[TEMPORARY FOR 4 MONTHS WITH POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSION]
BASED AT: KAMPALA CAPITAL CITY AUTHORITY – CITY HALL
REPORTS TO: LEARNING AND ADAPTATION LEAD – MANE
WHO WE ARE
Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing
organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead
healthy lives and plan the families they desire. We’re reimagining healthcare, developing
health market systems where more consumer voices, at all income levels, are shaping
the development of increased consumer choices – where technology-driven, affordable,
quality drugs, devices, diagnostics and information move closer to peoples’ communities
and homes. We believe consumer-powered healthcare is a cost-effective sustainable
path toward health for all without financial hardship.
There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We’re a diverse group of professionals
and entrepreneurs with an unusually wide range of backgrounds – all with unique skills
we bring to the job.
Population Services International (PSI) and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) are
implementing a three-year grant for an implementation science project (The MaNe project)
funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project is
implemented in the slum communities and informal settlements in the divisions of Rubaga
and Makindye in Kampala city. The project initiates and tests innovative interventions/
approaches to address the demand and supply side barriers affecting illness recognition,
care seeking, effective referral and provision of quality care equitably for better MNH
outcomes in urban slum settings in Kampala city.
We are looking for a suitable candidate to take on the temporary role (with possibility
of extension) of Project Health Services Coordinator for the MaNe project. He/She will
be responsible for implementation of MaNe project facility level strategies and activities
with the goal of increasing demand for Maternal and Newborn services and growing the
business performance of the project facilities. He/She will provide marketing support and
business advisory services to build sustainable private health facilities offering Maternal
and newborn services. The Project Health Services Coordinator will work cross-functionally
within project facilities to maximize effectiveness and outcomes and works closely with
multiple stakeholders to understand and effectively strengthen selected private for-profit
clinics providing MNH through accreditation.
SOUND INTERESTING? READ ON…
• Coordination follow up and ensure execution of all project activities at project
facilities (especially the private) and liaison with the SBCC coordinator to develop
sustainable demand interventions for accredited private health facilities.
• Test and scale-up acceptable, feasible and appropriate project interventions to
promote quality and affordability of MNH in accredited private clinics.
• Support the knowledge management coordinator to document the key learnings/
lessons while testing/implementing project interventions to promote quality and
affordability of MNH in accredited clinics.
• Liaise with the project team to test demand creation interventions and support
refining them interventions based on evaluation and learning evidence.
• MoU or contract management with all project facilities especially the private forprofit accredited health facilities.
• Development of communication and knowledge management approaches for the
project accredited private facilities.
• Support teams to ensure that the improved Business Systems Value Proposition
Pillar is rolled out
• Monthly analytics and reporting to project stakeholders and the wider team.
• Develop operational guidelines and standards to guide recruitment of new private
health facilities on the project.
• Liaise with KCCA to implement support sustainable payment mechanism for
Maternal and newborn services for the urban poor like Result Based Financing
(RBF) through the Global Financing facility (GFF) model.
• Continuous monitoring and private provider engagement, price monitoring for
Maternal and newborn health services to ensure affordability for the urban poor
and in line with RBF guidelines.
• Coordinate capability development interventions for the different franchise
partners and staff members.
• Degree in Medicine and Surgery or Public Health.
• 3+ years of experience working at the supervisory level.
• Background in Social Franchise and project coordination role.
• Understanding of local healthcare and small and medium enterprises systems is
• Experience in social marketing/franchising an added advantage.
WHAT WOULD GET US EXCITED?
An individual with the following Key personal competencies.
• Influencing/Negotiation skills: Ability to understand both internal and customer
perspectives to be able to build a win-win strategy for financial and value-based
• Working Across Boundaries: Thinks and acts beyond one’s silo – bridges team,
functional, divisional and/or geographical boundaries
• Strategic Thinking: Visualizes the way forward, identifying opportunities that add
value to the work and to the business
• Project Management: Organizes work efforts by prioritizing tasks, using resources
optimally, establishing appropriate deadlines and ensuring on-time delivery
• Productive Communication: Plans and delivers ideas and information to others in
an impactful manner
• Strategic Business Management: Ability to set strategic plans, consider
execution tradeoffs and continuously adjust approaches to maximize business
• Highly self-driven and passionate about what they do.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
• Measurement: You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work.
You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them.
• Pragmatism: You’ll strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources
available. You won’t be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect.
• Honesty: You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it’s the
only way you’ll learn and improve.
• Collaboration: You’ll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for
what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do
it all yourself, you won’t succeed.
• Trust: You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit
of the doubt.
• Commitment: You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization,
just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments
through thick and thin
REQUESTED APPLICATION MATERIALS
Interested candidates should email their cover letter addressed to the Human Resources
and Administration Manager, PSIU, and an updated CV ONLY to firstname.lastname@example.org
indicating the Job title in the subject of the email.
Applications should reach us not later than 5.00pm (1700H) on Monday July 6th, 2020.
Applications received will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to submit
your application as soon as possible!
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals
regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual
orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family
status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical
conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or
uniform service member status or employment status.
**Please note PSI Uganda does not solicit for funds during any recruitment process