American GHC Fellowship Careers – 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:
IntraHealth International is an international non-profit organization
that has been in existence for over 30 years, in nearly 100 countries, and it
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.
Job Summary: The Health
Worker Performance Management Officer will work with the Senior Advisor for
Performance Management 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 fellow will work with the whole
performance management 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 fellow will actively contribute expertise and creative
innovation to motivate health workers and reduce absenteeism. The fellow will
work with the informatics team to assess and improve existing computer-based
systems for monitoring absenteeism and use the data availed to document best
practices and generate solutions. The fellow will work with the performance
management team on developing innovative motivation and retention strategies
for health workers, especially in rural and hard-to-reach areas.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Lead organizational strategy to improve
    performance of health workers by leveraging data to drive creative
    solutions
  • Assist the Senior Advisor for Performance
    Management to develop innovative motivation and retention strategies for
    health workers, especially in rural and hard-to-reach areas
  • Assess and improve current approaches to
    monitoring and reducing absenteeism
  • Evaluate existing computer-based systems
  • The incumbent will innovate new approaches
    to existing systems
  • Serve as a bridge between the performance
    management team and the informatics team
  • Work with monitoring and evaluation team
    to ensure that absenteeism-related data is properly captured and reported
    for project results
  • Keenly analyze absenteeism data and
    document progress, processes, and strategies
  • Collect best practices to share throughout
    the organization
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Global Health
    Corps Health Worker Performance Management Officer job opportunity should
    hold a Bachelor’s degree. Graduate degree in public administration, public
    policy, organizational development, management, business, public health,
    or social science field related to human resources for health is desired
  • Previous experience in implementing or
    managing human resources for 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
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    implementing human resources leadership, management or organizational
    development
  • Applied skills and experience in data
    analysis
  • Excellent communication and leadership
    skills
  • Flexible in planning and implementing
    activities
  • Conceptual thinker with excellent
    organizational skills, time management skills, and attention to detail
  • Willingness to travel within the country
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft office
    applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Ability to leverage IntraHealth core
    competencies: Innovation, Accountability, Service Excellence,
    Interpersonal Relationships
  • Clear commitment and record of achievement
    to building the capacity of local partners
  • Prior experience with open-source software
    packages
  • Familiarity with the Uganda health care
    system, the Ministry of Health, District Government, and other development
    organizations in Uganda a plus
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. Fellows at IntraHealth are
provided with a basic but comfortable private apartment, situated in Kampala,
an urban center and capital of Uganda.
Note: 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: 18th
January, 2016 at 11:59pm EST
NB: Early applications
are encouraged because they will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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