Human Resources for Health Officer USAID Project Jobs – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Organization: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Project Name: USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West Uganda Project (RHITES)
Reports to: HRH Manager
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to end pediatric HIV/AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs. We are a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and at 7,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners over the last 25 years, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States and new infections in children have declined by 58% worldwide. EGPAF Uganda Country program is currently implementing a number of projects in partnership with various donors.
About USAID RHITES Project:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) implements the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West Uganda Project (RHITES) whose aim is to increase the availability, accessibility and quality of integrated health services including HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment; maternal, neonatal and child health services; family planning; nutrition assessment, counseling support; malaria prevention and treatment and other primary care services.
Job Summary: The Human Resources for Health Officer will work closely with a team of technical advisors and multi-disciplinary teams to plan and manage capacity building activities. S/he will be expected to provide technical assistance to the district human resource teams in the areas of evidence-based strategic human resources planning, including health workforce projection and action planning, HR recruitment, retention, performance management, staff development, and succession planning. S/he will specifically provide technical support in developing capacities for data analysis and use in determining human resource needs, planning interventions and monitoring outcomes and results of the project interventions in the districts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Coordinate capacity building activities
  • Develop district level and project capacity building plans
  • Identify unique HR planning and PM challenges and gaps in different districts and Regional Referral Hospitals and support them to design appropriate local solutions
  • Facilitate working continuously with regional and local partners to achieve ownership, political support, and skills transfer for overall project sustainability.
  • Offer technical leadership in sharing, adapting and developing new and improved HR strategies, tools and interventions for improved planning, performance management and document intervention outcomes
  • Support adherence and use of technical performance standards, engage district and facility teams to conduct performance evaluations at least annually; and ensure annual performance improvement plans are developed and supervision tools used.
  • Facilitate implementation of project interventions and approaches in the areas of recruitment, deployment, and retention
  • Work with stakeholders at the district level to create a culture of data use, through developing a strategy for building capacity to analyze data and draw conclusions that will improve decision-making and planning.
  • Ensure functionality of HRIS in all districts and follow-up corrective action when needed
  • Support the health sector managers to review and operationalize HR policies, guidelines, and procedures
  • Prepare and provide regular reports on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
Key Result Areas:
  • Coordinated capacity building activities for the supported districts and the program team.
  • Capacity for HRH Planning, data analysis and use built among DHMT, Regional Referral Hospital management teams and HR managers in the districts
  • Comprehensive and costed HRH plans developed annually and HRH reports prepared quarterly and annually as an integral part of the district health plans and RRH plans.
  • Routine Performance monitoring and appraisal implemented
  • Rewards and sanctions system established
  • Coordinated and supported the implementation of results-oriented district support supervision
  • HRIS functional, database maintained up-to-date and data regularly analyzed and used for decision making in the districts and regional referral hospitals.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID EGPAF RHITES Project Human Resources for Health Officer job opportunity should hold an advanced degree in public health, epidemiology, economics, biostatistics, or social sciences field related to human resources for health (e.g., management, public policy).
  • At least five years’ experience implementing or managing HRH or related activities in Uganda, including involvement in several of the following areas: National HRH assessment, workforce policy and planning, HR development and management and deployment of HR information systems, leadership development, workforce projections and costing, HRH performance management and improvement, delivering or evaluating education for health professionals.
  • Familiarity and experience working with the Uganda health care system, the Ministry of Health, District Government, and other development organizations in Uganda is a plus.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, work as effective member and provide technical guidance to complex multi-site activities.
  • Experience and functional familiarity with HRIS or similar systems, or ability to develop those skills quickly
  • Proven ability to carry out analysis of HRH issues; and sound costing of interventions to motivate resource allocation for HRH.
  • Experience working on USAID-funded projects highly desirable
  • Clear commitment and record of achievement to building the capacity of local partners.
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Computer literacy in MS Office applications including Word, Excel, Power Point; Outlook
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications to this address;
The Senior Human Resources Manager, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), Plot 18A Kyadondo Road, Nakasero, P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda
E-mail to:
Deadline: 30th March 2018

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