IntraHealth Technical Director , HIV and HSS Jobs in Uganda

IntraHealth Technical Director , HIV and HSS Jobs in Uganda


Summary of Role

  • IntraHealth is seeking a Technical Director, HIV and HSS for the upcoming USAID Uganda Health Activity (UHA). The project’s goals are to increase the survival and well-being of vulnerable populations and improve overall health system resilience in priority districts. UHA will achieve this goal through:

  • Improved access to and use of quality maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH); family planning (FP)/reproductive health (RH); nutrition; and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) health services at community- and health facility-levels;

  • Enhanced local ownership and leadership for sustainable health outcomes; and

  • Strengthened health systems at the regional-, district-, facility-, and community-levels.

  • The Technical Director, HIV and HSS will be responsible for technical oversight of TA activities for strengthening PEPFAR local IPs and HSS (IR 3). The Technical Director, HIV and HSS reports directly to the COP and works in tandem with the Technical Director, IHSD. This position will take a leadership role in ensuring UHA meets stated HIV and HSS goals, quality standards, and reporting requirements.

  • The Technical Director, HIV and HSS will also coordinate among USAID, other health implementing partners (IPs), and numerous GoU institutions and representatives, particularly at the regional- and district-level for HIV and HSS activities.

  • This position is contingent upon award and approval by USAID.

    Essential

  • Provide overall technical leadership to health systems strengthening team members for the project.

  • Serve as key liaison and work collaboratively with USAID, other health IPs, and numerous GoU institutions and representatives, particularly at the regional- and district-level for HIV and HSS activities.

  • 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.

  • Integrate gender issues and youth considerations through the activity in alignment with USAID and the Government of Uganda’s national plans.

  • Lead provision of technical support to MOH on HIV-related policy, development of guidelines, training materials, SOPs and job aides.

  • Support development
    and implementation of HIV-related quality improvement initiatives in collaboration with district level leadership teams.

  • Work with the MEL Director in promoting the use of data for decision making at regional and district level.

  • Work with MOH, local entities and other IPs in ensuring that gains made in HIV epidemic control are sustained in 72 districts where PEPFAR local IPs are operating.

  • Support the full integration of MNCH, FP and TB within HIV programing in PEPFAR supported districts for high quality, comprehensive service delivery.

    Requirements

  • Master’s degree or other advanced degree (PhD, MD) in a relevant field, such as medicine, public health, health system management, social administration, or social sciences.

  • At least seven years of experience in managing and/or implementing integrated HIV prevention, care, and treatment and/or HSS programming in a similar context, with at least three of those years working in Uganda as a senior advisor or staff member.

  • Experience and expertise in one or more of the following areas: facility- or community-based HIV approaches; health governance; HRH; supply chain strengthening; QI; MEL; capacity strengthening of local organizations.

  • Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of senior and mid-level public and private sector counterparts, donors, and other key stakeholders.

  • Experience supervising technical staff in the implementation of integrated health programming.

  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and English language oral presentation skills.

    Preferred

  • Clinical qualification (MD, clinical officer, nurse, midwife, or other cadres).

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; IntraHealth Technical Director , HIV and HSS Jobs in Uganda


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