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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Senior Technical Advisor Job at Jhpiego - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Senior Technical Advisor 

Jobs at:

Deadline of this Job:
12th October 2018 

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

Date Posted: 5th October 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

Jhpiego, is a nonprofit global leader in the creation and delivery of transformative health care solutions for the developing world. In partnership with national governments, health experts and local communities, we build health providers’ skills, and we develop systems that save lives now and guarantee healthier futures tor women and their families. Our aim is revolutionizing health care for the planet's most disadvantaged people. Jhpiego is a nonprofit NGO that prevents the needless deaths of women and families in limited resources settings. To accomplish this, Jhpiego implements innovative evidence-based solutions for intractable problems in health to overcome barriers to high-quality care services for the world's most vulnerable populations. We are seeking experienced individuals with excellent organizational and technical skills, who are team players, dedicated, hardworking, innovative, highly motivated and able to work in a high-pressure environment requiring multi-tasking abilities.

Reporting to the Country Director, the Senior Technical Advisor will provide technical, program oversight and direction in the area of malaria in pregnancy (MIP) Reproductive health and other new health areas the Uganda Country office will be required to expand their programming. The Senior Technical Advisor will serve as the main internal resource to all MAPD Jhpiego staff, and the Country Director on all technical aspects especially tor new business development. This position 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. The position holder will be based in Kampala.

Required Qualifications:
  • A medical degree (doctor or nursing) or Masters Public Health
  • Ugandan nationals with experience of at least 7 years technical positions in health
  • At least 7 years’ experience applying malaria in pregnancy programs _
  • At least 5 years’ experience in managing $10M per year in donor-funded projects and in the design and implementation of large health projects; preferably in the East Africa
  • Skill in at least two or more of the following technical areas: strengthening service delivery programs, training, pre-service education, performance and quality improvement, monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience with a mix of practical technical skills in malaria at national, clinical and community-level
  • The ability to liaise with senior MOH officials, donors especially UN agencies and USAID, 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 presentation skills in English
  • Strong skills in word processing and Excel spread sheets
  • Familiarity with UN agencies, 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 teamwork
  • 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
Job application procedure
Interested applicants should send their applications & CV with 3 referees to: by October 12th, 2018 Only those selected for interview will be contacted.
*Applicants that had earlier applied need not re-apply. Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities and other minority groups are encouraged to apply.