Director, Health Systems Strengthening (HSS)

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Director, Health Systems Strengthening (HSS)


Director, Health Systems Strengthening (HSS), Jinja, Uganda

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Director, HSS roles and responsibilities also include, but are not limited to, the following:

Coordinate implementation of project activities at district level using the district lead programming approach and work closely with field teams, districts and other stakeholders to ensure coordinated implementation and district ownership for sustainability.
Support effective coordination of all field activities to ensure efficiency, Collaboration, learning and Adaptation.
Manage relations with both technical and political district leaders.
Prioritize hard to reach communities especially islands and marginalized groups for inclusive development.
Provide technical direction for implementation of laboratory Strengthening activities functionality of the sample and results transportation system, repair of equipment, accreditation of hubs in line with local and international standards and quality management systems for lower level laboratories.


Post-graduate degree in Public Health/Health Administration, social sciences or a related field.
Minimum of 10 years of professional working experience strengthening health systems in developing countries.
High level of interpersonal, technical, and analytical skills including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of public and private sector counterparts and other key stakeholders.
Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills and oral and written communication skills in English.
Previous experience working on US government programs will be considered an asset.
Demonstrated capacity to manage for results.

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