USAID’s Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases | East is a five-year program led by RTI International (RTI). The program supports national governments to reach NTD control and elimination goals through proven, cost-effective public health interventions and also provides critical support to countries in their journey to self-reliance, helping them to create sustainable programming for NTD control within robust and resilient health systems. Due to expansion in scope of our program in Uganda, we are now seeking qualified and passionate individuals to join our team in the following roles:
JoB tItLE: Health System Strengthening advisor (HSSa)
FuLL/PaRt-tImE: Full-time REGuLaR/tEmPoRaRY: Regular
LocatIon: Kampala, Uganda
REPoRtInG to: Chief of Party
PuRPoSE oF tHE JoB
The HSS Advisor will support the Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) | East program in its efforts to strengthen health systems that will respond to the NTD needs of the Uganda program. He will take lead in analyzing available and assessment data to determine HSS activities that will be relevant to the Uganda NTD program. S/he will report to the Chief of Party (COP), and laisse with the HSS team at the head office for further technical guidance and support. The position requires in-country and international travel.
• Lead in-country efforts to mainstream NTD activities into national and district-level health systems.
• Leverage professional understanding, experience, and relationships to partner with national and district-level MOH stakeholders and other public and private sector stakeholders.
• In collaboration with the Act | East HQ team and incountry technical, HSS, and Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Adaptation (MERLA) teams, work with ministries to include NTD activities in country annual budgets with adequate funding; to clearly designate responsibilities for NTD control and morbidity management within the existing workforce and job descriptions; to include and monitor indicators among national health indicators; to monitor and support effective supply chain management for NTD supplies and activities, and to empower the workforce by ensuring national policies are in place to fulfil essential NTD activities.
• Work with host-country counterparts to identify needs for short-term technical assistance (STTA) to support assessments, analysis, planning, advocacy, etc.
• Serve as in-country contact point for quality of STTA
and provide any needed contextual tailoring of proposed activities.
• Support implementation of mainstreaming activities, including participatory planning activities, health systems and sustainability assessments, fiscal gap and space analysis, accountability and stakeholder mapping, and relevant activities under fixed amount awards (FAAs).
• In close collaboration with the Act | East HQ and country teams and host country counterparts, apply results of political economy assessment (PEA) to development of a mainstreaming or transition strategy for country programming.
• In collaboration with the HQ and/or in-country Crosssectoral Specialist, leverage non-NTD sectoral platforms to support sustained MDA coverage and disease surveillance and coordinate support for advocacy activities with civil society.
minimum Required Education & Experience
• At least a Master’s degree in Public Health, International development, Public Policy, or related field. Master’s degree and 6 years of experience or Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years of experience
• Minimum of 6 years global and/or in-country experience in implementation of health systems strengthening programs and/or policy reform preferably addressing cross-sector issues.
HoW to aPPLY:
If you would like to take up any of these dynamic positions, please send an updated CV including three work related referees together with a cover letter (as one document ONLY) to the Human Resources Officer by email to email@example.com. Email should not exceed 2MB. Applicants must include the position as the subject line of their email. The closing date for submitting applications is Friday, 2ndaugust 2019. Please get the detailed Job description of any of the above positions from firstname.lastname@example.org. Equal Employment opportunity RTI is committed to the principles of workplace diversity. Qualified women and people living with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We do appreciate your interest in working with us. However, due to a large number of applicants only short-listed candidates shall be contacted for interviews through e-mail within two weeks of the deadline.