The Senior Technical Officer for the Uganda Health Supply Chain (UHSC) Program is secondment to the Ministry of Health AIDS Control Program, with primary reporting to the ACP Program Manager and secondary reporting to the UHSC Senior Technical Advisor. The primary role of the senior Technical Officer is to provide technical support to the ACP, Pharmacy division and other key stakeholders in the planning and supply chain management of HIV/AIDS commodities. He/she will support the development of integrated, streamlined and harmonized supply chain processes such as quantification, procurement, storage, distribution, ordering and reporting. He/she supports ACP in monitoring of the ARV supply chain procurement and supply planning, management of the ARV web-based ordering and reporting system and other HIV/AIDS commodities, including the effective utilization to enable the programme make informed decisions related to supply chain management. This technical assistance is especially aimed at strengthening the capacity of ACP in their supply chain management roles and responsibilities, and assisting them in planning and monitoring.
- Support strengthening and streamlining of the HIV commodity supply system
a. Provide assistance to ACP in pharmaceutical management to ensure effective and efficient assessment, forecasting and quantification of program commodities.
b. Provide technical assistance to Pharmacy Division to ensure that ACP commodity pipelines are analyzed and monitored at all levels of the supply system.
2. Support monitoring and evaluation of the HIV commodity supply system
a. Assist the ACP M&E team to develop and implement a monitoring system for the HIV/AIDS commodity supply chain, including performance monitoring of the ARV supply chain rationalization.
b. Together with QPPU and UHSC logistics team, routinely monitor the commodity supply pipeline and stock levels at central medical stores and prepare situational analysis reports for key supply chain commodities.
3. Support the coordination of the HIV commodity supply team
a. Together with QPPU, prepare and update procurement and supply management plans for Global fund financing, PEPFAR and other donor financing for HIV commodities.
b. Actively contribute to the proceedings of the monthly commodity security group meetings
4. Support HIV/AIDS logistics management information system
a. Assist the MoH Resource center in the management of the user requirements in the Web-based ARV ordering and reporting system and periodic update of the system with newly accredited sites
b. Coordinate with the supply agencies to ensure timely capture of data into the web-based ARV ordering and reporting system and generation of allocation lists from the system
c. Provided technical assistance in strengthening data analysis and utilization from the web-based ARV ordering and reporting system to facilitate evidence based decision making.
d. Coordinate the reporting and ordering of ARVs into the web-based system in a timely manner and the follow up of non-reporting facilities.
5. Prepare periodical performance reports as required by ACP and support the UHSC Program
6. Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time as need arises.
Qualifications and Experience
- Professional degree in pharmacy
2. At least three years’ work experience in providing supply chain management technical assistance especially in the area of distribution, quantification and procurement.
3. Work experience with medicines Logistics management information systems is an added advantage
4. Working experience in Uganda with knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the Uganda public health system. Previous experience with USAID supported programs is an added advantage.
5. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other stakeholders in developing creative and strategic solutions to achieve common goals.
6. Willingness to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities and shifting deadlines.
7. Demonstrated strong organizational, administrative, communications and reporting skills.
8. Strong teamwork and team-building skills
9. Proficiency in English required, including ability to write lucid technical reports and documents.
10. Demonstrated computer skills, including knowledge Microsoft office suite.
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.
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.
Primary Supervisor – Program Manager, AIDS Control Program (MoH)Secondary Supervisor- Senior Technical Advisor, Technical Programs (UHSC)
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