Director Health Service Delivery Employment Opportunity – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party
About US:
The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and
livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and
gain control of their future. It was created by Albert Einstein more than 80
years and has been working in Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in
the conflict zones where tens of thousands of people have been kills and over
1.6 million displaced. Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are
returning home and looking to rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect
women and children from violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment
and encouraging education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and
helping communities promote peace and long-term development.
About USAID RHITES-N Project:
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) implements the USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in Northern Uganda Project
(USAID/Uganda RHITES-N) whose aim is to contribute to measurable improvements
in key population-based national health indicators and include activities for
comprehensive regional health and HIV/AIDS programs. The purpose of this
project is to increase the effective use of sustainable health services in the
Acholi Region of Northern Uganda. By responding to disease-specific burdens in
respective regions and concentrating increased resources on specific
interventions in focus districts, RHITES-N, Acholi is expected to provide a
significant, measurable, and lasting impact on key indicators such as HIV and
malaria prevalence; maternal, neonatal and child mortality; met need for modern
contraception; and child development outcomes.
Job Summary: The Director
Health Service Delivery will support the Chief of Party in the design,
implementation, and monitoring of high impact health interventions.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
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In charge of designing and leading initiatives
to improve the capacity of districts, health facilities and their served
communities to deliver high quality, high impact health interventions and
services.
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Responsible for the designing and leading
technical understanding of initiatives that link HFs and communities and/or
health referral networks to provide better access to essential services. Ensure
a continuum of services that provide systematic referrals and counter-referrals
between HF and community levels.
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Building an integrated vision amongst related
components and diverse actors, focusing on achieving results in HIV/AIDS, TB,
malaria, FP, MNCH and nutrition
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Enhancing linkages and referrals between the
community and the facility to ensure a continuum of response in the delivery of
health services
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In charge of identifying obstacles and risks
related to implementation of the health services results in a timely manner and
suggest appropriate adjustments to the headquarters office and USAID
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Introducing high impact heath innovations for
improved comprehensive and integrated health and HIV/AIDS services that take
into consideration the need for strong health systems at all levels
·        
Leading the service delivery team to develop
strategies to support key populations and those most vulnerable, particularly
in high disease burden geographic areas
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Ensuring that all interventions and services are
aligned and delivered according to the norms, guidelines and priorities
established by the MoH and PEPFAR/USAID
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Offering guidance and support as required, to
the Ministry of Health (MOH), and PEPFAR/USAID in the development of policies
that promote new technical ideas and identifies and track new opportunities.
·        
Regularly review deliverables for completeness,
accuracy, and implementation of continuous quality improvement initiatives
·        
Take lead in the development of the project
strategic and operational plans, and oversee the development and successful
implementation of the service delivery annual work plans.
·        
Lead project reporting ,analysis and use of
strategic information
·        
Regularly monitor program implementation,
including internal and external client satisfaction, using quality assurance
tools developed in collaboration with related programs within the project.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
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The applicant must hold a Master’s Degree in
public health or a related field; or A Bachelor’s Degree and at least five (5)
years of experience (in addition to the 8 years requirement noted below) in
public health or a related field.
·        
Eight (8) years of experience with progressively
increasing responsibility in managing a service delivery and technical
assistance program of similar scope and size.
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Demonstrated expertise and experience in service
Quality Improvement approaches.
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Experience and expertise in designing and
implementing successful facility and community based integrated health
services.
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Demonstrated subject-matter expertise in two or
more of the following areas: HIV, TB, maternal/newborn or child health, family
planning/reproductive health, health service delivery, youth and gender issues,
and public-private partnerships.
·        
Previous experience working in decentralized
health and HIV service delivery within sub-Saharan Africa.
·        
Prior experience working with Ministries of
Health at various levels in the health sector, and an understanding of their
structures, systems and policies.
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Previous experience in monitoring, evaluation
and public health research.
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Technical proficiency in integrated health
program design, implementation, and M&E.
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Proven experience in managing similar projects
involving management of multi-million dollar budgets/portfolios and
coordination with multiple programs and partner institutions.
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Demonstrated knowledge and application of
conflict sensitive approaches within project design.
·        
Broad knowledge and prior application of
participatory methodologies.
·        
Strong leadership, analytical and organizational
skills.
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Demonstrated ability to quickly assess
priorities and effectively manage a variety of activities at a time while
paying appropriate attention to detail.
·        
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to
interact professionally with donor, project stakeholders, in-country
collaborators and staff at all levels of the organization. Proven ability to
convene/chair high profile meetings and ability to productively interact with a
wide range of organizations
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Skills in the area of results-based management
and the use of M&E frameworks as a primary management tool.
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Understanding of USAID procurement processes and
procedures.
·        
Strong MS Office skills, including Word and
Excel.
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Strong written and oral presentation skills in
English.
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Demonstrated ability to build and maintain
effective working relationships with donors, project stakeholders, in-country
collaborators, and staff at all levels of the organization.
·        
Must be an effective public speaker; able to
present to small groups as well as larger audiences that could include donors,
partners and/or MoH staff.
·        
Excellent cross-cultural interpersonal skills.
Proven ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically
diverse staff, clients and consultants.
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Ability to travel within Uganda as required.
·        
Fluency in written and spoken English and
demonstrated capacity to effectively communicate and document, including the
writing of quality reports and detailed analysis of strategic information,
using computer programs such as Word, Excel, Power-point.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications online at the link below.

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