USAID SHRH Project Jobs – Regional Human Resource Management Officer at Intra Health International

Organisation: Intra Health
Project Name: USAID
Strengthening Human Resources for Health (SHRH) Project
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Chief
of Party
About Intra Health:
For over 30
years, in more than 100 countries, IntraHealth International has empowered
health workers to better serve communities in need. IntraHealth fosters local
solutions to health care challenges by improving health worker performance,
strengthening health systems, harnessing technology, and leveraging
partnerships. In collaboration with governments, nongovernmental organizations,
and private- sector organizations around the world, IntraHealth champions the
needs and contributions of health workers—from doctors and nurses to community
health workers to health facility managers—and works to ensure they have the
tools, supplies, information, training, and support they need to provide
communities they serve with the best possible opportunity for health and
About USAID Intra Health SHRH Project:
The purpose of
the Strengthening Human Resources for Health (SHRH) project is to strengthen
the capacities of central ministries, districts, health professional councils,
PNFP and health training institutions to effectively and efficiently plan,
manage and utilize the health workforce; and strengthen systems for sustained
health worker performance to improve health outcomes for the people of Uganda.
Job Summary: The Regional
HRH Performance Management Officers will work directly with districts, IPs and
PNFPs in his/her assigned region to provide technical guidance and
expertise  in the areas of performance
management, including performance planning, reward and sanction, absenteeism,
support supervision and any other performance management aspects. He/she will
collaborate with other IPs and stakeholders in the districts to promote
partnerships, complementarity and synergies in health workforce support for
improved health service coverage and outcomes.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Ensure effective coverage of all districts within
assigned region on critical project interventions, including the SHRH district
Intervention Package
Facilitate working continuously with regional and
local partners to achieve ownership, political support, and skills transfer for
overall project sustainability.
Identify unique HRH planning challenges such as
workforce planning, recruitment and retention, in different districts and RRH
and design appropriate local solutions Help implement project interventions and
approaches in the areas of recruitment, deployment, and retention Identify and
develop potential linkages between pre-service and in-service training
Work closely with all the stakeholders at the
district level to create a culture of data use, through developing a strategy
for building capacity to analyze data and draw conclusions that will improve
decision-making and planning.
Ensure functionality of HRIS in all districts,
alerting the Kampala-based informatics team or the district-based partners for
follow-up corrective action when needed Offer technical leadership in sharing
and developing new and improved strategies, tools and interventions for
improved human resources planning and document intervention outcomes
The incumbent will organize and lead activity
interventions, including preparing budgets, tracking expenditures, ensuring
work proceeds according to plans and timelines and ensuring the quality of the
Support health sector managers to review and
operationalize HR policies, guidelines, and procedures
Prepare and submit periodic reports on monthly,
quarterly and annual basis.
Significantly contribute to activities and work
teams as assigned and any other duties as appropriate
Key Performance Indicators:
Capacity for HRH data analysis and use built among
DHMT, RRH management teams and HR managers in the districts
Capacity for HRH Planning built at the local
government level and in RRH;
Comprehensive and costed HRH plans developed
annually as an integral part of the district health plans and RRH plans.
Comprehensive HRH reports prepared quarterly and
annually as an integral part of the district health reports and RRH reports.
HRIS functional, database maintained up to date and
data regularly analyzed and used for decision making in the districts and
regional referral hospitals.
Transition plans developed with key stakeholders in
the region per standard project template for passing responsibility for
implementation of interventions to local authorities.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate for the USAID Intra Heath
International Project should hold an advanced degree in Public Health,
Epidemiology, Economics, Biostatistics, or a Social Sciences field related to
human resources for health (e.g., management, public policy).
At least six years’ experience implementing or
managing HRH or related activities in Uganda, including involvement in several
of the following areas: HRH Performance management, HRH assessment, workforce
policy and planning, human resource development and management, leadership
development, delivering or evaluating education for health professionals.
At least three years’ of the working experience
should have been served at a senior level of Principal Officer in Government or
in a reputable organization in the private sector
Familiarity and experience working with the Uganda
health care system, the Ministry of Health, District Government, and other
development organizations in Uganda is a plus.
Past exposure and experience working on USAID-funded
projects highly desirable
Clear commitment and record of achievement to
building the capacity of local partners
Strong verbal and written English communication
Computer literacy in MS Office applications
including Word, Excel, Power Point; Outlook
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.
Service Excellence: 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.
Planning and Organizing: Develops clear
goals that are consistent with agreed upon strategies; identifies priority
activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates
appropriate time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows
for contingencies when planning; and monitors and adjusts plans and actions as
Interpersonal Relationships: Knowledge of
and the ability to effectively interact within and across Divisions,
Departments/Country Offices in a constructive and collaborative manner.
Effective Oral and Written Communication: 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
How to Apply:
All candidates
are strongly encouraged to send their applications to the HR &
Administration Officer including an updated CV, and photocopies of their
certificates and testimonials via email to
NB: Total file size of attachments should not exceed
Deadline: Friday, 2nd October
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