Global Fund Programme Jobs – Pharmaceuticals and Health Products Management (PHPM) Specialist at Ministry of Health

Organisation: Ministry of Health
National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP)
Global Fund
Kampala, Uganda
Program Manager
The Ministry of Health (MoH)
has received funding from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and
Malaria (GFATM) under the New Funding Model to support the Uganda Malaria
Reduction Strategy. Part of this grant is for sourcing for eligible talent to
cover human resources gaps in the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) in
order to strengthen its capacity.
Job Summary: The
Pharmaceuticals and Health Products Management (PHPM) Specialist will encompass
systems strengthening for PSM functions at the MoH for the malaria health and
non-health supplies and commodities supply chain management strengthening as
well as linking with National Medical Stores (NMS), other public sector
entities, Joint Medical Stores (JMS) and Private Not for Profit (PNFP) sector
implementing Global Fund supported activities. The PHPM Specialist will
directly work with the NMCP, FCO and the Pharmacy Division of MoH to create
pharmaceuticals and health products supply chain functional efficiencies with
the aim of providing an uninterrupted supply of quality-assured malaria
prevention and treatment products in the most cost-effective way.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Offer
    technical support on good procurement and supply practices to support
    national programme implementation
  • Work
    closely with the Quantifications and Procurement Planning Unit (QPPU) to
    carry out national quantifications, forecasting and procurement planning
    for pharmaceuticals and health products
  • In
    charge of identifying public and private sector supply chain bottlenecks
    through comprehensive quantitative and qualitative analysis and develop
    solutions to address these bottlenecks
  • Work
    in liaison with key stakeholders to identify ways to improve access to
    malaria commodities and implement logistics solutions for malaria
  • In
    charge of the collection and analysis of supply chain management data on
    indicators for malaria commodities and prepare periodical performance
  • Responsible
    for developing, implementing, monitoring and updating of the Global Fund
    for AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) Procurement and Supply Chain
    Management (PSM) plans for malaria commodities.
  • Offer
    analytic and strategic support to the Ministry of Health around policy
    development and implementation including Global Fund related activities to
    ensure optimal fund utilization and absorption
  • In
    charge of monitoring and analyzing malaria commodities stock status and
    pipeline for the public sector at all other levels, of the supply system
    and ensure timely procurement of antimalarial commodities
  • Participate
    in relevant logistics committee meetings to discuss logistics and
    commodity security issues.
  • Manage
    donor funding for activities involving procurement, logistics and supply
    chain management of antimalarial commodities.
  • Identify
    key operational research priorities and provide technical support in
    execution of the agreed upon protocols
  • Perform
    any other duties assigned by the program manager National malaria control
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should ideally hold a Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy with
    post-graduate training in areas of Management, Monitoring and Evaluation,
    Public Health, or related area. Additional qualifications in procurement
    and supply chain management are desirable
  • The
    candidate must be registered by Pharmacy Council to practice in Uganda
  • A
    minimum of five or more years’ experience in the operation of transparent and
    cost-effective procurement supply chain management systems at the national
    and/or international level.
  • Past
    exposure and experience in management and provision of technical
    assistance in area of PSM for the health sector and particularly malaria
    commodities supply management.
  • Extensive
    experience in assessment and strengthening of health and pharmaceutical
    management systems
  • Detailed
    knowledge and understanding of the Uganda health system with good
    knowledge of pharmaceutical and health supplies regulations
  • Demonstrated
    capacity in forecasting and quantifying pharmaceuticals and other health
    commodities and equipment requirement at National & lower levels.
  • Familiarity
    with Global Fund            procurement
    policies and quality assurance standards for pharmaceutical and health
    commodities management
  • Full
    competence in the use of computers and key software packages (Microsoft
    Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Pipeline, Supply Chain Manager, Quantimed etc.)
  • Excellent
    analytical skills, excellent report writing skills, ability to work within
    a team and under pressure and handle multiple activities, ability to work
    with minimal supervision and self-motivation to accomplish tasks in time.
  • Fluency
    in oral and written English
to Apply: 
All interested but suitably qualified individuals
should send their applications accompanied with detailed curriculum Vitae,
copies of academic/professional certificates should be delivered to the address
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Health,
Plot 6 Lourdel Road – Nakasero,
Room 4, Ground Floor,
P.O. Box 7272, Kampala.
30th July 2015 by 1700 hrs

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