USAID USSHC Project Careers – Supply Chain System Specialist at Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

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  impact.
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 Supply
Chain System Specialist will serve as the lead technical specialist responsible
for the planning, implementation and evaluation of all USSHC supply chain
activities. S/he works closely in liaison with the Chief of Party, Deputy Chief
of Party, other USSHC staff, international partners, local partners, and
stakeholders for the development and implementation of supply chain policies-
and procedures in support of medicine quantification, procurement, warehousing,
inventory management, ordering/issuing and distribution.
S/he provides technical leadership and direction for the development
and implementation of innovative strategies and activities to support the
strengthening of supply management systems in Uganda. In addition s/he works
with other SSHC staff on the development and deployment of appropriate
logistics management information systems that support the planning and
monitoring of supply chain operations. S/he also supports supply chain capacity
building efforts and ensures that systems and processes are in place to assure
the continuous availability of key program commodities
Key Duties and
  • Steer the development of Systems
    Strengthening for Health Commodities work plans and budgets as they relate
    to supply chain activities
  • Offer technical guidance and assistance to
    the MOH and local partners for the quantification of key commodities
  • Collaborate with the MOH and local
    partners to assure that effective and efficient warehousing and
    distribution systems are in place for medicines and other key commodities.
  • Offer TA to develop standard operating
    procedures (SOPs) for inventory management and other aspects of supply
    chain management that will assure the availability and quality of
    medicines and other commodities.
  • Work closely with country partners and
    other SSHC project staff, develop and implement a comprehensive approach
    for ensuring the quality of the commodities procured and used..
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The candidate should preferably hold a
    Master’s Degree or higher in Public Health, Logistics Management,
    Pharmacy, or related field
  • At least ten years’ experience
    implementing supply chain system improvement programs of large projects in
    developing countries
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in
    health commodity procurement, warehousing, distribution and logistics
    management information systems
  • Good knowledge and understanding of public
    health, TB, and HIV/AIDS programming, data collection, analysis and
  • Past exposure and experience working with
    MOH and national level organizations
  • Strong project management and
    communication skills required
  • Previous experience in developing training
    materials and the delivery of training sessions
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to
    work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft
    Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook;
    knowledge of appropriate methods for data analysis and reporting
  • Excellent representation and communication
    skills, written and oral proficiency in English
  • Past exposure and experience working with
    USAID-funded programs highly desirable
  • Willingness and ability to travel within
    Uganda as needed.
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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