Logistics Career Jobs – Principle Technical Advisor, Supply Chain Operations at Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Job
Title: Principle Technical Advisor,
Supply Chain Operations

Reports
to:
Chief of Party (COP)
Location: Kampala

About 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 including
SURE, both in Kampala and other parts of the country.

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.

Key
Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The
    Principle Technical Advisor, Supply Chain Operations ensures that systems
    and processes are in place for the successful development, implementation
    and evaluation of national program plans aimed at improving the
    availability of quality health commodities at the central supply agencies
    and the effective delivery of these commodities to health facilities in
    Uganda. Together with the COP, s/he assists the pharmaceutical sector of
    the Government of Uganda and its institutions in the implementation of
    policies and procedures aimed at strengthening supply chain operations at
    the central level.
  • The
    Principle Technical Advisor provides support in the following areas across
    the key supply chain management areas: supply chain system assessment
    approaches and tools; forecasting and quantification methodologies;
    procurement; inventory control, logistics management information and
    distribution systems. S/he represents the project among institutional
    partners and stakeholders as necessary.
  • The
    job holder will work closely with the COP to develop and implement work
    plans for assigned project area. In coordination with the COP provide
    technical guidance to subcontractors, defining their on-going technical
    roles in the project related to central supply agency system
    strengthening.
  • Provide
    support to the design and implementation of system reviews aimed at strengthening
    the central supply agencies warehousing and distribution systems
  • Support
    the MoH in building capacity for central supply agencies’ ability to
    monitor and evaluate their performance and make recommendations for system
    improvement.
  • Assist
    the COP in tracking pharmaceutical financing from all sources in the
    health sector.
  • Draft
    internal reports and communications as needed.
  • Contribute
    to the implementation of strategies for capacity development across
    multiple supply chain areas.
  • Supervise
    staff as assigned.

Qualifications,
Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s
    degree or higher in business, pharmacy, public health with emphasis in
    supply chain management; advanced degrees preferred.
  • At
    least 7 years’ experience in supply chain system assessment approaches and
    tools; policy reform related to health supply chain systems including
    health financing; product selection; forecasting, quantification methods
    and tools; procurement processes; inventory control; distribution systems
    and management information systems.
  • Experience
    in delivering technical assistance programs.
  • Knowledge
    and/or experience in the supply chain management system for health
    commodities in Uganda is preferred.
  • Knowledge
    of PEPFAR-funded programs and USAID experience preferred.
  • Proven
    ability to collaborate effectively with professional colleagues in a broad
    range of governmental organizations and Implementing Partners.
  • Strong
    interpersonal, verbal and written communications, teamwork and partnering
    abilities.
  • Ability
    to produce results in diverse cultural, social, and language contexts.
  • Demonstrated
    computer skills in MS Office Suite applications.
  • Fluency
    in oral and written English required.

How
to Apply:

ll 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:
28th January 2013.

We thank all applicants fey their interest, but can only acknowledge
shortlisted candidates.

Note: this position does
not attract international benefits.

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