Health System Strengthening Specialist Job at Management Sciences for Health in Uganda



Job  Title: Health System Strengthening Specialist

 Management Sciences for Health


LOCATION: Kampala

Overall Responsibilities

The SURE Program seeks a long-term technical assistance in Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) to improve medicines management and to strengthen institutional functioning, including health system effectiveness, efficiency and equity in order to increase availability of essential medicines and health supplies (EMHS).

Building upon previous works by DELIVER and SCMS, SURE will design and implement an integrated supply chain system bridging linkages and harmonization at all levels. SURE will help institute uniform processes, standard operating procedures, Indicator based performance monitoring and support the strengthening of communication information technology including management information systems and web based ordering and reporting. The HSS Specialist with his/her unit will play a central role in development and support to new integrated supply systems, providing logistics management support to technical programs, ensuring a well-functioning quantification and procurement planning unit, implement pharmaceutical and financial information systems and support the national roll out of a supervision performance assessment strategy to strengthen medicines management nationwide.

The HSS specialist will be the change agent pushing forward from design to implementation the Policy Options Analysis recommendations and translating them into tangible systems change to realize the desired efficiencies and effectiveness of the supply system chain.

The systems changes includes, but are not limited to, the mainstreaming of TB and laboratory supplies into that of essential medicines and health supplies, supporting the implementation of the Vital, Essential and Necessary classification, support efforts to strengthen equity in resource allocation, streamlining ARV supply to one facility –one supplier, establishing a sustainable set up for regular quantification and procurement planning increasing the role and responsibilities of the private-not-for-profit sector The HSS specialist will cooperate, collaborate and coordinate with the Ministry of Health (MoH), the Ministry of Finance and implementing partners including the private sector (private not-for-profit and private for-profit entities), NMS, JMS and other key stakeholders and will work closely with the Chief of Party, Pharmacy Division, Ministry of Health technical programs and the SURE management team.

The HSS specialist will be responsible for the management of a larger team of SURE and MoH seconded staff and will be responsible for the implementation, planning and monitoring of agreed health system strengthening activities.

International allowances are available for eligible canididates.

Specific Responsibilities:

   1. To manage the HSS area within SURE and manage the SURE team and secondments responsible for HSS activities.
   2. Support capacity building in the SURE team and secondments in planning and managing implementation of planned activities.
   3. Ensure broad coordination and collaboration with the MoH, the Ministry of Finance and implementing partners including the private sector (private not for profit and private for profit entities), NMS, JMS and other key stakeholders.
   4. To strengthen implementation of the Quantification and Procurement Planning Unit (QPPU) at the Ministry of Health Pharmacy Division and ensure bimonthly stock status reports.
   5. To support and guide the establishment of a financial and commodity tracking information system to support national commodity quantification and procurement analysis for EMHS, HIV, TB, and malaria control, in collaboration with all program stakeholders and partners
   6. To support and coordinate implementation of ARV harmonization including ensuring a one quantification, one procurement plan, a coordinated warehousing/ distribution system and capacity building for establishment of a single reporting system for PEPFAR implementing partners.
   7. To coordinate and support implementation of the single source/distribution supply system for ARV’s - one-facility-one supplier in coorporation with NMS, JMS, MAUL to increase on efficiency and reduce financial loss and waste of the scarce resources.
   8. To support and strengthen the roll out of the ARV web-based ordering and reporting system.
   9. Support streamlining efforts of the MoH technical program commodity supply-chains including integration of TB and lab commodities streamlining at central and facility level.
  10. Support the development and implementation of MoH technical program specific assessment and ensure utilization of findings to further strengthen logistic management of EMHS.
  11. Provide technical assistance in the delivery of the planned SURE support to MoH technical programs.
  12. Provide technical assistance and support to the Pharmacy Division to roll out the Supervision and Performance Assessment to non-SURE supported districts.
  13. Provide technical support to the MPM-TWG.
  14. Work with the SURE information systems experts, MoH/Pharmacy Division, technical programs and implementing partners to strengthen logistic management M&E.
  15. Assist in developing appropriate M&E systems for monitoring impact of new innovative interventions.
  16. Support the MoH and Pharmacy Division in the implementation of the VEN strategy at central and facility level and support efforts to strengthen equity in resource allocations.
  17. Work closely with the COP to manage relationships and maintain routine communications with MoH partners, and all other related stakeholders and be part of the SURE management team.

Qualifications:

    * Master’s degree in pharmacy, public health, or related degree relevant to the broad areas of health systems strengthening;
    * Documented 8 years of senior-level experience in management, planning and health systems strengthening;
    * Minimum of 10 years of international working experience from the field of pharmaceutical management, supply chain management, quantification and procurement, and health system change;
    * Good understanding of developing and implementing assessment and impact studies;
    * Good knowledge and expertise in quantification and procurement planning;
    * Good understanding of medicines management related to EMHS including the MOH technical program commodities;
    * Demonstrated competence in assessing priorities and in managing a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment, and in meeting deadlines with attention to detail and quality;
    * Strategic thinker with people skills and managerial, coordination, and organizational skills;
    * Demonstrated excellent English language skills (both written and oral);
    * Working experience in Uganda with knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the Uganda public health system/pharmaceutical sector. Previous experience with USAID supported programs is an added advantage;
    * Willingness to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities and shifting deadlines; and
    * Strong teamwork and team-building skills, strong management and supervisory experience.

Note: This position attracts international benefits where eligible.

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

To apply for this position, please submit a resume to https://jobs-msh.icims.com/jobs/5489/health-system-strengthening-special.... For more information about MSH, please visit our web site at www.msh.org. If you cannot apply online or have difficulty doing so, please email an explanation of your problem to iRecruiterproblem@msh.org.


How to apply:

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Deadline: 31st December 2012



M&E Cordinator Job at Reach Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative in Uganda



Job Title :      Monitoring & Evaluation Cordinator
Categories     Monitoring & Evaluation

Job Information    

Reach Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative (ROM) is a PEPFAR/ CDC supported community- based NGO that was established in 2001 with the mission: “To curb the further spread of HIV infections by educating all residents of Mbuya Parish about HIV/ AIDS, and to enable those who are already living with HIV/AIDS to live a responsible, positive, and dignified life.”

