USAID UHSC Technical Officer -QPPU Job Placement – Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Job Title:      Technical Officer -QPPU
Organization: Management
Sciences for Health (MSH)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Project Name: USAID Uganda
Health Supply Chain (UHSC)
Reports to: Senior Technical
Officer, Quantification and Procurement Planning
Job ID: 13-9468
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.
About USAID UHSC Project:
The Uganda Health Supply Chain (UHSC) seeks to contribute to the
Ministry of Health’s (MOH) medicines policy objective of improving the health
status of the Ugandan population by increasing the availability, accessibility,
affordability and appropriate use of essential medicines and health supplies
(EMHS), including reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health (RMNCH)
commodities. UHSC supports the Quantification and Procurement Planning Unit
(QPPU) that is part of the Pharmacy Department of the MoH which aims to ensure
optimum use of GoU and donor financing for pharmaceutical products by providing
a single centralized system in the MOH for projecting and quantifying national
requirements for EHMS; and coordinating contributors’ supply planning and
ensuring appropriate products in adequate quantities are supplied on a timely
Job Summary: The Technical
Officer– Quantification and Procurement Planning (QPP) Unit will support the
Quantification and Procurement Planning (QPP) Unit and the Pharmacy Division to
carry out data management, forecasting and procurement planning. S/he works
closely with Ministry of Health (MoH) Pharmacy Division, technical assistance
staff, MoH technical programs, central warehouses, IPs and other stakeholders
to collect, synthesize and input data into forecasts, supply planning and
overall development of procurement and supply management plans. This position
is primarily focused on strengthening logistics systems and provides a link
between MoH and stakeholders and to facilitate harmonization within the various
supply chains.
Key Duties and
  • The jobholder will support the QPPU in
    quantifications and periodic review of national requirements of medicines
    and health supplies and PSM plans
  • Conduct data collection for forecasting
    and supply planning from different sources including but not limited to
    central medical stores, MoH technical programs, funding
    agencies/development partners and implementing partners.
  • Keenly analyze and input data into
    national quantifications and gaps analyses
  • The jobholder will periodically review
    consumption trends to inform national projections and needs estimations
    for medicines and other health products
  • Conduct sentinel sites surveillance to
    monitor utilization and issues data for key commodities for malaria,
    HIV/AIDS, TB and laboratory
  • Prepare the MOH Bi monthly Stock Status
    report and relevant report presentations
  • Prepare and submit regular supply chain
    situational analysis reports and briefs to MoH and stakeholders for
    commodities for malaria, laboratory, HIV/AIDS, TB and the tracer medicines
  • Support Ministry of Health programs in
    their logistics planning and management roles
  • Prepare periodical reports as may be required
  • Perform any other duty that may be
    assigned from time to time as need arises.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Management
    Sciences for Health Technical Officer –QPPU job opportunity should hold a
    professional degree in a health area; such as pharmacy, medicine, public
    health; pharmacist preferred
  • At least three years of related work
    experience in pharmaceutical supply management, quantification and
  • One year of experience in quantification
    for essential medicines and health supplies
  • Skills in data management is essential
  • Prior work experience with medicines
    logistics/ inventory management information systems
  • Working experience in Uganda with
    knowledge and understanding of the Uganda public health system
  • Willingness to be flexible and adapt to
    changing priorities and shifting deadlines
  • Strong teamwork and team-building skills
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: 17th March, 2017
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