2 District Program Officer (DPO) US Non-profit Job Opportunities – IntraHealth International

Organization:
IntraHealth International
Duty Station:
Uganda
About US:
IntraHealth
International is a non-profit organization based in Chapel Hill, North
Carolina, U.S.A. that has been in existence for over 30 years in more than 100
countries and it 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 the Project:
The purpose of the
District Health Systems Strengthening on RMNCAH, HIV/AIDS and Nutrition in Karamoja
project funded by UNICEF-Uganda and implemented by IntraHealth International is
to use a health system strengthening approach to address the availability of
quality RMNCAH, HIV/AIDS, and nutrition services in Karamoja. The project will
be implemented in the districts of Karamoja and in full alignment with the
Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), UNICEF’s Rolling Work Plan, and
the relevant Government of Uganda national policies and guidelines. The project
will work at the district, facility and community level to improve planning,
coordination, data use, accountability, quality of care, continuous quality
improvement, and integrated service delivery.
Job Summary:  The District Program Officer (DPO) will be
responsible for the overall coordination of the District Health Systems
Strengthening on RMNCAH, HIV/AIDS and Nutrition in Karamoja project- supported
initiatives in the district of allocation.
S/he will ensure the
implementation of the project and District-specific workplan and interventions
in the focus districts and maintain collaborative relationships with DHMT, facilities
and other implementing partners to enhance the capacity of district and
facility staff to carry out essential services and ensure adherence to
Government of Uganda (GOU) and UNICEF technical and ethical
guidelines/policies. This position will report to the District Capacity
Building and QI technical Advisor.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Provide technical support to district
leadership to develop, implement and monitor an integrated One District Health
Plan including costed inputs from other implementing partners and stakeholders
·       Serve as the liaison between the Moroto-based
project technical staff and the district leadership, including the DHO, DHMTs,
health facilities and other implementing partners.
·       Work with project team and districts to
ensure coordination of the district-specific interventions in the project
workplan at the district, facility and community levels
·       Support district leadership to have
data-driven performance review meetings
·       Support DHMTS to strengthen integrated
supportive supervision, mentoring and coaching (including nutrition)
·       Support DHMTS to continuously use bottleneck
analysis for health and nutrition service improvement
·       Work with district leadership to strengthen
performance management, including supervision to track contribution of health
system strengthening interventions to service delivery outcomes at the health
facility level.
·       Work with district leadership to ensure
Continuous Quality Improvement training, mentorship, and coaching at the
facility level based on district-specific needs
·       Participate in district level quality
improvement, assessments and mentorship, with the DHMT to implement agreed
action plans to improve service quality.
·       Routinely monitor and support the management
and distribution of nutrition commodities and support nutrition supply chain
integration
·       Support the project M&E team and the
health facilities to ensure 100% reporting, accurate and correct data.
·       Monitor progress and provide implementation
status updates to the Project team and contribute towards reporting including
but not limited to monthly (activity plans and progress reports), quarterly,
and annual reports.




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must hold a Degree BSN,
MBChB, Social Sciences, or Clinical Medicine with additional basic degree. A
master’s degree in Public Health or its equivalent will be of added advantage.
·       A good understanding of the District Health
System and experience working with DHMTs
·       Experience implementing Quality Improvement
initiatives and conducting health facility mentorships will be an added
advantage.
·       At least four (4) years of relevant
professional experience managing and implementing health service delivery programs.
·       Preferred technical knowledge and skills in
at least two of the following: Nutrition, HIV/AIDS, or RMNCH
·       Demonstrated ability to work effectively with
government and NGO representatives
·       Preferred work experience with UNICEF and/or
as an implementing partner for other donors.
·       Preferred work experience in Karamoja
·       Willingness to live in a district in Karamoja
·       Proficiency with MS Office Suite, with
excellent MS Word and Excel skills, MS power point
·       Proven interpersonal skills and demonstrated
ability to interact professionally with all key stakeholders
·       Proven leader with strong communication
skills both oral and written.
·       Wilingness to be based in the supported
district.
·       Willingness and ability to work with all
stakeholders.
·       Willingness to travel throughout the project
area with partners and key stakeholders
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.
Summary of Benefits
IntraHealth
International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive
benefits package. We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment
which supports health workers so they can improve the lives of people
throughout the world.
IntraHealth
International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,
disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected
by law, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in
all aspects of employment. This is also to include inquiry about, disclosing,
or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or
employees.
How to Apply:
All Interested
applicants should submit their application and CV title DPO-Kaboong or Karenga
to the Human Resource & Admin Manager through email address
mbalejobs@intrahealth.org
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