5 Health Systems Strengthening Officer USAID Project Job Placements – John Snow, Inc. (JSI)

Job Title:   Health Systems Strengthening Officer (5 Job Placements)   

Organisation: John Snow, Inc. (JSI)

Duty Station:  Jinja, Moroto, Gulu, Lira, Arua, Uganda

Reports to: Regional Program Coordinator


About US:

John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is a leader in improving the health of individuals aged communities by providing high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 104 countries, and currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices for the past 30 years.


Job Summary: The Health Systems Strengthening Officer will be responsible for supporting the health systems technical support provided to the region. They will support fielding consultants, conducting technical checks and reviewing the final deliverables from the consultants when required. The incumbent will work closely with the Regional Program Coordinator and assist in drafting strategic plans, and preparing strategic documents, concept papers and annual work plans. They will report to the Regional Program Coordinator.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Regional Program Coordinator in coordinating with the district governments and providing technical support for capacity building, good governance, health information systems, health commodities and integration of health services as related to malaria
  • Support technical activities provided by the project to support district led planning and implementation
  • Assist in drafting program documents, e.g., the strategic plan, strategic documents, concept papers, annual work plans, and quarterly and annual reports, as needed
  • Maintain documentation of meetings, correspondence, and other materials related to activities identified under health system strengthening
  • Assist in monitoring project activities, identifying problems and proposing possible solutions
  • To increase the capacity of regional and district and provincial level staff to implement, monitor and evaluate integrated health services as they relate to malaria
  • Ensure that the project adheres to national and internationally accepted technical norms and standards and that best practices and approaches are well documented and highlighted throughout project implementation
  • Carry out other tasks as assigned by the Regional Program Coordinator.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelors of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Nursing or Social Sciences
  • At least three years of progressively increasing responsibility working for a technical assistance health program
  • Experience working on health systems strengthening activities,
  • Experience designing and implementing successful HSS approaches with government; Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, supervisory, communications and mentoring skills; and
  • Experience working with a variety of partners including CBOS, DHOs, etc.


How to Apply:

All candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and updated CV to pumrajobs@jsi.com


Please state your preferred location for the position (Kampala, Jinja, Moroto, Gulu, Lira, Arua)


Deadline: 29th April 2022


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