USAID Consultant (Health Supply Chain Leadership, Management and Governance) Job at USAID/Uganda Strengthening Supply Chain Systems (SSCS) Activity Jobs in Uganda

USAID Consultant (Health Supply Chain Leadership, Management and Governance) Job at USAID/Uganda Strengthening Supply Chain Systems (SSCS) Activity Jobs in Uganda


Background

  • The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Activity, Strengthening Supply Chain Systems (USAID/SSCS), aims to reduce essential medicine and health supply (EMHS) stock-outs, and dependence on external supply chain support. Implemented by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) in collaboration with the Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) and Uganda Healthcare Federation (UHF), the SSCS strives to, among other things, advance good governance in Uganda’s health supply chain system using a collaborative approach involving key actors along the health supply chain in the country. Training and capacity building program is an integral part of the SSCS implementation with the overall aim to improve technical competencies of the actors along the health supply chain. Health supply chain leadership, management and governance is one of the technical competencies that SSCS’ training and capacity building program targets to improve.

  • The USAID/SSCS project is looking for a consultant to develop well-tailored health supply chain leadership, management and governance training modules with reference to the USAID/UHSS Training Needs Assessment report (2020), National Supply Chain Assessment Report (2018), and ACODE’s Public Expenditure Governance Framework (2016).

    Purpose of the consultancy

    The development of the training modules for health supply chain leadership, management and governance is premised on two objectives:

  • To provide the trainers of the Supply Chain leadership, management and governance with a handbook to guide in the delivery of the training content.

  • To amalgamate the training modules into a compendium of well-tailored training content (curriculum).

    These objectives are to be operationalized through an analytical review and synthesis of the existing five (5) broader training topics namely;

  • Module 1: Health Supply Chain Management

  • Module 2. Pillars and principles of governance in the context of health supply chain management.

  • Module 3. Effective leadership in the context of health supply chain.

  • Module 4. Strategic planning, budgeting and financing for health supply chain.

  • Module 5. Health Supply chain regulatory framework and its role in supply chain governance.

    Scope of work

    The consultant will be expected to;

  • Conduct a detailed review and analysis of reference documents, notably (1) the USAID/UHSS Training Needs Assessment report (2020); (2) National Supply Chain Assessment Report (2018) with particular focus on governance section, (3) ACODE’s public expenditure governance framework (2016), (4) SSCS Program document, and any other document(s) relevant to the assignment.

  • Conduct a detailed analysis of the five
    (5) existing draft training session plans for each of the topics.

  • Develop the content lay out, and consult relevant individuals and institutions for additional materials if needed for each of the five (5) modules in a systematic, in-depth and comprehensive manner, with an appropriate mode of delivery, and duration.

  • Visualize all the content under each module to make it attractive to the users.

    Deliverables

    The required outputs of this consultancy will be:

  • An inception report.

  • Five (5) modules that are systematic, in-depth and comprehensive in nature with an appropriate mode of delivery, and duration for each module.

  • A compendium of five (5) modules (curriculum / trainers’ guide)

  • An assignment report highlighting the methodology used and recommendations for future use by SSCS project team.

    Technical Direction

  • The assignment to be performed shall be subject to the technical direction of the SSCS Strategy and Program Innovations Director, and Deputy Chief of Party where applicable.

  • To ensure quality assurance, there will be routine spot check-ins on the progress of the delivery to completion of the assignment.

    Required qualifications and experience of the consultant

  • An advanced degree related to health supply chain management or health governance, or a closely related field.

  • Prior experience working with health supply chain management or health systems governance in Uganda.

  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in developing / designing or instruction (delivery) of training materials in a health sector setting.

    Competencies

  • Research, analytical skills, and report writing.

  • Critical thinking

  • Creative art.

    Time frame

  • Approximately 30 working days

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified consultants should submit their application including:

    • An expression of interest (EOI)

    • A brief of similar tasks successfully conducted

    • A technical proposal including a proposed work plan, Curriculum vitae of the consultant

  • Interested individuals are requested to submit their applications by email to

  • HRUG@msh.org, not later than Monday 22nd February 2021 at 5:00 pm. All applications must be made online. Hard copy applications are not accepted. Only short-listed consultants will be contacted.


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