US Non-profit Careers – Technical Coordinator – SPARS Efficiency and Effectiveness – Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Organization: Management
Sciences for Health (MSH)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Senior
Technical Advisor – District Support
About Us:
Management Sciences for Health
(MSH) is a non-profit 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.
Job Summary: The
Technical Coordinator- SPARS Efficiency and Effectiveness provides support to
Uganda Health Supply Chain (UHSC) project regional teams and, Medicines
Management Supervisors (MMS) in monitoring efficiency and effectiveness of
implementation of Supervision Performance Assessment and Recognition Strategy
(SPARS) and other medicines management improvement interventions in 84 directly
supported UHSC districts. S/he works closely with UHSC district team to ensure
traceability of all UHSC interventions at facility and district level through
100% verification of MMS activities before payment processing and building MMS
capacity to effectively document capacity building support at facility level.
 Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Under
    the guidance of the Senior Technical Advisor, develop appropriate plan to
    monitor efficiency and effectiveness of UHSC district interventions and
    disseminate findings regularly.
  • Work
    in close conjunction with the Senior Technical Advisor, ensure 100%
    verification of the SPARS tools submitted in the Pharmaceutical
    Information Portal (PIP), and with justification, advise district regional
    teams on supervisions which need SPARS supervision audits.
  • Coordinate
    and document SPARS supervision auditing and provide quarterly audit reports.
  • The
    jobholder will also manage Medicines Management Supervisors payments and
    rewards for SPARS implementation.
  • Under
    the guidance of the Senior Technical Advisor, conduct periodic cleaning of
    SPARS data submitted into the PIP.
  • Participate
    in district coordination meetings with other partners and regional
  • Participate
    in planned operational and impact research
  • Perform
    other duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicants for the Management Sciences for Health (MSH) Technical
    Coordinator – SPARS Efficiency and Effectiveness career placement must
    hold a professional degree in a health area; including pharmacy, medicine,
    public health; pharmacist preferred.
  • At
    least one to two years’ work experience in providing pharmaceutical
    management services especially in the area of supply chain.
  • Working
    experience in Uganda with knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the
    Uganda public health system.
  • Willingness
    to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities and shifting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated
    strong organizational, administrative and communications skills.
  • Strong
    teamwork and team-building skills
  • Good
    computer skills, including knowledge of MS Office Suite particularly, Ms
    Excel, Ms Word, and Power Point.
  • Ability
    and willingness to travel extensively throughout Uganda.
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.
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