Drug Procurement Advisor Job Opportunity

Job Title: Drug Procurement Advisor

Overall Responsibilities


MSH is seeking candidates for a potential program in Uganda that will aim to improve access to healthcare for the vulnerable communities in the Acholi sub-region of the country. This will be accomplished by implementing a component of DFID Uganda’s Post Conflict Development Programme (PCDP) in Northern Uganda. The component comprises four outputs: improved availability of essential medicines in both Government of Uganda (GoU) and Private Not-for-Profit (PNFP) health facilities; reduction and targeted removal of user fees at the point of delivery in PNFP providers; improved independent and GoU monitoring and analysis of the quality of PNFP provision; and evidence-based advocacy to increase the effectiveness of ongoing GoU support for PNFP facilities. The following position is subject to project award.



The Drug Procurement Advisor (DPA) will provide expertise and technical knowledge to the program in procurement and related methods and systems for essential health commodities, emphasizing efficiency, cost-effectiveness, solid procurement planning, and simple but effective information and operational systems, in order to assist in rapidly building and managing a state-of-the-art procurement methods and systems. S/he will assist with the establishment of procurement methods and in order streamline procedures and systems, and build capacity for the future flow of essential health commodities. The DPA will develop and implement interventions to address weaknesses in current systems and procedures for procurement, e.g., through institutional capacity-building activities. S/he will oversee the procurement and EMHS pre-order list procedure for health facilities in the Acholi region.

Qualifications
•Advanced university degree required in pharmacy, pharmaceutical industry, procurement, health management, business, or supply chain management.
•Extensive international public sector procurement and supply management experience related to the health sector (pharmaceuticals and non-pharmaceutical medical supplies) and other funding mechanisms emphasizing donor coordination/harmonization.
•Experience with DFID or other foreign donor project
•Experience and full understanding of project management disciplines, consistent with results-based management principles, including business process management, and development of appropriate performance measurement and monitoring systems.
•Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability in producing lucid technical and/or business reports.
•Proven ability to function independently and within multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team contexts (leadership and non-leadership positions).
•Demonstrated skills in general purpose software such as MSWord , Excel, Powerpoint, Access, etc.
•Ability and willingness to travel within Uganda
•Demonstrated success as a technical advisor in a public health and/or international development project, preferably in Uganda and/or East Africa.
•Fluency in English required.


To Apply
https://jobs-msh.icims.com/jobs/4166/job

Drug Logistics Advisor Job Vacancy

Job Title: Drug Logistics Advisor

Overall Responsibilities
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from more than 30 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia and Cambridge, Massachusetts US headquarters, our staff from 65 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health. We live our mission 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.



MSH is seeking candidates for a potential program in Uganda that will aim to improve access to healthcare for the vulnerable communities in the Acholi sub-region of the country. This will be accomplished by implementing a component of DFID Uganda’s Post Conflict Development Programme (PCDP) in Northern Uganda. The component comprises four outputs: improved availability of essential medicines in both Government of Uganda (GoU) and Private Not-for-Profit (PNFP) health facilities; reduction and targeted removal of user fees at the point of delivery in PNFP providers; improved independent and GoU monitoring and analysis of the quality of PNFP provision; and evidence-based advocacy to increase the effectiveness of ongoing GoU support for PNFP facilities. The following position is subject to project award.



The Drug Logistics Advisor (DGA) together with the Chief of Party will design and implement a program that will improve the availability of essential medicines in public and private health facilities in the Acholi Region in Uganda. S/he is responsible to ensure that health centers have a reliable and consistent supply of essential medications and health supplies without interruption. This position will work in coordination with senior technical team of the program, the MOH, the donor and other local agencies to make sure that all logistic activities occur within the national framework for pharmaceutical logistics. The DGA will be responsible for training health center staff in logistics improvements; a specific focus will be to capacitate local government on how to supervise, monitor and support health centers in logistics improvement.

