitor the SSCS program in supported districts and health
facilities in planning, distributing, managing and monitoring Essential
Medicines and health supplies (EMHS)

in project work planning and reporting

in meetings with the Ministry of Health, USG agencies and other stakeholders to
share progress, accomplishments, and challenges and ensure common understanding
of current as well as future strategic direction

in the development and implementation of innovations/innovative approaches that
aim to benefit sub-national supply chain performance and stakeholders

with regional IPs to develop joint work-plan and identify opportunities for
cost-efficiency/sharing costs

IPs and associated districts’ performance through the development and
dissemination of regular performance reports and put in place a system to
provide feedback support and guidance for continuous improvement

duties, as assigned by the Sub-national Activity Manager.

Continuous Learning

support identification of lessons learned and implementation of best practices

closely with Collaboration Learning and Adaptation (CLA) unit to identify
learning questions and review implementation with a view to identify successful
approach or required adaptation

sharing of best practices through the Supply Chain CLA Forum and assist with
the implementation at sub-national level

in the design and implementation of pilot and studies for the project.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant for the Management Sciences for Health (MSH) Regional Coordinator job
must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, Public Health, or related field. A
relevant master’s degree is an added advantage.

minimum of six years of health supply chain management progressively increasing
responsibility working on large comprehensive and complex health programs in

experience and track records of success in providing pharmaceutical management
technical assistance

management skills, including planning and performance management experience

and comprehensive understanding of the Uganda public health system and

knowledge and capacity to support use of logistics management information
systems tools

experience with USAID supported programs is an added advantage.


ability to collaborate with other stakeholders in developing creative and
strategic solutions to achieve common goals.

strong organizational, communications and reporting skills.

teamwork and team-building skills

to adapt to changing priorities and shifting deadlines.

English skills required, including ability to write lucid technical reports and

computer skills, including knowledge of (but not limited to) Windows, Microsoft
Word, Excel, Power Point, PIP, RxSolution, WAOs and DHIS2.

How to Apply:

All candidates who
wish to join Management Sciences for Health in the aforementioned capacity at
the link below.


Deadline: 16th June 2020

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