2 Technical Officer – Supply Chain for PHE US Non-profit Job Positions – Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

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Organization: Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Technical Advisor – Supply chain for Public Health Emergency
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 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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Prepare the necessary documentation and materials required to develop guidelines, training materials, SOPs, and tools needed for supply chain preparedness for public health emergency.
  • Assists the TA in the quantification of commodities required for stocking the identified regional emergency response supply chain nodes.
  • Liaise with the regional level supply chain coordinators to implement regional and district level supply chain for emergency response.
  • 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.
  • Write reports and provide feedback to the TA supply chain in emergency for action or advice.
  • Guided by the STA and TA, support district emergency supply chain strengthening activities including making arrangements for the training.
  • 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.
  • Coordinate with district level coordinators to arrange district coordination meetings as planned
  • Support the process of design and implementation of simulations of emergency response operations at district level by mobilizing the teams during the simulation exercises.
  • Participate in project work plan reviews as needed. .
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the Management Sciences for Health (MSH) Technical Officer – Supply Chain for PHE job placement must hold a degree in Pharmacy or related field.
  • At least three years of experience in the health sector supply chain management systems
  • Familiarity with supply chain concepts and pharmaceutical/logistic management in emergency
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced teamwork environment to meet required deadlines.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills, team player and good appreciation and dealing with team diversity.
  • Demonstrated excellent English language skills (both written and oral) with the ability to make presentations and effectively write reports.
  • Capacity building/training experience a plus.
  • Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications.
  • Ability and willingness to travel within Uganda at least 20% of the time.
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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