Implementation Science Specialist

at Social & Scientific Systems
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted September 21, 2019
Category Social Sciences
Job Type Full-time
Currency UGX


Social & Scientific Systems (SSS) works to improve public health worldwide by providing technical, research, and program management services to government, nonprofit, and commercial clients. Our research and support for domestic and international health programs enable policymakers, medical professionals, communities, and citizens to improve public health. Please join our dedicated staff in an environment that values diversity and supports health, wellbeing, and professional growth.


The overall purpose is to support the SITES team to strengthen the implementation science capacity of the SITES project and support the building of relevant capacities among the IPs and Districts. The incumbent will also support the integration of the SITES learning agenda and analytical agenda.


  • Support scheduling, organization, implementation and evaluation of quarterly project review meetings
  • Support identification of issues that would inform the Projects’ implementation science work
  • Support districts and service delivery sites to conduct data quality assessment and improvement activities
  • Identify and document strengths, weaknesses, lessons learnt and best practices for each supported district in relation to M&E for HIV/AIDS and Family Health
  • Support the USAID health office to strengthen learning in HIV/AIDS and Family Health programs
  • Support collaborative learning across the different the different SITES teams
  • Contribute to the use of evidence by USAID teams and IPs to inform planning, programming and management of Uganda’s health sector
  • Support the development, update and implementation of USG/SITES’s analytical and collaboration learning and adaptation (CLA) agenda
  • Support the development of briefs and factsheets as requested by supervisor
  • Participate in meetings related to HIV and other health



  • Bachelor’s degree in medicine, Nursing, Social Work and Administration/Social Sciences, Economics or Demography and/or a Master’s degree in Public Health, Demography, Epidemiology or equivalents

Required Work Experience

  • At least five years of working experience with bias in M&E and health planning management
  • Prior work experience in a district health or community development setting
  • Prior experience in designing and implementing competency-based training and mentoring activities
  • Experience in handling, managing and analyzing multiple datasets
  • Experience of HMIS/DHIS 2 and/or OVC MIS structures and operations is required

Knowledge and Competencies

  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills and a supportive management style are required
  • Demonstrated strong facilitation, relationship-building, negotiating and influencing skills especially within a complex public, private, donor, and implementing partner environments
  • Self-driven with the competence to prioritize and manage a variety of activities in a timely manner to meet competing deadlines
  • bility to work with minimum direct supervision
  • Analytical and writing skills
  • Use of Microsoft suite, in particular Excel for data analytics and/or other statistical packages

SSS is committed to fostering a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.

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