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The CHAI Uganda Infectious and non-communicable diseases’ (INCD) program aims to support the Ministry of Health to strengthen management systems, including strategic planning and execution, increase access to optimal medicines and technologies, facilitate the development and scale up of resilient health service delivery models and information systems as well as identify sustainable financing mechanisms for the HIV/AIDS response in the country.
Purpose of the Position:
The Senior Coordinator, Optimization will provide technical support to the Uganda Ministry of Health to enhance access to optimal medicines for people affected by HIV, TB, Cancer and other non-infectious diseases. In close conjunction with the Ministry and NGO partners, they will support efforts to optimize Uganda’s product selection and strengthen the systems that promote uptake of those products.
The successful candidate must be a strategic thinker with exceptional ability to apply clinical knowledge through in public health settings and should have experience in complex problem solving and stakeholder relationship management. They will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, from leading stakeholder meetings to gaining consensus on proposed recommendations to supporting MoH to operationalize these recommendations. The Senior Coordinator must become quickly well versed with the costs, efficacy and side effects of diverse drug regimens and formulations and must be able to navigate politics and build relationships at every level. They must exhibit a passion for results and a commitment to excellence.
Working closely with Ministry of Health (MOH), partners and relevant technical working groups or committees, the Senior Coordinator, Optimization will: