USAID Management Sciences for Health (MSH) USSHC Careers – Project Specialist

Organisation: Management
Sciences for Health (MSH)
Project Name: USAID
funded Uganda Systems Strengthening for Health Commodities (USSHC)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About MSH:
Management Sciences for Health
(MSH) is a nonprofit international health organization composed of nearly 2500
people from more than 74 nationalities working in over 50 countries. Our
mission is to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most
vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public
health. Together with our partners, we are helping managers and leaders in
developing countries to create stronger management systems that improve health
services for the greatest , health 
About USAID USSHC Program:
USAID funded Uganda Systems
Strengthening for Health Commodities (USSHC) is a five year program supporting
the Government of Uganda’s health system to improve the availability and
accessibility of essential medicines and health supplies (EMHS).The expected
results of USSHC are to:1) strengthen national policies and strategies and
support cost-effective, equitable, and transparent utilization of EMHS
resources; 2) strengthen country capacity for effective management and
utilization of EMHS; and 3) increase availability and access of EMHS among
priority populations.
Job Summary: The Project
Specialist will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of USSHC
activities related to NDA in accordance with the time lines set in the National
Drug Authority (NDA) /USSHC work plan. S/he will support the implementation of
Good Pharmaceutical Practice (GPP) inspections. The job also requires field
visits to drug facilities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure
    smooth implementation of inspections in all USSHC supported health
  • Organize
    practical training in inspection of facilities using the inspection tool
  • Prepare
    and provide lists of facilities ready for inspection to NDA
  • The
    jobholder will also send periodic reports to districts and health
    facilities on the outcomes of GPP inspections highlighting quality
    improvements required
  • Support
    NDA in reporting to USSHC Program on GPP inspections
  • Support
    and train NDA in electronic data entry and reporting on GPP inspections
  • Support
    implementation of the strategy to improve quality assurance systems for
    pharmaceutical wholesalers
  • Plan
    and carry out any data collection related to NDA activities
  • Assist
    NDA in implementing use of the verification of import computer system
  • Manage
    IEC/BCC campaigns on GPP
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should preferably hold a bachelor degree or diploma in
    Pharmacy, Social Sciences relevant field. Project management qualification
    an added advantage
  • Three
    or more years working experience
  • Past
    exposure and experience in drug regulation or drug management is preferred
  • Work
    experience and extensive knowledge of the supervision, performance
    assessment and recognition strategy (SPARS) required
  • Willingness
    to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities and shifting deadlines
  • Strong
    teamwork and team-building skills
  • Strong
    English skills required, including ability to write reports and documents
  • Demonstrated
    computer skills, including knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel and
    Power Point
How to Apply:
If you so desire to join MSH’s
USAID Project and possess the necessary credentials, please send  your application (cover letter and CV only)
addressed to The Human Resources Partner at MSH, Plot 15 Princess Anne Drive,
Bugolobi, P.O. Box 71419, Kampala, Uganda or email:
Deadline: 24th October, 2014 by 5.00pm
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