21 Feb 2012

Full-Time Health Systems Strengthening Advisor – Intra Health (UGANDA)

Intra Health – Posted by afrideveloprKampala, Central Region, Uganda

IntraHealth

Job Description

Requisition Number 12-0011
Post Date 2/17/2012
Title Health Systems Strengthening Advisor
City Uganda
Position Type Direct Employment
Description IntraHealth International, Inc. is currently accepting expressions of interest from potential candidates interested in serving as the Health Systems Strengthening(HSS) Advisor as part of IntraHealth’s submission for an upcoming USAID-funded health systems strengthening project in Uganda. The goal of the Northern Uganda – Health Integration To Enhance Services (NU-HITES) project is to establish improved and sustained health and nutrition status of the northern Uganda population through a district-based integrated package of quality health services. NU-HITES will support and strengthen public and private sector health systems while at the same time improving integration of HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, MNCH, FP and nutrition services at facility and community levels.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Advisor reports to the Project Director on a day-to-day basis and to the IntraHealth Uganda Capacity Program director representing IntraHealth. The incumbent is responsible for overseeing implementation of NU-HITES Project Objective 2 Health Systems Strengthening, in collaboration with other staff and partner organizations. H/she provides leadership on the project in developing strategies and implementation plans for meeting the HSS sub-objectives and oversees the activities that are designed to meet the sub-objectives. H/she plays a key role in assuring that the specific deliverables assigned to IntraHealth on the project are achieved, with particular focus on strengthening systems for effective and sustainable delivery of quality health services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
•Provides technical leadership and expertise to the project on HSS
•Provides input into the development of project-wide strategies and work plans to address HSS issues
•Works with district officials, private nonprofit entities, and communities to develop strategies, plans, and objectives that will improve provision of services in their service areas
•Provides guidance in strategies in improving leadership and management at the facility level
•Provides guidance in strategies for improving performance management in order to optimize performance of health workers
•Provides guidance in recruitment and retention of facility staff
•Provides expertise in establishing and maintaining Human Resources for Health information systems
•Works to increase private sector involvement in the health system
•Works with financial and administrative staff in budgeting, procurement, and logistics in support of HSS activities
•Identifies promising HSS initiatives for low resource settings and scales them up

Requirements EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
• Advanced degree in public health, a clinical discipline, or a social sciences field related to human resources for health (e.g., management, public policy)
• Strong knowledge of, and experience in applying state-of-the-art interventions designed to address HSS challenges in developing countries.
• Familiarity and experience working with the Uganda health care system, the Ministry of Health, and other development organizations in Uganda is a plus.
• Minimum of five years’ experience implementing or managing HSS projects in/for developing countries, including involvement in several of the following areas: National HRH assessment; workforce policy and planning; human resource development and management; development and deployment of human resource information systems; leadership development; workforce projections and costing; performance improvement; delivering or evaluating education for health professionals; pharmaceutical logistics; and managing health-workforce programs at the national or international level.
• Experience with HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, MNCH, FP and nutrition initiatives highly desirable
• Demonstrated interpersonal, leadership, and management skills and ability to manage and provide technical guidance to complex multi-site activities.
• Experience working with a variety of sectors (e.g., public, NGO, private for-profit) preferred.
• Experience advocating for and overseeing HSS intervention replication and scale-up.
• Ability to achieve results in a timely manner and within a specified budget. • Experience working on USAID-funded projects highly desirable
• Clear commitment and record of achievement to building the capacity of local partners.
• Fluency in English, including excellent English written and oral presentation skills; proficiency in Luo highly desirable.

This is a position with IntraHealth International in Uganda. The position is pending upon award by USAID. For immediate consideration, please apply by visiting IntraHealth’s career page at http://www.intrahealth.org/section/careers and follow the instructions to submit an online application, including submitting your most recent CV/resume (3 page maximum and in Rich Text Format (RTF)) and Biodata form (found at http://www.intrahealth.org/section/careers). IntraHealth International, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Job Categories: Public Health. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Intra Health Jobs, Jobs in Kampala, Jobs in Uganda, and NGO Jobs.

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