USAID/Uganda - is seeking offers from qualified Ugandans to provide personal services under contract as Project Management Specialist (Health Systems Strengthening)
USAID/Uganda is seeking for a qualified individual to fill the Project Management Specialist (Health Systems Strengthening) position located within the Office of Health and HIV (OHH)’s Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) unit, working closely with the other teams to achieve mutual goals and results in HSS and Human Resources for Health (HRH) management.
Specifically, the PMS will provide technical and professional leadership to plan, implement, monitor, and oversee selected OHH activities related to improved health systems with a strong focus on human resources. The PMS will be responsible for ensuring coordination of USAID-funded programs through a variety of governmental and non‑governmental partners at national, district, and community levels. The role of the PMS will include planning, designing, organizing, directing, and coordinating development programs and arranging for monitoring and evaluation of HSS activities conducted by implementing partner organizations through grants, cooperative agreements, and/or contracts. The PMS will be responsible for program activities that: work to improve the functioning of health systems through new and innovative approaches, strengthen existing systems and structures, and support innovative ways of improving long-term sustainability. The PMS will engage in national policy discussions relevant for HSS programming especially in relation to HRH as well as health financing.
Master’s degree in public health, international health development, or a closely related Masters’ degree.
Prior Work Experience:
--Minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience working in the health or development field in Uganda.
--Five years of this experience should be in direct management of non-government or donor activities in health or development that included designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluation activities.
--This experience should have provided experience in strengthening of health systems including human resources for health, health financing and any relevant experience working or collaborating with other donors, governments, international organizations, etc.
--Strong experience in human resources for health is preferred.