Global Fund Grant Jobs – Health Systems Strengthening HSS Grant Coordinator at Ministry of Health

Organisation: Ministry of
Health
Funding Source: Global Fund
Reports to: Coordinator,
FCO

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The Government
of the Republic of Uganda under the Ministry of Health has received funding
from the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to support
among other things recruitment of key staff to assist in improvement of the
Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) grant performance. The goals of the Health
Systems Strengthening grant are to:
·        
Strengthen the Procurement and Supply Management
(PSM) system
·        
Support improvements in the Management Information
Systems and Monitoring and          
·        
Support community involvement in the delivery of
health services
Additionally,
the National TB and Leprosy Program (NTLP) is under the department of the
National Disease Control (NDC) in the Ministry of Health. NTLP’s overall
functions are to establish country wide quality diagnosis and treatment
services for TB and Leprosy and to coordinate the implementation of TB and
Leprosy control activities. Under the National Program is a National TB
Reference Laboratory whose functions are; to provide technical guidance to all
TB diagnostic facilities and standardization of Laboratory TB and Leprosy provide
technical supervision and training of laboratory staff on TB and Leprosy
Diagnosis Techniques, Confirmation of drug resistant TB and provide follow up
culture and drug susceptible tests as a national referral facility. It also
supports coordinated drug resistant TB surveillance and technical support roll
out of new laboratory technologies and support their uptake and utilization. It
also carries out operational research activities.
Job Summary: The Health
Systems Strengthening HSS Grant Coordinator will have the major responsibility
on ensuring the effective and efficient day to day implementation of the grant
activities. The incumbent will support the implementation of the HSS Grant at
national and sub-national levels taking care to maximize the gains from the
previous GF investments and provide support to critical areas that have high
impact on the overall  national health
system. He/she will support strengthening of sub-national planning/
coordination, implementation, reviews and grant closure.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Document the existing and any future Sub-Recipients
(SRs) of the HSS Grant as well as all its key stakeholders.
·        
Organize grant implementation review meetings where
the SRs provide updates to the key Stakeholders. Key stakeholders including MOH
senior and Top Management, UAC, warehouses, Regional teams, DHOs, regional
referral hospitals and Implementing Partners, among others.
·        
The incumbent will maintain a communication link
between all HSS grant sub-national implemented (liaison officer) and the FCO of
the Ministry of Health
·        
Ensure that all Sub-Recipients are implementing
within the valid legal frameworks and agreements
·        
Ensure that SRs are compiling and submitting agreed
reports/delivering expected outputs and together with the HSS M&E
Specialist, regularly compile the Progress Updates reports for submission to
the Global Fund
·        
Organize field visits to monitor implementation of
grant activities and promptly compile field reports and ensure that SRs adhere
to the MoH guidelines and grant conditions
·        
Identify and document capacity development needs for
the HSS Grant SRs especially for staff involved in programmatic and financial
reporting and advise the FCO Coordinator on appropriate action
·        
Prepare briefs for the FCO Coordinator to brief the
MoH leadership, the Principal Recipient (PR) and Country Coordinating Mechanism
(CCM),
·        
Work closely with the regional performance
monitoring teams and Ministry of Health staff to support planning, capacity
building, reporting and performance monitoring of the grant, across all levels
of the decentralized response
·        
Compile action plans for addressing grant management
actions as will be issued from the Global Fund Secretariat and devise means for
monitoring their implementation
·        
Work closely with the Finance resource persons to
follow-up financial reports from implementers be it individuals or
organizations
·        
Ensure that all cross cutting health systems
strengthening activities are effectively planned and executed with the relevant
stakeholders.
·        
Represent the FCO coordinator in key operational HSS
meetings and other fora,
·        
Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the FCO
Coordinator from time to time
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant should preferably hold a first degree
in health related or social sciences discipline with a Master’s degree in
Public Health or equivalent. Possession of a post graduate qualification in
Project management shall be an added advantage.
·        
At least five years’ relevant experience in
management of health programs in Uganda.
·        
Proven experience in facilitating and training of
health service providers.
·        
Documented evidence of reporting on donor funded
projects will be an added advantage
·        
Excellent oral and written communication skills particularly
report writing skills
·        
Ability to work closely in a team environment
·        
Adaptable and able to work in stressful conditions
·        
Self-motivated but with the ability to make good use
of the experience and efforts of others
·        
Computer literacy skills
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications
addressed to the Permanent Secretary, MOH to the address below;
Ministry of
Health,
Plot 6 Lourdel
Road, Room D213, Block D, 2nd Floor.
P.O. Box 7272,
Kampala,
Kampala.
Uganda.
Deadline: 11th September 2015.
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