USAID UHSC Grant Jobs – Lab Advisor at Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Job Title:    Lab Advisor
Organization: Management
Sciences for Health (MSH)
Project Name: USAID Uganda
Health Supply Chain UHSC Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Principal
Technical Advisor, Supply Chain Management
Job ID: 13-8565
About MSH:
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 UHSC Project:
Management Sciences
for Health (MSH) is implementing a USAID-funded project called 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 Lab Advisor will act as the liaison person
between CPHL and UHSC. S/he  will
coordinate the work of the UHSC/CPHL secondments and ensure that all the activities
in the UHSC/CPHL work plan are implemented according to the timelines. S/he
will be responsible for ensuring that regular progress meetings are held
between UHSC and CPHL and reporting is undertaken on a quarterly basis.  
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Serve as the communication link with the UHSC
program and CPHL on matters of project progress and in charge of providing
regular updates. Ensures that regular UHSC/CPHL monthly meetings are undertaken
with minutes.
Oversee the development of strategic and
organisational procedures and policies related to executing LAB SPARS.
Manage the overall implementation of the Laboratory
SPARS. In addition:
o   Support the
RLFP to monitor and support implementation of Lab SPARs.
o   Organise and
attend regional lab support team Lab SPARs meetings twice a year
o   Organise
quarterly district meetings in which Lab SPARs is discussed and attend selected
quarterly district meetings
Work in liaison with each UHSC/CPHL secondment
ensure that individual work plans are developed and monitored on a regular
basis; manage and conduct appraisals of the
UHSC/CPHL secondments
Ensure regular monthly management and team meetings
are undertaken between CPHL and UHSC.
Prepare and send quarterly progress reports on
UHSC/CPHL work plan.
Regularly review and update the item
descriptions/specifications in the master list of laboratory items to ensure
that are consistent with items lists used by the NMS/JMS/SCMS/GF/Maul.
Develop and maintain a master list of labs attached
to each supplier – NMS, JMS and MAUL.
Develop and agree on a strategy on electronic
ordering, develop an electronic order form for all levels of health care and
assist in its implementation.
Review and harmonize the order forms from all the
suppliers- NMS, JMS & MAUL (with prices, VEN and Level of Care)
Develop and agree on a strategy for GIS mapping of
lab equipment within the HF Master List in DHIS2 and assist in its
Manage the coding of laboratory commodities and
catalogue development.
Supervise MOH/CPHL efforts on harmonization and
standardization to ensure that logistics management of reagents, consumables
and maintenance of Equipment.
Ensure that selection and implementation of
Logistics Management Information Systems tools and the management of laboratory
reagents and consumables are appropriate to supply chain.
Technically support improved quantification and
supply planning for laboratory reagents and related commodities and provide
information for procurement planning.
Support the selection and reporting of an increased
number of lab commodities to monitor on a routine basis.
Support CPHL in monitoring the credit line
(finances) by reviewing /designing a system that allocates the credit line on
the basis of equity and apply to HF, and designing a system for monitoring lab
credit line performance at central and lower levels.
Perform any other duties similar in nature as may be
assigned from time to time by the Principal Technical Advisor, Supply Chain
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
The incumbent must hold an advanced degree in
laboratory technology, logistics, MPH or related field.
The applicant should must also hold a Bachelor
degree in Laboratory Sciences.
Additional qualification in logistics, supply chain
management an added advantage.
A minimum of eight years’ experience in lab services
delivery and logistic and supply chain management of lab commodities.
Prior experience providing technical assistance and
capacity building.
Proven experience working with system change program.
Familiarity with supply chain concepts and
laboratory supplies/logistic indicators an added advantage.
Working experience in Uganda with knowledge and
comprehensive understanding of Uganda’s laboratory public system.
Computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite
applications such as Microsoft Project, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Excellent English Language skills (both written and
oral) with the ability to make presentations and effectively write/edit lucid
technical reports and documents
Working knowledge and working experience in
laboratory logistics management information systems
Willingness to be flexible and adapt to changing
priorities and shifting deadlines.
Demonstrated effective leadership, team work,
communication and project management skills.
Strong capacity building/training experience.
Ability to meet required deadlines
Previous experience with US Government supported
programs is an added advantage.
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: 16th October, 2015

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