Technical Director, HIV/AIDS and Health Systems Strengthening – Uganda Health Activity
In anticipation of a new multi-year, multi-sectoral USAID-funded “Uganda Health Activity”, IMA World Health/Corus International is seeking a Technical Director, HIV/AIDS and Health Systems Strengthening (HIV/AIDS and HSS).
Corus International is a family of organizations which believes that those who were born into impossible circumstances deserve the opportunity for a better life. Corus was formed through the strategic merger of IMA World Health (operating as a public health organization since 1960), and Lutheran World Relief (operating as a livelihoods organization since 1945), and today includes the smaller entities of Charlie Goldsmith Associates, Ground Up Investing, and Farmers Market Coffee. Corus International works in over 20 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America, with a primary focus on health, livelihoods, and emergency response.
The Uganda Health Activity (UHA) aims to increase access to, and use of quality healthcare services, and to improve the performance of the health system at subnational levels in priority districts. Intended high-level results include: 1) improved access to and use of quality health services in maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH), family planning (FP), reproductive health (RH), nutrition, water-sanitation-hygiene (WASH), and infection prevention and control (IPC) at the facility and community levels; 2) enhanced local ownership and leadership for sustainable health outcomes; and 3) strengthened health system resilience at the regional, district, and community-levels. UHA also will strengthen the capacity of local PEPFAR implementing partners (IPs) to lead and sustain the epidemic response as part of sustainability efforts.
The Technical Director, HIV/AIDS and HSS will be responsible for technical oversight of TA activities for strengthening PEPFAR local IPs and HSS (IR 3). The Technical Director, HIV/AIDS and HSS reports directly to the COP and works in tandem with the Technical Director, IHSD. This position will take a leadership role in ensuring UHA meets stated HIV/AIDS and HSS goals, quality standards, and reporting requirements. The Technical Director, HIV/AIDS and HSS also will coordinate among USAID, other health IPs, and numerous GoU institutions and representatives, particularly at the regional and district levels for HIV/AIDS and HSS activities. The proposed candidate must fulfill the position requirements detailed below.
Actual hiring is contingent upon successful agreement award and USAID approval. Nationals of Uganda are strongly encouraged to apply.
Qualifications, Experience, and Skills
- Master’s degree or other advanced degree (PhD, MD) in a relevant field, such as medicine, public health, health system management, social administration, or social sciences
- At least seven years of experience in managing and/or implementing integrated HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment and/or HSS programming in a similar context, with at least three of those years working in Uganda as a senior advisor or staff member
- Experience and expertise in one or more of the following areas: facility- or community-based HIV/AIDS approaches; health governance; HRH; supply chain strengthening; QI; MEL; capacity strengthening of local organizations
- Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of senior and mid-level public and private sector counterparts, donors, and other key stakeholders
- Experience supervising technical staff in the implementation of integrated health programming
- Excellent interpersonal, writing, and English language oral presentation skills
- Clinical qualification (MD, clinical officer, nurse, midwife, or other cadres)
- Previous experience working on USG-funded HIV/AIDS programming in Uganda
- Experience designing or implementing gender- or youth-sensitive health programming
- Expertise in strengthening the program management, service delivery, or adaptive management of Ugandan health organizations
- Experience working with decentralized health systems
LWR/Corus International is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). As such, Corus makes employment decisions and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to an applicant’s or employee’s race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and local laws. If you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please notify Corus’s Human Resources department.