QED Group LLC

Health Systems Strengthening Expert - Uganda Learning Activity

QED Group LLC

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Job Summary

The short-term Uganda Health Systems Strengthening Expert will provide technical expertise in the area of health system strengthening and contribute to the completion of high quality and timely delivery of all deliverables.

  • Minimum Qualification:Masters
  • Experience Level:Mid level
  • Experience Length:3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Department: Uganda Learning Activity

Location: Kampala, Kampala


QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in close to 100 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making.


The purpose of the USAID Learning Activity (ULA) is to further strengthen USAID/Uganda performance and improve the performance of its implementing partners, with a focus on collaborating, learning and adapting, in order to enhance the impact and sustainability of USAID-supported contributions to Uganda’s development.


The ULA will achieve this through three objectives:

  • Collaboration: Strengthened collaboration, both internally and with external stakeholders, enables USAID to better leverage expertise, learning and resources; and deepens local ownership.
  • Learning: Systematic learning, through applied research, monitoring and evaluation, informs and improves the relevance, quality and cost- effectiveness of programs and operations 
  • Performing: Adaptive management of program implementation and meta-level interventions to improve the quality of USAID program outcomes.


The USAID Uganda Health Systems Strengthening (UHSS) Activity is a five-year activity (October 15, 2019 to October 15, 2024), implemented by THE Palladium Group. The goal of the UHSS Activity is to improve the performance of Uganda’s health systems in public and private health sectors at national, sub national and community levels through providing tailored and innovative technical assistance (TA). The activity is expected to achieve three related results, namely: 

  • Improved leadership and accountability for results at each level of the health sector.
  • Increased availability and improved management of key health systems resources; and 
  • Strengthened community systems for quality health services. 


The UHSS Activity interventions are expected to be aligned to the Government of Uganda (GoU)’s Health Sector Development Plan II – 2020/21-2024/25 and USAID’s global Vision for Health Systems Strengthening (HSS). The overall technical strategy is to engage key stakeholders, empower them through increased capacity, and promote more efficient and equitable health systems. UHSS supports an enabling policy environment and generates evidence to inform planning, budgeting, financial management, and performance monitoring. The activity particularly focuses on strengthening governance, health financing, health workforce, and community systems at all levels of the health system. UHSS supports policy development and implementation; strengthens processes for responsive and evidence-based planning and budgeting, strategic data collection and use in decision-making, and more transparent and efficient management of health sector resources; and leverages new and existing partnerships, including with private sector and non-health entities.


Position Overview
The short-term Uganda Health Systems Strengthening Expert will provide technical expertise in the area of health system strengthening and contribute to the completion of high quality and timely delivery of all deliverables.


Period of Performance 
August - October 2022 


Level of Effort Expectations
This position is expected to have an LOE of 45 days.


Deliverables

  • Inception report
  • Progress reports
  • Preliminary findings presentation
  • Draft report
  • Final draft report
  • Debrief with OHH
  • Debrief with Front Office 
  • Final report
  • Final slide deck
  • Executive briefer (2-5 pages)


Responsibilities:

  • Support the team lead with tasks related to the scope.
  • Conduct document review, secondary data analysis, and key Informant Interviews/Focus Group Discussions and other group discussions to gather information from key stakeholders.
  • Support the development, implementation and delivery of all deliverables to ensure they are timely and are of high quality.
  • Support the assessment of implementation progress, document lessons learned, and suggest corrective actions, as necessary.


Requirements:

  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Public health, Health Policy and Planning, Health Services Management, Activity Management, M&E of Public Health Programs, Epidemiology and Biostatics or other related fields. 
  • Professional experience in health systems strengthening. 
  • Experience in conducting activity evaluations, and learning reviews required.
  • Knowledge of donor-funded health programs in Uganda especially USAID-funded programs. 
  • Knowledge of Ugandan Ministry of Health priorities, strategies, and plans.
  • Should have a strong and well-established record of having successfully carried out similar assignments.


Place of Performance 

The Uganda Health Systems Strengthening Expert will work in Kampala, Uganda with potential occasional travel to other parts of Uganda as needed.
 

Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without either a resume/CV and/or biodata may not be considered. Only finalists will be contacted; no phone calls, please.

A submitted application to QED in response to a position on a bid or proposal indicates your agreement to be included in our submission to the client at least on an illustrative named basis. 

The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. AA/V/D. Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


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