Head Public Sector Support Job Placement – Marie Stopes International

Job Title:       Head Public Sector Support
Organization: Marie Stopes
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Chief of Party
About US:
Marie Stopes International exists to bring quality family planning and
reproductive healthcare to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.
We’ve been delivering family planning, safe abortion, and maternal health
services for over 35 years. Millions of women worldwide turn to us for help
each year, whether in limiting the size of their families, or avoiding
dangerous complications in pregnancy or unsafe abortion.
Job Summary: The Head Public
Sector Support will provide strategic leadership and oversight of the work of
75 Dedicated Providers stationed in HC4 centres and hospitals. Dedicated
Providers are central to our strategy to support the Government of Uganda’s
vision of increased family planning prevalence. The Head of Public Sector
Support will use his or her excellent understanding of public health services
in general and family planning services in particular as they serve community
needs to develop and execute clear strategies that increase access to family
planning in Uganda’s underserved communities. The jobholder will also work in
collaboration with Marie Stopes channel leaders supported by Quality Assurance,
Finance and Procurement teams. The post holder is responsible for ensuring that
a high-performing team of Dedicated Providers are providing services,
supporting the public sector’s training needs and creating a sustainable
network of providers across Uganda able to meet and exceed MSI global minimum
standards for quality and fully comply with all MSI Uganda policies and
Key Duties and
Oversight, guidance and supervision of a team of 1 Operations Officer
& 75 Dedicated Providers delivering results through;
  • Weekly tracking of MarieTXT reporting
    (with remedial actions).
  • Monthly tracking of DP monthly reports
    (with remedial actions).
  • Weekly planning with the Operations
    Officer for issues that need attention.
  • Carrying out regular field visits.
  • Contributing to the quarterly performance
    review meetings & quarterly donor reports.
Development & consolidation of the mentorship program with core
training modules
  • Ensuring the mentorship tracker is updated
    every month & analyzed every quarter (with remedial actions).
  • Work in liaison with the Chief of Party to
    implement competency assessments & certification of PHWs who have
    completed mentorship.
  • Implementing a supportive supervision work
    plan (including preparing DPs for the external QTA).
Creating a supportive and enabling environment for FP.
  • Working with the Chief of Party & the
    Head of RME – to support the execution of the “Evaluation of the DP
  • Working with the DPs to maintain good
    relations with the districts (being responsive to their needs).
  • Working with the COP to participate in MOH
    technical working groups and maintain strong relations with the MOH –
    Reproductive Health Division.
Advocacy on task shifting and public health strengthening needs as
evidenced by the programme.
  • Participate in key fora discussing task
    shifting as requested
  • Tasked with the collation and presentation
    of evidence in support of task shifting
  • Relationship building with key allies
  • Responsible for the development of
    relevant messages in relation to changes needed
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold
    a Bachelor’s Degree in medicine, nursing or midwifery preferred,
  • Possession of a Master’s degree in Public
    health is a MUST
  • Project cycle Management training
  • At least five years’ experience which
    includes at least 3 years of relevant medical experience; 1 year project
    management experience and 2 years at management level.
  • Prior NGO experience is a great advantage.
  • Personal experience and knowledge of
    Ugandan public health sector from working in it
  • Experience managing large teams operating
    at a distance
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and set
    performance deliverables
  • Good budget management skills
  • Excellent understanding of donor deliverables
    and contract requirements
  • Demonstrated ability in facilitating
    capacity development in more junior staff
  • Excellent communicator to others on key
    strategic issues
  • Patience in dealing in a matrix situation
    across the health Sector
  • Ability to demonstrate a can-do attitude,
    and be able to handle conflicting priorities.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency
    in Ms. Word. Excel and office 365.
  • Knowledge of clinical procedure and
    minimum standards essential.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation
In all his/her dealings with clients and staff, the post-holder
demonstrates MSU’s core values of
  • Accountability of all staff to each other
    and our clients and stakeholders.
  • Equality of opportunity and access.
  • Value for money in the management of our
How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join Marie Stopes are strongly encouraged to
send an updated CV, cover letter, certified copies of academic documents to the
Senior Manager Human Resource via email to: vacancies@msiu.or.ug quoting the
position reference number.
NB: Please do not attach
Deadline: Friday, 21st
April 2017 by 12:00 Noon
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