Placement Organization: Kyetume Community Based Health Care Program
Placement Location: Mukono, Uganda
Eligible Citizenship: Ugandan
About: Kyetume’s vision is of a productive, healthy society that is responsive to its fundamental human rights and obligations. Kyetume Community Based Health Care Program strives to improve the general health standards of underserved rural people within Mukono District and Uganda at large by influencing socio-economic and spiritual behavior of rural communities using a community based involvement/participatory and human rights approach.
Current Priority areas:
- HIV and AIDS Control & Palliative Care
- Maternal & Child Health (MCH)
- Gender Based Violence Responses (GBV)
- Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights Promotion (SRH)
- Water & Sanitation (Water, Sanitation And Environmental Protection)
- Orphans & Vulnerable Children, including Food Security (OVC)
- Management, Administration and Institutional Development
Position Overview: The strategic priority area for the fellow shall be in management and administration. Specifically, the Health Administrator will strengthen organizational efficiency and effectiveness in the face of both growth and change for Kyetume.
- Lead and maintain the Health Management Information System (HMIS) at the Kyetume HC III and Katosi HC II based on service delivery and reporting needs
- Assist in monitoring data entry and integrity in collaboration with the Data Officer
- Develop and maintain computerized record management systems to store and process data, such as personnel activities and information, and to produce reports periodically
- Maintain communication between management and medical staff, by attending staff meetings.
- Prepare activity reports to inform management of the status and implementation plans of programs, services, and quality initiatives
- Management of staff at the health centers of Kyetume and Katosi i.e. verification of timesheets.
- Review and update facility activities and data to aid planning and risk management and to improve service utilization
- Develop and implement medical programs or health services that promote research and community health
- Support the conduction of Continued Medical Education sessions (CMEs) for staff and community volunteers
- Manage or monitor the ambulance movements and other health center fleet e.g. mileage records, etc.
Required Skills and Experience:
- Administrative or management experience
- Experience in public health
- Fluency in English (writing and speaking)
- Analytical & decision making skills
- Ability to work under pressure
- Proficiency in MS Office Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), data collection, validation and analysis
- Strong interest in global public health
- Ability to work in a team environment, but with self-sufficiency and self-motivation
- Strong interpersonal skills coupled with excellent communication skills: verbal, written, listening, presentation and facilitation
- Ability to multi-task: flexible and capable of working under pressure and tight deadlines with demonstrated ability to prioritize across multiple projects and relationships
Preferred Skills and Experience:
- Experience managing staff at a health center
- Experience leading and maintaining a Health Management Information System (HMIS)
- Experience using data to aid planning and risk management and to improve service utilization
Living Conditions: Fellows will be provided with housing, health insurance and a living stipend of $550/month. Fellows will also receive an award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year. Flights to and from the placement site and all other costs associated with GHC programming are included. The fellows will be provided with office space, lunch and any other work related costs.