IntraHealth Technical Director, Integrated Health Service Delivery Jobs in Uganda

IntraHealth Technical Director, Integrated Health Service Delivery Jobs in Uganda


Summary of Role

  • IntraHealth is seeking a Technical Director, Integrated Health Service Delivery (IHSD) for the upcoming USAID Uganda Health Activity (UHA). The project’s goals are to support the Uganda Ministry of Health (MOH) 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, IHSD will be responsible for development and technical oversight of integrated health service delivery and TA activities for MNCH, FP/RH, nutrition, and WASH at facility- and community-level. The Technical Director, IHSD reports directly to the COP and works in tandem with the Technical Director, HIV/AIDS and HSS. This position will take a leadership role in ensuring UHA meets stated integrated health service delivery goals, evidence-based global guidance, quality standards, and reporting requirements.

  • The Technical Director, IHSD will also coordinate among USAID, donors, other health implementing partners (IPs), and numerous Government of Uganda (GOU) institutions and representatives, particularly at the regional and district level for alignment and complementarity of integrated health service delivery activities.

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

    Essential Functions

  • Work closely with and coordinate among USAID, donors, other health IPs, and numerous GoU institutions and representatives, particularly at the regional and district level, for alignment and complementarity of integrated health service delivery activities.

  • Provide leadership to strengthen and improve the overall quality of MNCH, FP/RH, nutrition, and WASH at facility- and community-level provided by health centers, facilities and community health workers to ensure patient-centered, quality services along the continuum of care, with a focus on gender and youth-sensitive approaches.

  • Provide technical expertise to improve health worker capacity to manage and
    deliver high quality integrated MNCH, FP/RH, nutrition, and WASH services at facility, and community levels.

  • Initiate and facilitate regular technical meetings with project staff, USAID project teams, and other key stakeholders to review program implementation, and identify measures to overcome implementation bottlenecks and enhance the quality of deliverables.

  • Provide leadership, strategic, technical direction and oversight to a multidisciplinary team of professionals.

  • Develop technical capacity and transfer of technical expertise and knowledge to strengthen health systems in target regions.

    Requirements

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

  • At least seven years of experience in managing and/or implementing integrated health service delivery or technical assistance programming addressing MNCH, FP/RH, nutrition, and WASH 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 evidence-based facility- or community-based MNCH, FP/RH, nutrition, and/or WASH service delivery approaches.

  • Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of 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).

  • Previous experience working on USG-funded health programming in Uganda.

  • Experience designing or implementing gender- or youth-sensitive health programming.

  • Expertise in strengthening quality of care and/or QI for MNCH, FP, nutrition, or WASH.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; IntraHealth Technical Director, Integrated Health Service Delivery Jobs in Uganda


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