Capacity Building Advisor (NGO Careers) at Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

General Summary

This is a full-time position and the person will be based in Gulu at the Activity/Project field office. He/she will provide leadership on capacity building, Human resources for health management as well as leadership and governance across all districts in the Activity region. He/she will be in charge of ensuring that health workers have adequate capacity to deliver Malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, MNCH, Reproductive Health, Family Planning, Water and Sanitation services. He/ she will also serve as the link between the field teams, RHITES-North Acholi and other relevant health service delivery stakeholders like MoH/USAID.

Key Responsibilities

  • Capacity building
  • 1. Will provide overall technical oversight to all capacity building activities in the RHITES-North Acholi region.
  • Coordinate all the required trainings for quality integrated health service delivery in the areas of Malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, MNCH, Reproductive Health, Family Planning, Water and Sanitation in the RHITES-North Acholi supported districts and respective health facilities.
  • Coordinate, support and provide mentorship and supervision Malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, MNCH, Reproductive Health, Family Planning, Water and Sanitation in the RHITES-North Acholi region.
  • Ensure quality of all training, mentorship and supervision activities conducted in the RHITES-North Acholi Activity
  • Provide linkage with the IDI-ATIC platform for post-training support and continuous medical education of all health service providers including PNFP and 
  • Human Resources for Health:
  • Support districts in the RHITES NORTH ACHOLI Activity region to effectively use the Ministry of Health Integrated Human Resource Information System (Ihris).
  • Ensure rewards and sanctions committee in all the districts in Acholi sub-region function effectively through ongoing technical support and monitoring.
  • Provide support to Regional and District Health Supervisory Authorities in the Acholi sub-region to ensure health workers register and renew practicing licenses with the various professional bodies.
  • Leadership and Governance.
  • Provide support to the functionality of Hospital Management Boards and Health Unit Management Committees in all the facilities in the region.
  • Ensure support supervision to districts and health facilities by the Community Health Department of the Regional Referral Hospital is ongoing.

Person Specification

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from a recognised institution.
  • Bachelor’s degree in other medical fields with experience working with districts
  • Postgraduate training in a medical course; Master’s in Public Health, Epidemiology or a clinical discipline.
  • Active Registration with UMDPC
  • Experience working with US government funded projects
  • Competence in the use of standard office software.
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • S/he should have demonstrated teaching, facilitation and mentoring skills including use of adult learning methodology and use of e-materials
  • Familiarity with national health issues in the areas of HIV, Malaria,   TB, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, MNCH, Reproductive Health, Family Planning, Water and Sanitation.

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