Reproductive Health Advisor Employment Opportunity – Ministry of Health (MoH)

Job Title:       Reproductive Health Advisor
Organization: Ministry of
Health (MoH)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Assistant
Commissioner Reproductive Health and the Project Coordinator
About US:
The Government of the Republic of Uganda has received financing from
the International Development Association (IDA) towards the implementation of
the Uganda Reproductive Maternal and Child Health Services Improvement Project
herein after referred to as the “Project.” The objectives of the Project are
to: (i) to improve utilization of essential health services with a focus on
reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services in target
districts; and (ii) Scale up birth and death registration BDR) services.
Job Summary: The
Reproductive Health Advisor will provide technical support to the Ministry of
Health in implementing component one: Results Based Financing (RBF) for primary
health care services; and component two: Strengthening wealth Systems to
Deliver RMNCAH services. The successful candidate will also support implementation
of component three: Strengthening Capacity to Scale-up Delivery of Births and
Deaths Registration Services. 
The successful candidate will coordinate implementation of planned
Project activities focusing on reproductive, maternal and adolescent health.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Render support in the implementation of
    the investment case for RMNCAH mainly focusing on the implementation of
    high impact reproductive, maternal and adolescent health service
    interventions;
  • Stay abreast with any new developments and
    technologies in the field of reproductive, maternal and adolescent health
    and appropriately advise the Ministry of Health and stakeholders on their
    appropriateness, efficacy and effectiveness;
  • Prepare and submit quarterly and adhoc
    reports the implementation of reproductive, maternal, adolescent health activities in
    general and implementation of the Project in particular;
  • Work closely with the RBF Specialist in
    conducting verification of quantity outputs for agreed upon RMNCAH
    indicators, the design and application of the RBF quality assessment tool,
    enhancement of equity in hard-to-reach areas, and bottleneck analysis at
    health facility level;
  • With reference to the bottleneck analysis
    at each health facility under RBF, the Reproductive Health Advisor will
    work with the RBF Specialist in developing and maintaining a comprehensive
    database of the status of EmONC equipment, mix of health workers, and
    functionality of village health committees;
  • Conduct technical training and support
    supervision to health facilities providing RMNCAH services using RBF
    approaches;
  • The incumbent will review reports for
    completeness from health facilities implementing RBF for RMNCAH services;
  • Render support in the preparation of user
    requirements for procurement of essential equipment, medicines and
    supplies related to reproductive, maternal and adolescent health service
    provision; monitor the distribution and use both in public and PNFP health
    facilities;
  • Keenly monitor national stock levels for
    RMNCAH medicines, commodities and supplies and advise management
    accordingly in order to help deliver high impact RMNCAH solutions as
    proposed in the Investment Case for RMNCAH;
  • Develop a framework for monitoring
    implementation of the investment case in general, and reproductive,
    maternal and adolescent health services implemented under the Project in
    particular;
  • Offer technical support to the Maternal
    and Child Health Technical Working Group and other related coordination
    and oversight structures including the RBF Inter-Agency Coordination
    Committee;
  • Work closely with other divisions in the
    Ministry and other partners involved in the implementation of the
    investment case for RMNCAH and the Project in particular;
  • Formally review and conduct Maternal and
    Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response as the need arises;
  • Work in liaison with the National
    Identification and Registration Authority to strengthen capacity for birth
    and death registration services; and
  • Support the Reproductive Health department
    in any other activities and assignments as may be determined by the head
    of department.
     
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicants must be Ugandan Nationals
    with a basic university degree in Human Medicine or a related discipline
    and a Master’s Degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology or Public
    Health/Demography from a recognized University/Institution.
  • A minimum of seven years’ experience in
    implementation of proven best practices in reproductive, maternal and
    adolescent health interventions.
  • Significant exposure and experience in
    implementation of projects supported by World Bank or related bi-lateral
    and multilateral agencies.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of
    projects related to reproductive, maternal, child adolescent health will
    be an added advantage.
  • Extensive knowledge of project planning
    and management is an added advantage.
  • Extensive knowledge of Ministry of Health
    priorities on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)
  • Good team player and self-motivated to
    achieve targets
  • Strong analytical, planning and organizational
    skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills,
    communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong coaching and leadership skills
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
    and meets strict deadlines
  • High degree of integrity and
    confidentiality in handling public matters/resources
  • Computer knowledge and skills in MS Word,
    Ms Excel is a mandatory requirement
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandans are encourage to hand
deliver their applications with updated Curriculum Vitae and copies of all your
academic qualification plus other relevant supporting documents to the Office
of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, P.O. Box 7272, Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 24th July 2017
by 5:00pm
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