4 Regional Project Officers NGO Job Placements – Infectious Diseases Institute

Job Title:       4 Regional Project officers
Organization: Infectious
Diseases Institute
Duty Station: Kampala,
About us:
The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is a
Ugandan not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to strengthen health
systems in Africa, with strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through
research and capacity development. IDI has live operational areas through which
it works to achieve its mission; Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training,
Research, Laboratory services (including the CAP—certified IDI Core Lab) and Outreach.
The Institute is partnering with Palladium in implementation of the United
States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) 5-year ‘Uganda Health
Systems Strengthening (UHSS)” project. The purpose of the UHSS is to
strengthen Uganda’s health system through improved leadership and
accountability for results in public and private health sectors. The Project
will be implemented in the four regions or Uganda; Eastern, Central, Western
and Northern.
Job Summary: The Regional Project
officers focuses on providing technical support and mentorship across district
local governments and communities to strengthen leadership, and management of
Human resources for Health.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Support district local governments in the preparation
of district budgets.
Ensure programmatic decisions on UHSS best
practices and innovations are clearly communicated to the intended recipients
in the various districts.
Conduct mentorship and technical support to
local governments and CHWs in respective districts of operation
Map and regularly update lists of all project
related data to facilitate high quality community health services provision.
Develop work plans and reports in line with
timeliness agreed by line supervisors
Maintain harmonious and constructive
relationship with district and community leadership structures.
Conduct routine visits to district local
government work force to monitor performance, build capacity and provide

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal applicant must hold a Master’s degree
in Public Health or a related field is desirable.
At least five years’ experience relevant,
professional experience managing and implementing health systems strengthening
programs in the areas of health governance, human resources for health
management, and/or health services delivery at district or regional level.
Five (5) years demonstrated experience providing
technical support to districts and communities in health systems activities.
Skill in strengthening service delivery
programs, training, perlormance and quality improvement and monitoring and
The ability to liaise with senior DOH, DHTS,
district leadership, executives of NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, the for protit business
Demonstrated in-depth understanding ot Uganda
healthcare system, particularly the public health system.
Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical
capacity of districts staff in OI
Ability to make frequent travels to different
regions of the country on project work.
Have working knowledge in prciect/grants
management support to district local governments.
Strong knowledge of health systems strengthening
Ql at district, community and regional referral level.
Knowledge of continuous quality improvement
Understanding of district and community dynamics
and management.
Strong oral and written communications skills
are required to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working
relationships with districts, implementing partners.
Strong computer literacy especially with MS
Ability to effectively gather, interpret, and
report on data obtained from a variety of sources,
Ability to facilitate training workshops and
meetings in a clear and concise manner to audiences with varying degrees of
knowledge/experience in the area of strategic planning, community health
management, and continuous quality improvement.
Ability to operate successfully in a team
environment and to work independently.
Excellent communication, interpersonal and
writing skills.
How to
All Candidates that meet the above criteria and
have what it takes to excel in these positions should semi their Cvs. including
details of email address, present position, current remuneration,
Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact
to the stiputate email address not later than 22nd November, 2019. Email your
application and CV to hr@idi.co.ug
Key Notes:
IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does
not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at the stage of the recruitment
Make sure that your application letter, CV and
certificates are attached as one document
indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for
your email
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic
The Senior Human Resource Manager
Infectious Diseases Institute— lDl Knowledge
Makerere University Main Campus
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University
P.0. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
Deadline:   22nd
November 2019

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