Senior Advisor Decentralized Response Job Placement – Ministry of Health (MoH)

Organization: Ministry of
Health (MoH)
Funding Source: United
States of America Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Director General
Health Services
About US:
The Ministry of Health (MoH) has received funds to support a five year
Cooperative Agreement (CoAg) with the United States of America Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Cooperative Agreement will support
HIV prevention, care and treatment policy development, strategic information
and the current National Laboratory Strategic Plan. The MOH intends to use some
of the resources under this assistance to support several technical positions
in the AIDS Control Program (ACP), Central Public Health Laboratories (CPHL),
Resource Center, and National TB and Leprosy Program (NTLP) to execute the
function of policy formulation and monitoring implementation. The staff to be
recruited under this support will be contracted by the MOH under the support
received from CDC through the CoAg. The contracts are initially for one year
with a provision for annual renewal up to four years subject to availability of
funds and satisfactory performance of the staff.
Job Summary: The Senior
Advisor Decentralized Response will provide overall technical leadership and
strategic direction in the implementation of District -led programming for the
attainment of AIDS free Generation in the Republic of Uganda.
Key Duties and
  • Work closely with strategic partners in
    support of the HIV/AIDS National Strategic Plan, serving as a principal
    liaison for the Ministry of Health with Ministry of Local Government,
    Uganda AIDS Commission, and development partners in support of the Public
    Health response as part of the multi-sectoral HIV AIDS response.
  • In charge of coordinating with other
    partners that support district level HIV&AIDS response, aligning all
    efforts and resources including Human Resources in the district health
    system for sustainable HIV epidemic control.
  • Offering timely technical support to a
    broad portfolio of implementing partners, districts and facilities that
    provide for HIV&AIDS services.
  • Offering technical support to research
    initiatives in for HIV&AIDS prevention
  • Adapting lessons learned from health
    systems strengthening programs/projects/ activities to inform programming
    of the HIV&AIDS response for the attainment of an AIDS Free Generation
  • Working with Makerere School of Public
    Health and other partners to design trainings on behalf of the Ministry of
    Health that will enhance district health team capabilities to analyze and
    use data for decision-making, strategic planning,
    communication/coordination, quality improvement, and monitoring and
  • Managing the implementation of MOH
    policies within the district health systems, drafting concept papers,
    reports and manuscripts supportive of the MOH strategic agenda.
  • Responsible for monitoring and evaluation
    of program implementation and ensuring achievement of set targets
  • Preparing monthly partnerships briefings,
    analysis of performance of district-led programming for senior management
    and other government authorities for decision making.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the CDC Senior
    Advisor Decentralized Response career placement must hold a Medical degree from a recognized
  • Possession of a Master degree in
    International Health, Public health, Business Administration (MBA), Health
    Services Management from a recognized university/ institution
  • Possession of a post graduate
    qualification in project planning and management or Behavior Change
    Communication would be an added advantage
  • Possession
    of a fellowship in HIV & AIDS or infectious diseases would be
  • Must be registered with the Uganda Medical
    and Dental Practitioners council, current practicing license.
  • Possession
    of a post graduate qualification in project planning and management and a
    fellowship in HIV AIDS would be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of ten years’ experience as a
    senior health manager, five of which must have been in managing
    HIV&AIDS programs at District or national level.
  • Previous
    exposure and experience in integrated Health planning
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills and good communication skills both oral and
  • Well versed with the Uganda’s National
    Health systems including decentralized approach (HSSIP, NHP, NHPS),
    current National and Global HIV&AIDS dynamics {trends, studies and
    best practices), country ownership initiatives and PEPFAR programming
  • Demonstrable knowledge and skills in
    managing HIV&AIDS programs
  • Demonstrated
    leadership and supervision, team work, networking with other stakeholders
  • Familiarity with commonly used computer
    packages e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Internet
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandans are encouraged to send a
filled Application Form/ Public Service Form 3 (2008), download
, in triplicate and attach the following; recent certified
passport-size photograph, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of certified
academic certificates and transcripts, photocopies of professional registration
certificates and valid practicing licenses where applicable, two recommendation
letters from two of the most recent supervisors/employers, a photocopy of your
appointment letter for your most recent position and copy of national identity
card.  All applications should bear the
title and the number of the post being applied for. Applicants should apply for
only one post. Applicants should include their telephone and email contacts on
their applications. The complete application should be submitted by hand to the
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, P.O. Box 7272, Plot 6, Lourdel Road,
Wandegeya, Kampala, (Room No. HRM Office B012 MoH Headquarters between 8.00 am
– 5.00 pm working days). Hand written applications are also acceptable.
Deadline: 17th
February, 2017
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