Logistics Coordinator – Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is an international non-profit, public health organisation with
headquarters in USA, whose purpose is to strengthen health programs worldwide.
MSH Uganda is currently running a number of USAID and other donor funded projects,
both in Kampala and other parts of the country including SURE.
SURE (Securing Ugandans’ Right
to Essential Medicines) will ensure that the population of Uganda has access to
adequate quantities of good quality essential medicines and health supplies
(EMHS) by strengthening the national essential medicines and health commodities
supply system.
MSH now invites applications
from suitably qualified candidates for the following position in the SURE
project:



Logistics Coordinator,
Technical Programs Support – Duty Station Kampala



Overall Responsibility:
The Logistics Coordinator, Technical Programs support has overall
responsibility for planning and coordination of SURE Program assistance to
Ministry of Health technical programs. S/he promotes collaboration and best
practices in supply-chain management of program commodities with priority on
essential system change, harmonization/integration, logistics information
management and building program capacity to reduce wastage, optimize resource
use and achieve increased availability and supply-chain efficiency of program
commodities. He is responsible for maintaining effective communication with the
SURE program team, key stakeholders and the relevant Ministry of Health
departments particularly Pharmacy Division and the technical program management
teams. The position reports to the technical Advisor – Supply Chain Operations.
Duties and Responsibilities
·        
Contribute
technical and administrative inputs into the design and implementation of
assessments of commodity supply chain management systems to identify resources
and gaps which can be addressed by SURE Program.
·        
Take
leadership in the development and implementation of work plans and reporting on
the status of implementation of technical assistance activities
·        
Support
the Quantification and Procurement planning unit (QPPU) to efficiently respond
to program requests for supply-chain management assistance, seek opportunities
for collaboration and provide technical expertise to key stakeholders in the
collection and analysis of information needed to make Supply Chain Management
decisions particularly to assist with quantifications, Procurement and Supply
chain Management (PSM) planning of program commodities and in other areas which
can be addressed by SURE.
·        
Support
the establishment and management of systems to monitor program commodity
supply-chains whilst assuring data quality and utilization particularly at
central level
·        
Contribute
to the writing of Quarterly and Annual progress reports for the SURE Program and
effectively manage communication with key Ministry of Health partners including
reporting requirements for the Ministry of Health.
·        
Advise
the Ministry of Health on policy changes affecting supply chain for technical
programs, including evaluating evidence for decision making and managing
transition periods for essential medicines and health supplies
·        
Support
the Ministry of Health to integrate vertical supply and information systems
into integrated National pharmaceutical management and Information systems
·        
Manage
performance of the program support team, identify capacity gaps, mentor and
equip staff with the skills and knowledge required to accomplish their
responsibilities.
Qualifications
1.      
Basic
degree in a health area; such as pharmacy, medicine, public health; a masters
degree in public health or business majoring in health systems management and
supply chain management.
2.     
5 to 10
years of work experience in providing pharmaceutical management technical
assistance especially in supply chain management, at central and health
facility level in a developing country preferably sub Saharan Africa.
Experience in pharmaceutical/health systems strengthening is preferred.
3.     
Demonstrated
analytical skills with computerized packages including Microsoft office packages,
internet research and familiarity with common PSM tools.
4.     
Excellent
presentation skills
5.     
Working
experience in Uganda with comprehensive understanding of the Uganda public
health system is an advantage. Previous work experience with USAID supported
programs is also an added advantage.
6.     
Demonstrated
strong organizational, administrative, communications and reporting skills
7.     
Flexibility
and adaptation to changing priorities and shifting deadlines
8.     
Excellent
English skills required, including ability to write lucid technical reports and
documents.
9.     
A proven
ability to work as a part of a team but self-managing of own time.
10.  
Demonstration
leadership skills and committed team player.
How to Apply:
All applications should be
addressed to:
The Human Resources Partner – MSH, Plot 15 Princess Ann Drive Bugolobi, P O Box
71419, Kampala
Email: HRUG@msh.org



Deadline for submission: 9th April 2012. We thank all applicants
for their interest, but can only acknowledge shortlisted candidates.
NOTE: This is a local
position and attracts no international benefits or relocation.

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