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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Human Resource Development Technical Assistant Job at Ministry of Health - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Human Resource Development Technical Assistant

Jobs at:
Ministry of Health

Deadline of this Job:
not later than 5:00pm Friday, 2nd February 2018

Duty Station:

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has received support from the United States Government to strengthen its Human Resource capacity. The support is intended to improve human resource management and leadership with particular focus on policy and planning, performance management and human resource development. The Staff to be recruited under this support will be contracted by the MOH. The contracts are for one year renewable subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance of the Staff.
JOB TITLE: Human Resource Development Technical Assistant
Reports to: Commissioner Human Resource Management
Purpose of the Job
Provide TA to MOH to rationalize and align preservice training to current HRH needs and demands and improve efficiency in provision and coordination of in service training
Key result areas:
The key result areas for the Human Resource Development Technical Assistant are:

  • Standardization of pre~service training programs
  • Improved efficiency of health training institutions in Uganda
  • Revision and implementation of curricula for priority cadres
  • Revision and implementation of scopes of practice for priority cadres
  • Improved coordination of in service training
Key duties and responsibilities:
The key duties and responsibilities for the Human Resource Development Technical Assistand are to provide technical assistance to Ministries of Health and Education and Sports to:

  • Develop 5 year pre service training projection plan aligned to HRH priorities and needs
  • Strengthen systems for harnessing both public and private training capacity to Produce competent relevant graduates in adequate numbers to sustainably meet the health needs of the people os Uganda
  • Undertake strategic health workforce supply reforms and establishment of long term interventions
  • Develop capacity of MOH senior staff to analyze and determine health workforce development need and identify innovations for effective and efficient use to supply high quality graduates
  • Review the scopes of practice for key health cadres and rationalize their development to improve skills mix.
  • Strengthen mechanisms for multi-stakeholder engagement to harmonize roles, strategies and key players and enhance accountability for the health workforce.
  • Develop innovative training strategies to increase the supply and availability of high quality health wmlwn.
  • Develop strategies to increase collaboration between MOH and MOES to strengthen practicum silo-.
  • Develop and disseminate in service training implementation strategy and guidelines
  • Review scopes of practice for allied health professional cadres
  • Strengthen systems for Integrated support supervision of HT and assessment of learners
  • Promote use of HRIS Train to track and monitor in service training (IST) including innovating and implementing training models that increase efficiency
Academic qualifications:
  • Must possess an Honours degree in either Education, Human Resource Development, or the equivalent from a recognized University/Institution.
  • Must possess a Master's degree in Education, Public Health, Human Resources for Health
  • Management or the equivalent from a recognized University/Institution.
  • Computer literacy in MS Office applications including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.
Work Experience:
  • A minimum of 10 years’ relevant working experience in developing human resource development policies, plans and strategies in government or a reputable organization.
  • Experience in human resource development, including conducting training needs assessments, curriculum development and training.
  • At least 5 years of relevant clinical, teaching and/or training and learning experience ii medical, nursing, midwifery or a related services.
Job application procedure
Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the below positions tenable at MOH Headquarters. The applications should be made in triplicate on Public Service Form 3 (PSF 3) (Revised 2008). The application forms can be downloaded from the Public Service Commission website on Hand written applications are also acceptable. All applications should be HAND DELIVERED to the address below between 8.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday. All applications should be submitted not later than 5:00pm Friday, 2nd February 2018 to.
Ministry of Health Headquarters (At the Reception)
Plot 6, Lourdel Road, Wandegeya
Tel: +256 417 - 712260/ + 256 417 - 712221
All applications should bear the title and the number of the post being applied for Applicants should apply for only one post. Please include your telephone and email contacts on the application. Applicants should attach the following to each of the three applications forms;

  • Recent passport-size photograph
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Photocopies of academic certificates and transcripts
  • Two recommendation letters from two of the most recent supervisors/employers
  • A photocopy of your appointment letter for your most recent position
This advert can be accessed on the New Vision web page ; and the Ministry of Health Headquarters noticeboard. Only successful candidates will be contacted.
The lists of short listed candidates will be displayed on the MOH Notice-Board.
All the posts have an attractive salary and benefits commensurate with the qualification and experience.