Global Fund Grant Careers – District Pharmaceutical Systems Strengthening Coordinator at Ministry of Health

Organisation: Ministry of
Funding Source: Global Fund
Reports to: Assistant
Commissioner Health Services, Pharmacy
About US:
The Government
of the Republic of Uganda under the Ministry of Health has received funding
from the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to support
among other things recruitment of key staff to assist in improvement of the
Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) grant performance. The goals of the Health
Systems Strengthening grant are to:
Strengthen the Procurement and Supply Management
(PSM) system
Support improvements in the Management Information
Systems and Monitoring and          
Support community involvement in the delivery of
health services
the National TB and Leprosy Program (NTLP) is under the department of the
National Disease Control (NDC) in the Ministry of Health. NTLP’s overall
functions are to establish country wide quality diagnosis and treatment
services for TB and Leprosy and to coordinate the implementation of TB and
Leprosy control activities. Under the National Program is a National TB
Reference Laboratory whose functions are; to provide technical guidance to all
TB diagnostic facilities and standardization of Laboratory TB and Leprosy provide
technical supervision and training of laboratory staff on TB and Leprosy
Diagnosis Techniques, Confirmation of drug resistant TB and provide follow up
culture and drug susceptible tests as a national referral facility. It also
supports coordinated drug resistant TB surveillance and technical support roll
out of new laboratory technologies and support their uptake and utilization. It
also carries out operational research activities.
Job Summary: The District
Pharmaceutical Systems Strengthening Coordinator will work closely with
Pharmacy Division of the Ministry of Health to manage the implementation of
program activities across the country and reports to the Assistant Commissioner
Health Services, Pharmacy. The incumbent will be instrumental in the design and
development of innovative district level interventions to improve overall
functioning of the pharmaceutical logistics system and works with Implementing
Partners and the relevant programs of the Ministry of Health in ensuring
pharmaceutical systems efficiency. The DPSS Coordinator will take overall
responsibility for the management and supervision of regional performance
monitoring pharmacists employed by the MOH and will play a crucial role in the
development of concepts and managing strategies for improving capacity and
performance of the pharmaceutical logistics system.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Responsible for monitoring and documentation of
program progress, identifying weaknesses, Technical Assistance needs, lessons
learnt, and best practices
Providing technical support for performance
improvement and implementation of the HIV/AIDS Program, National Malaria
Control Program, National TB and Leprosy program and Reproductive Health PSM activities
in the districts.
Mentor and supervise staff as assigned. Supervisory
responsibilities include, but are not limited to, regularly meeting with
supervisees to discuss issues, track work progress, provide guidance and
support, and ensure consistent quality of work performed; conducting
Performance Plan Reviews and Development; communicating, implementing, and
ensuring adherence to MOH policies, guidelines; developing staff skills and
knowledge; approving time sheets.
Take part in the development and monitoring of HCSS
annual work plan.
Participate in meetings with the District Health
Teams and partners to share progress, accomplishments, and challenges and
ensure common understanding of current as well as future strategic direction.
Work collaboratively with District staff to document
and publish lessons learned and use them as a mechanism to share experiences
and to advocate for appropriate policy direction in support of the HSS focus
Render support in the M&E activities including
impact assessment design and implementation as well development of M&E
training curricularfor staff at district level
Prepare and submit regular reports for assessing
performance of implementing partners and give feedback to the Assistant
Commissioner Health Services, Pharmacy.
Participate in development of District Supervision
Date System and capacity building of the district managers in using the health
facility data for planning and decision making
Work closely with the HCSS grant coordinator to
ensure that all Global Fund Sub- Recipients/health units are reporting
correctly, following the set guidelines
Performing any other duties as assigned by the
Assistant Commissioner Health Services, Pharmacy.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should preferably hold a Master’s
degree or higher in Public Health, Pharmacy or related field.
At least eight years of progressively increasing
responsibility managing large comprehensive and complex health programs in
Prior experience in management of pharmaceutical/logistics
systems strengthening program is an added advantage.
Demonstrated management skills, including relevant
experience in direct supervision of professional staff.
Significant management and planning experience
including human resource management and supervision.
Work experience in providing pharmaceutical management
technical assistance.
Good M&E skills and hands on experience with
indicator based surveys and assessments
Working experience in Uganda with knowledge and
comprehensive understanding of the Uganda public health system.
Proven ability to collaborate with other
stakeholders in developing creative and strategic solutions to achieve common
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.
Computer literacy skills, including knowledge of
Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications
addressed to the Permanent Secretary, MOH to the address below;
Ministry of
Plot 6 Lourdel
Road, Room D213, Block D, 2nd Floor.
P.O. Box 7272,
Deadline: 11th September 2015.
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