Jobs at MSH Uganda – SCMS Senior Procurement Advisor

The Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PFSCM) is implementing the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) contract for USAID as part of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. SCMS strengthens or establishes secure, reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable supply chains capable of meeting the care and treatment needs of people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. In coordination with in-country and international partners, SCMS assists programs to enhance their supply-chain capacity; ensure that accurate supply-chain information is collected, shared, and used; and provides quality, affordable, health care products to those who need them. In Uganda the SCMS project is managed by Management Sciences for Health (MSH), an international non-profit, public health organisation with headquarters in USA, whose purpose is to strengthen health programs worldwide.
MSH now invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of:
Duties & Responsibilities
·         The Senior Procurement Advisor will report to the Chief of Party of the Securing Ugandans’ Right to Essential Medicines (SURE) program.
·         She/he will lead and provide technical, strategic and procurement operations support to the USAID Uganda mission.
·         She/he will provide technical assistance to USAID supported implementing partners and other PEPFAR USG partners, primarily in the areas of quantification, procurement planning, procurement, and distribution planning for antiretroviral medicines (ARVs) and other HIV/AIDS related commodities.
·         The Senior Procurement Advisor will monitor and assure the quality of in-country client procurement plans and will collaborate, as appropriate, with USAID, the Ministry of Health and the SURE Program for any partner procurement and distribution needs.
·         She/he will serve as the principle liaison to SCMS in Uganda, coordinating with partners and the SCMS project management office (PMO) to ensure timely and complete responsiveness to client needs.
·         The Senior Procurement Advisor will be responsible for reporting on the progress and financial status of SCMS procurement operations in Uganda to in-country clients, the USAID mission, and the SCMS project management office in Washington, DC.
·         She/ he will coordinate with the PMO and USG clients regarding the procurement of male circumcision kits, and to support overall management and expansion of this program.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         Bachelors’ degree in Pharmacy is required,
·         Advanced degree in procurement, supply chain management, business administration, public health, or equivalent field,
·         Working experience in Uganda with knowledge and comprehensive understanding of HIV/AIDS Supply chain and pharmaceutical procurement regulations and regulatory authority importation guidelines.
·         Registration by the Pharmacy Council, Ministry of Health is mandatory,
·         At least five years of procurement and/ or pharmaceutical management experience, including supervisory or equivalent leadership/management experience,
·         Experience in logistics/supply chain management and/public health commodities, especially HIV/AIDS and laboratory commodities,
·         Practical experience with quantification and demand planning and related tools a plus (eg. Pipeline, Quantimed, ProQ),
·         Demonstrated computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint),
·         Flexibility in dealing with changing priorities and shifting deadlines,
·         Excellent written and oral communications skills,
·         Demonstrated strong organizational, managerial, communications, and reporting skills,
·         Proven ability to work as a 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:
Deadline for submission: Friday July 27. 2012.
We thank all applicants for their interest, but can only acknowledge shortlisted candidates.
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