Program Officer – Human Resources for Health Management US Non-profit Careers – IntraHealth International

Organisation: IntraHealth
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
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
Job Summary: The
Program Officer – Human Resources for Health Management is responsible for
implementing the project’s human resource management initiatives for health
workers supported by PEPFAR seconded to government and PNFP health care facilities
in USAID-supported districts in Uganda. S/he will be responsible for providing
technical assistance to the districts to manage the PEPFAR supported health
workers and transition them to the GOU pay scheme. He/she will be responsible
for ensuring that all aspects of HR management are conducted in compliance with
USAID and IntraHealth regulations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support the districts, hospitals and PNFP organizations in
    completion of health worker contracting processes
  • Serve as the primary contact of the project to  the districts to ensure  appropriate and timely support is
    provided as needed
  • Plan and organize district and regional meetings as needed
  • Liaise regularly with the districts to advocate and facilitate the
    absorption of the seconded staff positions onto the GOU pay scheme.
  • Maintain and regularly update the health worker database for all
    PEPFAR seconded staff
  • Support districts and MOH to conduct recruitments &
    facilitate  orientation for the new
  • Conduct support supervision visits in collaboration with the
    district and PNFP management
  • Oversee the reporting of labour time and ensuring timely submission
    of electronic and paper timesheets, as well as the appropriate tracking
    and recoding of leave
  • Support the districts’ health worker performance management efforts
    ensuring that performance evaluation and appraisals are completed in line
  • Establish and maintain personnel paper and electronic files for the
    projects’ record. Keep files in an organized, orderly manner for ease of
  • Oversee the implementation of the health worker management guidance
    issued by the USAID/SHRH project to the supported districts and
  • Ensure adherence to the Uganda labor laws and practices

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Intrahealth International Program Officer –
    Human Resources for Health Management job placement must hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Human Resources, Organizational Psychology or another relevant
  • Five to seven years of work experience in public health and
    development with a focus on Human Resources and Human Resources for Health
  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams
  • Ability to multi-task in a high-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills,
    particularly as related to report development
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, with excellent MS Word and Excel
Personal Competencies:
  • Innovation – Develops new, better or significantly different ideas, methods,
    solutions or initiatives that result in improvement of IntraHealth’s
    performance and meeting objectives, results and global commitments.
  • Accountability
    Holds self and others accountable for all work activities, research and
    personal actions and decisions; follows through on commitments and focuses
    on those activities that have the greatest impact on meeting measurable
    high quality results for IntraHealth’s success.  Exercises ethical practices, respectful
    words and behaviors, and equitable treatment of others in all activities.
  • Service Excellence – Knowledge of and ability to put into action customer service
    concepts, processes and techniques to access internal and/or external
    client needs and expectations  and
    meet or exceed those needs and expectations through providing excellent
    service directly or indirectly.
  • Effective Communication (Oral and Written) – Understands effective communication
    concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, explain
    complex technical concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience;
    and receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs
    through the application of appropriate communication behaviors
  • Planning and Organizing – Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed upon
    strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts
    priorities as required; allocates appropriate time and resources for
    completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when
    planning; and monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary.
  • Interpersonal Relationships – Knowledge of and the ability to effectively interact within and
    across Divisions, Departments/Country Offices in a constructive and
    collaborative manner.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the IntraHealth
International should apply by clicking on the web link below.

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