Qualifications
•Minimum, undergraduate degree in pharmacy, management or public health, related Social Science postgraduate degree preferable.
•Extensive experience in managing pharmaceuticals and commodities
•Experience in training staff at all levels in pharmaceutical logistics
•Experience with DFID or other foreign donor project
•Experience and full understanding of project management disciplines, consistent with results-based management principles, including business process management, and development of appropriate performance measurement and monitoring systems.
•Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability in producing lucid technical and/or business reports.
•Proven ability to function independently and within multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team contexts (leadership and non-leadership positions).
•Demonstrated skills in general purpose software such as MSWord , Excel, Powerpoint, Access, etc.
•Ability and willingness to travel within Uganda
•Demonstrated success as a technical advisor in a public health and/or international development project, preferably in Uganda and/or East Africa.
•Fluency in English required; additional local languages helpful.

To Apply
https://jobs-msh.icims.com/jobs/4165/job

Job In Uganda- Must have Degree in Business administration, organizational management, or a related field

Job Title: Director of Finance and Administration

Overall Responsibilities
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from more than 30 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia and Cambridge, Massachusetts US headquarters, our staff from 65 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health. We live our mission 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.



MSH is seeking candidates for a potential program in Uganda that will aim to improve access to healthcare for the vulnerable communities in the Acholi sub-region of the country. This will be accomplished by implementing a component of DFID Uganda’s Post Conflict Development Programme (PCDP) in Northern Uganda. The component comprises four outputs: improved availability of essential medicines in both Government of Uganda (GoU) and Private Not-for-Profit (PNFP) health facilities; reduction and targeted removal of user fees at the point of delivery in PNFP providers; improved independent and GoU monitoring and analysis of the quality of PNFP provision; and evidence-based advocacy to increase the effectiveness of ongoing GoU support for PNFP facilities. The following position is subject to project award.



The Director of Finance & Administration will provide management support and oversight in the implementation of program activities. The Director of Finance & Administration is responsible for overseeing areas/functions to include finance, human resources, information technology, and procurement functions support the timely and effective implementation of the Project’s technical scope of work. With the COP, s/he ensures that resources are allocated and used in compliance with contractual requirements, applicable regulations, and appropriate standards and procedures.



The Director of Finance & Administration plays a representational role with partners and stakeholders as well as with clients and suppliers in relations to areas under his/her direction. In concert with the COP s/he liaises with local partners and with MSH’s headquarters regarding any aspects of project implementation related to finance and Operations. S/he ensures compliance with local employment laws and donor regulations, and coordinates the performance planning review and development process throughout the Project. He or she establishes and adheres to project Procurement Integrity standards in all activities and is responsible for raising the awareness of staff regarding procurement integrity regulations. S/he leads and directs the in-country Fin/Ops team.

Qualifications
•A bachelor’s degree in business administration, organizational management, or a related field.
•Significant years of experience in a similar role in the public or private sector in Uganda.
•Knowledge of and experience in public health and/or international development are desirable.
•Experience with performance-based contracts preferred.
• Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and/or experiences in accounting, financial planning and management, and procurement, among other management support areas/functions, as required.
•Excellent planning, management, and organizational skills. Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
•Strong leadership, analytical, and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team. Demonstrated skill in quickly assessing priorities and opportunities and managing a variety of activities with attention to detail.
•Demonstrated experiences in managing a contract; and manage sub-grants under a contract.
•Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally with donor, project stakeholders, in-country collaborators, and staff at all levels of the organization.
•Strong MS Office skills, including Excel.
•Extensive knowledge of DFID processes and procedures strongly desired.
•Ability and willingness to travel within Uganda.
•Fluency in English required.

To apply
https://jobs-msh.icims.com/jobs/4164/job

Contracts and Grants Manager Job Vacancy in Uganda- Must Have

Job Title: Contracts and Grants Manager

Overall Responsibilities
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from more than 30 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia and Cambridge, Massachusetts US headquarters, our staff from 65 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health. We live our mission 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.



MSH is seeking candidates for a potential program in Uganda that will aim to improve access to healthcare for the vulnerable communities in the Acholi sub-region of the country. This will be accomplished by implementing a component of DFID Uganda’s Post Conflict Development Programme (PCDP) in Northern Uganda. The component comprises four outputs: improved availability of essential medicines in both Government of Uganda (GoU) and Private Not-for-Profit (PNFP) health facilities; reduction and targeted removal of user fees at the point of delivery in PNFP providers; improved independent and GoU monitoring and analysis of the quality of PNFP provision; and evidence-based advocacy to increase the effectiveness of ongoing GoU support for PNFP facilities. The following position is subject to project award.



