Senior Project Officer Non-profit Careers – Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Job Title:     Senior Project Officer
Organization: Management
Sciences for Health (MSH)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Chief of Party
Job ID: 13-9301
About Us:
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is an 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.
Job Summary: The Senior
Project Officer II will work in close collaboration with USAID, the Ministry of
Health, the National Medical Stores, National Aids Control Program, Pharmacy
Department, District management, Medicines Management Supervisors (MMSs) and
other key players strengthening the national HIV/ AIDS systems for commodities
management to ensure availability, quality, accountability, and transparency in
supply management system for HIV/AIDS commodities with focus at facility level.
The incumbent will ensure coordination and integration with other Uganda Health
Supply Chain (UHSC) and Ministry of Health activities and strategies. S/he
leads the development of tasks and activities; coordinates the expanded health
systems strengthening work with other UHSC departments; and ensure that the
project is adequately resourced to implement and manage planned operations.
Key Duties and
Project Management and Leadership:
Develop, manage, coordinate and implement the
UHSC strategic plan to ensure implementation of the USAID/PEPFAR 90-90-90 plan
to implement test and treat strategy in Uganda in close collaboration with
Develop innovative methods to achieve, capture
and demonstrate project impact through evidence and project data.
The jobholder coordinates and organize regular
meetings with UHSC, USAID/PEPFAR, Ministry of Health in particular AIDS Control
Program and the Pharmacy Department, central warehouses and other related
stakeholders to ensure collaboration, joint target setting and timely
implementation and tracking of activities
Writes quarterly progress reports, discuss and
advise on project expansion and eventually close-out.
Identifies project needs and leads the process
of acquiring necessary resources, employment of technical assistance, providing
on-going mentoring and coaching; managing all personnel issues and liaising
with HR when needed to ensure timely implementation of agreed activities.
Develop a detailed and approved work and
implementation plan within the first 30 days that covers the three result areas
for the targeted districts and facilities: 1. logistic management and
availability, 2. Quality and improved storage, 3. Accountability, transparency
and improved information management systems.
The incumbent will establish regular
coordination and collaboration meetings
Set-up monitoring and evaluation system to track
implementation and achievements of targets and goals including conducting
quarterly and bi-annual performance reviews
With assistance from the existing UHSC teams
establish, capacitate and equip a UHSC field office with better reach to the
northern districts.
Actively participate in UHSC management meetings
and in close collaboration with the UHSC district and IT staff, undertake
regular field trip and planning meetings to ensure system change and project
Works closely with UHSC Finance Manager and to
ensure a healthy burn rate for the project.
Project Implementation:
Manage and monitor execution of UHSC strategic
plans that address the 90-90-90 priorities for test and treat strategy to
achieve set and agreed targets and outcomes.
Develop, implement, monitor and report on
performance on the annual work plan(s) every six-month.
Develop and report on annual performance
management plan (PMP), that detail indicators and expected outcomes for each of
the three result areas to promote evidence-based interventions.
Assess programmatic risks on a quarterly basis
and implement appropriate risk management/mitigation strategies.
Key Performance Indicators:
Supported health facilities in medicines
management and maintaining sufficient stocks of HIV/AIDS commodities meeting
90-90-90 scale up needs
Establish a well functioning regional
UHSC/Project office to support the northern regional districts
Strengthened medicines management
(quantification, stock management, storage, prescribing and dispensing
capacity) focusing on the 100 sites through SPARS and recruitment of 75 new MMS
trained as MMS, PFM, SS and all MMS’s in HIV/AIDS commodities management
The stores of the 100 facility will be
rehabilitated to meet good pharmacy practice standards including shelving and
where needed expansion or building of new warehouses (Warehouse in a box).
Strengthening information system management and
data use for commodities incl HIV/AIDS commodities through SPARS reporting,
warehouse logistics and patient management (RxSolution and Open-MRS) though
hard- and soft-ware procurement, installation, training and support set up to
100 sites and 400 health workers.
Establish appropriate M&E and reporting
systems focused on medicines management, availability, quality, use related to
the HIV/AIDS commodities meeting 90-90-90 scale up.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Management Sciences
for Health Senior Project Officer job placement should hold a Master’s Degree
in pharmacy, public health, international health, business administrations,
project management, logistics, supply chain management, or a related field.
Equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of Master’s Degree.
At least ten years of relevant management and
leadership skills in the area of supply chain and system strengthening with a
minimum of seven years progressively responsible project management experience
including capacity building, work planning, budgeting, program monitoring and
Demonstrated strategic planning and visioning
Good coordination, collaboration and
communication skills
Broad knowledge of the Ugandan health system,
HIV/AIDS, SPARS strategy, RxSolution and open MRS and information management
systems an advantage.
Familiarity with USG procurement rules and
regulations is a plus.
Previous exposure and experience working with
international donor agencies, particularly USAID.
Ability to work comfortably with Microsoft
Office software, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Must demonstrate personal attributes such as
loyalty and integrity in addition to being successful in challenging
environments and difficult situations, which is inherent in this position.
Fluency in English is required.
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: 24th
November, 2016
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