Organization Name: Ministry of Health – Rwanda
Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Eligible Citizenship: Rwanda
Role Code: R05-Nat

Role Overview

The Public Health Officer is a new role based in the office of the Minister of State in Charge of Primary Health Care. The Public Health Officer will support the Minister of State to assess how models and interventions geared towards improvement of primary health care are monitored and evaluated for progress and impact at district hospitals, health centers and health posts countrywide. This will provide the basis for accountability and informed decision-making at both program and policy levels.

The Public Health Officer will work to address social determinants of health by documenting interventions and scaling up successful models to the national level.


Monitor quality service delivery at health facilities

  • Monitor the standard alignment by the health facility leadership and governance, hospital management, infrastructure, equipment, personnel, availability of drugs and other essential medical consumables, functionality and effective use of electronic management systems
  • Monitor quality service delivery at health posts, health centers and district hospitals. This includes the effective use of space and resources at all health facilities and the coordination of service delivery activities of the primary care staff team, ensuring an integrated, collaborative and client-centered approach
  • Evaluate the model implemented at the northern border for scale up
  • Develop data analysis tools for weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting at the health facility and central levels
  • Regularly review and analyze service delivery and other relevant data, and provide interpretive information to staff and management
  • Support in setting up strategies in monitoring and evaluation of health facilities management
  • Support with quality improvement, implementation, and evaluation of quality service provision at all health facilities with a focus on Health Posts, Health Centers and District Hospitals

Health facility leadership and learning

  • Support in ensuring that the supervision channel in the clinical services within health facilities is properly and timely followed
  • Follow up on recommendations from key leadership, including the Minister of State, Parliament, and other ministries and government institutions, ensuring timely implementation and monitoring for sustainability
  • Regularly check the health facility appointment scheduling process for the effective use of staff and facility resources
  • Support coordination efforts with development partners supporting HF activities, ensuring alignment with HF, local government and catchment area priorities
  • Track key high-level priorities from MOH and affiliated institutions (Human Resource for Health Secretariate, Rwanda Biomedical Center. Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority and Rwanda Medical Supply for regular monitoring and early interventions where needed
  • Support the implementation of well-defined and effective referral systems

Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
  • Bachelor’s degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, public health, global health, mathematics or a related field*
  • At least two years of experience working in health data management or a related field*
  • Prior experience conducting analysis of health data for a research study*
  • Experience writing academic papers or articles*
  • Experience with statistical analytical software such as Stata, SPSS, R-Programming, or Eviews*
  • Master's degree or equivalent in biostatistics, epidemiology, public health, global health, mathematic or a related field
  • Experience in data collection through observations, interviews, surveys, and/or biological samples to find the causes of sickness and disease
  • Experience presenting research findings to health practitioners, policymakers, private organizations, and the public
  • Experience developing policy briefs
  • Working proficiency in Kinyarwanda and French
  • Experience working with or in a government or public health context, ideally in Rwanda
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills

About the Organization

The Ministry of Health provides and continually improves health services to the Rwandan population through the provision of preventive, curative, and rehabilitative healthcare, thereby contributing to the reduction of poverty and enhancing the general well-being of the population.

In a bid to achieve this mission, the Rwanda Ministry of Health has made universal accessibility (geographical and financial) of equitable and affordable quality health services (preventative, curative, rehabilitative and promotional services) for all Rwandans a priority. This is intended to be achieved through:

  • Full implementation of the main health programs (e.g. demand, access and quality)
  • Strengthening the health systems building blocks (e.g. policies, resources and management)
  • Strengthening all levels of service delivery (e.g. organize the services effectively at all levels, referrals)
  • Ensuring effective governance of the sector (e.g. decentralization, partnership, private sector coordination, aid effectiveness, and financial management)
Role Function: Knowledge Management, Monitoring and Evaluation / Quality Improvement, Research
Issue Area: Health System Strengthening, Healthcare Access, Primary Health Care

Stipend, Benefits, and Logistics

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