In collaboration with the Director of Finance & Administration, the Contracts and Grants Manager participates in evaluating grant proposals and budgets and assists applicants in refining them. The Manager monitors, on an on-going basis, the performance of grantees or contractors with respect to the activities, reporting deliverables, and milestones agreed upon in their funding proposal. The Manager works closely with administrative staff and technical advisors to facilitate the capacity-building of the grant recipients.



The Contracts and Grants Manager develops or adapts and implements procedures and templates to be used for formulating, negotiating, executing, monitoring and closing grants according to DFID regulations. S/he designs/revises mechanisms to solicit applications, award grants, negotiate terms of reference, and monitor and report on financial activities as appropriate. The Manager conducts educational and training workshops on proposal preparation and/or financial monitoring, as necessary. S/he documents the process by which NGOs and public institutions are selected for awards, and notify applicants and other stakeholders of awards granted and ensures that such activities are in accordance with DFID and MSH guidelines. The Manager assists NGOs with monitoring progress, tracking expenses and preparing financial reports. S/he develops mechanisms for making payments and monitoring/reporting financial performance, in accordance with USAID guidelines and those established in the agreement or contract. S/he administers the grants according to criteria and guidelines set forth by DFID, stated in the award and MSH Grants Management Program Manual and guidelines.



S/he also develops and monitors the project’s budgets.

Qualifications
•Minimum of Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or related field.
•Significant years experience in contracts and grants management, DFID experience preferred.
•Demonstrated experience developing and managing large budgets.
•Excellent planning, management, and organizational skills. Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
•Strong leadership, analytical, and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team.
•Demonstrated skill in quickly assessing priorities and opportunities and managing a variety of activities with attention to detail.
•Experience providing training and capacity building and providing technical assistance to NGOs and other grantees
•Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally with donor, project stakeholders, in-country collaborators, and staff at all levels of the organization.
•Strong MS Office skills, including Excel.
•Excellent written and oral presentation skills in English.
•Ability and willingness to travel within Uganda.
Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

To Apply
https://jobs-msh.icims.com/jobs/4162/job

Chief of Party in Uganda at MSH

Job Title: Chief of Party

Overall Responsibilities
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from more than 30 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia and Cambridge, Massachusetts US headquarters, our staff from 65 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health. We live our mission 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.



MSH is seeking candidates for a potential program in Uganda that will aim to improve access to healthcare for the vulnerable communities in the Acholi sub-region of the country. This will be accomplished by implementing a component of DFID Uganda’s Post Conflict Development Programme (PCDP) in Northern Uganda. The component comprises four outputs: improved availability of essential medicines in both Government of Uganda (GoU) and Private Not-for-Profit (PNFP) health facilities; reduction and targeted removal of user fees at the point of delivery in PNFP providers; improved independent and GoU monitoring and analysis of the quality of PNFP provision; and evidence-based advocacy to increase the effectiveness of ongoing GoU support for PNFP facilities. The following position is subject to project award.



The Chief of Party (COP) will oversee implementation of program activities and will be responsible for the technical leadership, managerial oversight, and administration of the program in the country. The COP provides strategic leadership and bears primary responsibility for the achievement of technical results and operational and managerial objectives. The COP serves as the primary liaison for communication with DFID, partners, civil society organizations, appropriate officials from the Government of Uganda and representatives from other donor and development agencies.

Qualifications
•Master’s degree is required in public health management, public administration or related discipline
•Significant years of experience in public health in developing and/or transitional countries.
•Demonstrated success as a country/project director in a public health and/or international development project, preferably in Uganda and/or East Africa.
•Knowledge of, and experience with health sector financing.
•Experience and full understanding of project management disciplines, consistent with results-based management principles, including business process management, and development of appropriate performance measurement and monitoring systems.
•Extensive knowledge of DFID processes and procedures strongly desired.
•Ability and willingness to travel within Uganda.
•Fluency in English required.




