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Fresher Program Officer – Governance Job Opportunities – Ministry of Health

Fresher Program Officer – Governance Job Opportunities – Ministry of Health

Job Title:    Program Officer – Governance (Fresher Job Opportunities)

Organisation: Ministry of Health

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has received a grant from the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) Cooperative Agreement (CoAg), a strategic mechanism of the United States Government (USG) to implement activities in line with its mandate in support of the Public health response to HIV/AIDS and other health systems. CDC will be supporting a pool of Human Resources that are expected to lead the implementation of the grant. The staff to be recruited under this grant will be contracted by the MOH.


Job Summary:  The Program Officer – Governance will be providing technical guidance in the coordination and programming for the Regional Referral Hospital and District mechanisms.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Participating in developing policies, plans, strategies, guidelines and standards for Regional Referral Hospital and district health facilities.
  • Providing technical assistance and guiding the process of budgeting and operational planning.
  • Providing technical support in program management to a broad portfolio of Regional Referral Hospital, Implementing Partners and District health facilities.
  • Managing collaborations and linkages on program activities with Public Private Partnerships, Government entities, Non-government Organizations and communities.
  • Preparing periodic performance reports.
  • Guiding, supervising, monitoring and coordinating staff activities.
  • Supporting research initiatives.
  • Participating in capacity building and development activities targeting Regional Referral Hospital districts health facilities and other health workers at various levels.
  • Coordinating meetings with Regional Referral Hospital, Implementing Partners and other key stakeholders
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Key Functions

  • Participating in the development of policies, plans and guidelines.
  • Providing technical assistance in the budgeting process.
  • Managing collaborations with stakeholders and ensuring that program activities are delivered.
  • Preparing periodic reports.
  • Coordinating and implementing meetings.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Public Health or Epidemiology from a recognized university OR Institution.
  • Honors degree in Social Sciences, Arts or the equivalent from a recognized University/Institution
  • Six (6) years relevant working experience in implementing public health and Regional Referral Hospital and District level support, with at least three (3) years at national level.
  • Training in health management areas
  • Trainings in social research methods and Behavior change communication for health from reputable institutions will be an added advantage
  • Three (3) years relevant working experience in implementing HIV & AIDS related programs at national or regional level



  • Demonstrated leadership and supervision skills.
  • Team work, excellent communication & writing skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning and understanding of the strategic direction of MoH and PEPFAR programmes.
  • Demonstrated advanced level skills in various computer packages
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How to Apply:

All candidates should send handwritten applications should be Hand Delivered to the Central Registry of the MOH Headquarters-Kampala between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday addressed to:


The Permanent Secretary,

Ministry of Health Headquarters (Central Registry),

Plot 6, Lourdel Road, Wandegeya

Tel. +256417-712260/ +256417-712221


Please include your telephone number and email contacts on the application. Applicants should attach the following:

  • Recent passport-size photograph.
  • Copy of the National Identity Card.
  • Detailed curriculum Vitae.
  • Certified copies of the academic certificates and transcripts.
  • Two recommendation letters from two of the most recent supervisors/employers.
  • A photocopy of your appointment letter for your most recent position.


Deadline: Friday, 10th  September 2021 by 5:00 pm.


NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The list of shortlisted candidates will be displayed on the MOH Noticeboard


Salary and Benefits: The position has attractive salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.


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