Technical Director -Integrated Health Service Delivery (IHSD)

RTI International

Job Summary

The Technical Director- IHSD will have primary responsibility for overseeing, supporting, and mentoring the technical teams to achieve the project’s stated goals. With the Chief of Party (COP), the Technical Director - IHSD will be responsible for ensuring that the technical assistance provided under the project is strategic, coherent, and consistent and supports the achievement of project objectives. The Technical Director- IHSD will report to the DCOP. The position will be based with RTI in Kampala and local travel will be required.

  • Minimum Qualification: Masters
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 7 years

Job Description/Requirements

Vacancy title:

Technical Director -Integrated Health Service Delivery (IHSD)


Organization Overview

RTI International is an independent non-profit research firm in the United States. We help developing countries and communities address complex problems in education, health, food security, governance, and economic development. Our programs emphasize sustainability, bringing partners in government together with foundations, donor organizations, the private sector, and academic institutions.


Project Summary

RTI’s Global Health Division is currently accepting applications for a Technical Director – Integrated Health Service Delivery (IHSD) for an anticipated USAID-funded health project in Uganda, ‘Uganda Health Activity’ (UHA). RTI anticipates the opportunity to be a five-year, approximately $170 million cooperative agreement, focused on increasing the survival and well-being of vulnerable populations and improving overall health system resilience in priority districts.


Job Summary

The Technical Director- IHSD will have primary responsibility for overseeing, supporting, and mentoring the technical teams to achieve the project’s stated goals. With the Chief of Party (COP), the Technical Director - IHSD will be responsible for ensuring that the technical assistance provided under the project is strategic, coherent, and consistent and supports the achievement of project objectives. The Technical Director- IHSD will report to the DCOP. The position will be based with RTI in Kampala and local travel will be required.


Core Duties:

The Technical Director - IHSD will be responsible for technical oversight of integrated health service delivery and technical assistance activities for maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), family planning (FP)/reproductive health (RH), nutrition, and water and sanitation hygiene (WASH) at facility- and community-level. The Technical Director - IHSD reports directly to the Chief of Party (COP) and works in tandem with the Technical Director, HIV/AIDS and Health System Strengthening (HSS). This position will take a leadership role in ensuring UHA meets stated integrated health service delivery goals, quality standards, and reporting requirements. The Technical Director - IHSD will also coordinate among USAID, donors, other health implementing partners (IPs), and numerous Government of Uganda (GoU) institutions and representatives, particularly at the regional and district level for integrated health service delivery activities. The proposed candidate must fulfill the position requirements detailed below. Position is contingent upon award and funding.


Qualifications:

Required:

• Master’s degree or other advanced degree (PhD, MD) in a relevant field, such as medicine, public health, or social sciences and at least 10 years of professional experience.

• At least seven years of experience in managing and/or implementing integrated health service delivery or technical assistance programming addressing MNCH, FP/RH, nutrition, and WASH in a similar context, with at least three of those years working in Uganda as a senior advisor or staff member.

• Experience and expertise in evidence-based facility- or community-based MNCH, FP/RH, nutrition, and/or WASH service delivery approaches.

• Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of public and private sector counterparts, donors, and other key stakeholders.

• Experience supervising technical staff in the implementation of integrated health programming.

• Excellent interpersonal, writing, and English language oral presentation skills.


Desired:

• Clinical qualification (medical doctor, clinical officer, nurse, midwife, or other cadres).

• Previous experience working on USG-funded health programming in Uganda.

• Experience designing or implementing gender- or youth-sensitive health programming.

• Expertise in strengthening the quality of care and/or QI for MNCH, FP, nutrition, or WASH.


How to apply.

Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted for interview on an ongoing basis. The position will fill quickly, therefore candidates are urged to apply as soon as possible. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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