Director of Supply Chain Job at Management Sciences for Health

Location  Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted  May 21, 2020
Category  Management
Job Type  FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

Director of Supply Chain, Kampala

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Overview

The Supply Chain Director will provide support in implementing the overall strategic leadership in addition to playing a vital role in supporting the Chief of Party (COP) for oversight of the project. The Supply Chain Director provides technical leadership and direction for the development and implementation of innovative strategies and activities to support the strengthening of supply management systems in Uganda. S/he leads supply chain capacity building efforts and ensures that required competencies and systems are in place for an agile supply chain that ensure uninterrupted availability of essential medicines and health products. In supporting the COP in rolling out the mission/purpose of this Activity, they will use their experience interacting with host country government agencies including local governments, development partners, the private sector, and civil society organizations to address supply chain system strengthening.

Responsibilities

Lead the development of SSCS strategy and annual work plans and provide inputs for budgets as they relate to supply chain activities in collaboration with other SSCS staff, partners, and stakeholders.
Manage timely implementation of the annual work plan and updates within set budget. Provide technical direction to the project for the delivery of technical assistance to key stakeholders.
Provide technical leadership for the development of tools and materials.
Ensure project deliverables are of the highest quality.
Lead the creation and management of technical collaboration platforms that foster high levels of coordination among key stakeholders, sharing of knowledge and best practices.
Lead the development of a performance framework for project activities and establish a culture of continuous performance improvement and adaptive management based on evidence.
Support the development of performance frameworks to monitor performance at all levels of the supply chain.
Support on supply chain data analytics.
Represent MSH at technical and strategy meetings.
Support the COP and DCOP in engaging and working with USAID and other key stakeholders.
Lead coordination with other USG implementing partners.
Lead identification and prioritization of capacity development activities for strengthening national, regional and district level pharmaceutical supply chains, and building expertise in monitoring and supervision in collaboration with the MOH and other relevant team members and partners.

Skills

Previous experience and/or capacity in managing for results.
Technical expertise in at least one of the Activity priority areas (procurement, warehousing, distribution, supply chain, technical assistance for supply chain system strengthening), with sufficient understanding of all these areas to direct integrated, collaboration and coordination efforts.
Knowledge of USG-funded program management, policies, regulations, and procedures.
Experience working with USAID-funded programs highly desirable.
Previous experience in developing training materials and the delivery of training sessions.
Willingness and ability to travel within Uganda as needed.
Fluency in English which includes excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience with PPP a plus.

Experience Requirements

A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in managing and providing technical support to large complex international projects with significant supply chain management and related technical assistance components.

Education Requirements

A Master’s degree in supply chain management, business management, public health or a related field.

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