JSI is currently recruiting for a Technical Director, IHSD for a possible position with the USAID funded Uganda Health Activity. The purpose of this project will be to increase access and use of quality healthcare services and improve the performance of the health system. Intended high level results include: improved access to and use of quality maternal, newborn, and child health; family planning/reproductive health; nutrition; and water, sanitation, and hygiene/infection prevention and control) health services at community and facility levels; enhanced local ownership and leadership for sustainable health outcomes; and strengthened health system resilience at the community-, district-, and regional-levels. The Uganda Health Activity will also strengthen the capacity of local PEPFAR implementing partners to lead and sustain the epidemic response as part of sustainability efforts. Should JSI be the successful bidder, this will be a full-time position based in Kampala, Uganda. The Technical Director, IHSD will be responsible for technical oversight of integrated health service delivery and TA activities for MNCH, FP/RH, nutrition, and WASH at facility- and community-level. The anticipated award date is TBD.
- Lead in ensuring UHA meets stated integrated health service delivery goals, quality assurance performance and management standards, and reporting requirements;
- Experience developing strategic frameworks, work plans and managing project implementation;
- Coordinate among USAID, donors, other health IPs, and numerous GoU institutions and representatives, particularly at the regional and district level for integrated health service delivery activities; and
- Must be willing to travel extensively throughout Uganda.
- Masterâ€™s degree or other advanced degree (PhD, MD) in a relevant field, such as medicine, public health, or social sciences;
- At least seven years of experience in managing and/or implementing USAID integrated health service delivery or technical assistance programming addressing MNCH, FP/RH, nutrition, and WASH projects, with at least three of those years working in Uganda as a senior advisor or staff member;
- Experience and technical expertise in evidence-based facility- or community-based MNCH, FP/RH, nutrition, and/or WASH service delivery approaches;
- Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of public and private sector counterparts, donors, and other key stakeholders;
- Experience supervising technical staff in the implementation of integrated health programming;
- Excellent interpersonal skills and working in collaborative environments;
- Excellent communication skills and use of English language; must include writing and oral presentation skills;
- Clinical qualification (MD, clinical officer, nurse, midwife, or other cadres) desired;
- Previous experience working on USG-funded health programming in Uganda desired;
- Experience designing or implementing gender- or youth-sensitive health programming desired; and
- Expertise in strengthening quality of care and/or QI for MNCH, FP, nutrition, or WASH.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online.
No phone calls please.
Principals only please.