Regional Human Resource Management Officer Careers – IntraHealth International

Organisation: IntraHealth
Project Name: USAID
Strengthening Human Resources for Health (SHRH) Project
Duty Station:  Jinja, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Chief of
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
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
Human Resource Management Officer will work directly with districts, IPs and
PNFPs in his/her assigned region to provide technical assistance in the areas
of evidence based strategic human resources planning, including health
workforce projection, action planning, and costing. S/he will specifically
provide technical support in developing capacities for data analysis and use in
determining human resource needs, planning interventions and monitoring
outcomes and results of the project interventions in the districts. He/she will
collaborate with other IPs and stakeholders in the districts and RRH to promote
partnerships, complementary and synergies in health workforce support for
improved health service coverage and outcomes.
Key Duties and
Ensure effective coverage of all districts
within assigned region on critical project interventions, including the SHRH
district Intervention Package 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 Facilitate
working continuously with regional and local partners to achieve ownership,
political support, and skills transfer for overall project sustainability.
Work with 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
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 Organize and lead
activity interventions, including preparing budgets, tracking expenditures,
ensuring work proceeds according to plans and timelines and ensuring the
quality of the deliverables.
Support the health sector managers to review and
operationalize HR policies, guidelines, and procedures Prepare and provide
regular reports on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
Actively contribute to activities and work teams
as assigned and any other duties as appropriate.
Avail technical performance standards; assess
performance gaps to be reviewed by local teams annually, ensure annual
performance improvement plans are made and supervision tools used.
Key Performance Indicators:
Capacity for HRH data analysis and use built
among DHMT, RRH management teams and HR managers in the districts
Comprehensive and costed HRH plans developed annually
as an integral part of the district health plans and RRH plans.
District Performance Management Committees
Annual District Health Plans and Health Unit
Annual Plans Developed
Individual Performance plans developed according
to clear jobs descriptions
Routine Performance monitoring and appraisal
Rewards and Sanctions system established
Coordinate and support the implementation of
results-oriented district support supervision.
Abseentism significantly reduced
HRIS Functional, database maintained up to date
and data regularly analyzed and used for decision making in districts and RRHs.
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
The ideal candidate for the USAID Intra Heath
International Project Regional Human Resource Management Officer 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 in implementing
or managing HRH or related activities in Uganda, including involvement in
several of the following areas: National HRH assessment, workforce policy and
planning, human resource development and management, development and deployment
of human resource information systems, leadership development, workforce
projections and costing, performance improvement, 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.
Previous experience and functional familiarity
with HRIS or similar systems, or ability to develop those skills quickly
Proven ability to carry out analysis of HRH
issues; and sound costing of interventions to motivate resource allocation for
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
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.
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
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 behaviors.
How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly encouraged to send their applications to
the Senior Administration & HR Officer including an updated CV, and
photocopies of their certificates and testimonials via email to
NB: Total file size of
attachments should not exceed 2MB.
Deadline: Friday, 21st
October 2016

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