Health Adviser – The Department for International Development (DFID)

The Department
for International Development (DFID) is leading the British government’s fight
against world poverty. DFID Uganda seeks to recruit two dynamic, experienced
and adaptable individuals to join its country team. DFID Uganda is seeking
resourceful, experienced professionals to fill the vacancies of Health Adviser and Social
Development Adviser based in the DFID Uganda Office in Kampala.

The Health
Adviser will be part of the DFID Uganda multi-disciplinary programme team
responsible for accelerating Uganda’s progress towards health MDGs. She/he will
lead on the technical aspects of the DFID supported maternal, child health and
malaria programmes. She/he will represent DFID in technical working groups of
the Ministry of Health and play an active role in health sector policy dialogue
to improve quality of maternal and child health services.


  • Lead on the technical and clinical
    aspects of the DFID’s family planning, reproductive and child health and
    malaria programmes
  • Represent DFID Uganda in the GoU’s
    technical working groups and other policy influencing forums
  • Undertake high quality analysis and
    identify ways to improve quality of health services/quality of care
    provided in DFID supported health programmes
  • Work closely with the current DFID
    Health Adviser and the Results Adviser to improve health results and
    attribution to DFID
  • Ensure that project cycle management
    activities of all health related programmes are conducted.
  • The ideal candidate is expected to
    have a strong health and development background, should be able to
    demonstrate that she/he can work with government and donors to
    identify problems/obstacles and develop/ implement practical
  • She/ he should have a good
    understanding of Ugandan health systems, in particular opportunities and
    challenges to improve quality of heath services/ health care.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Masters Degree in Public Health or
    Bachelor of Medicine or equivalent in the following disciplines
    epidemiology; health planning and finance; health economics.
  • Knowledge and application of
    epidemiology, and public health.
  • Understanding of the global health
    context including international health architecture.
  • Knowledge and experience of health
    service delivery in a developing country context.
  • Knowledge and application of the
    wider determinants of health.
  • Knowledge and application of
    evidence, innovation and evaluation.


  • Working with others
  • Planning and delivery of work
  • Analysis and use of information
  • Decision-making
  • Influencing

DFID is an
accredited investor in people and is committed to supporting its staff to achieve
their maximum potential and will provide opportunities for personal and
professional development for the successful candidate, along with
an attractive remuneration package. The work environment is dynamic and
busy but pleasant.

How to apply:

For more
information about these vacancies and the work of DFID in Uganda visit www. How
to apply
To apply please fill in the application form and the
Positive Action Approach form which are available on the DFID Uganda website
mentioned above, and e-mail or deliver these with the names and contact
information of 3 work related referees to the address below; People Performance Group Plot 8 Kitante
Close, Kitante P.O. Box 12405, Kampala Attn.: The Director E-mail: Web:
Please mark clearly in the email or
envelope: “DFID – ‘Health Adviser” or ‘Social Development Adviser’.

Closing date for applications
is 5.00 pm, on Monday  5th March 2012
While we thank all
applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be
contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification

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