Senior Program Officer, Governance Jobs – Ministry of Health

Job Title:    Senior Program Officer, Governance

Organisation: Ministry of Health

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Project Coordinator


About US:

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has received a grant from the Centers tor Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) Cooperative Agreement (CoAg), a strategic mechanism of the United States Government (USG) to implement activities in line with its mandate in support of the Public health response to HIV/AIDS and other health systems. CDC supports a pool of Human Resources that are expected to lead the implementation of the grant. The staff to be recruited under this grant will be contracted by the MOH. The contracts are for one (1) year renewable subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance of the staff.


Job Summary:  The incumbent will be providing technical guidance in the coordination and programming for the Regional Referral Hospital and District mechanisms.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Participating in developing policies, plans, strategies, guidelines and standards for Regional Referral Hospital and district health facilities.
  • Providing technical assistance and guiding the process of budgeting and operational planning.
  • Providing technical support in program management to a broad portfolio of Regional Referral Hospital, Implementing Partners and District health facilities.
  • Managing collaborations and linkages on program activities with Public Private Partnerships, Government entities, Non-government Organizations and communities.
  • Preparing periodic performance reports.
  • Guiding, supervising, monitoring and coordinating staff activities.
  • Supporting research initiatives.
  • Participating in capacity building and development activities targeting Regional Referral Hospital districts health facilities and other health workers at various levels.
  • Coordinating meetings with Regional Referral Hospital, Implementing Partners and other key stakeholders


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold an MBChB, with at either a Master’s Degree in a Medical, Public Health, Epidemiology or any other health related relevant field.
  • Possession of a post graduate qualification in Management, project planning and Management or the equivalent would be of added advantage.
  • Must be registered with the Uganda medical and dental practitioners’ council with a valid
  • practicing license.
  • A minimum of six (6) years relevant working experience in implementing public health and Regional Referral Hospital and district level support, with at least three (3) years at national level.
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervision skills. Team work, excellent communication & writing skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning and understanding of the strategic direction of MoH and PEPFAR programmes.
  • Demonstrated advanced level skills in various computer packages


How to Apply:

Please submit your application to:


The Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Health Headquarters (At the Reception)

Plot 6, Lourdel Road, Wandegeya

Tel. +256417-712260/+256417-712221


Please include your telephone number and email contacts on the application. Applicants should attach the following:

  • Recent passport-size photograph.
  • Detailed curriculum Vitae.
  • Certified copies of the academic certificates and transcripts.
  • Two recommendation letters from two of the most recent supervisors/employers.
  • A photocopy of your appointment letter for your most recent position.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The list of shortlisted candidates will be displayed on the MOH Noticeboard


Salary and Benefits: The position has attractive salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Deadline: 8th April 2021


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