Technical Director Usaid/uganda Urban Health Activity, Kampala

Last update 2024-05-27
Expires 2024-06-27
ID #2142192035
660 US$
Technical Director Usaid/uganda Urban Health Activity, Kampala
Uganda, Central Region, Kampala,
Modified May 4, 2024



The Action Against Hunger network is comprised of four operational headquarters (France, India, Spain, and USA) and four supporting organizations (United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and Italy).

Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian and development organization which originated in France and is committed to ending world hunger.

Our work includes lifesaving activities in 50+ countries, 8,000+ field staff assisting more than 17 million people and more than 40 years of expertise responding to emergencies caused by conflict, natural disasters, and food crises.

Collectively the network manages more than $660 million of programmatic aid.

Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network.

As an independent NGO, we currently manage operations in Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Zambia, and Haiti.

Action Against Hunger-USA has over $75 million in programs, and approximately 1,600 permanent staff based in New York City, Washington D.

C, Kenya, Haiti, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

Action Against Hunger uniquely operates at the nexus of both humanitarian and development programming.

Action Against Hunger leads the global movement to end hunger.

We innovate solutions, advocate for change, and reach 28 million people every year with proven hunger prevention and treatment programs.

As a nonprofit that works across 58 countries, our 8,990 dedicated staff members partner with communities to address the root causes of hunger, including climate change, conflict, inequity, and emergencies.

We strive to create a world free from hunger, for everyone, for good.

Job Summary Action Against Hunger is seeking a highly skilled Technical Director for a five-year USAID-funded Urban Health Activity.

This pivotal role focuses on overcoming urban health challenges through strengthening health systems and enhancing community health services in targeted urban areas.

You will be based in Kampala, Uganda, with required travel to other project sites as necessary.

Purpose: As the Technical Director, you will provide strategic vision and technical leadership to improve health outcomes and system efficiencies.

You will guide the development and implementation of health systems strengthening strategies, ensuring they are evidence-based and adapted to the local context.

Engagement: You will engage with local and national government bodies, non-governmental organizations, community leaders, and private sector stakeholders to maintain and enhance productive collaborations.

Delivery: Along with the Chief of Party, you will ensure that the project’s strategies are implemented effectively, applying sound managerial and financial procedures, and adhering to USAID policies, rules, and regulations.

Requirements KEY ACTIVITIES IN YOUR ROLE WILL INCLUDE: Essential Job Duties Provide technical oversight and strategic direction for the project, ensuring alignment with the latest scientific research and best practices.

Oversee the design, planning, and monitoring of project activities to strengthen local health authorities' capacity.

Lead the development and review of project work plans, strategies, and technical documents.

Facilitate the use of data and learning to improve project strategies and activities.

Represent the project at national and international events, promoting thought leadership in urban health.

Supervisory Responsibilities Oversee a diverse team of project staff, ensuring effective implementation and coordination of project activities.

Fiscal Responsibility Maintain oversight of the project’s budget, ensuring all financial operations are transparent and comply with donor and organizational policies.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions This position involves frequent travel and fieldwork in environments that may be physically demanding and under stressful conditions.

Gender Equality Commitments & Zero Tolerance to Abuse Promote an inclusive environment where all team members are valued and respected.

Ensure all operations and activities uphold the highest standards of ethics and respect towards gender equality and protection from abuse.

DO YOU MEET THE PROFILE REQUIRED CRITERIA? Required Qualifications A Master’s degree in public health, international development, or a related field, and at least ten years of management responsibility in international development projects.

Extensive experience in urban health systems, particularly in Uganda.

Required Skills & Experience Demonstrated technical leadership in managing health programs that involve multiple stakeholders and complex, volatile contexts.

Proven experience in strategic planning, project implementation, and adaptation within donor-funded projects.

Familiarity with USAID regulations and a deep understanding of the health landscape in Uganda.

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with government, donors, and other stakeholders.

Fluency in English and proficiency in local Ugandan languages is highly desirable.

Desirable Previous experience with USAID-funded health activities.

Existing relationships with key stakeholders in Kampala, Mukono, and Wakiso.

This role is not just a job, but a gateway to a career with a purpose-driven organization committed to impactful change.

If you're ready to make a significant impact in the lives of millions, we welcome your expertise and passion.


Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Technical director usaid/uganda urban health activity

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