23 District Program Officer USAID RHITES-E Project Job Opportunities – IntraHealth International

Organisation: IntraHealth
Project Name: USAID
Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in Eastern Uganda Project
(USAID/Uganda RHITES-E) Project
Duty Station: Serere,
Kaberamaido, Ngora, Kumi, Katakwi, Amuria, Soroti, Bukedea Butaleja, Bukwo,
Kibuuku, Budaka, Pallisa, Butebo, Namisindwa, Sironko, Bududa, Manafwa, Mbale,
Kapchorwa, Bulambuli, Kween and Tororo, Uganda
About Intra Health:
IntraHealth International is a
non-profit organization based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A. that has
been in existence for over 30 years in more than 100 countries and it has
empowered health workers to better serve communities in need. IntraHealth
fosters local solutions to health care challenges by improving health worker
performance, strengthening health systems, harnessing technology, and
leveraging partnerships. In collaboration with governments, nongovernmental
organizations, and private- sector organizations around the world, IntraHealth
champions the needs and contributions of health workers—from doctors and nurses
to community health workers to health facility managers—and works to ensure
they have the tools, supplies, information, training, and support they need to
provide communities they serve with the best possible opportunity for health
and well-being.
About USAID RHITES-E Project:
IntraHealth International will
implement the USAID RHITES-E which supports the Government of Uganda (GOU) and
key stakeholders to increase availability and utilization of high quality
health services in 21 districts in Eastern Uganda and 2 in Karamoja by
strengthening health systems and improving the quality of, access to, and demand
for health services with attention to equity and underserved populations.
Job Summary: The
District Program Officer (DPO) will be responsible for the overall coordination
of USAID RHITES-E Activity supported initiatives in the district of allocation.
S/he will ensure the implementation of the RHITES-E and District specific work
plan and interventions in the focus districts and maintain collaborative
relationships with DHMT, facilities and other implementing partners to enhance
the capacity of district and facility staff to carry out essential services and
ensure adherence to Government of Uganda (GOU) and USAID technical and ethical

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the USAID RHITES-E Project District Program Officer
    (DPO) job placement must hold a Basic degree BSN, MBChB, Social Sciences,
    or Clinical Medicine. A Master’s degree in Public Health or its equivalent
    will be of an added advantage
  • Broad
    knowledge and understanding of the District Health System, Experience
    implementing Quality Improvement initiatives and conducting health
    facility mentorships will be an added advantage.
  • At
    least four years of relevant professional experience managing and
    implementing health service delivery programs.
  • Proven
    ability to work effectively with Government representatives, private
  • Applicants
    for this position in the districts of Serere, Kaberamaido, Ngora, Kumi,
    Katakwi, Amuria, Soroti, and Bukedea should have proven technical
    knowledge and skills in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Nutrition and
    Family Planning, Quality Improvement and Health System Strengthening
  • Applicants
    for this position in the districts of Butaleja, Bukwo, Kibuuku, Budaka,
    Pallisa, Butebo, Namisindwa, Sironko, Bududa, Manafwa, Mbale, Kapchorwa,
    Bulambuli, Kween and Tororo should have proven technical knowledge and
    skills in HIV Care and Treatment, Family Planning, Maternal Child Health
    Services, Ql and understanding of HSS.
  • Additional
    experience and understanding of sub award/sub grant management will be an
    added advantage for applicants interested in the districts of Tororo and
NB: The District Program Officer
job is a district based position and each applicant should clearly indicate a
preferred district of work/assignment
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who wish to join the USAID RHITES-E Project should upload
an updated CV/Résumé, completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee
Biographical Data Sheet, download here and
three professional references to this E-mail address: mbalejobs@rhites-e.org
Deadline: 2nd March 2018
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