The Project Director will be responsible for the provision of technical leadership and for quality RMNCAH/N/HIV service delivery within Jhpiego’s programs in Uganda office. S/he will supervise Technical Advisers. S/he will ensure adequate and consistent planning is done for all Jhpiego programs, and that implementation is done within project scope, time and budget. S/he will work closely with the Senior Technical Advisor, the technical leadership office (TLO) at HQ and Jhpiego headquarters backstopping team to develop learning tools for best practices in health service delivery including quality improvement, support supervision and other standard tools for quality of care across RMNCAH/N/HIV. The Project Director will ensure the development and implementation of sound technical approaches that will lead to attainment of Jhpiego’s objectives in ensuring health system strengthening and quality service delivery. The Project Director is expected to work closely with research, monitoring, and evaluation team to ensure evidence and theory – driven approaches; guide program strategies and activities, with the Knowledge Management team to ensure documentation of best practices and field stories. He/she will work with Finance and Administration teams to ensure program’s proper planning, budgeting for project activities, aligned spending, and procuring appropriately. This position reports to the Country Director.
- Provide oversight and leadership to technical staff in planning, implementing, and monitoring projects implanted by the Jhpiego Uganda office.
- Manage quality assurance and quality improvement systems to strengthen technical assistance and service delivery at all service delivery points, including the maintenance of adequate data collection and recordkeeping, quality improvement, integrated health programming and service delivery oversight. She will ensurequality is standardized and monitored in all programs Jhpiego supports.
- Provide technical support (on a routine basis) in building the capacity of service providers to implement integrated HIV, MNCH, and Nutrition services; and ensure the services are delivered in accordance with the approved National Policy Regulations, Jhpiego standards and donor guidelines.
- Oversee supportive supervision to facilities, monitor for consistency in the packages of information, commodities and services provided to facilities, and ensurestandardized quality of services.
- Work with the ERCO and Publications departments to ensure that informational materials are designed and tested to the level of the target audience and translated into the appropriate language.
- Build and coordinate partnerships with the MOH, district health offices, UNICEF partners, USAID IPs, UKAID IPs, and other donors/ partners to strengthen linkages and networking between Jhpiego’s work, local government and other development/implementing partners.
- Work with the Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Department to ensure that appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems are in place to track progress and that systematic data collection and recordkeeping is maintained to inform strategy and subsequent planning.
- Provide over sight to the Knowledge Management team and GECO to ensure project briefs and project success stories for Uganda programs are regularly developed and shared on Jhpiego’s website and with donors.
- Institute a framework and response system that encourages openness to feedback, innovation, and new practice, resulting in a culture of learning and intellectual rigor.Work with project teams to properly document and share lessons learned to improve all programs.
- Responsible for convening regular programmatic review and joint planning aimed at tracking performance of the RMNCAH/N/HIV project, to ensure they remain on track, identify opportunities for synergy and leveraging among projects, and identify off shoots and innovations arising out of other on-going Jhpiego projects
- Responsible for coordinating all key staff in representing Jhpiego in all important Technical working groups and national committees, and ensure Jhpiego assumes leadership in a number of them.
- Undertake any other duties as may be assigned from time to time the supervisor
- Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Systems Strengthening, or related field.
- Minimum 10 years working experience in implementing health-care programs, with significant experience in clinic-based quality assurance procedures.
- Demonstrated understanding of donor (USAID, UNFPA,UNICEF, UKAID, etc.) rules and regulations.
- Extensive clinical experience in RMNCAH/N/HIV
- Experience in supervising teams and ability to carry out training of trainer session and in service provider trainings.
- Prior experience with international non-profit/non-governmental organizations preferred.
- Experience building and maintaining relationships with a variety of donors, government officials and key stakeholders.
- Proven leadership skills, as well as skills in facilitation, team building and coordination
- Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
- Ability to provide technical leadership to develop innovative country program
- Experience in leading and working with multi-cultural staff
- Microsoft Office computer skills
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Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package including: medical and dental plans; paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; personal accident insurance; 403(b) retirement plan; life and disability insurance; travel insurance; education assistance plan and more.
Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.