ROM delivers comprehensive services through four satellite clinics and multiple mobile outreaches and public private partnerships within Kampala and Luwero. ROM seeks to recruit a dynamic, self-motivated wellqualified person to fill the position below.

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation coordinator

Department: Monitoring & Evaluation

Directly Reports to: Executive Director

Directly Supervises:

    * • Management Information Systems Supervisor
    * • IT Officer
    * • Registry Team Leader
    * • Offer support to M&E services in Kasaala

Main purpose of the job:

To manage monitoring and evaluation activities in ROM ensuring that the core and support activities are being performed in an effective and efficient manner.

Key Result Areas:

    * • Efficient, effective and high quality M&E tools, frameworks, systems developed and maintained.
    * • Staff, budgets and procedures well managed.
    * • Coordination of M&E programs effectively managed.

Duties and responsibilities

1. Develop periodic monitoring and evaluation work plans and budgets

2. Developing and implementing M&E system for ROM including developing close working relationship with department heads and other key stakeholders (including donors) to establish a shared vision

3. Developing the framework and procedures for the evaluation of programme and project activities as well as developing and implementing cost-effective and efficient data collection systems

4. Take lead in reviewing and ensuring that ROMs strategic plan is in line with the national trends and growth of ROM

5. Developing and implementing a central M&E data management system (including identification, implementation and oversight of necessary IT support/tools)

6. Undertake data analysis and timely reporting for all relevant purposes (e.g. annual report, donor reports, Board)

7. Coordinate and provide technical input into other ROM programmes where M&E expertise is of relevance (e.g. targets and indicator approach for scaling-up the impacts of the sustainability

8. Guide in the development of databases for all departments and support in their implementation

9. Advise on ways of improving the performance of ROM, using information obtained from the monitoring and evaluation exercise

10. Provide effective leadership to subordinates ensuring succession planning while maintaining good teamwork among them

11. In liaison with the internal auditor carry out ROMs program audit

12. Render proper accountability for resources used in the Monitoring and Evaluation Department

13. Produce timely analytical and descriptive reports on ROM operations, in accordance with established guidelines and facilitate performance reviews

14. Assume other related responsibilities as required.

PERSONNEL SPECIFICATIONS: Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator

Academic qualifications Required: Masters’ Degree in Statistics, MPH, Epidemiology or related field,

Added advantage; PGD in M&E or related field

Other Job-related Training Required

    * • Monitoring and Evaluation of programmes
    * • HIV related data analysis and reporting systems
    * • Project Planning and Management

Minimum Work Experience Necessary: 3 years in Middle or senior level management position in M&E in similar organisation

Specialised Knowledge Required: National HIV/AIDS policy, National HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan, National M&E policy, Knowledge of current trends of HIV/AIDS-related indicators, locally and internationally

Key Skills Required:

    * • Programme M&E
    * • Advanced relevant computer skills
    * • Leadership skills
    * • Coaching and training skills
    * • Interpersonal skills:
    * • Analytical skills

Other Necessary Qualities/Attributes: Creativity, Visionary, Persuasiveness, Alertness, Reactivity, Self drive, Empathy, Decisiveness

How to Apply:
Interested persons should submit their applications together with a detailed curriculum vitae, a day-time telephone number(s), and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least two referees; as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to:

Human Resource Manager

Reach Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative

P. O. Box 7303, Kampala,

Physical Address: Plot 1 Boazman Road, Mbuya 11(Next to Our

Lady of Africa Church, Mbuya)


Deadline: 10th December 2012



Driver/ Mechanic Job Vacancy at Hijra Organization in Uganda


Job Title: DRIVER/MECHANIC, Kampala, Uganda
Closing Date: Monday, 10 December 2012

DRIVER/MECHANIC (1 POST) - REF: HR005/UG

Organization brief

Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA) is a humanitarian and development organization that aims to positively contribute towards improving the living standards and conditions of those adversely affected by disasters and conflict in the East and Horn of Africa. Our work involves provision of clean and accessible water supply, sanitation facilities, promotion of health/hygiene, food security and education programs. HIJRA is dedicated and committed to reconstruction of community livelihoods through its direct contacts with the communities.

Reporting to the Finance and Administration Officer, the position holder will provide efficient vehicle driving services that facilitate smooth movement of HIJRA staff and goods and ensures that vehicles assigned to him/her are maintained in excellent condition at all times. The incumbent will also be tasked to perform the following:

Plan, organize and schedule all the errands appropriately, provide driving service to all approved destinations and carry only authorized passengers while maintaining care, cleanness and safety of self, passengers and the vehicle(s), ensure that vehicle(s) movement authorization is obtained from the supervisor for every movement, observe all the procedural pre and post errand reports and recordings by ensuring that the vehicle(s) daily operation log sheets for official trip, mileage, fuel consumption, are filled correctly prior to departure and after every trip, report any car accident/incident involved to the relevant authorities/offices and provide report of the same. S/he will also ensure HIJRA vehicle(s) comply with Uganda transport regulations or any legislation, abide by driving regulations and Uganda traffic laws and organization, plan, implement and maintain vehicle service and repair schedules, coordinate the renewal of vehicle license, insurance covers and any other government requirements are up to date, take note of and report any mechanical breakdowns or failures in the vehicle(s) and maintain minor repairs and service, ensure daily/regular check of the vehicle(s) oil, fuel, radiators water, break. S/he will be able to identify and report any mechanical problems recommend spare part requirements for the vehicle, tally and submit to the supervisor monthly vehicle fuel consumption, repair/services, mileage and any other report.

Qualifications & Requirements

# Valid and clean driving license

# Secondary level of education, diploma level will be an added advantage

# At least five (5) years of continuous accident-free driving experience with proven ability to navigate four wheel drive vehicle in rough terrains

# Basic motor vehicle mechanics knowledge and skills Good experience in motor vehicle mechanic

# Good knowledge of Uganda town and the outskirts

# Basic first-aid training/skills

# Previous work experience working in international NGO environment

# Ability to compile monthly vehicles report

# Computer literate especially in MS Word and Excel

# Fluent in written and spoken English

# An individual that can cope with work with people from diverse backgrounds

Desired:

# Swahili language would be an added advantage



How to apply:

Applications from Uganda nationals are hereby invited from qualified persons to fill the above position. If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your letter of application and CV indicating daytime telephone contact. Include telephone and email contacts of two professional references including your current/most recent employer.

