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District Health System Officer

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

 

The WHO Uganda Country Office health systems objectives are set to assist the Government of Uganda in strengthening health sector governance, management, and coordination for Univeral Health Coverage (UHC) and developing its strategic policy frameworks; improving effective health service coverage and quality of care; providing equitable health financing solutions and the production of information on financial risk protection, equity, and health expenditures; strengthening access to essential medicines, diagnostics, and therapeutics; building the capacity of the health workforce; improving data governance, management, and accountability, and developing the integrated and interoperable health information systems; and strengthening the whole-of-government approach in addressing the social determinants of health.

 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

The purpose of this position is to provide strategic technical health systems strengthening support at the district level towards strengthening the whole-of-government approach to planning implementation, monitoring, and reporting; delivery of integrated people-centered health service delivery in both the development and emergency contexts; and achievement of healthy lives and well-being (sustainable development goal 3) and health security.

The incumbent will work under the overall guidance of the WHO Representative and immediate supervision of Team Lead District Management and s/he will have the following responsibilities in her/his assigned area of work:

  1. Function as a focal person for district health systems strengthening in Iganga and Mayuge  district;
  2. Provide technical support and guidance to the Chief Administrative Officer and District Health Officer on innovations towards better health service delivery
  3. Working together with CAO and DHO strengthen the efficiency and accountability mechanisms at the different levels of the District structure
  4. Support the District Health Teams (DHT) in generating District specific Data to inform the development and emergency plans for delivery of integrated people-centered health services and public health emergency prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery at the district level.
  5. Supervise, and monitor the implementation of interventions by all programme areas and units at the district level and report progress of implementation to the WHO Uganda Office;
  6. Organize and facilitate coordination of Partners and undertake partner mapping within the Districts for improved efficiency and promote a whole-of-government approach to planning, implementation, and reporting, as well as access to quality primary care services for the population.
  7. Support the implementation of standards for the design, organization, and functional health system programming and operation of district health systems based on primary health care, supporting universal health coverage;
  8. Coordinate the planning and implementation of the technical activities on improving the capacity of health workers in

the delivery of essential health services along the life-course, quality of care, strengthening referral pathways, and health information system generation, reporting, and use.

  1. Supervise, and monitor the implementation of interventions aimed at strengthening  reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) at the district level and report progress of implementation to the WHO Uganda Office;
  2. Perform any other incident-specific related duties, as required by the functional supervisor/ WHO Uganda

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

 

Essential: A first university degree in public health, health systems/services administration, health management, or healthrelated field from an accredited/recognized institute. Desirable: Post-graduate degree in Public Health or other allied fields.

Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Moving Forward in Changing Environment

Experience:

Essential: At least five years of professional experience in health service delivery at the sub-national level, and experiences in project management.

Desirable: Working experience with intergovernmental agencies at the national and sub-national level on health systems strengthening/ health emergencies/ monitoring and evaluation will be an advantage.

Functional Skills and Knowledge:

Expert knowledge of written and spoken English and working knowledge of t h e local language will be an asset.

Proficiency in computer applications and ability to draft reports, and ability to monitor and communicate progress in terms of process and results.

REMUNERATION:

 

Monthly remuneration is [UGX 136,118,000 p.a.] taxable as per Ugandan laws and the appointment will be through Special Services Agreement (SSA) extendable subject to satisfactory performance and continuing need for the function. S/he will be posted at Iganga district. The position may require extensive travel within Busoga Region.

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

 

The WHO Uganda Country Office health systems objectives are set to assist the Government of Uganda in strengthening health sector governance, management, and coordination for Univeral Health Coverage (UHC) and developing its strategic policy frameworks; improving effective health service coverage and quality of care; providing equitable health financing solutions and the production of information on financial risk protection, equity, and health expenditures; strengthening access to essential medicines, diagnostics, and therapeutics; building the capacity of the health workforce; improving data governance, management, and accountability, and developing the integrated and interoperable health information systems; and strengthening the whole-of-government approach in addressing the social determinants of health.

 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

 

 


The purpose of this position is to provide strategic technical health systems strengthening support at the district level towards strengthening the whole-of-government approach to planning implementation, monitoring, and reporting; delivery of integrated people-centered health service delivery in both the development and emergency contexts; and achievement of healthy lives and well-being (sustainable development goal 3) and health security.

 

The incumbent will work under the overall guidance of the WHO Representative and immediate supervision of Team Lead District Management and s/he will have the following responsibilities in her/his assigned area of work:

  1. Function as a focal person for district health systems strengthening in Iganga and Mayuge  district;
  2. Provide technical support and guidance to the Chief Administrative Officer and District Health Officer on innovations towards better health service delivery
  3. Working together with CAO and DHO strengthen the efficiency and accountability mechanisms at the different levels of the District structure
  4. Support the District Health Teams (DHT) in generating District specific Data to inform the development and emergency plans for delivery of integrated people-centered health services and public health emergency prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery at the district level.
  5. Supervise, and monitor the implementation of interventions by all programme areas and units at the district level and report progress of implementation to the WHO Uganda Office;
  6. Organize and facilitate coordination of Partners and undertake partner mapping within the Districts for improved efficiency and promote a whole-of-government approach to planning, implementation, and reporting, as well as access to quality primary care services for the population.
  7. Support the implementation of standards for the design, organization, and functional health system programming and operation of district health systems based on primary health care, supporting universal health coverage;
  8. Coordinate the planning and implementation of the technical activities on improving the capacity of health workers in

the delivery of essential health services along the life-course, quality of care, strengthening referral pathways, and health information system generation, reporting, and use.

  1. Supervise, and monitor the implementation of interventions aimed at strengthening  reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) at the district level and report progress of implementation to the WHO Uganda Office;
  2. Perform any other incident-specific related duties, as required by the functional supervisor/ WHO Uganda

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

 

Essential: A first university degree in public health, health systems/services administration, health management, or healthrelated field from an accredited/recognized institute. Desirable: Post-graduate degree in Public Health or other allied fields.

Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Moving Forward in Changing Environment

Experience:

 

 


Essential: At least five years of professional experience in health service delivery at the sub-national level, and experiences in project management.

 

Desirable: Working experience with intergovernmental agencies at the national and sub-national level on health systems strengthening/ health emergencies/ monitoring and evaluation will be an advantage.

Functional Skills and Knowledge:

 

 

Expert knowledge of written and spoken English and working knowledge of t h e local language will be an asset.

Proficiency in computer applications and ability to draft reports, and ability to monitor and communicate progress in terms of process and results.

REMUNERATION:

Monthly remuneration is [UGX 136,118,000 p.a.] taxable as per Ugandan laws and the appointment will be through Special Services Agreement (SSA) extendable subject to satisfactory performance and continuing need for the function. S/he will be posted at Iganga district. The position may require extensive travel within Busoga Region.

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