Organisation: Belgian Development Agency (BTC)
Duty Station: Arua (West-Nile region), Fort Portal (Rwenzori region), Uganda
Reports to: Project Coordinator
The Ministry of Health, in partnership with BTC – Belgian Development Agency, is implementing a project named ‘Institutional Capacity Building in Planning, Leadership and Management in the Health Sector’. The project was designed in close collaboration with the MoH for optimal alignment with the ministry’s strategic vision and priorities as laid out in the NHP II and support to the implementation of the Health Sector Strategic and Investment Plan 2010/11 – 2014/15 (HSSIP). Project supported interventions take place at the MOH headquarters, as well as at various levels of the health pyramid in two regions (Rwenzori and West Nile) and at the national Health Manpower Development Centre (HMDC Mbale).
Job Summary: The Regional Project Officers will work closely with the Technical Advisor on implementation and follow-up of the project support in each of the two regions. The job holders will work from within the Regional Referral Hospital / Community Health Department.
Technically support the Regional Referral Hospital (RRH) and District Health Teams (DHT) in quality improvement and coordination of health services at regional level.
Support institutional development towards a regional health level in each of the regions, as outlined in HSSIP.
Provide coordination and administrative assistance to the Regional Health Committee (i.e. preparation and follow-up actions)
Active support to and monitoring of ‘Execution Agreements’ between MOH and District Local Governments and Regional Referral Hospital (i.e. direct financial and technical support to health sector activities according to approved work plans).
Support the DHTs and RRH in the development of their annual work plans and medium-term Strategic Plans.
Actively and regularly participate in project planning, coordination, implementation and monitoring as member of the project secretariat.
Perform any other duties assigned by the Project Coordinator or Technical Advisor.
The applicant should hold an MBChB, with postgraduate qualification in Public Health or Health Systems Management.
Additional qualifications in Monitoring & Evaluation, Institutional Development and / or Project Management are added advantages
Skills and Experience:
At least two years proven experience in project management
Working experience in the health sector with Government of Uganda (central or local) or a reputable NGO or bilateral organization is an added advantage.
Knowledge of District Local Government set-up and health sector organization will be added advantages
Ability to initiate new ideas, discuss and question them
Ability to work independently and to take full responsibility of assigned tasks.
Good communication and interpersonal skills (negotiation, moderation, representation, presentation of results)
Good computer skills (i.e. spread sheets, word processing and internet use)
Excellent verbal and writing skills in English.
All candidates should send their hard copy application letters (mention the vacancy and preferred location) should be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates, at least two recent professional references (in English), and should be addressed to: The Project Director Attention: ICB Project Officer Ministry of Health Headquarters Room D 113 (new annex) Plot 6, Lourdel Road, Nakasero Kampala, Uganda. NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 4th November, 2013 by 4pm