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Job Title: Technical Advisor-GIZ-CUSP/TA/052411

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:

GIZ provides customised solutions to complex challenges. We are an experienced service provider and assist the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation. We offer demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development.

About Project:

On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and co-financed by Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), BACKUP Health, Global Programme Health System Strengthening supports partner countries through all stages of the Global Fund grant cycle to strengthen health systems and improve the delivery and impact of Global fund investments. The BACKUP Health programme strengthens capacities of key actors in national health systems and civil society organisations that are... responsible for the planning and implementation of Global Fund financing, and enable them to plan, steer and implement global financing more efficiently and effectively to maximise impact. UK funding covers investments in three BACKUP Health country programmes namely Uganda, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. In the three countries, the programme will focus on community systems strengthening towards promoting effective community rights and gender approaches in the utilisation of global financing for health.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide advisory and capacity development services to partner institutions and organizations in Uganda, focusing on community systems strengthening and technical support planning.
• Engage in strategic policy discussions and forums within the health sector, establishing and maintaining partnerships with national and international stakeholders.
• Coordinate and monitor the implementation of Global Fund projects and consultancies, while also tracking developments in other global financing mechanisms like GFF and Gavi to enhance alignment and harmonization efforts at the country level, supporting principles outlined in the Lusaka agenda.

Specific Tasks
• Technical advice: Identify technical assistance (TA) needs and opportunities, emphasizing community systems strengthening and civil society engagement to promote effective community rights and gender approaches in global health financing; offer advice on potential TA activities aligned with national priorities, project strategies, and partner needs, with a focus on cross-cutting themes such as community, rights, and gender.
• Management and Coordination: Collaborate with the UK Government FCDO Global Fund Accelerator Adviser to plan and deliver technical and financial support under BACKUP's overall strategy, focusing on community systems strengthening with attention to human rights and gender priorities; Manage and coordinate BACKUP interventions in the country, including monitoring, reporting, and logistical arrangements; Support knowledge management by documenting good practices and lessons learned related to Global Fund processes, TA approaches, and engagements with Gavi and the GFF.
• Communication and Networking: Represent BACKUP Health in national meetings; Foster partnerships and linkages among key stakeholders involved in Global Fund, disease-specific interventions, health system actors, Gavi, and the GFF; Coordinate BACKUP health communication efforts for public relations through national, regional, and global publication of project outcomes, in coordination with FCDO; coordinate with other teams of relevant programmes in the country.
• Other Duties/Additional Tasks: Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• Master’s degree in public health, Public Policy, Development Studies, or a comparable qualification
• Details of experience
• At least 6 to 7 years professional experience in comparable positions.
• Work experience in public health in Uganda with public, private institutions or non-profit/ civil society organisations (e.g., disease control, health service delivery, community development).
• Experience in strengthening community health systems and the capacity of community and civil society engagement to Resilient and Sustainable Systems to Health (RSSH).
• A proven track record of building partnerships and effective relationships with a range of stakeholders.
• Knowledge and experience in climate-health is an added advantage
• Highly motivated professional with strong leadership capabilities to independently manage country-level processes and collaborate effectively within a global team. Possesses strong managerial, organizational, intercultural, and communication skills.
• Proficient in spoken and written English.
• Skilled in using information and communication technology (ICT) tools and computer applications, such as MS Office, email, and internet platforms.

How to Apply:

Eligible candidates are encouraged to apply to the Head of Human Resources by email to [email protected] Applications and CVs should be in one document and a maximum of 5 pages only and sent electronically, quoting the position and reference number.

Please include name and contact of three references. One official reference from your current workplace is a MUST.

Please note: This is a national position. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Disclaimer: GIZ DOES NOT charge any kind of FEE(s) at whichever stage of the recruitment process. GIZ encourage women, people with disabilities and minority groups to apply for this position. GIZ is committed to equal opportunities and diversity of perspective at the working place.

Deadline: 24th May 2024

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