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E-DRUG: MSH is hiring for a Senior Technical Advisor for SIAPS
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POSITION DESCRIPTION
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

Overall Responsibilities
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 
plans.

Specific Responsibilities

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 
strategies.
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 
adequate recommendations.

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.
Qualifications

  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 
desirable.
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 
required.

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.

Please visit MSH's website to apply or email me directly:  
https://jobs-msh.icims.com/jobs/6875/senior-technical-advisor/job.  This is a 
local hire position and only individuals authorized to work in the US will be 
considered.

Emily Hanks
Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
Management Sciences for Health
4301 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 400
Arlington, VA 22203
Tel: 703-667-3742
Email: ehanks@msh.org<mailto:ehanks@msh.org>
Website: www.msh.org<http://www.msh.org/>

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