USAID IntraHealth International Project Careers – Director, Health Systems Strengthening

IntraHealth International
Duty Station: Kampala,
Requisition Number: 14-0071
About IntraHealth:
IntraHealth International is a
non-profit organization which empowers health workers to realize positive
health outcomes for individuals, families, and communities around the world. We
ensure health workers are present where they are needed most; ready with skills
and systems to deliver high-quality care; connected to information networks
that support high performance; and safe to deliver services in environments
that promote dignity and equality. A nonprofit organization, we partner with
governments, the private sector, and civil society to foster sustainable local
solutions to health workforce and health care challenges. Over the past 34
years, we have assisted 100 countries to strengthen their health workforces and
the systems that support them—at all levels and across the continuum of care.
About USAID Project:
IntraHealth is seeking to
implement the anticipated United States Agency for International Development
(USAID) Karamoja Health and HIV/AIDS Integrated Activity. The health services
that will be supported by the overall project include HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, nutrition,
family planning, and maternal, neonatal and child health.
Job Summary: The
Director Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) will provide leadership to guide
the technical direction and oversee staff and activities to support health
systems critical to service delivery and management in the region. This
includes activities in supply chain management (SCM), strategic information
(SI) and information systems, human resources for health (HRH), and laboratory
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Offers technical leadership and expertise to the
    project on health systems strengthening
  • Provides input into the development of project-wide
    strategies and work plans to address HSS issues prioritized by the
    Government of Uganda and key stakeholders in Karamoja
  • Steers the development of annual and supplementary
    work plans under project objective for Health Systems Strengthening
  • Supervises and actively contribute to implementation
    of objective activities
  • Works closely with district officials, private
    nonprofit entities, and communities to develop strategies, plans, and
    objectives that will strengthen systems to improve provision of health services
    in their service areas
  • Provides guidance in strategies in improving
    leadership and management of health services at the district and facility
  • Offers technical assistance in strategies for
    improving performance management in order to optimize performance of
    health workers
  • Provides guidance in recruitment and retention of
    health workers
  • Provides expertise in establishing and maintaining
    Human Resources for Health information systems
  • The incumbent will be tasked to increase private
    sector involvement in the health system
  • Works with financial and administrative staff in
    budgeting, procurement, and logistics in support of HSS activities
  • Actively communicates program trends, challenges, and
    successes, to project management and IntraHealth supervisors
  • Documents program activities for wider dissemination
    of lessons learned, and participates in conferences as time and funding
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a Master’s degree in public
    health or a related field.
  • At least eight years of progressive experience in
    designing, managing and implementing complex, large scale public health
    programs, including experience in managing a team to implement HSS program
  • At least eight years of experience successfully
    working with the Ministry of Health and other key stakeholders in Uganda,
    and preferably in Karamoja, to build consensus, understanding, and
    alignment between donor expectations, partner objectives, and client
    (government) needs.
  • Past exposure and experience working on projects
    supported by the United States Government (USG) is preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the challenges impacting
    health service delivery in Karamoja.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication
    skills in English. Fluency in Swahili is preferred.
Personal Competencies:
Innovation: Develops new, better or
significantly different ideas, methods, solutions or initiatives within your
role that result in improvement of IntraHealth’s performance and meeting
objectives, results and global commitments.
Accountability: Holds self and others accountable
for all work activities, research and personal actions and decisions; follows
through on commitments and focuses on those activities that have the greatest
impact on meeting measurable high quality results for IntraHealth’s success.
Exercises ethical practices, respectful words and behaviors, and equitable
treatment of others in all activities.
Knowledge of and ability to put into action customer
service concepts, processes and techniques to access internal and/or external
client needs and expectations and meet or exceed those needs and expectations
through providing excellent service directly or indirectly.

Applies organizational knowledge to identify and maintain focus on key success
factors for IntraHealth while recognizing, anticipating and resolving organizational
challenges. Ability to develop organization and industry-specific expertise and
apply sound decision making processes to reach productive resolutions that
translates strategy into actionable business plans.
Relationship Management:
Knowledge and ability to determine and satisfy client
needs (internally and externally) and maintain partnering and productive
relationships during engagements, including influencing, communicating,
presenting, facilitating, and managing new relationships.
Communication (Oral and Written):
Understands effective communication
concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, explain
complex technical concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the
audience; and receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs
through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.
How to Apply: 
All candidates who wish to join
IntraHealth International’s USAID Project should Apply Online at the web link

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