Program Management Specialist
Deadline of this Job:
January 30, 2013
U.S. Mission, Uganda
Number: 002/2012 Date: 2/17/2013
OPEN TO: All Qualified Candidates
OPENING AND CLOSING DATES:January 17-30, 2013
POSITION TITLE: Program Management Specialist (Health Systems
POSITION LOCATION: USAID, DO3 OFFICE
HOURS OF WORK: 40 hours per week
POSITION GRADE: FSN-10 (Ugshs. 58,213,135 to 83,870,107 p.a. inclusive of
USAID/Uganda is recruiting a qualified candidate to fill the position of Program
Management Specialist (Health Systems Strengthening).
BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION
Serves to provide expertise in programmatic and technical leadership on key
components of USAID/Uganda’s Health Systems Strengthening portfolio,
particularly human resources for health and/or health financing, including results
based financing, using his/her thorough knowledge of the Uganda health systems.
NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with
specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. Education: Master’s degree in Public Health, health economics or international
development or the equivalent in a field related to the health systems
strengthening, with a focus on either human resources for health or health
2. Work Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible
professional experience working in Uganda in health and HIV/AIDS field. Work
experience should include at least 4 years of project planning, development and
implementation of health systems strengthening interventions, and knowledge of
working in a decentralized system. Prior work experience with government and
donors is desirable.
3. Language Requirement: Must be fluent in English language.
4. Knowledge: Knowledge of Health and HIV/AIDS service delivery in the public
and private sector in Uganda and in other sub-Saharan African countries.
Knowledge of health systems strengthening, with a focus on human resources for
health and/or health financing. Sound understanding of the key principles of
health systems strengthening, sustainability and country ownership in Uganda.
The position requires: (1) Mastery of a wide range of methods for the assessment
and improvement of health financing and human resources for health initiatives.
(2) Skill to plan, organize, and implement programs, plans, and proposals involving
substantial agency resources, or that require extensive changes in established
procedures. (3) Demonstrated understanding of Results based financing and
human resources for health strategies.
5. Skills and Abilities: Ability to develop and maintain effective working-level and
management-level contacts within health and HIV/AIDS service delivery activities of
the government and NGOs; ability to work effectively within a team and
interagency environments, ability to work in a decentralized system; ability to link
research to policy and program implementation. Be able to train, mentor, and
coordinate well with others. Must have excellent computer skills, including Word,
Excel, database software, E-mail, and the internet. Demonstrated strong
management skills, including financial management, administrative, and monitoring
skills used to track the performance of implementing partners and activities; ability
to present information, analyses, and recommendations in clear written and oral
formats; and the ability to travel to regions and districts within Uganda. Strong
interpersonal skills, and skill in the use of computer-based analytical programs.
Job application procedure
Applications should include the following documentation
(i) A completed and signed Universal Application for Employment as a Locally
Employed Staff – http://kampala.usembassy.gov/job_opportunites.html
(ii) Application letter clearly specifying the position for which you are applying;
(iii) A Curriculum Vitae/Resume;
(iv) Copies of Academic Transcripts;
(v) Names, contact numbers, and addresses of three (3) professional references.
Submitted applications and documents become the property of the Embassy and
will not be returned.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
By e-mail 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 all documents in one attachment.
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