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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Capacity Building Specialist Job at Jhpiego - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Capacity Building Specialist 

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Deadline of this Job:
7 September 2018

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

Date Posted: 31 August 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time 

Jhpiego is an international non-profit health organization affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years now, Jhpiego has empowered front—line health workers by designing and implementing effective, low cost, hands-on solutions to strengthen the delivery of health care services for women and their families. By putting evidence based health innovations into everyday practice. Jhpiego Uganda office wishes to fill the Capacity Building Specialist position which will be based in Kampala.
Capacity Building Specialist

The Capacity Building Specialist will provide technical and program oversight and direction in the areas of malaria prevention and treatment services for a USAID Uganda Malaria Action Program for Districts Activity. This Uganda PM! flagship program aims to centrally support the scale up of malaria prevention, diagnosis, and treatment within districts facilities in accordance with National Malaria Control Strategic Plan. The program operates in 47 districts in the Central, Mid-Western and West Nile regions.
Responsibilities include providing leadership and technical guidance in the development and implementation of capacity building activities for malaria control and prevention under the leadership of the Senior Technical Advisor for Malaria and in coordination with other Jhpiego Technical Advisors. He/she will ensure the technical and methodological soundness of activities and, in collaboration with the project team and partners, support the design of service delivery strategies, based on sound and current scientific evidence.

Required Qualifications:
  • A medical degree (doctor or nursing) or Master's in Public Health or other relevant degree.
  • At least 7 years ‘experience applying maternal, newborn and child health program activities.
  • Qualification as a “master trainer"; experience in training health workers in capacity building for malaria control and prevention or related health disciplines
  • Experience in curricula development for health personnel] experience building capacity at individual and organizational levels
  • Skill in at least two or more of the following technical areas: strengthening service delivery programs, training, pre-service/in-service education, performance and quality improvement, monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience with a mix of practical technical skills in malaria program implementation necessary for strengthening malaria service delivery at the regional, national, clinical and community-level
  • The ability to liaise with senior MOH officials and dignitaries, executives of NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, the for-profit business community, and senior members of the donor community;
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of Ugandan healthcare system, particularly the public health system, experience living and working in Uganda preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentations skills in English
  • Strong skills in word processing and Excel spread sheets
  • Familiarity with USAID or other USG administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems
  • Proven track record managing a project team composed of several technical experts and fostering team world and ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in national programs and technical staff in the areas
  • Excellent written, presentation, communication and organizational skills in English
  • Ability to travel up to 50% time Ugandan nationals who have previous experience working with an international organization are preferred.
Jhpiego offers a competitive package to the selected candidate in line with salary history, academic qualifications and relevant experience.
Job application procedure
Please include your up-to-date CV with three contactable professional references and cover letter. Hard copy applications will not be considered. Applications should be sent to the link below by 7 September 2018. Late applications will not be considered. Please apply at for further information about Jhpiego, visit our website at