Starting Date: 04/01/2020
The SPID will be a full-time position based in Kampala, Uganda and is responsible for overseeing implementation and ensuring high quality programming. Under COP supervision, the SPID is responsible for day-to-day management, including management of projectâ€™s operations and administration, staff, activities, and sub-awards, and oversight of monitoring, evaluation, and reporting.
The Strategy and Program Innovation Director, identified as local staff, determined as Key Personnel, works as program manager associated with the implementation of new/innovative experiences that are designed by the Innovation team and to implement the strengthening of the regulatory system for Uganda public health commodities and supply chain management. S/he will work with key actors and supply chain stakeholders engaged in medicines, supply chain management and human resources reforms for addressing potential gaps in national policies and regulatory guidelines. Also, the Director will be supporting the dissemination, popularization and implementation of the adopted policies, norms and regulatory guidelines favoring the affordability, availability, accessibility, quality and effectiveness of medicines. The Director will provide support to the dissemination, popularization and implementation of the adopted policies, norms and regulatory guidelines favoring the affordability, availability, accessibility, quality and effectiveness of medicines. S/he will provide guidance to project and partners in areas of supply chain systems; support development of local innovative solutions in the supply chain arena; lead specific project objectives. The role of the Director of Strategy and Program Innovation focuses on three main areas of activity: Program Innovation and Strategy, Business Development and Advocacy/Representation.
- Demonstrated capacity in working collaboratively and effectively engaging with senior level government leadership and host country institutions, donors, and international organizations; public and private sector counterparts and other key stakeholders;
- Proven experience in the domain of pharmaceutical management at the national level;
- In depth knowledge of Ugandaâ€™s health system, laws and current regulations;
- Demonstrated capacity to work in a multi-disciplinary team and effectively engaging with senior level government leadership and host country institutions, donors, and international organizations; public and private sector counterparts and other key stakeholders;
- Working knowledge of and/or experience with USG-funded program management, policies, regulations, and procedures is preferred;
- Capacity in managing for results; and excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills in English;
- Demonstrated experience working in multiple countries with local national/resident with experience; and
- Excellent past performance references.
- A minimum of ten (10) years of specialized study and/or training in medicines policy or related fields is required. Preference will be given to those with considerable working experience in managing and providing technical support to large complex international projects with significant strengthening regulatory system components.
- A Masterâ€™s degree in public health, public health administration, pharmaceutical supply chain management or Bachelorâ€™s degree in a relevant field with a minimum of 5 yearsâ€™ experience to ten years of experience above desired.
- Local national or resident with experience preference working in multiple countries, particularly Africa is desired.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 10/14/2019.
No phone calls please.
Principals only please.