Supply Chain Director US Non-profit Jobs – Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

 Supply Chain Director

Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Chief
of Party

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.
Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private
sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as
HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health;
family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases
such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening
capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base,
and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a
lasting difference in global health.

Job Summary:  The Supply Chain Director will provide support
in implementing the overall strategic leadership in addition to playing a vital
role in supporting the Chief of Party (COP) for oversight of the project. The
Supply Chain Director 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 leads
supply chain capacity building efforts and ensures that required competencies
and systems are in place for an agile supply chain that ensure uninterrupted
availability of essential medicines and health products. In supporting the COP
in rolling out the mission/purpose of this Activity, they will use their
experience interacting with host country government agencies including local
governments, development partners, the private sector, and civil society
organizations to address supply chain system strengthening.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Lead the
development of SSCS strategy and annual work plans and provide inputs for
budgets as they relate to supply chain activities in collaboration with other
SSCS staff, partners, and stakeholders.

timely implementation of the annual work plan and updates within set budget.
Provide technical direction to the project for the delivery of technical
assistance to key stakeholders.

technical leadership for the development of tools and materials.

project deliverables are of the highest quality.

Lead the
creation and management of technical collaboration platforms that foster high
levels of coordination among key stakeholders, sharing of knowledge and best

Lead the
development of a performance framework for project activities and establish a
culture of continuous performance improvement and adaptive management based on

the development of performance frameworks to monitor performance at all levels
of the supply chain.

on supply chain data analytics.

MSH at technical and strategy meetings.

the COP and DCOP in engaging and working with USAID and other key stakeholders.

coordination with other USG implementing partners.

identification and prioritization of capacity development activities for
strengthening national, regional and district level pharmaceutical supply
chains, and building expertise in monitoring and supervision in collaboration
with the MOH and other relevant team members and partners.

Lead the
development and deployment of sustainability plans.

and implement novel and cost/efficient strategies to build capacity Monitor and
document progress of activities toward achieving results of supply chain
activities of the approved SSCS work plan, by taking baseline and periodic measurements
of indicators.

innovations to tackle supply chain challenges.

the Supply Chain team; provide technical and implementation guidance to the
team, mentor team members and manage their performance.

with other project teams to generate synergies and ensure coherent and
coordinated approach across the project. 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold a Master’s degree in supply chain management, business
management, public health or a related field.

A minimum
of ten (10) years of experience in managing and providing technical support to
large complex international projects with significant pharmaceutical supply
chain management and related technical assistance components.

experience and/or capacity in managing for results.

expertise in at least one of the Activity priority areas (procurement,
warehousing, distribution, supply chain, technical assistance for supply chain
system strengthening), with sufficient understanding of all these areas to
direct integrated, collaboration and coordination efforts.

of USG-funded program management, policies, regulations, and procedures.

working with USAID-funded programs highly desirable.

experience in developing training materials and the delivery of training

and ability to travel within Uganda as needed.

in English which includes excellent oral and written communication skills.

with PPP a plus.


working collaboratively and effectively engaging with other donors, host
country institutions, and international organizations.

level of interpersonal skills including a demonstrated ability to interact
effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of public and private sector
counterparts and other key stakeholders.

skills in building and maintaining collaborative working relationships with
senior level government officials.

organizational skills, ability to multitask and work under pressure.

analytical skills and solid problem-solving ability.

How to Apply:

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


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