Senior Technical Advisor

Uganda
Apply by 7 September 2018
Full-time staff position
Posted on 8 August 2018

Job Description

Overview

Reporting to the Country Director, the Senior Technical Advisor will provide technical and program oversight and direction in the area of malaria in pregnancy (MIP) Reproductive health and other new health areas the Uganda Country office will be required to expand their programming. The technical advisor will serve as the main internal resource to all MAPD Jhpiego staff, and the Country Director on all technical aspects especially for new business development. This position will ensure the technical and methodological soundness of activities and, in collaboration with the project team and partners, support the design of service delivery strategies, based on sound and current scientific evidence. The position holder will be based in Kampala

Responsibilities

Technical support

  • Provide senior‐level malaria technical expertise to USAID/PMI, MAPD partnership and MOH at national and district level
  • Contribute to the development of strategic plans, work plans, proposals and other strategic document as required.
  • Ensure departmental work-plans are in line with program scope and proposal and that they are up-dated and effected.
  • Provide technical oversight, strategic direction and ensure appropriate support for the implementation of program activities
  • Represent MAPD in technical and or malaria coordination/partnership meetings and ensure MAPD presence in all relevant forums at central and district level
  • Ensure that MAPDs work is disseminated through National Scientific conferences regional and International conferences.

Management:

  • Provide effective management to the technical team under him/her to set priorities and ensure effective programming including quality, timeliness and impact.
  • Provide leadership, strategic direction and appropriate support to technical team, Regional Coordinators and other MAPD staff to ensure timeliness and quality of program implementation.
  • Lead on human resource management of department – JDs, appraisals, disciplinary measures, leave monitoring etc.
  • Work closely with the Technical Team on setting program priorities and directions, and responding to requests for support from local counterparts.
  • Work with M&E staff to design, implement a plan to track data/results of core program areas of implementation.
  • Identify and drive opportunities for collaboration, learning and adaptation.
  • Support the DCoP to ensure timely implementation of all program inputs for all MAPD districts, including planning, assessments, site strengthening, follow-up and supervision, advocacy, demand creation, policy support, capacity-building and M&E across program sites, according to expected deliverable and donor specifications.
  • Oversee data collection, analysis and development of conclusions and recommendations to further strengthen program implementation
  • Coordinate and monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of the work of short-term consultants on technical implementation as statement of work

Reporting

  • Ensure timely and accurate reports are provided by technical team members and regions, the STA will consolidate these, analyse, and share with DCoP on time.
  • Work alongside M+E team to ensure appropriate data is collected to evaluate activities and drive targeted action to improve indicators.
  • Document lessons identified and ensure ongoing learning is assimilated, working closely with Senior M&E Advisor.
  • Ensure integration of cross‐cutting components of gender, youth and private sector
  • Support MOH in reviewing, drafting and disseminating malaria control policies, strategies and guidelines
  • Effectively coordinate with stakeholders including MOH, NMCP, MCH, RHD, EMTCT, USAID‐supported projects, UNICEF and RBM partnership etc.
Required Qualifications
  • A medical degree (doctor or nursing) or Master’s in Public Health
  • At least 7 years’ experience applying malaria programs in Uganda or similar context.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in managing $10M per year in donor-funded projects and in the design and implementation of large health projects; preferably in East Africa;
  • At least 3 years’ experience of managing direct and remote technical staff. Proven track record managing a project team composed of several technical experts and fostering team work
  • Skill in at least two or more of the following technical areas: strengthening service delivery programs, training, pre-service education, performance and quality improvement, monitoring and evaluation
  • The ability to liaise with senior MOH officials, donors especially USAID, executives of NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, the for-profit business community, and senior members of the donor community;
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of Ugandan healthcare system, particularly the public health system, experience living and working in Uganda preferred
  • Strong skills in word processing and Excel spread sheets
  • Familiarity with USAID, or other USG administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in national programs and technical staff in the areas
  • Excellent written, presentation, communication and organizational skills in English
  • Ability to travel up to 40% time
Preferred Qualifications

Ugandan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply

About the Organization

Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families.

Jhpiego works with health experts, governments and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for their people. Jhpiego develops strategies to help countries care for themselves by training competent health care workers, strengthening health systems and improving delivery of care.

Jhpiego designs innovative, effective and low-cost health care solutions to ensure a level of care for women and their families. These practical, evidence-based interventions are breaking down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

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