Management Sciences for Health (MSH) Regional Pharmacy and Commodity Management Specialist Job in Kenya

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a nonprofit international health organization with over four decades of experience in strengthening health systems, and capacity of local institutions. 
MSH takes a comprehensive approach to improving health to achieve scalability, lasting impact, and sustainability. 
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. 
For more information please visit our website www.msh.org.
 
MSH seeks to recruit a highly motivated and result oriented individual to join a dynamic team in its USAID funded Health Commodity and Services Management (HCSM) Program that focuses on strengthening the health system in Kenya to be located in one of the following regions: Western, Central, North Eastern, Rift valley, Nyanza, Eastern and Coast provinces.
 
Regional Pharmacy and Commodity Management Specialist
 
The Regional Pharmacy and Commodity Management Specialist (RPCMS) is responsible for coordinating, organizing and facilitating the supply chain management and appropriate medicines use activities for pharmaceutical and other medical or laboratory commodities in the region with a goal of ensuring their continuous and adequate availability at all facilities in the region, including but not limited to health commodities used in HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, reproductive health and essential medicines program.
 
He/She will leverage on MSH/HCSM and partner resources and technical teams to strategize and/or implement workable solutions to ensure availability of health commodities at health facilities, including medicines and laboratory supplies. 
The RPCMS will be responsible for providing technical leadership during implementation of pharmaceutical and commodity management interventions; strengthen coordination of pharmaceutical and commodity systems strengthening activities at regional level in support of the essential medicines and priority health programs such as HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and RH.
 
In addition, He/She will also be expected to represent MSH/HCSM at the regional level in other related health fora convened by the government and other implementing partners. The RPCMS will promote collaboration and best practices in the supply chain management; provide linkages with national level initiatives led by the GOK’s Ministries. 
He/she will also advocate for pharmaceutical and commodity security strategies that integrate regional health facilities and their management in the planning, resource mobilization and monitoring activities.
 
Qualifications and Experience
 
The successful candidate should possess a degree in pharmacy, laboratory sciences, medicine or a related field or must have attained post graduate qualification in a health related field. He/She should have at least 5 years relevant professional working experience. 
Candidate with an MPH will have an added advantage. In addition, applicants should possess significant experience working with the Kenya public health services, preferably with an NGO, on programs related to pharmaceutical management, logistics and systems strengthening or improving laboratory commodities management.
 
He/she should have demonstrated experience in providing technical assistance to public health programs or projects and familiarity with broad based, multi sectoral framework and approaches to pharmaceutical and commodity management at the country, regional or global level.
 
Candidates will ideally be living in one of the mentioned regions, or be willing to relocate, and must be willing to travel extensively within the region and in the country. Expected travel is at least 50%.

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, and national origin, and citizenship, physical or mental handicap. 
For further detail and to apply for this position, please visit the Employment Opportunities section of our website at www.jobsmsh.icims.com by 13th July, 2012.
 
If you cannot apply online or have difficulty doing so, please email an explanation of your problem to iRecruiterproblem@msh.org
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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