US Non-profit Careers – Technical Coordinator – SPARS Efficiency and Effectiveness – Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Organization: Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Technical Advisor – District Support
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 Coordinator- SPARS Efficiency and Effectiveness provides support to Uganda Health Supply Chain (UHSC) project regional teams and, Medicines Management Supervisors (MMS) in monitoring efficiency and effectiveness of implementation of Supervision Performance Assessment and Recognition Strategy (SPARS) and other medicines management improvement interventions in 84 directly supported UHSC districts. S/he works closely with UHSC district team to ensure traceability of all UHSC interventions at facility and district level through 100% verification of MMS activities before payment processing and building MMS capacity to effectively document capacity building support at facility level.
 Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Under the guidance of the Senior Technical Advisor, develop appropriate plan to monitor efficiency and effectiveness of UHSC district interventions and disseminate findings regularly.
  • Work in close conjunction with the Senior Technical Advisor, ensure 100% verification of the SPARS tools submitted in the Pharmaceutical Information Portal (PIP), and with justification, advise district regional teams on supervisions which need SPARS supervision audits.
  • Coordinate and document SPARS supervision auditing and provide quarterly audit reports.
  • The jobholder will also manage Medicines Management Supervisors payments and rewards for SPARS implementation.
  • Under the guidance of the Senior Technical Advisor, conduct periodic cleaning of SPARS data submitted into the PIP.
  • Participate in district coordination meetings with other partners and regional pharmacists
  • Participate in planned operational and impact research
  • Perform other duties as required.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the Management Sciences for Health (MSH) Technical Coordinator – SPARS Efficiency and Effectiveness career placement must hold a professional degree in a health area; including pharmacy, medicine, public health; pharmacist preferred.
  • At least one to two years’ work experience in providing pharmaceutical management services especially in the area of supply chain.
  • Working experience in Uganda with knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the Uganda public health system.
  • Willingness to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities and shifting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational, administrative and communications skills.
  • Strong teamwork and team-building skills
  • Good computer skills, including knowledge of MS Office Suite particularly, Ms Excel, Ms Word, and Power Point.
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively throughout Uganda.
How to Apply:
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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