Management Sciences For Health Recruits

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22 Jan, 2011

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Healthcare Jobs in Ghana

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a non-profit organisation with a mission to close the gap between what is known about public health problems and what is done to solve them, particularly in developing and transitional countries. Headquartered in the United States, we have operations in more than 30 countries and employ staff from over 60 nations.

Job Description

(Local Hire Only; No Relocation Available)

Overall Responsibilities:
The AWARE II Senior Logistics/Commodity Security Advisor will pursue the work initiated in the domain as implemented by AWARE I to develop and implement, in collaboration with partners in the region, the strategies and programs for the achievements of AWARE II project objectives in Reproductive Health Commodity Security. In close collaboration with the project Senior Technical Advisors, under the technical leadership and guidance of the Project Deputy and Technical Directors, the Senior Logistics Advisor will work with MOH and partners in focus countries to refine as needed the national logistic systems for improving availability, accessibility, and utilization of Reproductive Health and other essential health commodities. The Senior Logistics Advisor provides technical expertise and strategy across the key areas of supply chain system assessment approaches and tools for forecasting, quantification, storage, inventory, distribution; management information and alerts systems.She/he will assure the overall technical leadership for the AWARE II project RHCS at regional and national level in collaboration with MOH and partners engaged in this area

Specific Responsibilities:


Provide technical support, advice and information at the regional and national levels on how to strengthen supply chain for reproductive commodities systems to ensure availability, accessibility and use of RH commodities by all individuals across
Provide technical assistance and strategic guidance to countries for participatory gaps assessment of countries RHCS national and development and implementation of the necessary corrective measures
Lead the technical assistance in analyzing RH commodity systems, improving forecasting, warehousing, distribution, transportation and logistics information systems
Contribute to the regional advocacy efforts with partners for the reliable and consistent improvement of RH commodities policy environment and systems strengthening
Take a lead role in the project efforts to improving the policy environment for RHCS and strengthening the capacity of the country RHCS systems and structures
Contribute to the development, implementation and monitoring of the national and regional strategies on RHCS
Build national capacity to develop and maintain reproductive health commodity logistics systems as well as to provide consultancy services in RHCS as needed
Identify and support national, regional and international experts and institutional partners in providing technical support to countries in the area of RHCS
Identify, develop and/or adapt training materials and manuals in the substantive area and ensure their availability for capacity development, and support their implementation
Maintain and foster substantive and intellectual regional partnerships in RHCS for advancing state-of-the-art knowledge
Collect and review lessons learned from program implementation to refine methodologies for effective RHCS
Disseminate and promote the use of state-of-the-art technical knowledge, evidence based approaches, lessons learned and success stories and ensure their use to improve the effectiveness of operations
Remain knowledgeable and up-to-date on all technical and implementation issues that relate to RHCS as well as other components of Health systems development
Contribute to evidence and knowledge sharing in RHCS among countries and regional networks and partners.

Required Skills or Experience

Advanced Degree in Management, public health or related fields with a background in pharmacy or the pharmaceutical sciences is preferred
At least 10 years field experience in health commodities logistics
Significant experience in key areas of supply chain system assessment approaches and tools, forecasting and quantification methods and tools, procurement processes Inventory control and distribution systems and Management information systems
Knowledge and/or understanding of the supply chain management systems for health commodities in the West African
Knowledge of US Government-funded programs and experience managing relationships with USAID missions is preferred
Proven programmatic, technical, and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with professional colleagues in a broad range of governmental organisations and Implementing Partners are highly desirable
Demonstrated excellent language skills in French and English (both written and oral) with the ability to conduct business in both languages
Ability and willingness to travel frequently within the West African Region as may be required

How To Apply

Interested applicants should submit their applications to Job ID No. 11-3951 at: You may also send your cover letter and CV to MSH Ghana Office at No. 16 Ridge Road, Roman Ridge, Accra or via email to: [email protected].

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