IntraHealth Technical Director - Health Service Delivery Jobs in Uganda

IntraHealth Technical Director - Health Service Delivery Jobs in Uganda

At IntraHealth, we are a global team of creative, committed humanitarians on a mission. We are advocates, technologists, health workers, and communicators.

Program officers, finance experts, and technical leaders.

We are passionate and diverse. And we’re united in our belief that everyone everywhere should have the health care they need to thrive.

That’s why we work every day to improve the performance of health workers around the world and strengthen the systems in which they work.

For almost 40 years in over 100 countries, IntraHealth has partnered with local communities to make sure health workers are present where they’re needed most, ready to do the job, connected to the technology they need, and safe to do their very best work.

Our programs are designed with a deep understanding of and appreciation for the context of human rights, gender equality and discrimination, economic empowerment, and changing populations.

And the longstanding relationships we’ve built with government agencies, private-sector partners, and members of civil society make our efforts stronger and more effective.

Join us and together we can make lasting changes in global health—for all of us.

Essential Functions

  • Ensure the achievement of high-quality results for the results focused on increased availability of and accessibility to comprehensive and integrated health services
  • Provide overall technical and managerial leadership of the health services team members for the project
  • Build an integrated vision amongst related components and diverse actors, focusing on achieving results in HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, FP, MNCH and nutrition
  • Serve as key liaison and work collaboratively with USAID, the Ministry of Health at all levels, local government authorities and other stakeholders and partners in implementation of the project focused on improved quality, accessibility and availability of heath services to ensure the alignment and integration of the program with the Government of Uganda’s strategies
  • Identify obstacles and risks related to implementation of the health services results in a timely manner and suggest appropriate adjustments to the headquarters office and USAID
  • Introduce high impact heath innovations for improved comprehensive and integrated health and HIV/AIDS services that take into consideration the need for strong health systems at all levels
  • Lead the service delivery team to develop strategies to support key populations and those most vulnerable, particularly in high disease burden geographic areas
  • Integrate gender issues and youth considerations through the activity in alignment with USAID and the Government of Uganda’s national plans
  • Enhance linkages and referrals between the community and the facility to ensure a continuum of response in the delivery of health services

    Minimum Requirements
  • Doctor of Medicine accompanied by degree/ training in public health, social sciences or equivalent field
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressively increasing responsibility in managing large comprehensive and and integrated HIV/AIDS and health programs in Uganda or neighboring East Africa countries
  • Proven technical and/or clinical expertise and leadership in HIV/AIDs, TB, malaria, FP, MNCH and/or nutrition required and an deep understanding of how those services are delivered at the Health facilities in Uganda
  • Experience working with USG directly or as an implementing partner, strong familiarity with other health services USG initiatives, and considerable experience working with the host government preferred
  • Proven ability to
    effectively interact with national, district and community authorities, the USG and other donors, as well as other implementing partners
  • High level of interpersonal, technical, and analytical skills including a a demonstrated ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of public and private sector counterparts and other key stakeholders
  • Proven oral and written communication skills in English leading groups towards program results
  • Strong skills and a track record in strategic visioning, leadership, networking, and problem-solving
  • Demonstrated past achievements in capacity building and fostering team work for desired results

    Competencies
  • Accountability - Holds self and others accountable for all work activities, research and personal actions and decisions; follows through on commitments and focuses on those activities that have the greatest impact on meeting measurable high quality results for IntraHealth's success.
  • Exercises ethical practices, respectful words and behaviors, and equitable treatment of others in all activities.
  • Innovation - Develops new, better or significantly different ideas, methods, solutions or initiatives that result in improvement of IntraHealth's performance and meeting objectives, results and global commitments.
  • Service Excellence - Knowledge of and ability to put into action customer service concepts, processes and techniques to access internal and/or external client needs and expectations and meet or exceed those needs and expectations through providing excellent service directly or indirectly.
  • Organizational Stewardship – Approaches role and duties as a primary caretaker and steward of the organization, encourages a cooperative environment that focuses on placing the organization’s interests and success first before his/her’s, another individual, department or team.
  • Client Relationship Management – Knowledge and ability to determine and satisfy current client needs and maintain a partnering relationship during engagements; includes influencing, communicating, presenting, facilitating; build and manage new relationships and collaborative alliances.
  • Strategic Thinking – Applies organizational knowledge to identify and maintain focus on key success factors for IntraHealth while recognizing, anticipating and resolving organizational challenges.
  • Ability to develop organization- and industry-specific expertise and apply sound decision making processes to reach productive resolutions that translates strategy into actionable business plans.
  • Business Acumen - Knowledge, insight, and application of business concepts, tools, and processes that are required for making sound decisions in the context of IntraHealth’s business; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations; including supporting, identifying, assessing, and/or securing new business for the organization.
  • Effective Communication - Understands effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear language (English and other required languages) appropriate to the audience; and receive, and accurately interpret idea, information, and needs through the application of appropriate professional communication behavior.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 4th September 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; IntraHealth Technical Director - Health Service Delivery Jobs in Uganda

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