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Monday, 7 April 2014

Human Resources for Health Policy and Planning Team Leader - IntraHealth International Uganda

Vacancy: Human Resources for Health Policy and Planning Team Leader
Recruiting Organisation: IntraHealth International
Duty Station: Kampala,
Country Uganda
Funding Source: USAID
Requisition Number: 14-0018

Job Summary: The IntraHealth Human Resources for Health (HRH) Policy and Planning Team Leader will be mainly responsible for developing the overall framework and action plan for change to policy improvements in human resource systems. This framework will be geared to the legal, regulatory, and policy barriers at all levels of a country system, and thereby improve national workforce assessment, planning, and deployment. The HRH Policy and Planning Team Leader will monitor team progress to ensure adherence to overall goals and objectives and assist team members in the development of strategies and outcomes specific to policy analysis, advocacy and policy implementation.

The HRH Policy and Planning Team Leader will work directly with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and other relevant ministries and the districts to provide technical assistance in the areas of policy analysis, review and development; strategic human resources planning, including health workforce projection, action planning; and costing S/he will lead and provide technical support for activities in developing capacities for human resource policy development, planning and systems strengthening in the health sector. S/he will apply her/his extensive knowledge of the health sector planning primarily to work at the national and district levels.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Steer the development of IntraHealth’s strategy for HRH policy and planning that reflects national strategies and supports capacity building at all levels of the MoH and relevant ministries.
Provide technical leadership in sharing and developing new and improved strategies, tools and interventions for improved human resources planning, availability and productivity and in documenting evidence of success and/or challenges of the interventions.
Identify key issues and constraints that can be overcome by policy, legislative or other initiatives, working in collaboration with MoH and district health agencies.
Develop short and long-range plans and funding priorities with MoH and others to improve health care workers’ work environment.
Build local professional capacity and expertise in human resources planning and personnel policies and develop innovative strategies for building this local capacity at national and district levels.
Work closely with staff and partners, support counterparts to identify the need for policy changes through policy forums, policy analysis and review of model policies in public/private sectors.
Technically support development and implementation of career ladders for all professional cadres.
Advocate for and support the development and implementation of effective health workforce planning and performance systems.
Effectively increase the capacity of key stakeholders to advocate for supportive policies, alliances, and networks.
Build capacity in the training institutions for leadership and management training.
Supervise data collection, data analysis, report writing and determinations of findings.
Manage direct staff and manage team of staff assigned under the HRH Policy and Planning Team.
Organize and lead work teams for assigned activities, including preparing budgets, tracking expenditures, and ensuring work is high-quality and proceeds according to plans, timelines and on budget.
Create and strengthen linkages with relevant partners such as the MoH, Ministry of Finance, the World Bank and others to encourage complementarity and synergy in the investments in HRH in Uganda.

The ideal candidate must possess a Master’s degree in HR Planning/ Management or similarly relevant degree
Additional degree in International Health or Public Health preferred.

Skills and Experience:
Experience in HR policy and strategic planning development and implementation in Uganda or the region is preferred.
Eight or more years’ relevant experience.
Excellent interpersonal, facilitation and communication skills and team working
Excellent written and oral communications skills in English
Proven ability to direct and manage a team to achieve technical goals on a large, complex project, preferably for USAID
Demonstrated diplomatic and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a complex and changing environment with all levels of stakeholders
Proven customer-service (client-focused) management skills
Demonstrated experience to develop and work within approved work plans
Computer literacy skills i.e. MS Office applications including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook
Willingness to travel 25% within the country and internationally on occasion

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