Senior Technical Advisor for Health Policy and Planning Employment Placement – Ministry of Health (MoH)




Organization: Ministry
of Health (MoH)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Permanent
Secretary
About US:
The Ministry of Health (MoH)
has received support from the United States Government to strengthen its Human Resource
capacity. The support is intended to improve human resource management and
leadership mfr particular focus on policy and planning, performance management
and human resource development. The Staff to be recruited under this support
will be contracted by the MOH.
Job Summary: The Senior
Technical Advisor for Health Policy and Planning will provide technical assistance
to MOH on health policy formulation and strategic planning and building capacity
for development, monitoring, evaluation and coordination of purpose, sector policies
and strategies, ensuring consistency and harmony with the overall      and national policies and strategies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide
    technical, policy and strategic planning support to the top leadership of
    the MOH with a particular focus on health systems strengthening
  • Provide
    technical expertise, leadership and collaborates in the designing,
    implementation, monitoring and evaluation of health policies and plans
    with a particular focus on health systems areas of governance, quality
    improvement, human resources and financial management.
  • Participate
    in multi-stakeholder technical and policy working groups with a particular
    focus on the governance and accountability; health financing; health
    insurance; and procurement and logistics related working groups.
  • Provide
    technical and programmatic expertise in planning, implementing and
    evaluating quarterly MOH reviews, annual work plans and Health Sector
    Joint Review Meetings. ,
  • Take
    lead in preparing Implementation Letters (ILs) for commitment of Donor
    funds working closely with responsible MOH technical Staff.
  • Provide
    technical leadership and guidance in areas related to inclusive health
    systems strengthening.
  • Provide
    technical expertise and guidance in comprehensive and integrated planning,
    implementation, monitoring and evaluation to key MOH interventions
  • Identify
    opportunities for integrating “state- of- the-art” approaches
    into MOH leadership and management activities and conducting technical
    assessments and recommending strategies to pilot innovative interventions,
    including integration, where appropriate, of innovative approaches into
    current programs.
  • Collaborate
    and network with high-level public and private sector officials involved
    with health programs keeping them informed of the MOH policies and
    strategy and actions needed.
  • Provide
    professional support to the Office of the Minister of Health by:
  • Participating
    in MOH Top Management meetings and taking lead in follow up actions from
    the meetings as may be asked to do so.
  • Identifying
    emerging priority policy and strategic issues from the Top Management
    meetings and initiating follow actions in consultation with the Minister
    and other senior staff of the MOH.
  • Participating
    in preparation of high level documentation including policy briefs,
    cabinet memos and Ministerial Policy Statements.
  • Provide
    expert support and attending meetings to strengthen coordination and
    synergy of MOH activities with activities supported by other sectors,
    ministries, non-governmental organizations and health donor partners:
  • Provide
    expert support to strengthen system for exchange of technical information,
    providing expert technical opinion and identifying opportunities for
    technical and programmatic partnerships and collaboration for effective
    resource utilization.
  • Perform
    other relevant duties as may be assigned by the Permanent Secretary
Key Result Areas:
  • Provision
    of technical advice to Ministry of Health top management in defining and
    strengthening governance, policy and strategic directions of the ministry
    for effective, efficient, responsive and resilient health system.
  • Provision
    of technical guidance on health policy development, strategic planning and
    management, identification of existing policy and strategic bottlenecks
    and recommending remedial options,
  • Provision
    of technical support to and capacity building of senior MOH staff and
    strengthening the systems for policy, planning and strategic leadership
  • Coordination
    of the preparation and submission of quality quarterly, semi-annual and
    annual ministry and sector performance reports, cabinet papers, technical
    briefs and policy statements.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must hold an Honours degree in Public Policy, Social Work and
    Social Administration, Social Sciences (with Sociology, Social
    Administration, Economics, and Public Administration), Development Studies
    with a course unit in Policy Analysis or bachelor’s degree in any of the
    Health Sciences from a recognized University/Institution.
  • A
    Master’s degree in either Public Policy, Business Administration, Public
    Administration, Public Health, Health Planning and Policy, Health Services
    Management, Strategic Planning or Economics from a recognized
    University/Institution.
  • Possession
    of a PhD in the relevant field is of an added advantage
  • A
    minimum of ten years of relevant working experience at senior management
    level from Government or a reputable organization.
  • Extensive
    work experience and understanding of the health sector.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested Ugandans are encouraged to send a filled Application Form/ Public
Service Form 3 (2008), download
here
, 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, (At the Reception). Hand
written applications are also acceptable.
Deadline: 2nd February, 2018

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