Technical Advisor Strengthening of Capacities in Uganda to Manage Infectious Diseases – BLP with GIZ Uganda

Future Options Consulting Ltd.

The German federal states traditionally work independently in international cooperation. However, when properly coordinated, the experience and competences of private, academic and civil society institutions, as well as of federal state agencies, effectively complement the German Government’s international cooperation activities. The added value for cooperation lies in utilising the expertise that the federal states possess in shaping and implementing policy in various domains. Aiming to leverage the numerous competences of the federal states for development policy, the Government and Federal States Programme (BLP) was initiated. The BLP began as a pilot programme and now, that its content has been broadened, the BLP is currently in a new phase (2019 to 2022). In addition to providing know-how, the federal states also make financial contributions to the programme.

The project ‘Strengthening of capacities in Uganda to manage infectious diseases’ is one of the programme’s specific projects between German federal states and partner countries. It aims at utilizing Saxonys experiences in managing infectious diseases in hospitals with a focus on multiresistant bacteria in the broader context of the corona pandemic. The projects adapts Saxony’s experiences to the Ugandan context, therefore, exchange programmes and training courses are core activities of the project. These activities center on laboratory capacities at Kiruddu Referral Hospital, Kampala, which will be improved in terms of equipment and capacities.

Participation by civil society, key and vulnerable populations, human rights and gender equality are critical factors for programme success and serve as cross-cutting topics for the project.

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is implementing the BLP on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

GIZ is recruiting a Technical Advisor to support in the implementation of its programme.

A summary of the Job Description is given below. The full Job Description can be found on the website (

Job title: Technical Advisor –Strengthening of capacities in Uganda to manage infectious diseases – German Government and Federal States Programme (BLP)

Reports to Portfolio Manager.

Job Location» Kampala.

Contract duration 1st October 2021 to 31st December 2022 (On 50% effort).

Ref. No  GIZ – BLP/TA/092162.


We encourage women, people with disabilities and minority groups to apply for this position. GIZ is committed to equal opportunities and diversity of perspective at the working place.

The Technical Advisor is responsible for:

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate project implementation in Uganda.
  • Ensure access to GIZ services at Country Office required by the project.
  • Support project implementation administratively, in particular with regard to procurements and events
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with the Kiruddu Referral Hospital in Kampala, relevant national, bi- and multilateral stakeholders in the health sector in Uganda, as well as with the German parties involved in the project.
  • Liaise with other health related programmes in Uganda, implemented by GIZ and/or other German or international partners.
  • Provide support to capacity development services organized by the project.
  • Support monitoring and evaluation of the project.
  • Support communication and public relation activities of the project.

In close collaboration with the BLP team (Berlin) and the project partners, the Technical Advisor will perform the following tasks,

Specific Tasks

Technical advice (capacity development)

  • Support technical assistance activities in the framework of the project
  • Organize, conduct and/or facilitate events, like training sessions in relevant areas of work
  • If required, support identification of technical assistance (TA) needs and opportunities for support at Kiruddu Referral Hospital, in terms of internal coordination, the management of health services etc.


Management and coordination

  • Support operationalization of the monitoring and evaluation approach for the project
  • Prepare, attend and report on governance, programmatic and technical working group coordination meetings
  • Manage and coordinate project interventions in the country (monitoring, technical and financial reporting, logistical management of workshops and field trips)
  • Plan and support visits from partners, TA providers and headquarter staff
  • Support knowledge management by collecting and documenting good practices and lessons learned


Communication and networking

  • Promote partnerships and linkages between key stakeholders.
  • Support transparent communication and information sharing between all involved institutions and counterparts
  • Represent GIZ/the project in relevant meetings at the country level.
  • Prepare communication and coordinate public relations through national, regional and global publication of project outcomes (e.g., in journals, news feeds and social media).


Coordination with other teams of relevant programmes in the country

  • Planning, execution and monitoring of all national, regional and district activities jointly with other teams of relevant programmes in the country to ensure a coherent and seamless support in the health sector from GIZ.
  • Regular meetings with other program´s project managers if applicable to update on progress, report on results and seek guidance on key challenges.


Other Duties/ Additional Tasks

Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management.


Required Qualifications, Experience and Competences:


  • Master’s degree in public health, public policy or development studies and related fields.
  • A Master’s degree in public health (management) is an added advantage.


Professional Experience:

  • At least 3-5 years professional experience in a comparable position.
  • Work experience in the health sector in Uganda with public and/or private institutions (e.g., disease control, health service delivery, community development)
  • Experience with health programmes financed by domestic and external resources.

Other Knowledge/ Skills:

  • Highly motivated and professional team player.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively interact in complex cooperation systems with various stakeholders (including senior government officials, civil society and key population representatives, project implementers and beneficiaries).
  • Good communication and writing skills.
  • Excellent spoken and written English.
  • Profound German language knowledge (spoken and written) would be an asset
  • Good working knowledge of ITC and computer applications (e.g. MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.).
  • Willingness to upgrade knowledge as required by the tasks to be performed.

How to Apply

All interested and qualified persons are strongly encouraged to apply by email to [email protected] Applications and CVs should be in one document and a maximum of 5 pages only. Please include name and contact of three references in the CVs. Please quote the position and reference number in the subject line.

Applications should be received by 5.00pm on the 19th September 2021. Please note:

This is a national position.

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Disclaimer: GIZ DOES NOT charge any kind of FEE(s) at whichever stage of the recruitment process.

This recruitment is ONLY through Future Options Consulting Ltd.

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