Management Sciences for Health is seeking for a highly qualified Technical Director, Health Systems Strengthening for an anticipated five-year USAID funded HSS/Strengthening Decentralization for Sustainability (UHSS) project. Working under the direction of the Chief of Party, the HSS Director will be responsible for leading project activities related to systems strengthening and building the capacity of Uganda’s Ministry of Health at the central and district levels in areas including but not limited of health systems, financing, and public financial management. The HSS Director will ensure systems and processes are in place to support, sustain and institutionalize health finance and health systems reforms as articulated by national government counterparts and the USAID Uganda Mission. He/she will ensure training and other capacity building to staff and counterparts as required and identify needs for short-term health financing and other health systems technical assistance. He/She will also support MOH strategies to increase domestic resource mobilization through increasing health systems efficiencies, increasing the Government of Uganda’s allocation for health in the national budget, and examining health insurance, PBF, RBF and other innovative financial options for increasing domestic resources. Finally, the HSS Director will also support strengthening district capacities for planning, budgeting and budget execution, and reporting, in collaboration with regional and district programs and colleagues, as needed, with officials of the Ministry of local government. The Advisor will work with the COP and other technical directors on the project to ensure coordination and achievement of all contractual requirements.
Availability of the position is contingent upon issuance of a USAID award, and selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience in Uganda.
The HSS Director will provide technical assistance on a wide range of HSS and health financing areas including: