USAID EMHS Project Jobs – Technical Officer Quantification and Procurement Planning Unit at MSH

Organization: Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
Project Name: USAID EMHS Project
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Technical Officer, QPP
Job ID: 13-8164
About MSH:
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a international non-profit 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 EHMS Project:
USAID funded Uganda Health Supply Chain 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 Technical Officer– QPP will support the
Quantification and Procurement Planning Unit (QPPU) and the Pharmacy Division
to carry out data management, forecasting and procurement planning. He/She
works closely with Ministry of Health (MoH) Pharmacy Division, technical
assistance staff, MoH technical programs, central warehouses, IPs and other
stakeholders to collect, synthesize and input data into forecasts, supply
planning and overall development of procurement and supply management plans.
This position is primarily focused on strengthening logistics systems and
provides a link between MoH and stakeholders and to facilitate harmonization
within the various supply chains.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Technically support the QPPU in
    quantifications and periodic review of national requirements of medicines
    and health supplies and PSM plans
  • Carry out data collection for forecasting
    and supply planning from different sources including but not limited to
    central medical stores, MoH technical programs, funding
    agencies/development partners and implementing partners.
  • Regularly analyse and input data into
    national quantifications and gaps analyses
  • Periodically review consumption trends to
    inform national projections and needs estimations for medicines and other
    health products
  • Carry out sentinel sites surveillance to
    monitor utilization and issues data for key commodities for malaria,
    HIV/AIDS, TB and laboratory
  • Prepare the MOH Bi monthly Stock Status
    report and relevant report presentations
  • Prepare regular supply chain situational
    analysis reports and briefs to MoH and stakeholders for commodities for
    malaria, laboratory, HIV/AIDS, TB and the tracer medicines
  • Technically support Ministry of Health
    programs in their logistics planning and management roles
  • Prepare periodical reports as may be
  • Perform any other duty that may be
    assigned from time to time as need arises.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The candidate should hold a Professional
    degree in a health area; such as pharmacy, medicine, public health;
    pharmacist preferred
  • At least three years’ experience in
    pharmaceutical supply management, quantification and procurement
  • At least one year of experience in
    quantification for essential medicines and health supplies
  • Skills in data management is essential
  • Past work experience with medicines
    logistics/ inventory management information systems
  • Working experience in Uganda with
    knowledge and understanding of the Uganda public health system
  • Willingness to be flexible and adapt to
    changing priorities and shifting deadlines
  • Strong teamwork and team-building skills
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
Management Sciences for Health in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to
Apply Online by clicking on the link below.
Deadline: 15th April, 2015
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