NGO Jobs – Senior Technical Officer, NTLP 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
Reports to: Program Manager – NTLP
 
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 Project:
USAID funded Uganda
Systems Strengthening for Health Commodities 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 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 Senior Technical Officer will support the
NTLP in maintaining the current logistics management information system and
reporting requirements and supply chain effectiveness to enable the programme
make informed decisions related to supply chain management. S/he will also
support the districts to improve on the management and distribution of anti TB
and anti-Leprosy commodities. The Senior Technical Officer will offer overall
support to the NTLP, Pharmacy Division and key stakeholders to develop
integrated, harmonized, and streamlined supply chain processes, such as
quantification, procurement, storage, distribution, ordering/reporting, and
appropriate use. This technical assistance is especially aimed at improving the
capacity of NTLP in their supply chain management roles and responsibilities,
and assisting them in planning and monitoring.
 
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Offer technical guidance to Pharmacy Division to ensure that NTLPs
    commodity pipelines are analyzed and monitored at all levels of the supply
    system
  • Assist in the coordination of the reporting and ordering for TB
    drugs in a timely manner and the follow up of non-reporting facilities
  • Revive and strengthen NTLP system for receiving facility stock
    status reports from TB diagnostic and treatment facilities and utilization
    of the information to address any identified gaps.
  • Render support and technical assistance to the NTLP in the
    development of an electronic system for management of health facility
    stock status information
  • Support NTLP to ensure that the Pharmaceutical and Health Product
    Management supported by Global Fund grants are updated on time to reflect
    the TB programs procurement needs.
  • Ensure periodic logistics data quality audits are integrated in the
    routine NTLP mentorships and supervisions.
  • Work in liaison with the QPP Unit of the Pharmacy Division to
    strengthen and •streamline the TB commodity quantification process in line
    with the QPP strategic plan, and provide inputs into the bi-monthly stock
    status reporting.
  • Support in conducting periodic quality audits for data at zonal and
    district level
  • Offer technical assistance to MDR TB sites to ensure optimal stock
    levels with periodic on-site support supervision
 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The candidate should hold a Professional degree in Pharmacy, supply
    chain management training or logistics management is an added advantage
  • Prior experience in providing logistic management technical
    assistance especially in the area of supply chain management, quantification
    and procurement
  • A minimum of three or more years’ experience with medicines
    logistics management information systems
  • Working experience in Uganda with knowledge and comprehensive
    understanding of the Uganda public health system.
  • Previous experience with USAID supported programs is an added
    advantage
  • Proven ability to collaborate with other stakeholders in developing
    creative and strategic solutions to achieve common goals
  • Show willingness to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities and
    shifting deadlines
  • Excellent organizational, administrative, communications and
    reporting skills
  • Strong teamwork and team-building skills
    Strong English skills required, including ability to write lucid technical
    reports and documents
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including knowledge of Windows,
    Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.
 
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply by sending their
applications (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 via email to:
HRUG@msh.org.
 
Deadline: 14th November, 2014 by 5:00PM
 
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