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Are you looking for Public Health Jobs in Uganda 2024? If yes, then you might be interested in Technical Director USAID/Uganda Urban Health Activity job at Action Against Hunger

Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

May 18, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Action Against Hunger-Uganda is a vital branch of the global humanitarian organization, Action Against Hunger, dedicated to fighting hunger and malnutrition in Uganda. The organization has a strong presence in the country, implementing comprehensive programs aimed at addressing the root causes of hunger and improving the nutritional status of vulnerable populations.

Action Against Hunger-Uganda focuses on a multi-sectoral approach that integrates nutrition, food security, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), and health interventions. These programs are designed to provide immediate relief to those in need while also promoting long-term sustainable development. The organization’s nutrition programs include therapeutic feeding centers and community-based initiatives that provide life-saving treatment to children suffering from severe acute malnutrition.

In the realm of food security, Action Against Hunger-Uganda works to enhance agricultural productivity and resilience among local communities. The organization provides training and resources to smallholder farmers, helping them adopt improved farming practices and diversify their livelihoods. This support aims to increase food production, improve household incomes, and reduce vulnerability to food shortages.

Water, sanitation, and hygiene are critical components of Action Against Hunger-Uganda's efforts to prevent malnutrition and improve overall health. The organization implements projects that ensure access to clean water, build sanitation facilities, and promote hygiene education. These initiatives help to reduce the incidence of waterborne diseases and create healthier living environments for communities.

Health interventions by Action Against Hunger-Uganda focus on strengthening local health systems and increasing access to essential healthcare services. The organization collaborates with local health authorities to train healthcare workers, improve healthcare infrastructure, and ensure the availability of essential medicines and supplies. These efforts contribute to better health outcomes and support the overall well-being of the population.

Job Title

Technical Director USAID/Uganda Urban Health Activity job at Action Against Hunger

Job Description

As the Technical Director, you will provide strategic vision and technical leadership to improve health outcomes and system efficiencies. You will guide the development and implementation of health systems strengthening strategies, ensuring they are evidence-based and adapted to the local context.
Engagement:
You will engage with local and national government bodies, non-governmental organizations, community leaders, and private sector stakeholders to maintain and enhance productive collaborations.
Delivery:
Along with the Chief of Party, you will ensure that the project’s strategies are implemented effectively, applying sound managerial and financial procedures, and adhering to USAID policies, rules, and regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Job Duties

  • Provide technical oversight and strategic direction for the project, ensuring alignment with the latest scientific research and best practices.

  • Oversee the design, planning, and monitoring of project activities to strengthen local health authorities' capacity.

  • Lead the development and review of project work plans, strategies, and technical documents.

  • Facilitate the use of data and learning to improve project strategies and activities.

  • Represent the project a

    t national and international events, promoting thought leadership in urban health.


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Oversee a diverse team of project staff, ensuring effective implementation and coordination of project activities.


Fiscal Responsibility

  • Maintain oversight of the project’s budget, ensuring all financial operations are transparent and comply with donor and organizational policies.


Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • This position involves frequent travel and fieldwork in environments that may be physically demanding and under stressful conditions.


Gender Equality Commitments & Zero Tolerance to Abuse

  • Promote an inclusive environment where all team members are valued and respected.

  • Ensure all operations and activities uphold the highest standards of ethics and respect towards gender equality and protection from abuse.

CV

Qualifications and Competencies

  • A Master’s degree in public health, international development, or a related field, and at least ten years of management responsibility in international development projects.

  • Extensive experience in urban health systems, particularly in Uganda.


Required Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated technical leadership in managing health programs that involve multiple stakeholders and complex, volatile contexts.

  • Proven experience in strategic planning, project implementation, and adaptation within donor-funded projects.


  • Familiarity with USAID regulations and a deep understanding of the health landscape in Uganda.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with government, donors, and other stakeholders.

  • Fluency in English and proficiency in local Ugandan languages is highly desirable.


Desirable

  • Previous experience with USAID-funded health activities.

  • Existing relationships with key stakeholders in Kampala, Mukono, and Wakiso.

  • This role is not just a job, but a gateway to a career with a purpose-driven organization committed to impactful change. If you're ready to make a significant impact in the lives of millions, we welcome your expertise and passion.

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