Health Support Systems Grant Coordinator (HSS Grant) Global Fund Careers – Ministry of Health

Organisation: Ministry of
Project Name:  Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and
Malaria (GFATM)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Commissioner
Health Services (Planning)
About US:
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) is an
International Partnership that provides grants to lower income countries with
high HIV, Malaria and Tuberculosis disease burden. The Fund also supports
health service delivery through grants that are dedicated to health and
community systems strengthening. These resources are additional to and not a
replacement for financing to the health sector from recipient Governments.
Recipient Countries are required to demonstrate transparency, traceability,
attribution and efficient accountability of the resources.
Job Summary: The Health
Support Systems Grant Coordinator (HSS Grant) will support the implementation
of the HSS Grant at national and sub-national levels taking care to maximize
the gains from the previous Global Fund investments and provide support to
critical areas that have high impact on the overall national health system.
He/she will support strengthening of sub-national planning/coordination and the
sustenance of the gains from Global Fund grants and other non-Global Fund
Key Duties and
  • The jobholder will document the existing
    and any future Sub-Recipients (SRs) of the HSS Grant as well as all its
    key stakeholders.
  • Organize grant implementation review
    meetings where the SRs provide updates to the key Stakeholders. Key
    stakeholders including MOH senior and Top Management, UAC, warehouses,
    Regional teams, DHOs, regional referral hospitals and Implementing
    Partners, among others.
  • Maintain a communication link between all
    HSS grant sub-national implementers (liaison officer) and the FCU of the
    Ministry of Health
  • Work closely with the HSS M&E
    Specialist, regularly compile the Progress Updates reports for submission
    to the Global Fund
  • Organize field visits to monitor
    implementation of grant activities and promptly compile field reports and
    ensure that SRs adhere to the Ministry of Health guidelines and grant
  • Identify and document capacity development
    needs for the HSS Grant SRs especially for staff involved in programmatic
    and financial reporting and advise the Commissioner Health Services
    -Planning on appropriate action
  • Prepare briefs for the Commissioner
    Planning to brief the Ministry of Health leadership, the Principal
    Recipient (PR) and Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM),
  • Work in liaison with the Regional
    Performance Monitoring Teams (RPMTs) and Ministry of Health staff to
    support planning, capacity building, reporting and performance monitoring
    of the grant, across all levels of the decentralized response
  • Compile action plans for addressing grant
    management actions as will be issued from the Global Fund Secretariat and
    devise means for monitoring their implementation
  • Work closely with the Finance resource
    persons to follow-up financial reports from implementers be it individuals
    or organizations
  • Ensure that all cross-cutting health
    systems strengthening activities are effectively planned and executed with
    the relevant stakeholders.
  • Represent the Commissioner Planning in key
    operational HSS meetings and other fora,
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned
    by the supervisor from time to time
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Global Fund
    Health Support Systems Grant Coordinator (HSS Grant) job opportunity must
    hold a first degree in health related or social sciences discipline with a
    degree in Public Health or equivalent.
  • Possession of a post graduate
    qualification in Project management shall be an added advantage.
  • At least five years’ relevant experience
    in management of health programs in Uganda.
  • Significant experience in facilitating and
    training of health service provider
  • Excellent oral and written communication
    skills particularly report writing skills
  • Ability to work closely in a team
  • Highly adaptable and able to work in
    stressful conditions
  • Self-motivated but with the ability to
    make good use of the experience and efforts of others
  • Computer literacy skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, P.O. Box
7272, Plot 6, Lourdel Road, Wandegeya, Kampala and hand delivered to the open
Registry Room No. A103. Ministry of Health Headquarters between 8.00 am – 5.00
pm working days).  The complete
applicants should include the following;
  • Detailed curriculum vitae,
  • Photocopies of Professional registration
    certificates and valid practicing licences where applicable.
  • Copy of National Identity Card.
  • All applications should bear the title of
    the post being applied for.
  • Applicants should include their telephone
    and email contacts on their application forms.
  • Applicants subsequently shortlisted for
    oral interviews shall be required to present Originals of their Academic
    Transcripts and Certificates and National Identity Cards at the time of
    sitting the Oral Interviews.
  • Applicants who will not have heard from
    the Ministry within a period of one month after completion of the
    recruitment and selection exercise should consider themselves
Deadline: Friday, 28th
April 2017

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