Population Services International

Senior Technical Advisor, Uganda

Posted Date 9 months ago(9/4/2019 1:56 PM)
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Job title: Senior Technical Advisor

Based in Kampala, Uganda

Reports to the: Chief of Party

** This position is contingent on funding, and is only open to Ugandan nationals

Who we are

We are Population Services International (PSI) Uganda, a branch office of the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from TRUST condoms, maama kits, contraceptives, and water purification products among others


There are over 7,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds - from the medical industry to the music business - all with unique skills we bring to the job.


Join us! 

We are looking for a Senior Technical Advisor to support implementation of the USAID/Uganda Voluntary Family Planning for improved Reproductive Health and Development (FP4HD) Activity. Please note that this position is contingent on funding.


S/he shall have a depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience in designing and implementing comprehensive reproductive health and family planning activities across all levels of government (national, local and community), and in different sectors beyond health. S/he should have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of community systems and how they relate with the public sector and the ability to identify and support learning among different partners. S/he shall have the requisite management expertise, interpersonal skills and professional relationships and fulfil the requirements detailed below:


Your contribution

  • Participate in the analysis of service provision and resource mapping for family planning in the target regions
  • Plan and lead the assessment and establishment of capacity gaps in family planning in the districts of operation
  • Lead the development and dissemination of the Health Facility guidelines and Standard Operations procedures
  • In collaboration with Ministry of Health, lead the development and roll-out of the capacity building plan for health workers in the districts of operation, in order to improve the quality of service delivery and supply of family planning commodities
  • Provide leadership and oversight to Health Systems Strengthening and Outreach activities’ planning, implementation, management, and monitoring, including project quality, personnel, and financial management
  • Plan and coordinate quarterly supportive supervision for health workers in the districts of operation
  • Develop tools to assess the quality of services, as well as oversee and report on the assessment of the quality of services provided by healthcare workers
  • Provide technical and programmatic oversight and strategic direction, and ensure appropriate support for the implementation of project activities in the areas of health systems strengthening
  • Conduct formative and operational research, and maintain and manage partnerships with internal and external stakeholders


What would get us excited?

The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:

Collaboration: You can work independently, but thrive within a team.

Trust: You trust that your manager and team will have your back and care deeply about gaining that same trust from your teammates

Pragmatism: You dive in and maintain momentum even when things are ambiguous and you don’t let perfect get in the way of good enough.

Honesty: You aren’t afraid to speak up and speak your mind.

Measurement: You set clear and challenging goals and hold yourself accountable to driving measurable results.

Commitment: You’re independent and a free thinker, but you’re ready to buy in to the direction of the team and commit to its success.


Required Qualifications/experience:

  • A minimum of ten (10) years of professional experience in delivering Family Planning or Community Health programs.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Medicine, Public Health, or a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum of ten (10) years of progressively increasing responsibility working for health technical assistance programs with experience in Reproductive Health, Family Planning, and Community Health programming.

Required Personal Competencies:

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills;
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of management expertise and technical experience;
  • 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, donors, and other key stakeholders;
  • Excellent skills and experience in collaborative working relationships with senior level government leadership at national, district and community levels;
  • Experience with integration of gender and youth analysis into health projects and services;
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills;
  • Required oral and written fluency in English; and
  • Excellent past performance references.


PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

**PSIU does not solicit for money during the recruitment process


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