Job verified by Fuzu

Clinton Health Access Initiative.Inc   |   Uganda   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Technical Advisor, Referrals and Linkages - Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Transportation, logistics, driving
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
Click to apply

Job Summary

The Technical Advisor, Referrals and Linkages will play a pivotal role in ensuring functional bi-directional referral systems between communities and clinical services. The overall performance of the Referrals and Linkages Technical Advisor will be assessed based on the extent to which all referral, communication and transportation systems in program areas are functioning.

He/She will ensure that sustainable interventions to strengthen referral and transportation systems for health care are developed and implemented in CHAI-supported program areas and will provide strategic technical support, capacity development of health workers, transporters and first responders; contribute to evidence and knowledge development and dissemination; and technical representation with the Ministry of Health. This position requires approximately 40%-50% of travel domestically.


1. Referral systems and protocols

  • Lead the establishment of a referral network model, including standardized referral protocols that facilitate linkages between different service delivery points in selected districts
  • Attend and facilitate periodic referral, communication and transportation reviews at regional and district levels
  • Support development /adaptation of Information Education and Communication material for dissemination of information related to community-facility transportation systems and emergency transportation systems
  • Undertake ongoing field visits throughout districts for the participation in, or monitoring of referral, communication and transportation related project activities
  • Ensure coordination and facilitation within the other program areas to connect with linkages and referrals
  • Develop and submit monthly reports on client use of linkage and referral components and to senior program management

2. Community-Facility transportation systems
  • Coordinate with district teams to conduct mapping and identification of local transporters, compile and disseminate local transporter registers
  • Develop and adopt standard fare guidelines for community –facility transportation of women and children and prepare relevant training materials
  • Lead catalytic program initiatives to support and institutionalize strategic business planning by local transporters
  • Work with district coordinators and local governments to develop mechanisms for optimal regulation and collaboration mechanisms with local transporters that advance health outcomes for women and children

3. Emergency transportation systems
  • Work closely with the Ministry of Health to support the process of development of emergency medical services strategies including pre-hospital care/ambulance services and identify areas where CHAI can support evidence generation
  • Lead and maintain partnerships with private sector actors, including St John’s ambulance services, Private hospital ambulance services and the Uganda private health care federation with the objective of designing private sector led models for ambulance service contracting at scale.
  • Identify, analyze, distill and synthesize state-of-the-art technical knowledge and evidence and ensure its transfer to MOH and partners to support scale up of evidence based and/or innovative emergency communication and transportation related interventions
  • Ensure incorporation of existing evaluation results, lessons learned and new knowledge in routine emergency transportation technical updates/review
  • Spearhead costing analyses of emergency transportation interventions implemented in CHAI-supported program areas and ensure dissemination of results
  • Any other work assigned by the supervisor related to linkages and referrals

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Transportation, logistics, driving
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Partnerships; Contingency and disaster recovery; Logistics planning and management; Project implementation; Data analysis
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Click to apply

Clinton Health Access Initiative.Inc

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 50-100 people

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) was founded in 2002 with a transformational goal: help save the lives of millions of people living with HIV/AIDS in the developing world by dramatically scaling up antiretroviral treatment. When CHAI was founded, many viewed this goal as unreasonable because health systems in poor countries were too weak and prices of relevant drugs and diagnostic tests were too high. CHAI played a leadership role, working alongside governments and other partners, to lower the costs of treatment and help build the in-country systems necessary to provide lifesaving treatment to millions of people.

Other Jobs at Clinton Health Access Initiative.Inc

District Coordinator-Kakumiro
District Coordinator-Mubende
District Coordinator-Kamwenge
District Coordinator-Kibaale
Senior Associate -Strategic Information/Monitoring & Evaluation
View more jobs at
Clinton Health Access Initiative.Inc