Program Officer, Performance Management NGO Careers – IntraHealth International

Organisation: IntraHealth
International
Project Name: USAID
Strengthening Human Resources for Health (SHRH) project
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Procurement
Manager
About US:
IntraHealth International is a non-profit organization that was founded
in North Carolina, United States and has been working in over 30 years in over
100 countries. IntraHealth 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 well-being.
About SHRH Project:
IntraHealth International is implementing the Strengthening Human Resources
for Health (SHRH) project whose purpose 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 Program
Officer, Performance Management will support the Senior Advisor Performance
Management to develop and implement performance management strategy for
national, district, and health facility levels. The incumbent will support the
Senior Advisor in providing technical assistance to health leaders and managers
to implement the performance management system, including enhanced planning
capacity, support supervision, reward and sanctions, reduction of absenteeism
to improve health worker performance and productivity at national, district,
and health facility levels.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • The incumbent will enhance capacity of
    health leaders and managers to implement the performance management
    initiatives.
  • Offer technical assistance to health
    leaders and managers to translate their expected performance outputs into
    activities and establish a system to monitor their performance.
  • Enhance capacity of District Health
    Management Teams (DHMTs) and Health Facility Managers on the Performance
    Management process and guide them to develop their own individual annual
    performance plans based on district and health facility plans.
  • Provide technical assistance to health
    leaders and managers to implement the performance agreements.
  • Participate in piloting team-based
    problem-solving or peer supervision models as alternatives to the current
    cascade model and enhance mutual learning and team work.
  • Work closely with technical programs at
    Ministry of Health (MOH) and district-based IPs to harmonize and
    disseminate service standards and update tools.
  • Work in liaison with the district,
    facility, and PNFP health managers to determine and implement the strategy
    to reward performance.
  • Actively participate in developing and
    implementing a strategy for reduction and monitoring of absenteeism at
    health facility level.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal applicants for the USAID
    Intrahealth International Program Officer, Performance Management job
    placement should hold an advanced degree in Arts or Social Science, Public
    Health, Economics, or a field related to Human Resources Management,
    Performance Management or Human Resources for Health (e.g., management,
    public policy).
  • At least six years of related working
    experience implementing or managing HRH or related activities in Uganda,
    three of which having served at a senior level of at least Principal
    Officer in Government or in a reputable organization in the private
    sector.
  • Significant exposure and experience in
    performance management
  • Personal Competencies:
    Innovation, Accountability, Service Excellence, Planning and Organizing,
    Interpersonal Relationships, Effective Oral and Written Communication,
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
USAID Project should apply by clicking on the web link below.
Deadline: 6th October
2017
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