USAID/Uganda is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Personal Services Contractor (PSC) – Senior Strategic Information Advisor – Epidemiologist (Senior Advisor).
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The Office of Health & HIV (OHH) is the USAID/Uganda Mission’s largest technical office, with over $350 million in program funding, and a staff that will soon grow to almost 65 professionals. And, at any one time, there are between 90 and 100 activities managed by the technical staff and teams of the Office. Accordingly, OHH is responsible for one of USAID’s largest and most complex bilateral assistance health programs. Currently, there are five technical teams in the Office: (1: HSS) the Health System Strengthening Unit, (2: PMI) the President’s Malaria Initiative Unit and its sub-units for Emerging Pandemic Threats and the Global Health Security Agenda, (3: HIV-TB) the HIV & TB Unit and its President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)-sponsored activities, (4: FHT) the Family Health Unit, and (5: SI) the Strategic Information Unit, in support of the Office and other technical teams is the Strategic Information Unit.
The SI Unit collects and analyzes data and information related to each of the technical teams, advises OHH on program performance, planning, monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting (PMELR), guides and coordinates the PMELR work of over forty implementing partners, and advises and supports the Ministry of Health (MoH)’s health management information system. Accordingly, the Strategic Information Unit is a vital component of OHH.
The Senior Advisor serves as a technical subject matter expert on PMELR and plays a key role in supporting cross-cutting activities with other SI Unit staff, other OHH team members, Implementing Partners (IPs), and other stakeholders. S/he advises the Mission and other stakeholders, including the MoH and health development donors, on best practices and participates in relevant sector-wide technical working groups. S/he serves a critical role in providing mentoring and guidance to the SI Unit, OHH staff, IPs and other stakeholders to build their capacity in the use of strategic information.