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GHS Deputy Head of Department

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

The Deputy Head of Department Global Health Security (DHOD GHS) will support the Head of Department GHS (HoD GHS) to oversee the governance framework for the GHS Department. He/she is responsible for supervising implementation and for monitoring compliance. In addition, with support of the HoD GHS, he/she will provide support to the development and review of strategic objectives and manage implementation of cooperative agreements. He/She will serve as an institutional lead or co-investigator on research projects relevant to the area of expertise. He/she must be a diverse individual, showing broad management, organizational and outstanding verbal and writtencommunication skills and be capable of working with independently, with local and international teams.
The DHOD GHS will support the HOD GHS to oversee the governance framework under the Global Health Security program.
Qualification requirements:
• A Master’s degree (or its equivalent) public health, laboratory science or a medical field. Possession of a PhD or other advanced qualification will be a significant advantage.
• Demonstrated minimum of 5 years’ experience of leadership experience including as a project manager, principal investigator.
• A compelling track record in research (indicated by peer-reviewed publications).
• Demonstrated contributions to national and/or global capacity for GHS.
• A balance of global experience including substantial experience in resource-limited settings.
Candidates that meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in these positions should send their CVs, including details of email address, present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address not later than 25th February, 2021. Email your application and CV to [email protected]


• Demonstrated managerial, administrative, analytical, and decision-making abilities.
• Ability to readily analyze, understand, and discuss new engagements between the Government of Uganda and international partners including US, UK Government agencies.
• Demonstrated ability to identify priority actions and generate and complete work plans within short time frames.
• Experience with monitoring and evaluation methodologies including frameworks, data quality assurance, analysis reporting and best practices in data dissemination in international/resource poor settings
• Strong organizational and managerial skills and ability to work collaboratively. Experience mentoring, training or building the capacity of staff implementing public health interventions.
• Strong oral and written skills and the ability to communicate new program and technical concepts clearly to technical and non-technical counterparts
• Evidence of a good track-record of peer-reviewed publications including first author publications.
• Knowledge of health, environment and laboratory capacity within Uganda
• Understanding of information needs of policy-makers and program management.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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