E-DRUG: MSH is hiring for a Senior Technical Advisor for SIAPS
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Center for Pharmaceutical Management
Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program
POSITION: Senior Technical Advisor
REPORTS TO: Principal Technical Advisor
LOCATION: Arlington, VA
The Senior Technical Advisor (STA) is responsible for providing technical
assistance aimed at strengthening pharmaceutical systems especially in the area
of pharmaceutical regulation, financing, and pharmacovigilance in developing
countries. S/he supports SIAPS portfolio managers and in-country teams in the
development and implementation of technical activities ensuring their adequate
contribution to SIAPS results. The STA is responsible for the adequate
deployment of CPM tools and frameworks and their adequate customization and
ownership at the country level. S/he works closely with country portfolio teams
and national stakeholders to ensure that technical assistance activities are
adequately effective and that deliverables are meeting quality standards. S/he
supports measurement and documentation of portfolio results. The STA also
contributes and supports CPM and SIAPS capacity building and knowledge exchange
1. Provide technical support to core and country portfolio managers and
to country staff in the conceptualization of pharmaceutical management
activities and approaches especially in the araes of pharmaceutical regulation,
financing, and pharmacovigilance at the global, regional and/or country level,
consistently with SIAPS objectives.
2. Lead and participate in activities aimed at pharmaceutical sector
assessments, options analysis, operations research including active
surveillance for safety of medicinal products, and strategic planning ensuring
that findings, recommendations and plans are all consistent with USAID
objectives and host government priorities.
3. Provide technical support to SIAPS country teams in the planning,
coordination, and implementation of planned activities.
4. Participate in human resource capacity assessments in the
pharmaceutical sector and collaborate with the Capacity Building and
Performance Improvement Unit to develop country specific capacity building
5. Develop training materials, and participate in the planning and
delivery of pharmaceutical management training programs aimed at building the
capacity of pharmaceutical cadres and training institutions.
6. Collaborate with the CPM Systems Analysis and Software Products Unit
for the development, deployment and implementation of appropriate tools
necessary to improve pharmaceutical management information systems and their
appropriate use for decision making.
7. In coordination with the M&E Unit, support portfolios for the
establishment of mechanisms for collecting relevant data to their established
indicators. Also participate in SIAPS program review activities and provide
8. Support Portfolio Managers and Principal Advisors in the adequate
documentation and dissemination of program results and lessons learned
including the development and submission of abstracts and articles to
scientific journals and conferences.
9. Collaborate with senior technical staff for the development and/or the
review of technical reports
10. Participate and represent SIAPS and CPM in meetings with USAID, and with
national and international partners and collaborators.
11. Perform other duties, as assigned.
1. Graduate degree in a health/allied health field; physician, nurse, or
pharmacist qualification preferred.
2. Specialized training and/or experience relating to pharmaceutical
regulation, financing, and pharmacovigilance.
1. Several years of experience (7+) in international public health
particularly in the implementation of reproductive health, maternal and child
health, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and TB prevention, care, and treatment in developing
countries. Experience working with national regulatory authorities also
4. Experience with programs supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID
and international agencies such as WHO and World Bank preferred.
5. Ability to write lucid technical reports and documents in English is
6. Competence in use of word processing programs required, and experience
with spreadsheets and database applications strongly preferred.
7. Proficiency in French, Spanish or Portuguese is desired, as are
languages of other USAID-supported countries.
8. Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks
simultaneously; excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively
in a team spirit.
9. Ability and availability to travel internationally 30% of time or more.
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