Management Sciences for Health

  • Senior Technical Advisor Pharmaceutical Management

    Job ID
    # of Positions
    PDG (Program Delivery Group)
    GHSIPH - GHSI Population Health
    A584 - MTaPS
    Reports To
    Country Project Director
  • Overview

    The Senior Technical Advisor - Pharmaceutical Management is responsible for leading and managing pharmaceutical system strengthening and pharmaceutical services improvement activities under the Medicines, Technologies and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program in Mozambique. S/He provides technical assistance to the National Directorate of Pharmacy (DNF), Hospital Pharmacy Department (HPD), TB and HIV programs, other relevant departments and institutions at central, regional and peripheral levels of Ministry of Health (MOH) in Mozambique. S/he provides guidance to technical advisors and ensures the implementation of all activities designed and budgeted in annual work plan; and delivers high quality products/results and outcomes. Works closely with monitoring, evaluation and communication team to design the project’s result frame work; monitors and evaluates performance; and ensures dissemination of results of technical work. As a senior management team member, s/he assists the country project director in strategic planning, risk mitigation, performance management and coordination.

    Specific Responsibilities

    Technical Support (30%)

    • Provide technical support to management and country team in the conceptualization and implementation of pharmaceutical system strengthening and pharmaceutical service improvement activities at the country, regional and peripheral levels.
    • Lead and participate in activities aimed at pharmaceutical system strengthening, assessments, options analysis, operations research, and strategic planning ensuring that findings, recommendations and plans are all consistent with USAID objectives and host government priorities.
    • Provide technical support to Technical Advisors in the implementation of planned activities and in the review of project deliverables ensuring quality of products.
    • Participate and represent MSH and project in meetings with Ministry of Health (MOH), National Directorate of Pharmacy, Hospital Pharmacy Department, other government agencies and institutions, USAID, Global Fund, national and international partners and collaborators.

    Coordination (20%)

    • Coordinate with the National Directorate of Pharmacy, the Hospital Pharmacy Department and partners in the development and implementation of pharmaceutical system strengthening and services improvement interventions ;
    • Coordinate with other project activities ensuring harmonization and collaboration with other aspects of the program in country.

    Capacity Building (20%)

    • Participate in human resource capacity assessments in the pharmaceutical sector and collaborate internally and externally to develop country-specific capacity building material, strategies and implementation/ activity plans.
    • Assist MOH and National Programs to design and review, policies, standards, guidelines, procedures and other relevant materials,
    • Participate in the planning and delivery of pharmaceutical system strengthening programs aimed at building the capacity of MOH , national programs, drug regulatory authority, other pharmaceutical cadres and training institutions.
    • Collaborate with stakeholders for the development, deployment and implementation of appropriate tools necessary to improve pharmaceutical management information systems and their appropriate use for decision making.

    Monitoring and Evaluation (20%)

    • In coordination with the M&E team, support project for the establishment of mechanisms for collecting relevant data to their established indicators. Also participate in program review activities and provide adequate recommendations.
    • Support Technical Advisors and other project staff in the adequate documentation and dissemination of program results and lessons learned including the development and submission of abstracts and articles to scientific journals and conferences.

    Performance Management (10%)

    • Supervise assigned Technical Advisors ensuring the adequacy of their performance and their continuous professional development.

    Qualifications and Experience


    • Master’s Degree in pharmacy or any other relevant discipline with hands on experience in pharmaceutical systems strengthening; pharmaceutical services delivery and improvement; public health programs especially related to HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and other infectious and non-infectious diseases.


    • 7+ years’ of relevant experience in areas of pharmaceutical systems strengthening; pharmaceutical management, patient-level pharmaceutical services delivery in public or private sector; pharmacovigilance, regulatory systems; preferably experience working with international donors such as USAID, Global Fund, UN and World Bank.
    • Skilled in Pharmaceutical management and pharmaceutical services delivery in public and private sectors.

    Knowledge and Skills:

    • Demonstrated technical, managerial and supervisory skills.
    • Fluent English and Portuguese.
    • Strong computer skills; Excel, MS Word, MS Project, PowerPoint.


    • Ability to work independently and in team.
    • Good judgment for decision making.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability in consensus building and constructively leading a team.

    Physical Demands:

    • Travel requirements 30% at national and international levels

    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

    Country Project Director
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