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National Professional Officer

  • Post-graduate education
  • Project, program management
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

The WHO Country Office Uganda supports the formulation, implementation and evaluation of national Development Plans, Health Sector Strategic Plans and Health for All strategies. WCO Uganda also support the implementation of the Ouagadougou Declaration on Primary Health Care and Health Systems in Africa; the Algiers Declaration on Research for Health in the African Region; develops and manages the Organization's programme of technical cooperation in the country and coordinates the Organization's activities with those of other stakeholders and with the government's National Health Programme.


  1. Provide WHO support to MoH for effective engagement with other sectors, development partners and agencies in policy dialogue, strategic planning and health systems reform;
  2. Support capacity building in MoH and other relevant ministries in a. policy dialogue, design, implementation and M&E in the context of Universal Health Coverage (UHC)b. health economics analyses, national and sub-national health accounts; economic viability analysis of health financing schemes, efficiency and equity measurements, etc.
  3. Support MOH in the area of generation and utilization of evidence and implementation of the Algiers Declaration on Research for Health in the African Region
  4. Provide technical support to MOH in:a. Development of the health component of National Development Plans and Health Sector Strategic and Investment Plansa. Costing of National Health Strategic Plan and program using relevant tools such as One Health Tool. b. Development of a comprehensive health financing strategyi. design and implementation of pro-poor financing mechanisms,design and application of effective and efficient resource allocation and resource utilization mechanisms.c. preparation of health sector and programme investment plans for scaling up pro-poor interventions,d. institutionalization of National Health Accountse. comprehensive health sector budgeting and planningf. preparation of proposals for funding from global financing/health initiatives,
  5. Provide support to MOH and other ministries in their effort to advocate for health and its contribution to national development and in advancing the Investment Case for the health sector.
  6. Provide technical expertise at the national level through the Harmonization for Health in Africa (HHA) and support the implementation of the HHA Action Plan 2013-20157. Perform any other duties assigned by WR

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Kampala
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Partnerships; Project implementation; Public health; Dentistry
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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