Applications should be sent by email to: info.ug@hijra.or.ke:

Write in the subject line Driver/Mechanic Ref: HR005/UG.

Hand copies can also be sent to: HIJRA

Plot 12 Bukoto Street, Kololo 2nd Floor

P.O. Box 37703, Kampala Uganda

Only successful applicants will be contacted

HIJRA is an equal opportunity employer


Deadline: 10th December 2012





Jobs at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDs Foundation in Uganda - Programme Officer


Job Title :      Programme Officer-Nutrition
Categories     Medicine

Job Information    

Job Description:

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDs Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS working in 17 countries and at 4,700 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children and to help those already infected.

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Foundation is supporting JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc to implement The USAID Strengthening Partnerships, Results and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING).

The Foundation is inviting suitable candidates to apply for the position of

Program Officer – Nutrition

JOB TITLE: Program Officer – Nutrition

DEPARTMENT: Clinical

LOCATION: Mbarara

Reporting Relationships:

The Program Officer – Nutrition reports to the Senior Technical

Advisor Clinical Services.

Job Summary

The Program Officer – Nutrition works under the supervision of the Senior Technical Advisor Clinical Services and as a liaison with the District Health Teams and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) STAR/SW project team.

S/he will be responsible for: supporting the integration of nutrition assessment, counseling and support (NACS) components into key health services including HIV&AIDS care and treatment services; assisting in the review of existing nutrition materials for which NACS can be applied; liaising with the EGPAF STAR/SW project team to identify ways of providing onsite training and coaching for health workers; providing technical assistance to health workers seeking to integrate treatment and preventive nutrition services; ensuring the nutrition services are implemented as per the national guidelines (such as integrated management of acute malnutrition);supporting coordination mechanisms at district level for nutrition and HIV efforts by providing technical support to the district food and nutrition committees; working in close collaboration with community mobilization specialists in strengthening the capacity of community-based providers in integrating treatment and preventive nutrition services; and, monitoring and reporting progress on a monthly basis on the performance of treatment and preventive nutrition services both at facility and community levels.:

NACS at Facility/Community Level:

1. Train, supervise and support district level nutrition staff in the delivery of nutrition services using the NACS framework at health facility and community levels;

2. Work with EGPAFSTAR/SW to prepare a detailed work plan for SPRING/Uganda to integrate both treatment and preventive services to reach pregnant and lactating women, children under the age of two years (the first 1,000 days) as well as people living with HIV;

3. Support the dissemination and application of nutrition materials/ tools to facilitate the standardization of nutrition services for integration into HIV care services and other health services. The Nutrition Specialist shall also contribute to site visits by providing orientation and technical assistance to nutrition service providers on the use of materials/tools for integrating nutrition services into key health service contact points using the NACS framework;

4. Liaise with the District Health Teams and Food and Nutrition Committees to support coordination mechanisms for nutrition services. The Nutrition Specialist shall participate in and contribute to the strengthening of the district technical working group on nutrition.

He/she shall also coordinate with the District Health Teams, and in collaboration with the Strategic Information team, to incorporate appropriate nutrition indicators into the district Health Management Information System (HMIS), and subsequently use data to program and contribute to district decision-making;

5. Provide technical input to strengthen treatment services for inpatient and out-patient care, including streamlining the treatment protocols and integration of assessment, counselling and support as key practices into treatment services;

6. Support and work closely with the community mobilization specialists in the implementation of nutrition support services at the community level;

Monitoring and Evaluation:

1. Ensure that monthly and quarterly nutrition work plans are developed and reviewed, and receive final internal approval in a timely manner;

2. Share the reports with District Health Teams, as appropriate;

3. Work closely with SPRING/Uganda’s technical and Strategic Information teams to ensure program implementation is of the highest quality;

4. Participate in reviewing project progress and written reports for the assigned districts;

5. Review progress reports for quality and accuracy, and submit to Nutrition Advisor; and,

6. Represent SPRING/Uganda in district technical and coordination meetings and activities in the respective districts.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

1. Bachelors’ degree in Nutrition. Master’s degree in nutrition and/or dietetics is an added advantage.

2. At least 3 years of proven experience in implementing health and community based nutrition interventions (treatment and preventive).

3. Experience working in health and nutrition quality improvement programs including NACS, IMAM and Infant and Young Child feeding counseling.

4. Proven track record that demonstrates leadership skills, project management, budget and resource management experience, and client relationship management capability.

5. Demonstrated program management competency and effective communication skills in working with district, government, implementing partners and USAID Mission.

6. Experience working across multiple sub agreements and partners; ability to work well with people at all levels. Team player with ability to work with staff, partners and beneficiaries of different backgrounds.

7. Attention to detail and excellent written and oral communications and negotiating skills; proficiency in English, Runyakitara, or other major languages spoken in the Southwest.

8. Strong initiative and self-motivation required, with a commitment to teamwork and effectiveness within a dynamic multi-disciplinary project.




How to Apply:
EGPAF is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified individuals are welcome to apply. Please send cover letter and CV to:

The Country Director/COP

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Plot 18A Kyadondo Road, Nakasero

P.O. Box 21127 Kampala, Uganda:


E-mail: UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org

EGPAF will only contact short-listed applicants.

Deadline for submission is Monday, December 17th 2012




Jobs at Clinton Health Access Initiative in Uganda- Technical Assistant


Job Title: Diarrhea and Pneumonia Technical Assistant
Job Location:      Uganda     Type:      Full-Time Paid
Business Unit:      In-Country Operations        
More information about this job:
Overview:

About the Clinton Health Access Initiative:


The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. CHAI’s solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment; accelerating access to life-saving technologies; and helping governments build the capacity required for high-quality care and treatment programs.



