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District Health System Officer

World Health Organisation

This is a Full-time position in Iganga posted April 3, 2022.

World Health Organisation Jobs in Iganga District Health System Officer Carreer opportunities in Iganga vacancies in World Health Organisation at Iganga

# Job Description

District Health System Officer SSA NO-B – 2203111
Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement SSA
Contract Duration Years, Months, Days: 12 months
Job Posting: Apr 1, 2022, 12:02:27 PM
Closing Date: Apr 22, 2022, 12:59:00 AM
Primary Location: Uganda-Kampala
Organization: AFUGA Uganda
Schedule: Full-time

The WHO Uganda Country Office health systems objectives are set to assist the
Government of Uganda in strengthening health sector governance, management,
and coordination for Univeral Health Coverage UHC and developing its
strategic policy frameworks; improving effective health service coverage and
quality of care; providing equitable health financing solutions and the
production of information on financial risk protection, equity, and health
expenditures; strengthening access to essential medicines, diagnostics, and
therapeutics; building the capacity of the health workforce; improving data
governance, management, and accountability, and developing the integrated and
interoperable health information systems; and strengthening the whole-of-
government approach in addressing the social determinants of health.

The purpose of this position is to provide strategic technical health systems
strengthening support at the district level towards strengthening the whole-
of-government approach to planning implementation, monitoring, and reporting;
delivery of integrated people-centered health service delivery in both the
development and emergency contexts; and achievement of healthy lives and well-
being sustainable development goal 3 and health security.
The incumbent will work under the overall guidance of the WHO Representative
and immediate supervision of Team Lead District Management and s/he will have
the following responsibilities in her/his assigned area of work:
Function as a focal person for district health systems strengthening in Iganga
and Mayuge district;
• Provide technical support and guidance to the Chief Administrative Officer
and District Health Officer on innovations towards better health service
• Working together with CAO and DHO strengthen the efficiency and
accountability mechanisms at the different levels of the District structure
• Support the District Health Teams DHT in generating District specific Data
to inform the development and emergency plans for delivery of integrated
people-centered health services and public health emergency prevention,
preparedness, response, and recovery at the district level.
• Supervise, and monitor the implementation of interventions by all programme
areas and units at the district level and report progress of implementation to
the WHO Uganda Office;
• Organize and facilitate coordination of Partners and undertake partner
mapping within the Districts for improved efficiency and promote a whole-of-
government approach to planning, implementation, and reporting, as well as
access to quality primary care services for the population.
• Support the implementation of standards for the design, organization, and
functional health system programming and operation of district health systems
based on primary health care, supporting universal health coverage;
• Coordinate the planning and implementation of the technical activities on
improving the capacity of health workers in the delivery of essential health
services along the life-course, quality of care, strengthening referral
pathways, and health information system generation, reporting, and use.
• Supervise, and monitor the implementation of interventions aimed at
strengthening reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health
RMNCAH at the district level and report progress of implementation to the
WHO Uganda Office;
• Perform any other incident-specific related duties, as required by the
functional supervisor/ WHO Uganda

Essential: A first university degree in public health, health systems/services
administration, health management, or health related field from an
accredited/recognized institute. Desirable: Post-graduate degree in Public
Health or other allied fields.

• Teamwork
• Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
• Communication
• Producing results
• Moving Forward in Changing Environment

Essential: At least five years of professional experience in health service
delivery at the sub-national level, and experiences in project management.
Desirable: Working experience with intergovernmental agencies at the national
and sub-national level on health systems strengthening/ health emergencies/
monitoring and evaluation will be an advantage.

Functional Skills and Knowledge:
• Expert knowledge of written and spoken English and working knowledge of t h
e local language will be an asset.
• Proficiency in computer applications and ability to draft reports, and
ability to monitor and communicate progress in terms of process and results.

Monthly remuneration is UGX 136,118,000 p.a. taxable as per Ugandan laws and
the appointment will be through Special Services Agreement SSA extendable
subject to satisfactory performance and continuing need for the function. S/he
will be posted at Iganga district. The position may require extensive travel
within Busoga Region.

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