Jobs at International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Uganda- Chief of Party



Job Title: Chief of Party, Health
Sector:     Health          
Location:     Uganda          
Employee Type:     Regular          
Employee Category:     Full Time          
Description

This position is contingent upon funding.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The IRC has been a leader in improving health outcomes for vulnerable populations in Uganda since 1998, providing health services as well as health systems strengthening, in partnership government and non-government health providers.

Position Summary:
The IRC is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated United States Government- funded project to improve the health and nutritional status of the population in one of Uganda’s region through strengthening a district-based integrated health services package. The Chief of Party will (COP) will manage all aspects of program including meeting the objectives of the project while providing overall technical, administrative, operational, and logistical management of the project, with a focus on achieving the results defined in the cooperative agreement. The COP is responsible for developing a strong, coherent vision within the project and initiating innovative strategies across the program. The COP is expected to lead and/or participate in strategic and high level meetings and fora with Ministry of Health officials, as well as other stakeholders in the health sector in Uganda. He/she will also serve as the primary focal point for the donor. This position and start date is contingent on the IRC being awarded funding.

Requirements:

    At a minimum, master’s degree from an accredited university in public health or related field.
    At least 15 years of relevant experience in health sector program management and implementation in developing countries. Experience working on large scale maternal and child health programs; technical expertise in HIV/AIDS, reproductive health and family planning, water, sanitation and hygiene and nutrition.
    Strong background in health systems strengthening, particularly health governance.  Expertise in community-based approaches for service delivery and capacity building.
    Demonstrated exemplary diplomatic, management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
    Broad understanding of comprehensive health system, health, population, and nutrition context in Uganda, with previous experience in Uganda or the region preferred.
    Strong negotiation skills and the ability to develop relations with local counterparts, donors, and other stakeholders.
    Experience managing and leading USAID-funded health programming.
    Demonstrated innovation and success in staff capacity-building and in participatory, flexible, and gender-sensitive programming and implementation.
    Excellent skills in developing and delivering trainings.
    Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
    Ability to conduct field visits to rural communities in remote areas of Uganda.
    Ability to work constructively under challenging conditions and in difficult environments.
    Fluency in English (written and oral) is required.
    

How to Apply:
http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=8944

Closing Date; 14/06/2013




Jobs at Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) in Uganda - HIV Diagnostics Coordinator



Job Title: HIV 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 on HIV 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.



Background:

In 2012, the Government of Uganda, alongside key partners, began a national rollout of point-of-care (POC) CD4 testing machines to over 200 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.

In the future, Uganda hopes to introduce a number of different types of point-of-care diagnostic tools, both for HIV and tuberculosis.  The aim of point-of-care products is to bring diagnostics out of the laboratory and closer to the patient, reducing the burden on patients to access testing.  A number of new technologies that have recently become available or are in the pipeline have the potential to increase access to treatment for HIV/AIDS and TB, improve patient retention, and make healthcare  systems more efficient.    



Description:



The Diagnostics Coordinator will work with the Ministry of Health of Uganda to support the evaluation, adoption, and uptake of new innovative diagnostic products for HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.  The Coordinator 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, quantifying for supplies, and supporting the development of follow-up mentorship programs.



As new technologies become available, the Diagnostics Coordinator 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 Coordinator will provide analysis of the diagnostics market in Uganda to assist CHAI’s Laboratory Systems Team in negotiations with global device manufacturers.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, analytical ability, and communication skills. The Coordinator must be able to function independently and flexibly, build strong professional relationships, and have a strong commitment to excellence. CHAI places great value on the following qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.



The Coordinator will spend ~15% of his/her time travelling domestically, primarily to regions with limited facilities. The Coordinator will report to the Deputy Country Director, who in turn reports to the Country Director.


Responsibilities:

Working in close collaboration with Ministry of Health officials, the Coordinator will be responsible for:

    Supporting the monitoring, evaluation and strengthening of existing point-of-care testing systems in Uganda
    Assisting the Ministry of Health to design and implement technical and operational pilots of new point-of-care technologies
    Assisting the Ministry of Health in the development of POC testing policies and national implementation plans, and the creation of operational systems to support the wide-scale implementation of new POC diagnostic products, such as training, quality assurance, and data management
    Working with the Ministry of Health, key in-country partners, and CHAI teams to identify funding for increased investment in POC diagnostic products in Uganda
    Designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems to measure the impact of POC testing and assess progress against project goals
    Other activities, as needed

Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree plus 2-5 years work experience in a demanding, results-oriented environment
    Excellent written and verbal communications skills
    Excellent problem solving, analytical and quantitative skills, including fluency in Excel and PowerPoint
    Ability to navigate complex government processes with multiple influencers and to negotiate and achieve consensus
    Ability to learn on the job quickly and synthesize a broad range of information
    Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity and work in a fast-paced environment
    Willingness to travel in remote areas with limited services ~25% of the time
    Strong work ethic and flexibility

Pluses:

    Experience working in management consulting, finance or a similarly quantitative/analytical capacity
    Advanced degree in Economics, Public Health, Business or a related field
    Experience working in Africa and/or developing countries
    Experience in working in public health, HIV or other infectious diseases

How to Apply:
https://careers-chai.icims.com/jobs/2964/job

Closing Date; 14/06/2013



Jobs at Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) in Uganda - Country Director



Job Title: Deputy Country Director, Uganda
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 on HIV 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. Currently, CHAI Uganda works with the Ministry of Health around HIV, malaria, childhood illnesses, laboratory systems and drug logistics.



To support CHAI’s work in partnership with Uganda’s Ministry of Health, CHAI is seeking a dynamic and driven individual to fill the position of Deputy Country Director for its operations in Uganda.



Position Overview:

Based in Kampala, the Deputy Country Director (DCD) will work with the Country Director to ensure the overall success of CHAI’s work in Uganda. The DCD will help support CHAI’sUganda team to achieve objectives and maintain strong relations with the Ministry of Health. Reporting to the CD, the DCD will oversee the administration of the office, including financial management, human resources and office management. The DCD will help represent the office in liaising with CHAI headquarters and global teams, as well as donors and in-country partners. The DCD will also spend ~50% of his/her time managing CHAI Uganda’s malaria program portfolio, and ultimately the HIV Systems portfolio,which involves elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (eMTCT) and uptake of Point-of-Care HIV Diagnostics.
Responsibilities:

As a key representative of CHAI in Uganda, the DCD will:

    Support the CD in defining CHAI-Uganda’s overall strategy, develop clear operational plans for execution, and continually identify opportunities for CHAI to add value and maximize impact
    Plan, manage and execute specific programmatic initiatives, such as the Malaria portfolio and the HIV Systems portfolio
    Establish robust financial, administrative, and human resource policies and systems, ensuring they are aligned with CHAI global policies and compliant with local law
    Oversee the financial management of the office, including monthly cash flow and financial reporting, cash allocations and budget forecasting and planning
    Develop and manage program budgets in collaboration with program staff
    Support the CD in human resources management, including recruitment and management of existing staff
    Ensure adequate on-boarding for new staff and identify training needs and professional development opportunities
    Oversee internal management of the office’s daily operations, including contracting with vendors, ensuring compliance with local laws, and interfacing with CHAI’s legal, security and financial teams
    Support fundraising efforts, including new program development, budgeting and the development and management of relationships with existing and potential donors
    Manage processes for internal and donor reporting
    Develop communication materials, make presentations and represent CHAI at public forums
    Coordinate efforts with CHAI's partners and establish new partnerships
    Maintain appropriate bi-directional communication with CHAI headquarters to ensure that CHAI’s global capabilities are being fully leveraged
    Maintain a thorough understanding of the health landscape in Uganda and the Ministry of Health’s key priorities and challenges
    Other activities and responsibilities, as needed

Qualifications:

Required Skills:

    At least five years of work experience in a demanding, results-oriented environment, with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership
    Experience conceiving, planning and executing complex programs or projects with verifiable results
    Exceptional communications skills, both written and oral
    The ability to manage within sensitive political contexts and develop strong relationships
    Strong problem solving, analytical and quantitative skills, including fluency in Excel and PowerPoint
    Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, delegate and work independently
    Ability to learn on the job quickly and absorb/synthesize a broad range of information
    Ability to mentor and lead teams for consistent performance
    Ability to work within limited budgets and human resources
    Strong work ethic and flexibility
    Comfort working on highly complex problems without extensive structural or operational support
    Strong mentor, manager, role model and team player who demands 100% performance from self and entire team

Preferred Skills:

    Experience managing teams in a demanding and fast-paced environment
    Master's Degree, preferably in Business or Public Health

How to Apply:
https://careers-chai.icims.com/jobs/2659/job

Closing Date; 14/06/2013






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