Management Sciences for Health

  • Technical Officer - Supply Chain for PHE

    Job ID
    # of Positions
    GEN (General)
    A380 - Uganda UHSC
    Reports To
    Technical Advisor – Supply chain for Public Health Emergency
  • Overview

    The Technical Officer works with and reports to the Technical Advisor supply chain for public health emergency. He/she will provide necessary support to the implementation of activities necessary for establishing a functional supply chain management system responsive to preparedness, prevention and response needs of public health emergencies.


    Specific Responsibilities

    1. Prepare the necessary documentation and materials required to develop guidelines, training materials, SOPs, and tools needed for supply chain preparedness for public health emergency.
    2. Assists the TA in the quantification of commodities required for stocking the identified regional emergency response supply chain nodes.
    3. Liaise with the regional level supply chain coordinators to implement regional and district level supply chain for emergency response.
    4. Work with the TA to provide assistance to and participate in training of the national and regional supply chain coordination teams and monitor implementation of the regional and district level trainings.
    5. Write reports and provide feedback to the TA supply chain in emergency for action or advice.
    6. Guided by the STA and TA, support district emergency supply chain strengthening activities including making arrangements for the training.
    7. Support the organization of the national and regional meetings by making available technical materials to the regional and district teams and other documentation and support as deemed necessary.
    8. Coordinate with district level coordinators to arrange district coordination meetings as planned
    9. Support the process of design and implementation of simulations of emergency response operations at district level by mobilizing the teams during the simulation exercises.
    10. Participate in project work plan reviews as needed. .
    11. Perform other duties as may be assigned.

    Qualifications and Experience

    1. A degree in Pharmacy or related field.
    2. Minimum 3 years’ experience in the health sector supply chain management systems
    3. Familiarity with supply chain concepts and pharmaceutical/logistic management in emergency
    4. Ability to work in a fast-paced teamwork environment to meet required deadlines.
    5. Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills, team player and good appreciation and dealing with team diversity.
    6. Demonstrated excellent English language skills (both written and oral) with the ability to make presentations and effectively write reports.
    7. Capacity building/training experience a plus.
    8. Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications.
    9. Ability and willingness to travel within Uganda at least 20% of the time.


    Background Information

    Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

    EEO Statement

    Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

    Reports To

    Technical Advisor – Supply chain for Public Health Emergency
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