Program Officer Health Systems Strengthening NGO Job Vacancies – Save the Children International


Job Title:    Program Officer Health
Systems Strengthening

Organisation: Save
the Children International

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Save the Children
International is an international relief organization that was established in
the United Kingdom in 1919 to improve the lives of children through better
education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing
emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts.


Job Summary:  Save the Children is seeking job applications
for a Program Officer Health Systems Strengthening (HSS).  The Program Officer Health Systems
Strengthening will be primarily responsible Promoting and strengthening health
system management (HR, supply chain, information, leadership, governance, and
accountability). In close collaboration with the DHO’s office he/she will be
responsible for the development of systems strengthening plans, monitoring and
evaluating performance of these systems. He/she will ensure accurate
documentation and reporting on District activities including training and
monitoring. The Officer may be called upon as and when necessary to support the
emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis and to coordinate district level
activities on behalf of the Project Manager HSS.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the Save the Children International Program Officer Health
Systems Strengthening job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in medicine
or health related subject. A Postgraduate training in public health, health
administration, health systems strengthening, Reproductive Health and Gender is
an added advantage.

of five years working experience in MNCH related programming in Uganda
(preferably with an International NGO).

experience in Health Systems Management or as HR officer in a regional referral
hospital is desirable

good understanding of Uganda health care system and respective guidelines

communication, coordination and diplomatic skills to work with district and
community leadership levels

to make a systematic and innovative approach to district health system

Good at
working with crossing boundaries between leadership levels and health
centres/community structures



and experience in training and mentorship of health facility-based health
workers is an added advantage.

of the local languages used in the Respective District is needed.

analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.

to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively
as a member of a team.

to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous

literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.

and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.

developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international
environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures

to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.

developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing,
negotiation and coaching

time management and planning capacity.


How to Apply:

All candidates who
wish to join Save the Children should apply online at the link below.




Deadline: 26th March 2021


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