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Thursday 31 October 2013

Health Adviser - The Department for International Development

Job Title: Health Adviser
Organization: The Department for International Development (DFID)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Annual Gross Salary Range: UGX 135,956,716/- to 188,960,508/-

About DFID:
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. We're ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.

Job Summary: The Health Adviser will be part of DFID Uganda’s Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Team, responsible for delivering DFID Uganda’s results commitments in the health MDGs and health governance. They will be one of two technical leads on maternal, reproductive and child health, malaria and health systems programmes, with some technical responsibilities in HIV/AIDS.

The successful candidate will play an active role in the Health Development Partners’ group and health sector policy dialogue with the Ministry of Health and other relevant stakeholders including the private sector. They will work closely with the other DFID Uganda Health Adviser and be part of a multi-disciplinary DFID Programme.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
Represent DFID in Government of Uganda health technical working groups and other policy influencing forums.
Lead DFID's engagement in DFID-funded programmes including steering groups, supporting and guiding recipients of UK funds (including the UN, private sector and other bilaterals) to deliver the maximum results with those funds.
Work with other teams in DFID Uganda such as governance, social protection, private sector, gender and results to maximize health results through cross-sectoral working.
Work closely with the Head of the DFID Uganda MDG team and the Evaluation and Results Adviser to improve health results and attribution to DFID.
Support the Social Development Adviser to deliver, monitor and account for the results of the HIV programme. In particular, lead on technical discussions on HIV and AIDS epidemiology and proven ways of preventing it.
Support external evaluations of UK programmes, ensuring quality of data, disseminating conclusions and evidence.
Lead on the technical, including clinical, aspects of DFID’s malaria, family planning, maternal, reproductive and child health programmes.
Support technical programme officers in the Ministry of Health to accelerate Uganda’s progress towards health MDGs.
Work with the Head of DFID Uganda’s MDG team, other Health Advisers and regional maternal health and malaria Advisers to identify and invest in proven interventions through GoU / Joint UN Programmes, programmes in conjunction with USAID, and other options including strategic appraisal of options to re-engage in broad health systems support, possibly in conjunction with other bilateral donors.
Work with Programme Managers and Programme Officers to ensure that project cycle management activities of all health related programmes are conducted on time.
Respond to queries from other parts of DFID and requirements for briefing.
Develop communication approaches for UK and national audiences that demonstrate the UK contribution to better health in Uganda

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
The applicant should hold a Masters Degree in Public Health or equivalent in the following disciplines epidemiology; health planning and finance, health economics.
At least five years of professional experience working in public health in a developing country context, preferably Uganda, with demonstrable capability in the following areas:
Knowledge and application of epidemiology and public health
Understanding of the global health context including international health architecture
Knowledge and experience of health service delivery in a developing country context
Knowledge and application of the wider determinants of health
Knowledge and application of evidence, innovation and evaluation
Strong health and development background, and should be able to demonstrate that they can work with government and donors to identify problems/obstacles and develop/implement practical solutions.
Possess good understanding of Ugandan health systems.

Job Terms and Conditions:
The annual gross salary range for this position is UGX 135,956,716/- to 188,960,508/- .DFID is committed to supporting its staff to achieve their maximum potential and will provide opportunities for personal and professional development for the successful candidate, along with an attractive remuneration package. The work environment is dynamic and busy but pleasant. DFID is an equal opportunities employer and would welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of religious belief, sex, race, sexual orientation, age or disability. For a more detailed job description and information about the work of DFID in
Uganda visit; https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/dfid-uganda/about/recruitment

To Apply:
Please fill in the application form and the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which are available on the DFID Uganda website mentioned above. Please Click on Blue links to download forms.
The completed forms must be submitted together with typed copies of the applicant’s CV with the names and contact information of 3 work related referees.
Clearly indicate the Job position in the subject title e.g. “Health Adviser.”
All documents should be sent to: dfidha@aikanhr.com (Attachments may not fill more than 2 MB).
All Applicants must be legally authorised to work in Uganda.

Physical Address: 2 Bandali Close, Bugolobi, Kagga House Annex, 1st Floor, Kampala, Uganda. Tel: 0414 505318; 0312 264664

Deadline: 8th November, 2013