Senior Technical Advisor – MAPD US Non-profit Careers – Jhpiego

Organization: Jhpiego
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to:
Country Director
About US:
Jhpiego is a US
international non-profit health organization affiliated with the Johns Hopkins
University. For over 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to
prevent the needless deaths of women and their families. Jhpiego works with
health experts, governments and community leaders to provide high quality
healthcare to their people. Jhpiego also develops strategies to help countries
care for themselves by training competent heath care workers, strengthening
health systems and improving delivery of care.
Job Summary:  The Senior Technical Advisor will provide
technical and program oversight and direction in the area of malaria in
pregnancy (MIP)   Reproductive
health   and other new health areas the
Uganda Country office will be required to expand their programming. The
technical advisor will serve as the main internal resource to all MAPD Jhpiego
staff, and the Country Director on all technical aspects especially for new
business development. This position will ensure the technical and
methodological soundness of activities and, in collaboration with the project
team and partners, support the design of service delivery strategies, based on
sound and current scientific evidence. The position holder will be based in
Kampala
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Technical Support:
  • Provide seniorlevel malaria technical expertise to
    USAID/PMI, MAPD partnership and MOH at national and district level
  • Contribute to the development of strategic plans, work plans,
    proposals and other strategic document as required.
  • Ensure departmental work-plans are in line with program scope and
    proposal and that they are up-dated and effected.
  • Provide technical oversight, strategic direction and ensure
    appropriate support for the implementation of program activities
  • Represent MAPD in technical and or malaria coordination/partnership
    meetings and ensure MAPD presence in all relevant forums at central and
    district level
  • Ensure that MAPDs work is disseminated through National Scientific
    conferences regional and International conferences.
Management:
  • Provide effective management to the technical team under him/her to
    set priorities and ensure effective programming including quality,
    timeliness and impact.
  • Provide leadership, strategic direction and appropriate support to
    technical team, Regional Coordinators and other MAPD staff to ensure
    timeliness and quality of program implementation.
  • Lead on human resource management of department – JDs, appraisals,
    disciplinary measures, leave monitoring etc.
  • Work closely with the Technical Team on setting program priorities
    and directions, and responding to requests for support from local
    counterparts.
  • Work with M&E staff to design, implement a plan to track
    data/results of core program areas of implementation.
  • Identify and drive opportunities for collaboration, learning and
    adaptation.
  • Support the DCoP to ensure timely implementation of all program
    inputs for all MAPD districts, including planning, assessments, site
    strengthening, follow-up and supervision, advocacy, demand creation,
    policy support, capacity-building and M&E across program sites,
    according to expected deliverable and donor specifications.
  • Oversee data collection, analysis and development of conclusions and
    recommendations to further strengthen program implementation
  • Coordinate and monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of the work
    of short-term consultants on technical implementation as statement of work
Reporting:
  • Ensure timely and accurate reports are provided by technical team
    members and regions, the STA will consolidate these, analyse, and share
    with DCoP on time.
  • Work alongside M+E team to ensure appropriate data is collected to
    evaluate activities and drive targeted action to improve indicators.
  • Document lessons identified and ensure ongoing learning is
    assimilated, working closely with Senior M&E Advisor.
  • Ensure integration of crosscutting components of gender, youth and
    private sector
  • Support MOH in reviewing, drafting and disseminating malaria control
    policies, strategies and guidelines
  • Effectively coordinate with stakeholders including MOH, NMCP, MCH,
    RHD, EMTCT, USAID
    supported projects, UNICEF and RBM
    partnership etc.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Jhpiego Senior Technical Advisor job
    placement must hold a medical degree (doctor or nursing) or Master’s in
    Public Health
  • Seven years of experience applying malaria programs in Uganda or
    similar context.
  • Five years’ experience in managing $10M per year in donor-funded
    projects and in the design and implementation of large health projects;
    preferably in East Africa;
  • Three years’ experience of managing direct and remote technical
    staff.
  • Proven track record managing a project team composed of several
    technical experts and fostering team work
  • Skill in at least two or more of the following technical areas:
    strengthening service delivery programs, training, pre-service education,
    performance and quality improvement, monitoring and evaluation
  • The ability to liaise with senior MOH officials, donors especially
    USAID, executives of NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, the for-profit business community,
    and senior members of the donor community;
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of Ugandan healthcare system,
    particularly the public health system, experience living and working in
    Uganda preferred
  • Strong skills in word processing and Excel spread sheets
  • Familiarity with USAID, or other USG administrative, management and
    reporting procedures and systems
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in national
    programs and technical staff in the areas
  • Excellent written, presentation, communication and organizational
    skills in English
  • Ability to travel up to 40% time
  • Ugandan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should apply by applying online at the link
below.
Deadline: 14th August 2018
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