Since its establishment in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, CHAI has worked on the demand and supply sides of the market to help more than 2 million HIV+ people access the medicines needed for treatment—representing nearly half of all people and 2 out of 3 children on HIV/AIDS treatment in developing countries. Building on this model, CHAI has expanded its scope to include efforts to strengthen healthcare delivery systems and to combat malaria and childhood illnesses.



In 2007, CHAI signed an MOU with the government of Uganda to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and strengthen health systems. Since then, CHAI has worked hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Health to increase access to lifesaving pediatric HIV treatment by >400%; coordinate with private sector suppliers to lower costs and expand access to malaria drugs; pilot a point-of-care diagnostic technology, leading to scale up to >250 health facilities nationwide; introduce a new severe malaria drug which will save thousands of lives annually; and many other initiatives. Currently, CHAI Uganda works with the Ministry of Health around HIV, malaria, childhood illnesses, laboratory systems and drug logistics.



Background:


Pneumonia and diarrhea each kill approximately two million children every year worldwide. In Uganda, pneumonia is responsible for around 22,000 child deaths annually. In Uganda, diarrhea is responsible for ~15,000 child deaths, and approximately 10% of all child mortality (third behind only malaria and pneumonia). This is in spite of the fact that a simple, highly-effective, and affordable treatment solution exists in the form of oral rehydration salts (ORS) and zinc. However, diarrhea remains grossly neglected: from 2007-2011, $6.5 billion of global funds were allocated to address HIV/AIDS, while only 0.23% of this figure ($15 million) was used to combat diarrhea. In Uganda, a program to scale-up diarrhea treatment with ORS and zinc is being undertaken by CHAI in partnership with the Ministry of Health.



Position Overview:



The Diarrhea and Pneumonia Technical Assistant will be seconded to the Child Health Division of the Ministry of Health, providing technical assistance in order to enhance access to treatment and prevention of childhood diarrhea and pneumonia. The Technical Assistant will organize and support Uganda’s Diarrhea and Pneumonia Coordinating Committee, facilitate the integration of these diseases into other child health platforms, and help to oversee and implement an ambitious national program to scale-up diarrhea treatment and prevention of dehydration at all levels. In addition, the Technical Assistant will support coordination around diarrhea and pneumonia efforts between various bodies, including the Uganda National Expanded Program for Immunization (UNEPI), Pharmacy Division, National Medical Stores, and partners. The Technical Assistant will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, from report-writing and enhancing communication between different stakeholders within and outside the Ministry of Health, to quantitative analysis.
Responsibilities:

    * Work with the MOH and partners to set the schedule and agenda, and record minutes, of the Diarrhea and Pneumonia Coordinating Committee
    * Identify and realize opportunities to leverage ongoing child health activities for diarrhea and pneumonia at all levels of the health care system
    * Communicate with partners to ensure coordinated progress and timey reporting of results
    * Design and development of materials and training programs for treatment and vaccine delivery
    * Coordination of communication and advocacy for diarrhea and pneumonia control

Qualifications:

    * At least three years of work experience in a demanding, results-oriented coordination role or similar management environment
    * Highly motivated, strategic thinker with a strong record of achievement
    * Strong communications skills, both written, interpersonal, and oral
    * Good understanding of advocacy and communication for health
    * Excellent problem solving, analytical and quantitative skills, including fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    * Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently
    * Ability to learn on the job quickly and absorb/synthesize a broad range of information
    * CHAI places great value on the following qualities: flexibility, resourcefulness, responsibility, persistence, independence, energy, and work ethic

Advantages:

    * Experience working with government or quasi-government entities
    * Experience working in public health, particularly with a focus on child health and/or immunization
    * Good knowledge on the health systems and behavior change communication is of added advantage


How to Apply:
https://careers-chai.icims.com/jobs/3077/diarrhea-and-pneumonia-technical-assistant/job

Deadline: 14th December 2012



Malaria Diagnostics Coordinator Job at Clinton Health Access Initiative in Uganda


Job Title: Malaria Diagnostics Coordinator
Job Location:      Uganda     Type:      Full-Time Paid
Business Unit:      In-Country Operations        
More information about this job:
Overview:

About the Clinton Health Access Initiative:


The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. CHAI’s solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment; accelerating access to life-saving technologies; and helping governments build the capacity required for high-quality care and treatment programs.



Since its establishment in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, CHAI has worked on the demand and supply sides of the market to help more than 2 million HIV+ people access the medicines needed for treatment—representing nearly half of all people and 2 out of 3 children on HIV/AIDS treatment in developing countries. Building on this model, CHAI has expanded its scope to include efforts to strengthen healthcare delivery systems and to combat malaria and childhood illnesses.



In 2007, CHAI signed an MOU with the government of Uganda to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and strengthen health systems. Since then, CHAI has worked hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Health to increase access to lifesaving pediatric HIV treatment by >400%; coordinate with private sector suppliers to lower costs and expand access to malaria drugs; pilot a point-of-care diagnostic technology, leading to scale up to >250 health facilities nationwide; introduce a new severe malaria drug which will save thousands of lives annually; and many other initiatives. Currently, CHAI Uganda works with the Ministry of Health around HIV, malaria, childhood illnesses, laboratory systems and drug logistics.



Background:


The majority of fevers in Uganda are misdiagnosed and treated as malaria. Globally, over 60% of clinically diagnosed malaria is not actually malaria. Fevers are often caused by treatable yet potentially lethal diseases that, with the continued misdiagnosis of malaria, remain untreated. International guidelines, national policy, and treatment interventions have all assisted in institutionalizing this practice. In addition, presumptive treatment of malaria leads to inappropriate use of artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs), an expensive antimalarial drug, resulting in millions of dollars of wasted resources.



