USAID Uganda Career Jobs – Program Management Specialist TB

Organisation: USAID/Uganda
Job Summary:  This is a technical position to serve in the Health, HIV/AIDS and Education office at USAID/Uganda. The incumbent provides technical and professional leadership to plan, implement, monitor, and oversee mission supported tuberculosis (TB) activities. The incumbent role includes planning, designing, organizing, directing, and coordinating development programs and monitoring and evaluation of activities implemented by NGOs, CBOs, UN agencies, and other partner organizations through grants, cooperative agreement and/or contracts. The incumbent will report to the Infectious Diseases Team Leader under the Service Delivery sub-Team.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on http://kampala.usembassy.gov/job_opportunites.html
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Program Management (40%)
·         Provide oversight of activities related to TB program in USAID/Uganda’s cooperative agreements/contracts. Key program management activities include:
·         Participate in program management teams for DO3 TB and integrated service delivery/ technical assistance projects;
·         Participate in Mission review of technical proposals in the area TB and integrated health service delivery;
·         Evaluate the performance of IP organizations involved in TB and integrated health service delivery activities;
·         Conduct periodic field visits to identify and assess the quality of services and the impact of program inputs, and to ensure regular communication with IPs and counterparts at all levels;
·         Monitor program resources allocated to TB and health service delivery activities to ensure that they are being used effectively to implement their respective programs;
·         Collaborate with the USAID health communication programs to advance TB advocacy, communication and social mobilization objectives;
·         Collaborate with USAID health system strengthening programs to ensure that system wide issues affecting TB program implementation are addressed;
·         Exercise good judgment and discretion in resolving program-related issues and conflicts;
·         Report implementation obstacles to relevant DO3 team members, and make appropriate recommendations to resolve them;
·         Act as agreement officer’s representative/alternate, for large complex awards;
·         Review partner work plans, budgets, implementation activities, and reporting requirements;
·         Prepare required authorization documents for signature of the responsible Mission official, and track disbursements to program partners; and
·         Prepare and amend USAID documentation, including, Action Memoranda, scopes of work, and budgets for assigned activities in a timely and efficient manner and consistent with USAID regulations and policies.
Technical Oversight (25%)
·         Provide sound technical advice that will strengthen the Mission’s efforts in TB service delivery in the public and private sector;
·         Provide overall technical guidance and leadership on TB to DO3 implementing partners, emphasizing evidence-based best practices;
·         Conduct and analyze program evaluations to redefine concepts and criteria for new and expanding programs;
·         Provide technical guidance and leadership on USAID/Uganda TB activities;
·         Work with the national TB program to define the national research agenda on TB and inform Ministry of Health policies and guidelines;
·         Participate in strategic and policy level discussions involving TB control and prevention and
·         Ensure integration of TB in HIV, nutrition and other relevant health services.
Coordination with key stakeholders 25%
·         Participates in national level technical, programmatic and policy meetings and consultations related to TB with other donors, government officials and implementing partners;
·         Ensure technical and programmatic synergy within USAID/Uganda supported TB activities and between those of government and other development partners by facilitating exchange of technical information and identifying and fostering opportunities for partnership on technical and programmatic activities;
·         Maintain close contact with relevant national, district and local government officials, particularly in focal areas regarding TB, health and education HIV/AIDS service delivery;
·         Actively participate in the coordination between USAID, other U.S. government implementers, and key stakeholders, involved in improving services in Uganda both in the public and private sectors;
·         Represent USAID on key national level technical working groups, including the STOP-TB Partnership;
·         Maintain regular contact with professional counterparts at the national level; and
·         Represent the interests of USAID program objectives, using both diplomacy and technical clarity in discussions related to program concerns and issues.
Other Duties (10%)
·         The incumbent should expect adjustments in assigned duties and responsibilities within the larger DO3 team, as needed.
Qualifications & Experience:
·         A Master’s Degree in Public Health, Medicine, International Health or related field is required.
·         At least 6 years of progressively responsible professional experience in clinical medicine or public health including experience in the field of TB and HIV.
·         Experience working in health service delivery is particularly desirable.
·         Work experience should include at least 3 years of planning, developing, implementing and managing public health programs in resource poor settings
Skills and Abilities:
·         Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a high performing team is necessary.
·         Ability to develop and maintain effective working, level and management-level contacts within service delivery activities of the government and NGOs;
·         Ability to work effectively with team and interagency environments;
·         Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel, Database software, E-mail, and the internet;
·         Strong management skills, including financial management, administrative, and monitoring skills to track the performance of implementing partners and activities;
·         Ability to present information, analyses, and recommendations in clear written and oral formats; and the ability to travel to regions and districts within Uganda.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:
 Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174).
 A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicants work experience attached as a separate sheet.
 A current resume or curriculum vitae.
Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
 Any other documentation (e.g. essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
By email at
KampalaHR@state.gov
ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please send all documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-259-791/5
Deadline:  March 03, 2013

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