8 Project Officer/District Team Leader Job Placements - Doctors with Africa CUAMM

Organisation: Doctors with Africa CUAMM
Duty Station: Uganda

About US:
Doctors with Africa CUAMM was the first non-governmental organisation (NGO) in the field of healthcare to be officially recognised in Italy.  Doctors with Africa Cuamm is the largest Italian body working to improve and safeguard the health of African populations.

About Project:
Doctors with Africa CUAMM is due to implement a district health systems strengthening project in West Nile with a similar intervention already running in Karamoja in partnership with UNICEF. The purpose of the project is to support the district health systems in service planning, implementation, support supervision, quality improvement and information management and reporting leading to sustainable increase in access to health services especially maternal, neonatal, adolescent, nutrition and EMTCT services and stronger district health systems. The project will focus on strategies and delivery platforms that have potential to reach the most vulnerable children in both host communities and refugee settlements. Districts with refugees will receive support in line with the Refugee and Host Population Empowerment (ReHoPE) strategy, in order to deliver government-led, multi sector actions directed to both host communities and refugees.

Job Summary: The Project Officer will be the technical advisor for health system strengthening activities and will work with the different DHT focal persons to ensure they provide the necessary support to peripheral facilities. The incumbent will be a member of the District Health Team, S/ he will work hand in hand with the DHO and members of the DHT and ensure the team provides the relevant leadership and governance functions. Provide leadership to the project team in the district and facilitate programme implementation at the district ensuring that all activities are done according to plan. The jobholder will actively engage the highest level of district leadership to cause action where leaders' action is deemed essential. In addition, he/she will be involved in ensuring proper management of the project resources in the district including transport, human resource and financial resources. 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Project Officer/District Team Leader placement should possess an MBChB/BScN or equivalent health qualifications. MPH, MSc HSM, or related equivalent degrees or equivalent experience will be an added advantage.
  • Hands-on experience in maternal neonatal care, PMTCT, nutrition; knowledge of the Uganda reproductive health policy and plan, and knowledge of the district and HSD health system.
  • Proficiency in computer usage (common office applications) and should demonstrate good understanding of HMIS, DHIS2 and SMS reporting. 
  • Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate that they have sound experience working in the region and/or in a closely related project
  • Demonstrated ability to work in difficult environments of scarcity and with minimum supervision.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications with telephone contacts and contactable referees addressed or delivered to: The Human Resource Officer, Doctors with Africa CUAMM P.O. Box 7214 Kampala, Email uganda@cuamm.org. The Email subject of the applications should include the title of the job advert. Emails and attachments (only CV and Application letter) must not exceed 2MB otherwise they will be rejected by server. Hard copies can also be delivered to the CUAMM Country Offfice in Kansanga.

Deadline: 30th June 2017 by 5:00pm.

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