Jobs at Ministry of Health in Uganda - Senior Advisor Decentralised Response

Job Title:    Senior Advisor Decentralised Response
Location:    Kampala
Employer:    Ministry of Health

Reports to: The Director General Health Services or designate Senior Officer

Job Purpose:
To provide overall technical leadership and strategic direction in the implementation of District Led Programming for the attainment of AIDS free Generation in the Republic of Uganda

Key Functions:
•    Coordinating with strategic partners in support of the HIV/AIDS National Strategic Plan, serving as a provincial liaison for the Ministry of Health Commission, and development partners in support of the Public Health response as part of the multi-sectoral HIV AIDS response.
•    Coordinate with other partners that support district level HIV AIDS response, aligning all efforts and resources including Human Resources in the District health system for an AIDS free Generation
•    Provide technical support for a broad portfolio of implementing partners, districts and facilities that provide for HIV/AIDS services
•    Provide technical support to research initiatives in for HIV&AIDS prevention
•    Adapting lessons learned from health systems strengthening programs/projects/initiatives to inform programming of the HIV/AIDS response for the attainment of an AIDS Free Generation
•    Working with Makaerere School of Public Health and other partners to design trainings on behalf of the Ministry of Health that will enhance district team capabilities to analyse and use data for decision-making, strategic planning, communication, coordination, quality improvement, and monitoring and evaluation.
•    Overseeing the implementation of Ministry of Health policies within the district health systems, drafting concept papers, reports and manuscripts supportive of the MOH strategic agenda
•    Monitoring and evaluation of program implementation and ensuring achievement of set targets
•    Preparing monthly partnerships briefings, analysis of performance of district-led programming for senior management and other government authorities for decision making

•    Must possess a Medical Degree from a recognised university
•    Must possess a Masters Degree in International Health, Public Health, Business Administration (MBA), Health Services Management from a recognised university/Institution
•    Possession of a post graduate qualification in project planning and management or Behavior Change Communication would be an added advantage
•    Possession of a fellowship in HIV&AIDS or infectious diseases would be desirable
•    Must be registered with the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners council, current practicing licence
•    Possession of a post graduate qualification in project planning and management and a fellowship in HIV AIDS would be an added advantage

•    Must have at least 10 years of experience as a senior health manager, five of which must have been in a managing HIV AIDS programs at District or national level
•    Experience in integrated Health Planning
•    Experience working with multiple stakeholders

•    Excellent interpersonal skills and good communication skills both oral and written
•    Well versed with the Uganda's National Health systems including decentralised approach (HSSIP, NHP, NHPS), current National and Global HIV&AIDS dynamics (trends, studies and best practices), country ownership initiatives and PEPFAR programming
•    Demonstrable knowledge and skills in managing HIV&AIDS programs
•    Demonstrated leadership and supervision, team work, networking with other stakeholders
•    Familiarity with commonly used computer packages e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Internet

How to Apply:
Applications are invited for suitably qualified applicants for the above post in the Ministry of Health. Applicatiojns should be made in triplicate on Public Service Form 3 (PSF 3) (Revised 2008). The application forms can be downloaded from the public service Commission website.

Application Requirements:
All applications should bear the title and number of the post being applied for. Please include your telephone contact and email address on the application. Applicants should attach the following on each of the three application forms;
•    Recent pass-port size photograph
•    Detailed CV
•    Photocopies of Academic certificates and transcripts
•    Photocopies of professional registration certificates and valid practicing certificates and where applicable
•    Two recommendation letters from two of the most recent supervisors/employers
•    A photocopy of your appointment letter for your most recent position

All applications should be Hand Delivered between 8am to 5pm Monday to
Plot 20B Kawalya Kaggwa Close, Kololo
Tel: +256 414 347/ +256 312 266 194

Deadline: 0209-2013


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