Technical Director, HIV and HSS job at IntraHealth


Technical Director, HIV and HSS job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 28 January 2022

Hiring Organization: IntraHealth

Job Details:

Summary of Role
IntraHealth is seeking a Technical Director, HIV and HSS for the upcoming USAID Uganda Health Activity (UHA). The project’s goals are to increase the survival and well-being of vulnerable populations and improve overall health system resilience in priority districts. UHA will achieve this goal through: 1) Improved access to and use of quality maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH); family planning (FP)/reproductive health (RH); nutrition; and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) health services at community- and health facility-levels; 2) Enhanced local ownership and leadership for sustainable health outcomes; and 3) Strengthened health systems at the regional-, district-, facility-, and community-levels.
The Technical Director, HIV and HSS will be responsible for technical oversight of TA activities for strengthening PEPFAR local IPs and HSS (IR 3). The Technical Director, HIV and HSS reports directly to the COP and works in tandem with the Technical Director, IHSD. This position will take a leadership role in ensuring UHA meets stated HIV and HSS goals, quality standards, and reporting requirements. The Technical Director, HIV and HSS will also coordinate among USAID, other health implementing partners (IPs), and numerous GoU institutions and representatives, particularly at the regional- and district-level for HIV and HSS activities.
This position is contingent upon award and approval by USAID.

• Provide overall technical leadership to health systems strengthening team members for the project.
• Serve as key liaison and work collaboratively with USAID, other health IPs, and numerous GoU institutions and representatives, particularly at the regional- and district-level for HIV and HSS activities.
• Introduce high impact heath innovations for improved comprehensive and integrated health and HIV/AIDS services that take into consideration the need for strong health systems at all levels.
• Integrate gender issues and youth considerations through the activity in alignment with USAID and the Government of Uganda’s national plans.
• Lead provision of technical support to MOH on HIV-related policy, development of guidelines, training materials, SOPs and job aides.
• Support development and implementation of HIV-related quality improvement initiatives in collaboration with district level leadership teams.
• Work with the MEL Director in promoting the use of data for decision making at regional and district level.
• Work with MOH, local entities and other IPs in ensuring that gains made in HIV epidemic control are sustained in 72 districts where PEPFAR local IPs are operating.
• Support the full integration of MNCH, FP and TB within HIV programing in PEPFAR supported districts for high quality, comprehensive service delivery.

• Master’s degree or other advanced degree (PhD, MD) in a relevant field, such as medicine, public health, health system management, social administration, or social sciences.
• At least seven years of experience in managing and/or implementing integrated HIV prevention, care, and treatment and/or HSS programming in a similar context, with at least three of those years working in Uganda as a senior advisor or staff member.
• Experience and expertise in one or more of the following areas: facility- or community-based HIV approaches; health governance; HRH; supply chain strengthening; QI; MEL; capacity strengthening of local organizations.
• Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of senior and mid-level public and private sector counterparts, donors, and other key stakeholders.
• Experience supervising technical staff in the implementation of integrated health programming.
• Excellent interpersonal, writing, and English language oral presentation skills.

• Clinical qualification (MD, clinical officer, nurse, midwife, or other cadres).

Why Join IntraHealth?
IntraHealth International is a global health nonprofit that has worked for over 40 years in more than 100 countries. We improve the performance of health workers and strengthen the systems in which they work so that everyone everywhere has the health care they need to thrive.
IntraHealth’s programs generate long-term social and economic impact to keep communities around the world healthy, strong, and prosperous. And our dynamic staff are passionate about global health and committed to excellence.
Join us. The future of global health starts here.

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.

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Date Posted: 2022-01-18




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