Uganda: Consultancy – Health Specialist (District Health Systems Strengthening) SSA

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 19 Apr 2017

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.For every child, a fair chance

Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path.Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

Visit this link for more information on Uganda Country Office https://www.unicef.org/uganda/

How can you make a difference?

  • Coordinate with MoH and selected DHMT members and lead the validation of the BNA indicators and definitions to support the programming and automation of the BNA in DHIS-2
  • In collaboration with ministry of health planning unit, resource center and local government health management team members from selected districts, review, validate and streamline through a consensus building process the BNA indicators and, their definitions, and data sources.

  • Technical support to quality assurance and utilization of the RMNCAH score cards and BNA tools
  • Provide technical guidance on the alignment of data elements and denominators (ie catchment population) each of the 24 RMNCAH Scorecard indicators and at least 864 BNA sub-Indicators

    Provide quality assurance to ensure the correct algorithms for the denominators are in place to provide accurate calculation of indicators at the National, District, Facility levels during recommended time periods (Quarterly, Bi-Annually, Annually)

  • Strengthening evidence based performance reviews and planning by Local Government through operationalization of the updated local government planning guidelines
  • Identify and work with the MoH to address any eHMIS data quality gaps in the tools / checklists directly related to the Scorecards and BNA tools

    Build capacity of Regional Management Performance Teams in order to reduce the need for centralized assistance

  • Facilitate national orientation, capacity building and dissemination of the updated district planning guidelines including RMNCAH score cards and BNA tools to UNICEF and coordinate operationalization of the guidelines in UNICEF supported convergence districts
  • Support capacity building of UNICEF staff to develop their own, sector specific, customized scorecards and BNA tools, including for Nutrition and Emergency and filtered by appropriate geographic regions/ districts for ZO colleagues.

    Finalize standardized tools (including check-lists) for UNICEF Zonal Office engagement during Quarterly District Planning Meetings

    Coordinate the quarterly update of the RMNCAH district profiles and build capacity of Zonal Office M&E in order to reduce the need for centralized assistance

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher), preferably in Public Health
  • At least 5 years of professional experience working in public health and or related field, including the development of strategies, program management and training materials
  • Experience in supporting and coordinating project activities across a large organization and with other international partner organizations.
  • Experience in districts health system strengthening, data collection, analysis, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience working with the national and district local governments in Uganda, and a strong understanding of Uganda’s health system
  • Proven ability to manage relationships with UNICEF partners, including youth coalitions, universities, intellectual leaders, UN organizations, NGOs and the private sector
  • Proven skills in communication, networking, strategic thinking, advocacy and fundraising
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute ideas as well as to transfer knowledge and skills.
  • Strong writing and communication skills and the aptitude to handle competing messages and priorities with multiple audiences
  • Ability to travel and work in remote and sometimes insecure locations
  • Fluency in written and verbal English is essential
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

    Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=503892

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