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Director Community Health Systems and Services

Job Description

World Vision Uganda is a Christian community based and child focused organization and is part of the World Vision International partnership. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we do not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

World Vision is currently recruiting for the following positions for a five-year, USAID program. The program is expected to support the delivery of integrated services and health system strengthening in 23 districts in Eastern Uganda with an estimated total population of 5.3 million people. Key aims of the Project include increased availability of health services, increased accessibility to health services, improved quality of health services, enhanced enabling environment for health care delivery and increased health seeking behavior and practices supported by district-led health system strengthening interventions. We are now seeking for qualified persons willing to share in our vision to join the team in the following position.

(Please note that all jobs are open to Ugandan Nationals Only)

Title: Director Community Health Systems and Services

Location: Mbale District

Reporting to: Chief of Party

Purpose of the position:

The Director Community Health Systems and Services for the Regional Health Integrated Services Project in Eastern Uganda will provide overall leadership ensuring technical support, compliance, efficiency and complete adherence to the project requirements for the WV component.

Major responsibilities;

  • Support the Chief of Party in the design, implementation, technical assistance provision and monitoring of high impact, integrated community delivery packages in supported districts, HFs and target communities to achieve sustainable behavior change, and to increase demand and utilization of health services.

  • S/ he has primary responsibility for the general oversight of all technical assistance in the development of community system strengthening interventions.

  • As needed, the Director CHSS will give guidance and support to the Chief of Party, Ministry of Health (MOH) and PEPFAR/USAID in the development of policies that promote strong community health systems and will identify and track new opportunities for synergies.

  • Supervise a team of technical staff that provides direct technical and other assistance to districts, HFs, and communities in the component of community health systems and services.

  • Maintain a strong working partnership with the MOH, PEPFAR/USAID, and supported district health teams, HFs, and communities.

  • Participate in the development of the project strategic and operational plans, overseeing the development and successful implementation of the CSS capacity building annual work plans.

  • Assist to strengthen the network model to ensure that all levels of the network are supported to improve linkages and referrals throughout the system.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • The ideal candidate will hold a minimum of a Master’s Degree or Higher in Community Health or Public Health

  • Have a minimum of 10 years of progressively increasing responsibility in managing comprehensive and integrated health programs in developing countries.

  • Extensive experience working on large-scale ($10 million or larger) USAID-funded projects and strong understanding of USAID project management policies, procedures and reporting strongly preferred; Substantial experience in community systems strengthening with demonstrated leadership skills and experience in working collaboratively with donors, host country institutions and international organizations.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team consisting of people with different technical backgrounds and with varying levels of technical training skills, including the ability to facilitate relationships, interact effectively with clients and colleagues, and mentor junior technical staff.

  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and oral and written communication skills (in English).

  • Demonstrated managerial, supervisory and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to deliver results and meet all donor deliverables.

  • Must be authorized to work in Uganda.