USAID Uganda Jobs – Health Information Systems (HIS) Advisor

Job Title:   Health Information Systems (HIS) Advisor

Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda

Duty Station: USAID Uganda Office, Kampala, Uganda

Solicitation Number: SOL-72061724R00002


About US Embassy:

The United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Natalie E. Brown currently heads the U.S Mission to Uganda.  The Mission is composed of several offices and organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy and at the direction of the Ambassador.


Among the offices operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Peace Corps


About USAID OHH Office:

The Office of Health and HIV/AIDS (OHH) is USAID/Uganda Mission’s largest technical office, with over $350 million/year in program funding, and a staffing of almost 72 professionals. At any one time, there are between 50 and 60 activities managed by the technical staff and teams of the OHH. Accordingly, OHH is responsible for one of USAID’s largest and most complex bilateral assistance health programs. Currently, there are six technical teams in the Office: (1: HSS) the Health System Strengthening Team, (2: PMI) the President’s Malaria Initiative Team (3: HIV-TB) the HIV and TB Team, (4: FHT) the Family Health Team, (5: SI) the Strategic Information (SI) Team, and (6: GHS) the Global Health Security Team.


Job Summary:   The HIS Advisor is a member of the HSS Unit responsible for providing strategic leadership, technical and management expertise for HIS in Uganda. HIS activities are a key component of the OHH and are implemented within the Ugandan health system. At the national, regional, and district levels, HIS assists public health managers in finding answers to key questions about the state of health programming; the effectiveness of these services; and the capacity needed to improve programs, as well as to plan and report on improved health outcomes. At the facility and community level, HIS assists health care workers in providing high quality information needed for timely and quality care. The HIS Advisor ensures USAID OHH and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief interagency HIS activities are aligned to the Ministry of Health (MOH) Health Information and Digital Health Strategy, USAID’s Global Health Digitization Strategy, and USAID Uganda’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) 2.0.


The HIS Advisor provides both advisory and deep technical acumen, including hands-on health information system technical expertise, conducts results-oriented analysis, initiates, and supports communications and collaborate with a wide variety of stakeholders including the Government of Uganda (GOU), the USG inter-agency, Implementing Partners (IPs), community entities, private sector entities and other stakeholders. The Advisor occupies a high profile and important position in USG foreign assistance to Uganda and is expected to act in the best interest of USAID/Uganda, while being responsive to the needs and interests of the GOU and other key stakeholders.


Broad responsibilities of the HIS Advisor include providing technical guidance to USAID, USG interagency, and IPs in the design, development, improvement, and maintenance of digital and health information systems that strengthen health service quality, effectiveness, and efficiency. The HIS Advisor engages with key GOU ministries including the MOH, Local Government, Finance, Public Service, Information Communication Technology, Gender Labour and Social Development, and National Medical Stores; GOU Departments and Agencies including: National Information Technology Authority, National Identification and Registration Authority, Uganda Bureau of Statistics, and the Division of Health Information Management within the MOH. The HIS Advisor collaborates closely with USG colleagues to help leverage broader development opportunities with public and private stakeholders in a range of fields including energy, internet, power connectivity and economic development.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the USAID job must hold a Master’s degree in public health, health informatics, information technology, computer science, management information systems, or another closely-related field is required.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience managing HIS activities. The seven (7) years of experience must include experience in project management in the areas of designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining HIS in large-scale programs in developing or resource-poor settings activities, within the public and private sector.
  • Experience in managing the development or sourcing of state-of-the-art HIS that are used to improve health programs, performance monitoring, and planning.
  • Demonstrated experience working in complex working environments with multiple demands and engaging a wide range of stakeholders, including senior host government officials, the private sector, USAID or other development partners, and other USG agencies.


NB: Access detailed solicitation document SOL-72061724R00002 at: or send an email to EXO and HR Specialist at:


How to Apply:

Eligible Offerors are required to complete and submit (Requirements (i) – (v) below are critical for compliance of the offer. Therefore, candidates MUST pay due attention to these):

  • A complete DS-174 Employment Application for Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (; [click at this link for latest version]. Offerors are required to complete sections 1 through 6 (use additional pages, if needed).
  • Cover letter (addressed to the USAID Supervisory Executive Officer) clearly indicating the position for which you are applying and describing how you meet the minimum requirements.
  • Complete curriculum vitae/resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, the resume must include:
  • Paid and non-paid experience, job title, dates held (month/year). Please specify unpaid or part time work. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year) will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements. (NOTE: Resume and DS-174 work experience should match.)
  • Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.
  • Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards, or accomplishments.
  • Name and contact information (phone and email) of three (3) professional references. At least one of the references must be a prior or current direct supervisor.
  • Supplemental [separate] document specifically addressing each QRF as outlined in the solicitation
  • Copies of Academic Transcripts
  • Offers should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). No other file types will be accepted. All documents should be scanned into one (1) document (one (1) ATTACHMENT) which should not exceed 10MB.


Documents should be arranged and scanned in this order:

  • DS-174
  • Cover Letter
  • Complete Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Supplemental documents
  • Academic Transcripts
  • (vi) Submitted offers and documents become the property of USAID and will not be returned.


Offers must be received by the closing date and time specified in Section I, item 3, and submitted to the Point of Contact in Section I at Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

All qualified Offerors will be considered regardless of age, race, color, sex, creed, national or tribal origin, lawful political affiliation, non-disqualifying handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, affiliation with an employee organization or other non-merit factor.

Offeror submissions must clearly reference the Solicitation number on all offeror submitted documents.


For this position, the subject line of the email MUST read:


SOL NUMBER TITLE OF POSITION, LAST, FIRST CANDIDATE NAME Ex: 72061724R00002, Health Information Systems (HIS) Advisor, Smith, Jose 


Deadline: 7th February 2024


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Date Posted 2024-01-11
Valid Through 2024-02-07
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization USAID Uganda
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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