American Non-profit Jobs – Health Worker Performance Management Officer at IntraHealth International

Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: IntraHealth International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Eligible Citizenship: USA (American)
Salary: Monthly Stipend of 550 dollars per month
About GHC:
Global Health Corps pairs intelligent and
passionate fellows with organizations that require new thinking and innovative
solutions. We provide these young leaders with the tools to remain connected
after their fellowship year finishes, deepening their ability to enact change
through heightened skills and strong partnerships. We currently place fellows
in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia.
About IntraHealth International:
IntraHealth International is an
international non-profit organization that has been in existence for over 30
years, in nearly 100 countries, and 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. IntraHealth has
been working in Uganda for over 25 years. The current project, the USAID-funded
Strengthening Human Resources for Health Activity, works to strengthen the
capacities of ministries, districts, professional councils, and private
not-for-profit organizations to better plan and manage the health workforce for
improved health outcomes. This is achieved through three main result areas:
and equitable recruitment, deployment, and retention of health workers
health worker performance at all levels
pre-service training to meet the needs of Uganda
Job Summary: The Health Worker Performance Management
Officer will be based in Kampala and will work with the Senior Advisor for
Performance Management (PM) on the second result area of the project, which
focuses on enhancing the productivity and performance of the health workforce
so as to improve the quality of health services. The incumbent will work with
the whole PM team, but with special focus on strategies implemented to reduce
absenteeism in the health sector, which is currently estimated at 52%. This
high rate contributes to reduced access to health care, heavy workloads for the
few available health workers, de-motivation, and poor quality of care due to
fatigue. The underlying causes of absenteeism include absent or weak leadership
and management, low pay, lack of accommodation close to the workplace, poor relationship
with the community, safety issues, and poor attitude to work. The Officer will actively
contribute their expertise and creative innovation to health worker motivation
and absenteeism reduction. They will work with the informatics team to assess and
improve upon existing computer-based systems for monitoring absenteeism, and
use the data availed to document best practices and generate solutions. The job
holder will work with the PM team on developing innovative motivation and
retention strategies for health workers, especially in rural and hard-to-reach
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
support to the Senior Advisor – PM to develop innovative motivation and
retention strategies for health workers, especially in rural and hard-to -each
the PM team and work with the informatics team to assess and improve current
approaches to monitoring and reducing absenteeism, including computer-based
systems and other innovate new approaches
analyze absenteeism data and document progress, processes, and strategies
closely with the monitoring and evaluation team to ensure that absenteeism
–related data is being properly captured and reported for project results
Qualifications, Skills and
ideal candidate should be an American who holds a Graduate degree in public
administration, public policy, organizational development, management,
business, public health, or social science field related to human resources for
experience implementing HR leadership and management or organizational
knowledge and understanding of Uganda’s health care system, the Ministry of
Health, district government, and other development organizations in Uganda is an
added advantage
experience implementing or managing Human Resources Health (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
commitment and record of achievement in building the capacity of local partners
experience with open-source software packages
skills and experience in data quality analysis
communication and leadership skills
and flexible in planning and implementing activities
thinker with excellent organizational skills, time management skills, and
attention to detail
to travel within the country
literacy skills i.e. competent in the use of MS office applications including
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
IntraHealth core competencies: innovation, accountability, service excellence,
interpersonal relationships
Job Terms and Conditions: Fellows will be provided with housing,
health insurance and a living stipend of $550/month. Additionally, fellows will
receive an award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year.
Flights to and from the placement site and all other costs associated with GHC
programming are included, including $600 in professional development funds.
Housing for fellows at IntraHealth will be arranged at or near the placement
site in Kampala, an urban center.  Fellow
should be open to travel within Uganda.
The living stipend and completion award may be paid out in USD or local
currency, as determined by the placement organization.
How to Apply:
All applicants who desire to be placed by
the Global Health Corps in the aforementioned organization should express
interest by clearly following the instructions at the web page below.
Deadline: 2nd February, 2016

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