Project Manager Health Systems Advisor USAID Non-profit Careers – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Organization: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Funding Source:  United States Agency for International
Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Chief of
Party
About US:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-profit
organization which implements the commitment of the Bishops of the United
States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at
the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and
as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and
our commitment to serving those in need.

About USAID / FFP Program:
CRS is leading a consortium of 8 implementing and technical partners to
run a five-year USAID/FFP funded $35 million program called Nuyok to build
resilience to shocks, enhance livelihoods and improve food security and
nutrition for vulnerable rural families in three districts of Karamoja – Abim,
Nakapiripirit and Napak – which are home to 406,880 people living in an
estimated 58,126 households. Nuyok seeks to strengthen governance and gender
equity, community capacity to manage shocks and stresses, traditional and
diversified livelihood opportunities and nutrition and health (including
improved water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)) of pregnant and lactating women
(PLW), adolescent girls and children under two years of age (CU2). At the end
of the program, sustainable results will include empowered, resilient, healthy
families; responsive, inclusive governance; and a vibrant private sector that
engages smallholders at every level.
Job Summary: The Project
Manager Health Systems Advisor will provide overall leadership for key health
system strengthening project activities including, health management
information systems, health worker capacity building and training, demand
creation for health services at the community level, the provision of quality
services, and coverage of hard to reach areas. You will work side-by side with
the District Health Management Teams and the Nuyok Nutrition Team Lead as well
as the WASH Advisor.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide overall technical assistance in
    health systems strengthening using the WHO’s ‘Reaching Every District’
    (RED) approach to improve coverage of nutrition and health services and
    address factors hindering access.
  • Devise strategy and support the District
    Health Management Teams to cover hard to reach areas.
  • Support to the District Health Management
    Teams to increase demand for health services and to improve the quality of
    services provided.
  • Guide on and support the education, training,
    mentoring and supervision of Community Health Workers
  • Monitor and support health workers
    providing nutrition education to pregnant and lactating women and
    caregivers of children under two years of age at the community level.
  • Coordinate directly or through the
    District Health Management team with the Village Health Teams, Mother Care
    Groups (MCG) and Lead Mothers.
     



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Catholic
    Relief Services (CRS) Project Manager Health Systems Advisor job placement
    should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine, Nursing, Public
    Health, or Nutrition, Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least three years of experience in
    health systems strengthening.
  • Proven experience in improving the
    performance of health workers.
  • Proven experience in increasing the demand
    for health services.
  • Experience working with marginalized
    populations and communities of people facing discrimination.
  • Successful experience working closely with
    Ministries of Health.
  • Experience bridging the clinical to
    community setting.
  • Experience with WHO’s RED approach would
    be an advantage
  • Previous experience using MS Windows and
    MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing
    Applications, information management systems.
  • Capacity to work closely, understand, and
    support local partners; experience collaborating with the government,
    local NGOs and church partners preferred.
  • Ability to motivate, lead and enthuse
    health service providers.
  • Required Foreign Language: Karamojong is
    an advantage
  • Agency-Wide Competencies:
    Serves with Integrity, Develops Constructive Relationships, Models
    Stewardship, Promotes Learning
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates are encouraged
to send their cover letters, CVs and three work references (names and contact
information only) to ug_recruitment@crs.org
NB: Large files and/or scans
of documents will lead to rejection of your application in the subject line of
the email, copy and paste PROJECTMANAGERHEALTHSYSTEMSADVISORMOROTO only.
Deadline: 29th
December 2017 by 5:00PM

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