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School of Public Health
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

Senior Technical Officer – Health Systems Strengthening (HSS)

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Vacancy Details

The Makerere University School of Public Health Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Support (MakSPH-METS) Program is a five-year (2020-2025) CDC-funded Cooperative Agreement. The MakSPH-METS program emerged out of the growing recognition of the importance of evidence-based decision making for an AIDS Free Generation in Uganda. The overall purpose of the Program is to establish coordinated and effective national and district systems for the management of strategic information for a robust HIV response. We seek to recruit a dynamic, competent and experienced candidate to fill the following position:

POSITION SUMMARY

JOB TITLE: SENIOR TECHNICAL OFFICER – HEALTH SYSTEMS STRENGTHENING (HSS)

Reports to                                                     :             Manager Programs 

Responsible for the supervision of            :             Team Lead, Strategic Information

Team Lead, District Led Programming

Quality Improvement (QI) Advisor 

The Senior Technical Officer - HSS is responsible for providing coordination oversight and technical assistance to unit staff to ensure that project activities are effectively implemented. S/he will also be involved in designing capacity building and other implementation strategies for stakeholders as well as contributing to program-wide learning. The Senior Technical Officer - HSS will work in collaboration with the other Team Leaders and team members to ensure coordinated efforts and a systematic approach to implementing program activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Keep abreast of developments in national health system priorities and investments as well as program changes and progress in order to advise and recommend tools and strategies to increase Project and Program performances and results.
  2. Liaise with stakeholders at all levels (MoH at all levels of the health system, CDC, Regional IPs and local health system stakeholders) to facilitate implementation of HSS activities.
  3. Provide technical support to District Health Teams to develop Monitoring and Evaluation plans aligned to the District HIV/ AIDS, TB and Health Security plans.
  4. Support District Health Teams to improve data use for the decentralized HIV, TB, COVID-19 and other Health Security priority pathogens response.
  5. Work closely across other METS technical teams and IPs to support coordinated USG planning and investments in health systems infrastructure and connectivity directly aligned and partnering with MoH and other relevant ministries and authorities as well as other investors including the Health Development Partner Working Group.
  6. Build capacity of IP staff and District Health Teams in M&E and Quality Improvement for the Decentralized response.
  7. Provide Technical support to regional IPs to implement specially designed PEPFAR programs; DREAMS and GBV.
  8. Work across METS Teams and with the USG to support the MoH to plan and implement the National Surveillance Strategy including the National Integrated Sentinel Surveillance Framework (NISS)
  9. Coordinate the review and analysis of program reports to identify and act on potential bottlenecks in project implementation and to enhance quality of implementation and reporting.
  10. Provide appropriate and facilitative follow-up actions to ensure effective implementation of project strategies.
  11. Supervise and appraise staff in accordance with the Makerere University policies and strategic plan.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, or Health Management or related field.
  • At least 5 years’ relevant work experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills and abilities: =

  • Demonstrable experience in health systems strengthening.

APPLICATION PROCESS

i)            Qualified and interested candidates are invited to submit the following application documents

and a motivation letter clearly highlighting the position being applied for and address this to;

The Dean,

Makerere University School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, P.O. Box 7072,

Kampala, Uganda

ii)    Application Documents

a)   Motivational Letter

b)   Resume with contacts of 3 professional referees c)    Copies of all relevant academic documents

iii)          Soft copies of the applications should be submitted as one PDF file to the following email address info.dceh@musph.ac.ug by 5:00pm on October 15th, 2021. Please quote the position you are applying for in the subject head of your email.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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