To apply for any of these positions, please visit the Employment Opportunities section of our website at www.jobs-msh.icims.com.



Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

To apply for any of these positions, please visit the Employment Opportunities section of our website at www.jobs-msh.icims.com.

Regional Programme Manager Job- vacancy in Kampala, Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Kigali

Job Title: Regional Programme Manager


Location: Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Kampala or Kigali (depending on the applicant)

Join our brand new teams across Africa, and you'll help us build on what we’ve achieved in our 30-year history – changing the way people think about water and sanitation, and putting these issues higher on the agenda than they've ever been. In this way, you’ll help us transform the lives of millions of Africa's most vulnerable people, as you bring about change that's never been seen in the region before.

You'll maximise our effectiveness in East Africa region – leading on our programme planning, effectiveness and overall impact. You'll see to it that our country teams have the support they need to operate effectively, and will explore opportunities to work collaboratively with other organisations. It's a great opportunity to change how water and sanitation services are delivered and drive massive long term change for the poorest and most vulnerable citizens.

Either a senior programme manager working at national level or a regional programme manager with extensive experience in East Africa or a similar developing region, you'll be adept at remote management and monitoring of the whole programme cycle including the development of standards, tools and approaches. You must have the credibility and communications skills to impress and influence partners and issues. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Education (WASH) knowledge and experience in related sector including capacity building and research would be an advantage.



How to apply:

Your application must include:

1. A copy of your current CV, which must not be more than 3 A4 pages
2. A covering letter of no more than two A4 pages stating:
* The job title and your preferred location (one of the following – Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Kampala or Kigali)
* Your motivation for applying for this role
* How your skills and experience meet the person specification requirements for the role and what in particular you would bring to WaterAid
* Details of your current or most recent remuneration package
3. The names, positions and contact details (email and telephone numbers) of two referees, both of whom must be or have been your line managers

Your application must be in English.

Please send your completed application to:
Email: jobs@wateraid.org
Fax: +44 (0) 2077934994

Closing date for applications: 19 June 2011

1st interviews: End of June 2011

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please assume that you have not been shortlisted if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date.

Regional Advocacy Manager (RAM) Job at Water Aid- Positions in Kampala , Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Kigali

Job Title: Regional Advocacy Manager (RAM)


Location: Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Kampala or Kigali (depending on the applicant)

Join our brand new teams across Africa, and you'll help us build on what we've achieved in our 30-year history – changing the way people think about water and sanitation, and putting these issues higher on the agenda than they've ever been. In this way, you'll help us transform the lives of millions of Africa's most vulnerable people, as you bring about change that's never been seen in the region before.

You'll lead the delivery of key regional initiatives relating to advocacy, policy analysis and research. In addition, you'll have a pivotal role to play in driving global advocacy initiatives. Through your work, you'll increase our influence and build on our success, while developing string local partnerships and promoting positive change.

An articulate communicator and persuasive advocate with strong skills in policy analysis, you must know how to influence people, policy and politics in East Africa. Widely read, open minded and a champion of change, you must have a track record of working successfully with regional networks, campaigns and initiatives and can demonstrate how you have changed the agenda in the region.

A graduate in development studies, public policy, administration or a related field, or equivalent experience, you should understand technical and social issues relating to water, sanitation and hygiene education. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Education (WASH) knowledge and ability to get up to speed quickly with human rights, governance and transparency, economics, environment and development would be a major advantage.


How to apply:

Your application must include:

1. A copy of your current CV, which must not be more than 3 A4 pages
2. A covering letter of no more than two A4 pages stating:
* The job title and your preferred location (one of the following – Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Kampala or Kigali)
* Your motivation for applying for this role
* How your skills and experience meet the person specification requirements for the role and what in particular you would bring to WaterAid
* Details of your current or most recent remuneration package
3. The names, positions and contact details (email and telephone numbers) of two referees, both of whom must be or have been your line managers

Your application must be in English.

Please send your completed application to:
Email: jobs@wateraid.org
Fax: +44 (0) 2077934994

Closing date for applications: 19 June 2011

1st interviews: End of June 2011

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please assume that you have not been shortlisted if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date.

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