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Senior Advisor, HRH Policy, Planning and Research Job at IntraHealth - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Senior Advisor, HRH Policy, Planning and Research

Jobs at:
IntraHealth

Deadline of this Job:
Friday, 9th June 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
BACKGROUND:
The purpose of the Strengthening Human Resources for Health (SHRH) project is to strengthen the capacities of central ministries, districts, health professional councils, PNFP and health training institutions to effectively and efficiently plan, manage and utilize the health workforce; and strengthen systems for sustained health worker performance to improve health outcomes for the people of Uganda.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Senior Advisor for Human Resources for Health Policy, Planning and Research will work directly with the MOH and other stakeholders, to provide technical assistance in the areas of policy analysis, review and development; strategic human resources planning, including health ‘workforce analysis, projection, action 1% planning; and costing. S/he will lead and provide technical support for activities in developing capacities for human resource policy development, planning and systems strengthening in the health sector. S/he will apply her/his extensive knowledge of the health sector planning primarily to work at the national and district levels. S/he will lead in documenting best practices in technical papers and publications, and in analyzing and adapting innovative tools and resources for use by Uganda and other developing country health sector leaders.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  •  Assist country level counterparts and stakeholders in the public and private sector in reviewing, developing and strengthening systems for policy analysis, HRH assessments, workforce planning and projection systems at the national and district levels. "
  • Assist health sector leaders and managers to review HR legislative policies, operational practices and procedures, build capacity and improve systems (such as policy reform, operationalization of policies and strategies, costing and financing, health workforce utilization) in order to improve the quality and availability of health services in all parts of Uganda, especially in remote and low resource geographic locations.
  •  Lead efforts to strengthen the MOH and other Ministries’ capacity for HRH analysis and dissemination of results in response to changing health needs, in collaboration with M&E and Gender team members
  • Lead in documenting best practices in technical papers and in analyzing and adapting innovative tools and resources for use by Uganda and other developing country health sector leaders.
  • Offer technical leadership in sharing and developing new and improved strategies, tools and interventions for improved human resources planning, availability and productivity and in documenting evidence of success or lack of success for the interventions
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
  • Advanced degree in Public Health, Economics, Human Resources Planning, or any related training (Ph.D. preferred).
  •  Knowledge of relevant HRH planning tools and models applicable in Uganda.
  • Proven ability to carry-out economic analysis of HRH issues; and sound costing of interventions to motivate resource allocation for HRH.
  • A minimum of eight years’ experience in developing human resource policies and strategies in a complex and changing environment.
  • Proven history of technical publications.
COMPETENCIES:
  • Innovation
  • Accountability
  • Service Excellence
  • Client Relationship Management
  •  Effective Communication (Oral and Written)
  • Strategic Thinking
Job application procedure
Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the following vacant post To apply, submit CV, USAID 1420 form (contractor employee biographical data sheet) and three references. See full job descriptions and submit application online by searching for each position at http://www.intrahealth.org/section/careers . Deadline for submission is Friday, 9th June 2017