CHAI is supporting the Uganda Ministry of Health to rapidly scale-up malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) in the public and private sectors to improve health outcomes and achieve greater value-for-money with the country’s limited health budget. This work follows on CHAI’s extensive efforts to drive uptake of effective malaria treatment in Uganda. CHAI seeks to support the Uganda Ministry of Health to reach its goal of achieving diagnostic coverage for 85% of all suspected malaria cases by 2014. CHAI will provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and work with in-country partners to i) strengthen the nascent public and private RDT markets by providing the building blocks for the introduction of the new technology (e.g., forecasting, product selection, training, behavior change strategies, monitoring and evaluation), ii) develop scalable solutions for national implementation and adoption, and iii) design critical and timely impact evaluations of RDT adoption/adherence to inform  national strategy, advise international stakeholders, and catalyze the implementation of effective interventions.



With tens of millions of RDTs in the public sector pipeline and burgeoning interest in malaria diagnosis amongst private sector providers, Uganda is positioned to offer widespread access to diagnosis for the first time in its history. CHAI will work with the Ministry of Health to ensure the successful introduction and national scale up of this crucial diagnostic.



Position Description:



The Malaria Diagnostics Coordinator will work with the Malaria Program Manager to support the Ministry of Health and the private sector to enhance access to malaria diagnostics and medicines, with an emphasis on the private sector. It is estimated that ~60% of care and treatment in Uganda is sought in the private sector, yet a number of barriers can impede access to appropriate drugs and diagnostics, including high prices, limited product availability, and low provider/retailer awareness of treatment guidelines.



The Coordinator will also support CHAI’s private sector engagement across other disease and product areas, working closely with the Essential Child Medicines team to scale up access to appropriate treatment for diarrhea and with the Access to Medicines team to expand access to appropriate treatment for severe malaria in the private sector.



The Coordinator must be a strategic thinker with exceptional quantitative skills.  The Coordinator will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, from quantitative analysis and policy development support to stakeholder engagement and capacity building.  The Coordinator may also spend time (~20%) in the field, collecting data at low-level health facilities and private sector outlets.
Responsibilities:

    * Provide technical assistance to MOH and private sector stakeholders on the introduction of RDTs, including forecasting, procurement and stock management in the public and private sectors
    * Analyze and map the private sector value chain to identify key decision makers and areas of inefficiency
    * Conduct market analyses and develop business cases to demonstrate to suppliers the market potential
    * Enhancement of private suppliers’ promotion efforts, including detailing and CMEs
    * Exploration of distribution opportunities beyond traditional pharmaceutical channels
    * Work with the Global Malaria Diagnostics Team to ensure CHAI’s resources and expertise are fully leveraged to meet needs in-country
    * Other responsibilities, as needed

Qualifications:

    * At least two years of work experience in a demanding, results-oriented environment
    * Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop strong relationships in a challenging environment
    * Highly motivated individual who exhibits a passion for results and a commitment to excellence
    * Strong communications skills, both written and oral
    * Excellent problem solving, analytical, and quantitative skills, including fluency in Excel and PowerPoint
    * Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently
    * Ability to learn on the job quickly and absorb/synthesize a broad range of information
    * Ability to work within limited budgets and human resources
    * Strong work ethic and flexibility
    * CHAI places great value on the following qualities: flexibility, resourcefulness, responsibility, persistence, independence, energy and work ethic

Advantages:

    * Advanced degree in business, medicine, public health, or a related field
    * Experience working in management consulting, finance or a similarly quantitative/analytical capacity
    * Experience working in public health, especially diagnostics or malaria
    * Experience in private sector supply and distribution, ideally in the pharmaceutical or Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) fields



How to Apply:
https://careers-chai.icims.com/jobs/3078/malaria-diagnostics-coordinator/job

Deadline: 14th December 2012



Jobs at Clinton Health Access Initiative in Uganda - Program Manager


Job Title: Access to Medicines Program Manager
Job Location:      Uganda     Type:      Full-Time Paid
Business Unit:      In-Country Operations        
More information about this job:
Overview:

About the Clinton Health Access Initiative:



The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. CHAI’s solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment; accelerating access to life-saving technologies; and helping governments build the capacity to provide high-quality treatment.



Since its establishment in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, CHAI has worked on the demand and supply sides of the market to help more than 2 million HIV+ people access treatment—representing nearly half of all people and 2 out of 3 children on HIV/AIDS treatment in developing countries. Building on this model, CHAI has expanded its scope to include efforts to strengthen healthcare delivery systems and to combat malaria and childhood illnesses.



In 2007, CHAI signed an MOU with the government of Uganda to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and strengthen health systems. Since then, CHAI has worked hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Health to increase access to lifesaving pediatric HIV treatment by >400%; coordinate with private sector suppliers to lower costs and expand access to malaria drugs; pilot a point-of-care diagnostic technology, leading to scale up to >250 health facilities nationwide; introduce a new severe malaria drug which will save thousands of lives annually; and many other initiatives. Currently, CHAI Uganda works with the Ministry of Health around HIV, malaria, childhood illnesses, laboratory systems and drug logistics.





Position Description:



The Access to Medicines Program Manager, reporting to the Country Director, will lead a team of ~5 staff to design and implement programs to increase the number of people accessing antiretroviral therapy for HIV/AIDS and artemisinin-based drugs for malaria treatment. The Program Manager will be responsible for all aspects of the Access portfolio, including strategy development, relationship management, and implementation. The Program Manger will oversee 10+ projects that touch on all aspects of the health system and affect the health outcome of millions of patients, such as:

    * Policy: Helping the Ugandan government navigate the complex world of HIV/AIDS drugs to optimize product selection and update national treatment guidelines.
    * Forecasting: Supporting the Ministry of Health to analyze current drug consumption, pipeline stock, and consumption trends in order to inform drug procurement and delivery schedules.
    * Supply chain: Working with the Government and partners to ensure that >600 health facilities throughout Uganda regularly receive the correct mix of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) and over 2,000 health facilities regularly receive required antimalarial drugs, to ensure that patients have continual access to lifesaving treatment.
    * Field work: Piloting systems to improve patient treatment in health facilities and then scaling these initiatives nationally (e.g. systems that adjust patient visit schedules to reduce wait time.)

