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Technical Advisor BACKUP Health Job at GIZ - Career Opportunity in Uganda
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Job Category: Corporate / Organisation Middle Management
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job: 06 December 2020
Duty Station: Kampala
Posted: 20-11-2020
Job Status
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 20-11-2020
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 20-11-2064
Job Description

Vacancy title:
Technical Advisor BACKUP Health

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Admin & Office ]

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Deadline of this Job:
06 December 2020  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Friday, November 20, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

BACKUP health is mandated for the period April 2020 to March 2023 to support governmental and civil society partners to leverage funding from global (health) financing mechanisms for the strengthening of their health systems. To achieve this goal, the project will collaborate with partners in nine focus countries (Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe) primarily on three main areas:
Strengthen national coordination of global health financing: ensure that the management (planning and implementation) globally financed programmes is coordinated and based on nation strategies, and in turn leads to health services that are target towards group-specific needs;
Strengthen capacities ‘of selected Institutions in the partner countries to set and achieve health-system strengthening priorities in connection with global financing: these priorities may include improved human resource competencies for strengthening health systems and improved organisational competencies for managing global financing, such as data, financial and risk management, as well as the technical capacities required for specific health systems functions.
Improve the management of health services at the decentralized level particularly with regard to the integration of globally financed programmes: for example, by analysing existing models of community-based health services and using the findings to propose a new model for integrated management of health services. Participation by civil society, key and vulnerable populations, human rights and gender equality are critical factors for programme success and serve as crosscutting topics for the project.
GIZ looking for a Technical Advisor to support in the implementation of its programme.
Title: Technical Advisor BACKUP Health
Reports to: Head of Programme
Location: Kampala
Contract duration: 1st February 2021- 31st March 2023
Ref. No: GIZ-BUH/TA//112063 .

Key Responsibilities
BACKUP Health seeks to employ a qualified Technical Advisor who will work in close collaboration with the BACKUP team (in country and headquarter). The position holder will work with a special focus on the decentralized level and will therefore be linked to a province (which province will still be defined). While the position holder will be based in Kampala, extensive and regular duty travel and engagement regarding the decentralized component (on provincial level) will be required.
The Technical Advisor has the following core responsibilities:
• Establish and maintain partnerships with partners at decentralized level in the health sector
• In cooperation with colleagues based at the main office, establish and maintain partnerships with national, bi- and multilateral stakeholders in the health sector
• Provide advisory and capacity development service to BACKUP partner institutions and organizations in Uganda with a special focus on the decentralized level
• Coordinate and monitor the implementation of ongoing Global Fund related projects and consultancies as part of the BACKUP portfolio and also keep track of developments of other global financing mechanisms such as GFF and Gavi with a special focus on the decentralized level
• Based on overall BACKUP strategy and mandate, contribute to the ongoing development of the BACKUP portfolio and technical assistance approach in Uganda

In this context, the Technical Advisor will perform the following tasks in close collaboration with the BACKUP team (in country and headquarter) as well as other team of the relevant programmes in the country:
Specific Tasks
Technical advice (capacity development)
• Identify technical assistance (TA) needs and opportunities for support in BACKUP’s areas of cooperation, such as strengthening national coordination, the health system and the management of health services at community level with a special focus on partners’ needs at the decentralized level.
• Provide technical assistance based on the identified needs as well as analyze and incorporate cross cutting themes such as community, rights and gender related to the interventions with a special focus on the decentralized level.
• Provide technical contributions to policies, guideline and tools as may be required by programme activities.
• Organise, conduct and/or facilitate training sessions in relevant areas of work with a special focus on the decentralized level.
Management and coordination
• Plan consultancy and financial support to be provided by BACKUP based on the overall strategy of the project and specific partner needs with a special focus on the decentralized level.
• Operationalize the monitoring framework for the contribution of interventions in the country to overall project objectives and indicators with a special focus on the decentralized lever.
• Provide technical backstopping to local and international TA providers in his/her field of expertise with a special focus on the decentralized level.
• Prepare, attend and report on governance programmatic and technical working group coordination meetings with a special focus on the decentralized level.
• Manage and coordinate BACKUP interventions in the country (monitoring, technical and financial reporting, logistical management of workshops and field trips) with a special focus on the decentralized» level.
• In cooperation with colleagues at national level, plan and support visits from TA providers and BACKUP headquarter staff.
• In cooperation with colleagues at national level support knowledge management for BACKUP by collecting and documenting good practices and lessons learned on Global Fund-related processes and TA approaches as well as for Gavi and the GFF, and with a special focus on the decentralized level.
Communication and networking
• Promote partnerships and linkages between key stakeholders related to the Global Fund, disease specific as well as health system actors as well as for Gavi and the GFF with a special focus on the decentralized level.
• Support transparent communication and information sharing between all involved institutions and counterparts related to the Global Fund, Gavi and the GFF with a special focus on the decentralized level.
• Represent GIZ/BACKUP in relevant meetings at the decentralized level.
• in cooperation with colleagues at national level prepare BACKUP communication and coordinate public relations through national, regional and global publication of project outcomes (e.g. in journals, news feeds and social media).
• Coordination with other teams of relevant programmes in the country
• Coordinate planning, execution and monitoring of all national, regional and district activities jointly with other teams of relevant programmes in the country to ensure a coherent and seamless support in the health sector from GIZ.
• Conduct regular meetings with other program’s project managers if applicable to update on progress, report on results and seek guidance on key challenges.
Other Duties/Additional Tasks
• Carries out other tasks at the request of the superior.

• Master’s degree in public health, public policy of development studies and related fields.
• A master's degree in public health (management) is an asset.

Professional experience
• At least 3-5 years’ professional experience in a comparable position
• Work experience in the health sector in Uganda with public and/or private institutions (e.g. disease control, health service delivery, community development)
• Experience with health programmes financed by domestic and external resources.

Other knowledge, additional competencies
• Good understanding of global health architecture
• Experience with Global Fund and/or German Development Cooperation would be an asset
• Highly motivated professional
• A team player willing to take on responsibility
• Strong managerial and organisational competence
• Possessing a positive attitude to change
• Tolerance to ambiguous situations and stress
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively interact in complex cooperation systems with various stakeholders (including senior government officials} civil society and key population representatives, project implementers and beneficiaries)
• Good communication and writing skills.
• Excellent English language skills (spoken and written)
• Good working knowledge of ITC and computer applications (e.g. MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.)
• Willingness to upgrade knowledge as required by the tasks to be performed
• Willingness to travel regularly between office at decentralized level and main office in Kampala as well as upcoming travels outside of Uganda as they may occur.

Work Hours: 8


Job application procedure
All interested and qualified persons are strongly encouraged to apply online on  or by email to . Applications and CVS should be in one document and a maximum of 5 pages only.
Please include name and contact of three references in the CVs. Please quote the position and reference number in the subject line. Applications should be received by 5.00pm on the 6th December 2020. Please note: This is a national position. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
We encourage women, people with disabilities and minority groups to apply for this position. GIZ is committed to equal opportunities and diversity of perspective at the working place.
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