USAID EMHS Project Vacancies – Tech Officer, Child Health at Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Organization: Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
Project Name: EMHS Project 
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:  Assistant Commissioner Health Services, Child
Health (Ministry of Health)
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 EMHS Project:
Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
sought funding from USAID to implement the Uganda Health Supply Chain, 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 supports the Child
Health Division to address specific supply chain challenges in both public,
PNFP and private sectors. The incumbent will render support through the strengthening
of the capacity of Child Health Division to monitor SCM in their programs,
build capacity for effective management and utilization of the required
medicines and health supplies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·        
With
the support of the Principal Technical Advisor – RMNCH, offer technical support
to Child Health and Pharmacy Division in pharmaceutical management to ensure
effective and efficient forecasting and quantification for child health
commodities
·        
Offer
technical guidance to Child Health Division to analyze and monitor the RMNCH
commodity pipeline at all levels of the supply system, from the central level
to community level
·        
Work
with the Quantification & Procurement Planning Unit to prepare stock status
reports, develop and regularly update an integrated national level supply plan
for RMNCH commodities for key RMNCH commodities at central warehouses
·        
Under
the guidance of the Assistant Commissioner Child Health, Global Fund Focal
Coordination Office, Quantification & Procurement Planning Unit and other
stakeholders, support the development of proposals and the implementation of
the PSM component of the grants involving child health services
·        
Technically
support the Child Health Division in the scale-up of iCCM by monitoring
implementation of the PSM component and tracking commodity flow to and routine
reporting from sub-national structures
·        
Work
closely with the Principal Technical Advisor – RMNCH, support plans to build
capacity for logistics management at community level including the development
and/or review of relevant community level logistics management and information
tools
·        
Actively
facilitate coordination between Pharmacy and Child Health Divisions, Resource
Center and other stakeholders for timely action to ensure commodity security
for Child Health supplies
·        
Prepare
periodic performance reports as required by the USAID/UHSC Program and Ministry
of Health
·        
Perform
any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Child Health
Division or UHSC as need arises
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·        
The ideal
candidate for the USAID EMHS Project vacancy should preferably hold a Professional
degree in a pharmacy, public health, monitoring and evaluation and any other
related area
·        
At least
three years’ experience in health logistics management
·        
Work
experience in providing technical assistance especially in the area of
logistics management
·        
Detailed
working knowledge of child health policy and implementation is an added
advantage
·        
Work
experience with medicines logistics management information systems
·        
Past
experience in Uganda with knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the
Uganda public health system. Previous experience with USAID supported programs
is an added advantage
·        
Willingness
to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities and shifting deadlines
·        
Demonstrated
strong 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 who wish to join the USAID EMHS Project at Management Sciences for
Health are encouraged to Apply Online at the web link below.
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