District Health Advisor- Health Jobs in Uganda

Job title: DISTRICT HEALTH ADVISOR

MANAGEMENT Sciences for Health (MSH) is an international non-profit, public health organisation with headquarters in USA, whose purpose is to strengthen health programs worldwide.

MSH Uganda is currently running a number of USAID and other donor funded projects, both in Kampala and other parts of the country including STAR E.

STAR E is a 5-year USAID supported District Based HIV/TB Project focusing on the prevention, care, and treatment of HIV/TB in health facilities and communities, headquartered in Mbale but with activities in Budaka, Bududa, Bukwo, Busia, Butaleja, Kapchorwa, Pallisa and Sironko districts

MSH now invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following positions in the STAR E project:

Job title: DISTRICT HEALTH ADVISOR
Overall Responsibilities:
Serves as the district representative for the STAR-E Project, and supports the project in 2-3 designated districts in the region to improve the management of health services at all levels.

Establish relationships with public and private sector representatives in the assigned districts

Assist in development of district work plans, capacity of human resources, management systems, and institutions at the district levels

Supervise community mobilization activities to increase uptake of HIV/TB services, improve linkages between health facilities and the community, assess community systems and identify NGOs/ CBOs for potential subcontracting Work with the Health Management of Information Systems Advisor to improve management of data related to health services at all levels

Manage the implementation of project activities in selected health districts in which the project provides direct technical assistance Qualifications:
1) Degree in Medicine, with a Masters Degree in public health (MPH) or equivalent experience

2) Additional postgraduate qualifications and training is an added advantage

3) Minimum ten years of experience, including prior experience with HIV/AIDS & TB 4) Excellent communication skills 5) Previous USAID experience would be an advantage

How to Apply
All applications should be addressed to:
The Human Resources Partner – MSH, Plot 15 Princess Ann Drive Bugolobi, P.O.Box 71419, Kampala Email: HRUG@msh.org

Deadline for submission: 25th February 2011. We thank all applicants for their interest, but can only acknowledge shortlisted candidates

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