Responsibilities:

    * Oversee all aspects of CHAI’s Access program including planning, budgeting, implementation, and reporting
    * Set program direction and goals, defining targets and measuring program performance across the Access program to establish aggressive operational program milestones and achieve program objectives within ambitious timelines
    * Supervise the Access team comprised of ~5 professional staff, which includes former management consultants, doctors, and logisticians
    * Identify critical hurdles to increasing the number of people accessing lifesaving medicines and develop and implement innovative strategies to address them
    * Identify and pursue new areas of work and partnerships that will have dramatic and leveraged impact on health outcomes for patients
    * Navigate political complexities to build and maintain strong working relationships with senior stakeholders in government, international partners, donors and NGOs, and ensure coordination of resources and efforts
    * Work with the Ministry of Health to develop capacity and create sustainable systems to ensure ongoing access to the most effective treatments nationwide
    * Assist the Ministry of Health in the development of policies and strategic plans to support the effective delivery of HIV and malaria treatment
    * Design and implement monitoring and evaluation systems to measure impact and assess progress against project goals
    * Develop progress reports for MOH, CHAI’s global teams, and donors
    * Maintain a thorough understanding of the HIV/AIDS and overall health system priorities and gaps throughout the country
    * Other responsibilities, as needed

Qualifications:

    * Master’s Degree in business administration, logistics, public health or a related field, or equivalent job experience
    * A minimum of 5 years experience in a rigorous private or public position, with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership
    * Exceptional communication and relationship management skills with ability to diplomatically and clearly communicate complex ideas with well developed structure and logic
    * Comfort and flexibility to work independently with a diverse set of counterparts. (Experience in a consultative capacity, especially in a multicultural setting, is an added advantage)
    * Ability to navigate complex government processes and favorably influence decision-making in a professional and collaborative manner
    * Ability to develop and execute a coherent programmatic strategy, amidst substantial ambiguity and changing circumstances
    * Ability to manage, develop and motivate staff and lead as a team player, manager, and mentor, demanding top performance from oneself and the entire team.
    * Exceptionally strong quantitative skills, including fluency in Excel
    * Ability to create compelling, logical presentations and reports, using PowerPoint, Word and other media
    * Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and achieve maximum impact and efficiency with limited human and financial resources
    * A strong passion for producing results and a personal commitment to excellence
    * CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism, flexibility, independence, humility, and work ethic

Advantages:

    * Experience in a rigorous private sector environment such as strategy consulting or finance.
    * Experience working in public health, particularly with a focus on HIV/AIDS.





How to Apply:
https://careers-chai.icims.com/jobs/3079/access-to-medicines-program-manager/job

Deadline: 31st December 2012


HIV Systems Program Manager Job at Clinton Health Access Initiative in Uganda



Job Title: HIV Systems Program Manager
Job Location:      Uganda     Type:      Full-Time Paid
Business Unit:      In-Country Operations        
More information about this job:
Overview:

About the Clinton Health Access Initiative:



The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. CHAI’s solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment; accelerating access to life-saving technologies; and helping governments build the capacity to provide high-quality treatment.



Since its establishment in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, CHAI has worked on the demand and supply sides of the market to help more than 2 million HIV+ people access treatment—representing nearly half of all people and 2 out of 3 children on HIV/AIDS treatment in developing countries. Building on this model, CHAI has expanded its scope to include efforts to strengthen healthcare delivery systems and to combat malaria and childhood illnesses.



In 2007, CHAI signed an MOU with the government of Uganda to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and strengthen health systems. Since then, CHAI has worked hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Health to increase access to lifesaving pediatric HIV treatment by >400%; coordinate with private sector suppliers to lower costs and expand access to malaria drugs; pilot a point-of-care diagnostic technology, leading to scale up to >250 health facilities nationwide; introduce a new severe malaria drug which will save thousands of lives annually; and many other initiatives. Currently, CHAI Uganda works with the Ministry of Health around HIV, malaria, childhood illnesses, laboratory systems and drug logistics.



Position Description:

The HIV Systems Program Manager will lead a team of ~4 to manage CHAI’s Pediatric HIV and Laboratory Systems portfolio.



Pediatric HIV:



Each year in Uganda, roughly 20,000 infants are infected with HIV through transmission from their mother. This is the second leading cause of HIV transmission in the country. Yet through the provision of appropriate drugs during the pregnancy and breastfeeding period, this number can be drastically reduced. The Uganda Ministry of Health has made great progress in expanding access to prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services, but quality of care and patient retention remain serious challenges. For those infants who do become infected with HIV, roughly 50% of them die by the age of two without intervention. However, the provision of care and treatment can allow them to live long and healthy lives. While Uganda has made great progress is scaling up access to HIV treatment for children, there is still a major disparity between adult and pediatric treatment rates, with less than 30% of eligible children receiving life-saving treatment.



The Program Manager will lead CHAI’s efforts to provide technical support to the Uganda Ministry of Health to develop and strengthen health systems critical to the elimination of mother-to-child transmission (eMTCT) and early infant diagnosis (EID). In close conjunction with the Ministry and NGO partners, the Program Manager will seek to enhance existing systems and develop new ones to provide a high quality, cost-effective continuum of care for HIV+ women and their children.  The set of interventions will include the use of innovative mHealth solutions.



Laboratory Systems:



In 2012, the Government of Uganda began a national rollout of point-of-care (POC) CD4 testing machines to over 250 health facilities. CD4 is the crucial diagnostic test to determine eligibility for antiretroviral therapy (ART). Access to CD4 testing, currently quite low in Uganda, is critical to guiding appropriate scale up of HIV treatment. These POC diagnostic machines, which are smaller and significantly easier to use than traditional CD4 machines, will allow lower level facilities to monitor CD4 without having to send blood samples to larger facilities, thus drastically increasing access.



The aim of point-of-care products is to bring diagnostics closer to the patient, reducing the key barriers to access.  A number of new technologies that have recently become available or are in the pipeline have the potential to increase access to treatment, improve patient retention, and make healthcare systems more efficient.



The Program Manager will oversee CHAI’s work with the Ministry of Health of Uganda to support the evaluation, adoption, and uptake of new diagnostic technologies.  The Program Manager will work on strengthening systems around the point-of-care machines currently in use in Uganda. This will involve assisting the Ministry of Health with evaluation of the existing program, forecasting the need for supplies, and supporting the development of mentorship programs.

