4 Regional Project Officers NGO Job Placements – Infectious Diseases Institute

4 Regional Project Officers NGO Job Placements – Infectious Diseases Institute

Job Title:       4 Regional Project officers

Organization: Infectious Diseases Institute

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About us:

The infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is a Ugandan not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with strong emphasis on ihtectious diseases, through research and capacity development. IDI has live operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission; Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research, Laboratory services (including the CAP—certified IDI Core Lab) and Outreach. The Institute is partnering with Palladium in implementation of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) 5-year ‘Uganda Health Systems Strengthening (UHSS)” project. The purpose of the UHSS is to strengthen Uganda’s health system through improved leadership and accountability for results in public and private health sectors. The Project will be implemented in the four regions or Uganda; Eastern, Central, Western and Northern.

Job Summary: The Regional Project officers focuses on providing technical support and mentorship across district local governments and communities to strengthen leadership, and management of Human resources for Health.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Support district local governments in the preparation of district budgets.
  • Ensure programmatic decisions on UHSS best practices and innovations are clearly communicated to the intended recipients in the various districts.
  • Conduct mentorship and technical support to local governments and CHWs in respective districts of operation
  • Map and regularly update lists of all project related data to facilitate high quality community health services provision.
  • Develop work plans and reports in line with timeliness agreed by line supervisors
  • Maintain harmonious and constructive relationship with district and community leadership structures.
  • Conduct routine visits to district local government work force to monitor performance, build capacity and provide mentorship.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a Master’s degree in Public Health or a related field is desirable.
  • At least five years’ experience relevant, professional experience managing and implementing health systems strengthening programs in the areas of health governance, human resources for health management, and/or health services delivery at district or regional level.
  • Five (5) years demonstrated experience providing technical support to districts and communities in health systems activities.
  • Skill in strengthening service delivery programs, training, perlormance and quality improvement and monitoring and evaluation.
  • The ability to liaise with senior DOH, DHTS, district leadership, executives of NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, the for protit business community.
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding ot Uganda healthcare system, particularly the public health system.
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity of districts staff in OI
  • Ability to make frequent travels to different regions of the country on project work.
  • Have working knowledge in prciect/grants management support to district local governments.
  • Strong knowledge of health systems strengthening Ql at district, community and regional referral level.
  • Knowledge of continuous quality improvement processes.
  • Understanding of district and community dynamics and management.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills are required to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships with districts, implementing partners.
  • Strong computer literacy especially with MS Office.
  • Ability to effectively gather, interpret, and report on data obtained from a variety of sources,
  • Ability to facilitate training workshops and meetings in a clear and concise manner to audiences with varying degrees of knowledge/experience in the area of strategic planning, community health management, and continuous quality improvement.
  • Ability to operate successfully in a team environment and to work independently.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and writing skills.

How to Apply:

All Candidates that meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in these positions should semi their Cvs. including details of email address, present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stiputate email address not later than 22nd November, 2019. Email your application and CV to hr@idi.co.ug

Key Notes:

  • IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at the stage of the recruitment process
  • Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document
  • indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

The Senior Human Resource Manager

Infectious Diseases Institute— lDl Knowledge Centre,

Makerere University Main Campus

College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

P.0. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda

Deadline:   22nd November 2019

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