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The CHAI Uganda Infectious and Non-Communicable Diseases (INCD) program aims to support the Ministry of Health to strengthen management systems, including strategic planning and execution, increase access to optimal medicines and technologies, facilitate the development and scale up of resilient health service delivery models and information systems as well as identify sustainable financing mechanisms for the HIV/AIDS response in the country. The program also supports MoH in addressing the morbidity and mortality caused by non-communicable diseases such as cancer.
Purpose of the Position:
The Senior Associate, Supply Chain and Financing will provide technical support to the Uganda Ministry of Health and National Medical Stores to enhance access to medicines for people affected by HIV, TB, Cancer and other non-communicable diseases. In close conjunction with the Ministry and NGO partners, they will support efforts to optimize Uganda’s product selection, enhance the supply chain, and improve the medicines and diagnostics’ commodity forecasting process. The Senior Associate will also help the Ministry of Health develop the internal capacity to recommend the optimal products (drug regimens and diagnostics) and strengthen the systems that deliver those drugs or diagnostics to facilities.
The successful candidate must be a strategic thinker with exceptional quantitative skills and experience in complex problem solving and stakeholder relationship management. They will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, from quantitative analysis, and leading stakeholder meetings to gaining consensus on proposed recommendations. The Senior Associate must become quickly well versed with the costs, efficacy and side effects of diverse drug regimens and formulations, diagnostics and must be able to navigate politics and build relationships at every level. They must exhibit a passion for results and a commitment to excellence.