Project Name: USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in Eastern Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-E) Project
Duty Station: Serere, Kaberamaido, Ngora, Kumi, Katakwi, Amuria, Soroti, Bukedea Butaleja, Bukwo, Kibuuku, Budaka, Pallisa, Butebo, Namisindwa, Sironko, Bududa, Manafwa, Mbale, Kapchorwa, Bulambuli, Kween and Tororo, Uganda
About Intra Health:
IntraHealth International is a non-profit organization based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A. that has been in existence for over 30 years in more than 100 countries and it has empowered health workers to better serve communities in need. IntraHealth fosters local solutions to health care challenges by improving health worker performance, strengthening health systems, harnessing technology, and leveraging partnerships. In collaboration with governments, nongovernmental organizations, and private- sector organizations around the world, IntraHealth champions the needs and contributions of health workers—from doctors and nurses to community health workers to health facility managers—and works to ensure they have the tools, supplies, information, training, and support they need to provide communities they serve with the best possible opportunity for health and well-being.
About USAID RHITES-E Project:
IntraHealth International will implement the USAID RHITES-E which supports the Government of Uganda (GOU) and key stakeholders to increase availability and utilization of high quality health services in 21 districts in Eastern Uganda and 2 in Karamoja by strengthening health systems and improving the quality of, access to, and demand for health services with attention to equity and underserved populations.
Job Summary: The District Program Officer (DPO) will be responsible for the overall coordination of USAID RHITES-E Activity supported initiatives in the district of allocation. S/he will ensure the implementation of the RHITES-E and District specific work plan and interventions in the focus districts and maintain collaborative relationships with DHMT, facilities and other implementing partners to enhance the capacity of district and facility staff to carry out essential services and ensure adherence to Government of Uganda (GOU) and USAID technical and ethical guidelines/policies.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate for the USAID RHITES-E Project District Program Officer (DPO) job placement must hold a Basic degree BSN, MBChB, Social Sciences, or Clinical Medicine. A Master’s degree in Public Health or its equivalent will be of an added advantage
Broad knowledge and understanding of the District Health System, Experience implementing Quality Improvement initiatives and conducting health facility mentorships will be an added advantage.
At least four years of relevant professional experience managing and implementing health service delivery programs.
Proven ability to work effectively with Government representatives, private for-profit.
Applicants for this position in the districts of Serere, Kaberamaido, Ngora, Kumi, Katakwi, Amuria, Soroti, and Bukedea should have proven technical knowledge and skills in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Nutrition and Family Planning, Quality Improvement and Health System Strengthening.
Applicants for this position in the districts of Butaleja, Bukwo, Kibuuku, Budaka, Pallisa, Butebo, Namisindwa, Sironko, Bududa, Manafwa, Mbale, Kapchorwa, Bulambuli, Kween and Tororo should have proven technical knowledge and skills in HIV Care and Treatment, Family Planning, Maternal Child Health Services, Ql and understanding of HSS.
Additional experience and understanding of sub award/sub grant management will be an added advantage for applicants interested in the districts of Tororo and Mbale.
NB: The District Program Officer job is a district based position and each applicant should clearly indicate a preferred district of work/assignment
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID RHITES-E Project should upload an updated CV/Résumé, completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet, download here and three professional references to this E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 2nd March 2018