MSH Strategy and Program Innovation Director Jobs in Uganda

MSH Strategy and Program Innovation Director Jobs in Uganda


Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Strategy and Program Innovation Director for a potential 5-year Strengthening Supply Chain Systems through Technical Assistance (SSCS) program in Uganda. The purpose of the program is to help the Government of Uganda (GoU) move health supply chain systems further along the Journey to Self-Reliance through improved performance and efficiency of its health system in order to ensure uninterrupted availability of quality medicines at public and private-not-for-profit (PNFP) health facilities and, thus, improve the health status of the Ugandan people.

Responsibilities

  • The Strategy and Program Innovation (SPI) Director works as program manager associated with the implementation of new/innovative experiences that are designed by the Innovation team and to implement the strengthening of the regulatory system for Uganda public health commodities and supply chain management.
  • S/he will work with key actors and supply chain stakeholders engaged in medicines, supply chain management, human resources and other sector reforms for addressing potential gaps in national policies and regulatory guidelines.
  • To that end the (SPI) Director shall provide technical guidance for strengthening GoU’s capacity to develop and update policies, regulations and reforms based on evidence (data, best practices, research).
  • The (SPI) Director will also be supporting the dissemination, popularization and implementation of the adopted policies, norms and regulatory guidelines favoring the affordability, availability, accessibility, quality and effectiveness of medicines.
  • To that effect S/he will provide technical guidance for the efficient implementation and enforcement of policies and regulations in support of an improved supply chain efficiencies and effectiveness.
  • S/he will provide guidance to project and partners in areas of supply chain systems; support development of local innovative solutions in the supply chain arena; lead specific project objectives.
  • As the (PSI) Director coordinates innovation efforts across the project, s/he will establish linkages with enabling policies and regulations through technical leadership and advocacy.
  • The role of the Director of Strategy and Program Innovation focuses on three main
    areas of activity: Program Innovation and Strategy, Business Development and Advocacy/Representation.

    Requirements

  • Master’s degree in public health, public health administration, pharmaceutical supply chain management or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum of 5 years’ experience to ten years of experience above.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of specialized study and/or training in medicines policy or related fields. Preference will be given to those with considerable working experience in managing and providing technical support to large complex international projects with significant strengthening regulatory system components.
  • Local national with experience working in multiple countries, particularly Africa is preferred.
  • Demonstrated capacity in working collaboratively and effectively engaging with senior level government leadership and host country institutions, donors, and international organizations; public and private sector counterparts and other key stakeholders.
  • Proven experience in the domain of pharmaceutical management at the national level.
  • In depth knowledge of Uganda’s health system, laws and current regulations.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work in a multi-disciplinary team and effectively engaging with senior level government leadership and host country institutions, donors, and international organizations; public and private sector counterparts and other key stakeholders.
  • Working knowledge of and/or experience with USG-funded program management, policies, regulations, and procedures is preferred.
  • Capacity in managing for results; and excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Excellent past performance references.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 30th October, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; MSH Strategy and Program Innovation Director Jobs in Uganda

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