Human Resources for Health Officer

at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Location Mbarara, Uganda
Date Posted August 29, 2019
Category Health Care / Medical
Human Resource / HR
Job Type Full-time
Currency UGX


Reporting Relationships:

The Communications and Advocacy Advisor reports to the HRH Manager.


The HRH officer will be expected to work under the supervision of the HRH manager. S/he will work closely with a team of technical advisors and multi-disciplinary teams to plan and manage capacity building activities. S/he will be expected to provide technical assistance to the district human resource teams in the areas of evidence-based strategic human resources planning, including health workforce projection and action planning, HR recruitment, retention, performance management, staff development, and succession planning. S/he will specifically provide technical support in developing capacities for data analysis and use in determining human resource needs, planning interventions and monitoring outcomes and results of the project interventions in the districts.


  • Coordinated capacity building activities for the supported districts and the program team.
  • Capacity for HRH Planning, data analysis and use built among DHMT, Regional Referral Hospital management teams and HR managers in the districts
  • Comprehensive and costed HRH plans developed annually and HRH reports prepared quarterly and annually as an integral part of the district health plans and RRH plans.
  • Routine Performance monitoring and appraisal implemented
  • Rewards and sanctions system established
  • Coordinated and supported the implementation of results-oriented district support supervision
  • HRIS functional, database maintained up-to-date and data regularly analyzed and used for decision making in the districts and regional referral hospitals.


  • Coordinate capacity building activities
  • Develop district level and project capacity building plans
  • Identify unique HR planning and PM challenges and gaps in different districts and Regional Referral Hospitals and support them to design appropriate local solutions
  • Facilitate working continuously with regional and local partners to achieve ownership, political support, and skills transfer for overall project sustainability.
  • Offer technical leadership in sharing, adapting and developing new and improved HR strategies, tools and interventions for improved planning, performance management and document intervention outcomes
  • Support adherence and use of technical performance standards, engage district and facility teams to conduct performance evaluations at least annually; and ensure annual performance improvement plans are developed and supervision tools used.
  • Facilitate implementation of project interventions and approaches in the areas of recruitment, deployment, and retention
  • Work with stakeholders at the district level to create a culture of data use, through developing a strategy for building capacity to analyze data and draw conclusions that will improve decision-making and planning.
  • Ensure functionality of HRIS in all districts and follow-up corrective action when needed
  • Assist health sector managers to review and operationalize HR policies, guidelines, and procedures
  • Prepare and provide regular reports on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.


  • Advanced degree in public health, epidemiology, economics, biostatistics, or social sciences field related to human resources for health (e.g., management, public policy).
  • Minimum of five years' experience implementing or managing HRH or related activities in Uganda, including involvement in several of the following areas: National HRH assessment, workforce policy and planning, HR development and management and deployment of HR information systems, leadership development, workforce projections and costing, HRH performance management and improvement, delivering or evaluating education for health professionals.


  • Familiarity and experience working with the Uganda health care system, the Ministry of Health, District Government, and other development organizations in Uganda is a plus.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, work as effective member and provide technical guidance to complex multi-site activities.
  • Experience and functional familiarity with HRIS or similar systems, or ability to develop those skills quickly
  • Proven ability to carry out analysis of HRH issues; and sound costing of interventions to motivate resource allocation for HRH.
  • Experience working on USAID-funded projects highly desirable
  • Clear commitment and record of achievement to building the capacity of local partners.
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Computer literacy in MS Office applications including Word, Excel, Power Point; Outlook
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