HR Career Jobs – Human Resources for Health (HRH) Policy and Planning Advisor at IntraHealth

Organisation: IntraHealth International Uganda
Background: The purpose of the Capacity Uganda Associate Award is to strengthen Human Resources for Health (HRH) systems to improve workforce planning, health worker skills, allocation, and utilization of health workers, and strengthen systems for sustained health worker performance to improve health outcomes for the people of Uganda.
Job Summary: The HRH Policy and Planning Advisor will work directly with both the MOH and the districts to provide technical assistance in the areas of policy analysis, review and development; strategic human resources planning, including health workforce projection, action planning; and costing S/he will lead and provide technical support for activities in developing capacities for human resource policy development, planning and systems strengthening in the health sector. S/he will apply her/his extensive knowledge of the health sector planning primarily to work at the national and district levels. S/he will report to the Deputy Chief of Party.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
·         Assist country level counterparts and stakeholders in the public and private sector in reviewing, developing and strengthening systems for policy analysis, HRH assessments, human resources information systems, workforce planning and projection systems at the national and district levels.
·         Assist health sector leaders and managers to review HR legislative policies, operational practices and procedures, build capacity and improve systems (such as policy reform, operationalization of policies and strategies, costing and financing, health workforce utilization) in order to improve the quality and availability of health services in all parts of Uganda, especially in remote and low resource geographic locations.
·         Responsible for building collaborative relationships with and between stakeholders.
·         Lead in documenting best practices in technical papers and in analyzing and adapting innovative tools and resources for use by Uganda and other developing country health sector leaders.
·         Offer technical leadership in sharing and developing new and improved strategies, tools and interventions for improved human resources planning, availability and productivity and in documenting evidence of success or lack of success for the interventions.
·         Build local professional capacity and expertise in human resources planning and personnel policies and develop innovative strategies for building this local capacity at national and district levels.
·         Organize and lead work teams for assigned activities,- including preparing budgets, tracking expenditures, ensuring work proceeds according to plans and timelines and ensuring the quality of the deliverables.
·         Provide the linkages required within the public health sector and with specified partners to support the complementary and synergy in investment in HRH in the country.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         Advanced degree in Public Health, Economics, Human Resources Planning, or any related training
·         Self-starter with competence to assess priorities; manage a variety of complex activities in a time-sensitive/emergency environment, and meet competing deadlines.
·         Knowledge of relevant HRH planning tools and models applicable in Uganda.
·         Proven ability to carry out economic analysis of HRH issues; and sound costing of interventions to motivate resource allocation for HRH.
·         A minimum of eight years’ experience in developing human resource policies and strategies in a complex and changing environment.
·         Ability to work as an effective team member in a complex and fast paced environment 
·         Strong verbal arid written English language skills.
·         Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with diverse people, clients and consultants.
How to apply:
Applications should be addressed to the Human Resource and Administration Officer and should be submitted to IntraHealth International Uganda Capacity Program offices at Plot 20B, KawalyaKaggwa Close Kololo (near Kololo Hospital) or sent by email to job-uganda@intrahealth.org  to be received not later than Friday 1st March, 2013.
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