As new technologies become available, the Program Manager will focus on creating a conducive regulatory and policy environment for their use in Uganda and strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Health to adopt and appropriately scale up new technologies. The Program Manager will also oversee analysis of the diagnostics market in Uganda in order to assist CHAI’s Laboratory Systems Team in negotiations with global device manufacturers.



The Program Manager will spend ~15% of his/her time travelling domestically, primarily to regions with limited facilities.
Responsibilities:

    * Oversee all aspects of CHAI’s Pediatric HIV and Diagnostics portfolio, including planning, budgeting, implementation and reporting
    * Set program direction and goals, defining targets and measuring program performance across the program
    * Supervise a team comprised of ~4 staff, which includes former management consultants, doctors, and public health professionals
    * Identify and pursue new areas of work and partnerships that will have dramatic and leveraged impact on health outcomes for patients
    * Navigate political complexities to build and maintain strong working relationships with senior stakeholders in government, international partners, donors and NGOs, and ensure coordination of resources and efforts
    * Work with Ministry of Health to develop capacity and create sustainable systems to ensure ongoing access to the most effective diagnostics and pediatric treatment nationwide
    * Assist the Ministry of Health in the development of policies and strategic plans to support the effective delivery of pediatric and diagnostic services
    * Design and implement monitoring and evaluation systems to measure impact and assess progress against project goals
    * Develop progress reports for MOH, CHAI’s global teams and donors
    * Other responsibilities, as needed

Qualifications:

    * Master’s Degree in business administration, medicine, public health or a related field, or equivalent job experience
    * A minimum of 5 years experience in a rigorous private or public position, with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership
    * Exceptional communication and relationship management skills with the ability to diplomatically and clearly communicate complex ideas with well developed structure and logic
    * Comfort working independently with a diverse set of counterparts. (Experience in a consultative capacity, especially in a multicultural setting, is an added advantage)
    * Ability to navigate complex government processes, favorably influence decision-making in a professional and collaborative manner, and build strong relationships with government officials
    * Ability to develop and execute a coherent programmatic strategy, amidst substantial ambiguity and changing circumstances
    * Ability to lead as a team player, manager, and role model, demanding top performance from oneself and the entire team
    * Strong quantitative skills, including proficiency in Excel
    * Ability to create compelling, logical presentations and reports, using PowerPoint, Word and other media
    * Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and achieve maximum impact and efficiency with limited resources
    * Strong work ethic, flexibility, and a personal commitment to producing results
    * CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism, flexibility, independence, humility, and work ethic

Advantages:

    * Experience in a rigorous private sector environment such as strategy consulting or finance
    * Experience working in public health, particularly with a focus on HIV/AIDS
    * Experience with mHealth and/or a strong IT background


How to Apply:
https://careers-chai.icims.com/jobs/3080/hiv-systems-program-manager/job


Deadline: 31st December 2012


Jobs at Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) in Uganda- Research Insights Coordinator

Job Title: Research Insights Coordinator
Job Location:      Uganda     Type:      Full-Time Paid
Business Unit:      In-Country Operations        
More information about this job:
Overview:

About the Clinton Health Access Initiative:


The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. CHAI’s solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment; accelerating access to life-saving technologies; and helping governments build the capacity required for high-quality care and treatment programs.



Since its establishment in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, CHAI has worked on the demand and supply sides of the market to help more than 2 million HIV+ people access the medicines needed for treatment—representing nearly half of all people and 2 out of 3 children on HIV/AIDS treatment in developing countries. Building on this model, CHAI has expanded its scope to include efforts to strengthen healthcare delivery systems and to combat malaria and childhood illnesses.



In 2007, CHAI signed an MOU with the government of Uganda to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and strengthen health systems. Since then, CHAI has worked hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Health to increase access to lifesaving pediatric HIV treatment by >400%; coordinate with private sector suppliers to lower costs and expand access to malaria drugs; pilot a point-of-care diagnostic technology, leading to scale up to >250 health facilities nationwide; introduce a new severe malaria drug which will save thousands of lives annually; and many other initiatives. Currently, CHAI Uganda works with the Ministry of Health around HIV, malaria, childhood illnesses, laboratory systems and drug logistics.



Background:


Diarrhea kills roughly two million children every year worldwide. In Uganda, diarrhea is responsible for ~15,000 child deaths, approximately 10% of all child mortality (third behind only malaria and pneumonia). This is in spite of the fact that a simple, highly-effective, and affordable treatment solution exists in the form of oral rehydration salts (ORS) and zinc. However, diarrhea remains grossly neglected: from 2007-2011, $6.5 billion of global funds were allocated to address HIV/AIDS; while only 0.23% of this figure ($15 million) was used to tackle diarrhea. This imbalance is now being addressed through an international effort, of which CHAI has been a driving member, leading to the development of treatment scale up programs in 10 high burden countries, including Uganda.



In Uganda, a program to scale-up diarrhea treatment with ORS and zinc is being undertaken by CHAI in partnership with the Ministry of Health. The problem is that these treatments are caught in a market trap: low levels of consumer/caregiver awareness about the appropriate treatment leads to poor demand for these products. This results in an anemic market, which provides no incentive for suppliers to optimize distribution networks, promote the products, or reduce margins. This, in turn, leads to a lack of availability, unaffordable prices, and minimal marketing – completing the vicious cycle and ensuring that consumer access is repressed. CHAI now seeks to break this vicious cycle by addressing both demand and supply-side barriers to access.



As part of this work, CHAI will be deploying Demand-Driven Evaluations for Decisions (3DE), a novel approach for rapidly translating research questions into policy. CHAI, in collaboration with our implementing partner IDinsight, will work closely with the Ministry of Health to identify real-time policy issues/gaps and design rapid research studies to directly address these questions. The 3DEs will use rigorous methodologies, provide timely evidence to inform decision makers on the diarrhea treatment scale-up strategy, and help ensure rapid adoption.



Position Description:


The Research Insights Coordinator will work with the Essential Medicines Team to support the Ministry of Health and the private sector to enhance access to ORS and zinc for diarrhea treatment.



