Logistics Coordinator – Management Sciences for Health (MSH)


Logistics Coordinator Technical Programs
Support (Kampala) – Re advertised




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.
S/he is responsible for maintaining effective
communication with the SURE program team, key stakeholders and relevant
Ministry of Health departments.
The position reports to the Technical Advisor – Supply Chain Operations.
Duties & Responsibilities
In addition the job holder will:
• 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.
• Support the establishment and management of systems to monitor program
commodity supply-chains whilst assuring data quality and utilization
particularly at central level
• Advise the Ministry of Health on policy changes affecting supply chain for
technical programs.
• 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, Skills & Experience
1) Basic degree in a health field such as pharmacy, medicine, public health; a
master’s degree in public health or business majoring in health systems and
supply chain management,
2) At least 5 years experience in providing
pharmaceutical management technical assistance especially in supply chain
management, at central and health facility level preferably in sub Saharan
Africa,
3) Experience in pharmaceutical/health systems
strengthening is preferred,
4) Comprehensive understanding of the Ugandan
public health system is an advantage, USAID supported programs experience is an
added advantage,
5) Demonstrated analytical skills with
computerized packages and familiarity with common PSM tools,
6) Excellent presentation skills,
7) Strong organizational, leadership,
administrative, communication and reporting skills,
8) Flexibility and adaptation to changing
priorities and shifting deadlines,
9) A proven ability to work as part of a team
but self-managing of own time.
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: June 29,
2012 at 12.00pm
. We thank all applicants for their interest, but can only
acknowledge shortlisted candidates.

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