Program Officer-Health Systems Strengthening

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Program Officer Health Systems Strengthening

Save the Children is seeking job applications for a Program Officer Health Systems Strengthening (HSS). The Program Officer Health Systems Strengthening will be primarily responsible Promoting and strengthening health system management (HR, supply chain, information, leadership, governance, and accountability). In close collaboration with the DHO’s office he/she will be responsible for the development of systems strengthening plans, monitoring and evaluating performance of these systems. He/she will ensure accurate documentation and reporting on District activities including training and monitoring. The Officer may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis and to coordinate district level activities on behalf of the Project Manager HSS.

To be successful for this role, you will have/bring the following:


  • Bachelor’s degree in medicine or health related subject. A Postgraduate training in public health, health administration, health systems strengthening, Reproductive Health and Gender is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of five years working experience in MNCH related programming in Uganda (preferably with an International NGO).
  • Work experience in Health Systems Management or as HR officer in a regional referral hospital is desirable
  • Very good understanding of Uganda health care system and respective guidelines
  • Good communication, coordination and diplomatic skills to work with district and community leadership levels
  • Ability to make a systematic and innovative approach to district health system strengthening
  • Good at working with crossing boundaries between leadership levels and health centres/community structures


  • Skills and experience in training and mentorship of health facility-based health workers is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of the local languages used in the Respective District is needed.
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity.

The organization:

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize children’s rights and ensure their voices are heard. We are working towards 3 breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

Application information

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. Please apply online by following this link **** indicating 3 referees, two of whom should have been your direct supervisors.

Important to note: Testimonials/certificates SHOULD NOT be attached to application that is submitted online. Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process. Application closes on March 26, 2021 at midnight Uganda time. We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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