Strategy and Program Innovation Director – Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Organisation: Management
Sciences for Health (MSH)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Chief
of Party
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 Project:
Management Sciences for Health
(MSH) is seeking a Strategy and Program Innovation Director for a potential
5-year Strengthening Supply Chain Systems through Technical Assistance (SSCS)
program in Uganda. The purpose of the program is to help the Government of
Uganda (GoU) move health supply chain systems further along the Journey to
Self-Reliance through improved performance and efficiency of its health system
in order to ensure uninterrupted availability of quality medicines at public
and private-not-for-profit (PNFP) health facilities and, thus, improve the
health status of the Ugandan people.
Job Summary:  The Strategy and Program Innovation (SPI)
Director works as program manager associated with the implementation of
new/innovative experiences that are designed by the Innovation team and to
implement the strengthening of the regulatory system for Uganda public health
commodities and supply chain management. S/he will work with key actors and
supply chain stakeholders engaged in medicines, supply chain management, human
resources and other sector reforms for addressing potential gaps in national
policies and regulatory guidelines. To that end the (SPI) Director shall
provide technical guidance for strengthening GoU’s capacity to develop and
update policies, regulations and reforms based on evidence (data, best
practices, research).  The (SPI) Director
will also be supporting the dissemination, popularization and implementation of
the adopted policies, norms and regulatory guidelines favoring the
affordability, availability, accessibility, quality and effectiveness of
medicines. To that effect S/he will provide technical guidance for the
efficient implementation and enforcement of policies and regulations in support
of an improved supply chain efficiencies and effectiveness. S/he will provide
guidance to project and partners in areas of supply chain systems; support development
of local innovative solutions in the supply chain arena; lead specific project
objectives. As the (PSI) Director coordinates innovation efforts across the
project, s/he will establish linkages with enabling policies and regulations
through technical leadership and advocacy. The role of the Director of Strategy
and Program Innovation focuses on three main areas of activity: Program
Innovation and Strategy, Business Development and Advocacy/Representation.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
applicant for the Management Sciences for Health (MSH) Strategy and Program
Innovation Director career position must hold a Master’s degree in public
health, public health administration, pharmaceutical supply chain management or
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum of 5 years’ experience to
ten years of experience above.
·        
A
minimum of ten (10) years of specialized study and/or training in medicines
policy or related fields. Preference will be given to those with considerable
working experience in managing and providing technical support to large complex
international projects with significant strengthening regulatory system
components.
·        
Local
national with experience working in multiple countries, particularly Africa is
preferred.
·        
Demonstrated
capacity in working collaboratively and effectively engaging with senior level
government leadership and host country institutions, donors, and international
organizations; public and private sector counterparts and other key
stakeholders.
·        
Proven
experience in the domain of pharmaceutical management at the national level.
·        
In depth
knowledge of Uganda’s health system, laws and current regulations.
·        
Demonstrated
capacity to work in a multi-disciplinary team and effectively engaging with
senior level government leadership and host country institutions, donors, and
international organizations; public and private sector counterparts and other
key stakeholders.
·        
Working
knowledge of and/or experience with USG-funded program management, policies,
regulations, and procedures is preferred.
·        
Capacity
in managing for results; and excellent organizational, analytical, oral and
written communication skills in English.
·        
Excellent
past performance references.
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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