Robust research will be critical to: 1) evaluate the performance of the Essential Medicines program and 2) identify and resolve specific implementation challenges and inform programmatic decisions. The program will focus on the primary outcome of zinc and ORS usage to treat diarrhea, as well as a number of output indicators that are critical to achieving that higher usage. In addition, several operational research studies are planned to assess the effectiveness of specific interventions and inform government policy development and decision making.



Where appropriate, operational research questions may be undertaken via the 3DE approach. The Coordinator will spend 50% of his/her time developing and overseeing 3DE research projects in close collaboration with the MOH. This will involve identifying diarrhea policy questions suitable for the 3DE approach; partnering with IDinsight to design and implement the studies; ensuring the uptake and translation of evidence into policy and programs; and disseminating the findings to stakeholders and the global evidence community.



The Research Coordinator will be responsible for leading and managing these research elements and for providing the thought leadership in designing and implementing a robust M&E framework to support the Essential Medicines program in Uganda.



The Coordinator will spend ~20% of his/her time travelling domestically, primarily to regions with limited facilities.
Responsibilities:

    * Develop and implement a strategy to assess performance and impact of the diarrhea treatment program in Uganda, including household and outlet surveys, as well as other methods
    * Identify and manage partner organizations and/or contractors to conduct data collection and analysis
    * Provide technical leadership in the design of monitoring and evaluation tools, operations research, KPI reporting framework, and knowledge management
    * Produce regular impact monitoring and evaluation reports, and  communicate main findings and conclusions through technical working groups in order to inform the Ministry of Health, donors, and other stakeholders
    * Develop and implement operational research that will directly inform programmatic decisions around promotion strategy, training efficacy, consumer product preference, etc.
    * Develop and coordinate market research to inform the development of the demand generation strategy, potentially including focus groups, surveys and data analysis
    * Work with the Ministry of Health and IDinsight to develop 3DE research questions for diarrhea demand generation and supply-side strategies for the public and private sectors
    * Work with the Global Essential Medicines Team to ensure CHAI’s resources and expertise are fully leveraged to meet needs in-country

Qualifications:

    * A minimum of 2 years of experience in private or public sector enterprise, preferably including research management
    * Entrepreneurial mindset and strong self-motivation
    * Excellent knowledge of program monitoring and evaluation methods (qualitative and quantitative), including experience developing monitoring and evaluation plans, tools, training materials, reports and summary forms
    * Strong quantitative, problem solving, analytical, and statistical skills (including excellent Microsoft Excel skills and experience with STATA or equivalent)
    * Capacity to synthesize monitoring data into effective presentation of results to guide recommendations on performance improvement
    * Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and be effective under tight deadlines
    * Ability to develop and execute an operational research strategy, amidst substantial ambiguity and changing circumstances
    * Excellent verbal, visual and written communication skills
    * CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism, flexibility, independence, humility, and work ethic

Advantages:

    * Advanced degree in business, public health, or a related field
    * Previous experience conducting research in developing countries


How to Apply:
https://careers-chai.icims.com/jobs/3085/research-insights-coordinator/job


Deadline: 14th December 2012

Jobs at US Embassy in Uganda- Community Liaison Officer


Job Title: Community Liaison Officer (CLO); FP-06
Vacancy Announcement

U. S. Mission, Uganda

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Number: 075/2012 Date: 12/06/2012 
                                            
OPEN TO: U.S. Citizen EFMs only – All Agencies

POSITION: Community Liaison Officer (CLO); FP-06



WORK HOURS: Part time (32 hours/week)

SECURITY CLEARANCE:   Must be able to obtain a Top SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE. U.S. CITIZEN ELIGIBLE FAMILY MEMBERS, AS DEFINED BELOW OF U.S. GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES ASSIGNED TO THE MISSION UNDER THE CHIEF OF MISSION AUTHORITY ARE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

The Community Liaison program provides support to U.S. government and family members who are assigned to American embassies and consulates abroad working with community members to maintain high morale through orientation activities, cultural and recreational programs, and dissemination of information, counseling and referral, along with security, education, and employment for family members.  The CLO reports directly to the Management Officer.
The duties of CLO are defined in eight areas of responsibility: employment liaison, crisis management and security liaison, education liaison, information and resource management, guidance and referral, welcoming and orientation, community liaison, and events planning. S/he develops and manages program plans across these eight areas, which are client driven, and responsive to specific Post needs.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on http://kampala.usembassy.gov/job_opportunites.html

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

1.  Education required: a) Hold Masters Degree or higher degree; or
b) Hold a B.A. degree and have one year of work experience which demonstrates the ability to do the job; or
c) Have five years of full time work experience which demonstrates the ability to do the job; or
       d) Have a combination of full time work experience which demonstrates the ability to do the job and education beyond high school totaling to five years is required.

2.  Work Experience:  Two years’ work experience in an office environment is required.
3.   Language Requirement:  Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing English is required.
4.   Knowledge:  Knowledge/understanding of FLO reference guidelines, organization functions, personnel and practices of agency mission in which employed is required.
5.  Skills and Abilities:  Must have standard level keyboard and computer skills on all Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Power Point).  Must be able to organize their routine work and maintain established office procedures with minimum supervision are required.

SELECTION PROCESS
After an initial application screening, applicants will be invited for oral interviews.  The selected candidate must pass pre-employment security investigations before beginning work.  The initial appointment period is one year, subject to renewal.

Normally, candidates for employment are hired at the first step of the designated pay grade.  In some instances, candidates may be hired at a higher step when exceptional qualifications or previous governmental service and pay level so warrant.  The Human Resources Officer will make the decision with the concurrence of the employing section.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA

1.  Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and visa status in determining successful candidacy.

2.  Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

3.  Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.

4.  Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their appointment.

5.  Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:

1.  Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174).

2.  A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicants work experience attached as a separate sheet; or

3.  A current resume or curriculum vitae.

4. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.

5.  Any other documentation (e.g. essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.


SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
By email at KampalaHR@state.gov.

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please send all documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-259-791/5

Deadline: 19th December 2012



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