Senior Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Advisor Position - GS-14

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The United States Agency for International Development is an independent agency of the United States federal government that is primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid and development assistance.

Senior Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Advisor Position - GS-14

Closing date:June 2, 2020

USAID/Uganda is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Personal Services Contractor (PSC) - Senior Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Advisor Position - GS-14

ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: In order to be considered for this position, the offeror must be a United States (U.S.) Citizen or Resident Alien – offshore or resident in Uganda.

Opening date: May 4, 2020

Closing date: June 2, 2020

The Senior HSS Advisor is a key member of the HSS team, providing leadership, strategic vision, strong management, staff mentorship and works in close collaboration with other health units in the Office of Health and HIV (OHH), as well as with other offices in the Mission, to achieve the goals set forth in Agency, Mission, and other relevant strategies and guidance.

The Senior HSS Advisor provides highly specialized technical and professional leadership to plan, implement, monitor, and oversee selected activities within OHH related to improved health systems, including health financing, human resources for health (HRH), leadership and governance, and institutional capacity building. In addition, s/he helps to shape and influence health sector policy in Uganda and exercises considerable judgment and discretion in dealing with senior-and mid-level partners in other USG agencies, the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance, and other Government of Uganda (GoU) stakeholders, development partners, local organizations, and implementing partners regarding health systems strengthening issues.

The contractor will have responsibility for ensuring coordination of USAID-funded programs through a variety of governmental and non-governmental partners at national, district, facility, and community levels. The role of the contractor will include planning, designing, organizing, directing, and coordinating USAID development programs and arranging for monitoring and evaluation of activities implemented by NGOs, CBOs, private sector, UN Agencies, and other partner organizations through grants, cooperative agreements, and/or contracts. The contractor will be responsible for program activities that: work to improve the functioning of health systems through new and innovative systems, strengthen existing systems and structures, and support innovative approaches to improve long-term sustainability.


A Master’s degree in health economics, public health, public policy, or other fields related to public health is required.


Minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in the health field, with at least seven years working specifically on health systems strengthening, including issues of health financing, human resources for health, leadership and governance, and institutional capacity building.

Experience working with health systems and health care reforms and policy development at the national and/or local (district/community/service facility) level is required.

Experience in program design, strategic planning, program management, implementation, and evaluation of health programs with demonstrated technical expertise in health systems strengthening, particularly in a developing country context is required. Experience implementing health development programs in Africa required.

Experience working collaboratively with senior, managerial, technical host-country counterparts, donors, and other stakeholders at national and decentralized levels.

How to Apply

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