2 URC USAID Project Job Careers – Quality Improvement/ Technical Officers- Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH)

Organisation: University
Research co., LLC
Project Name: USAID
Applying science to strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Quality
Improvement Advisor- MNCH
About URC ASSIST Project:
University Research Co., LLC
(URC), a US-based public health organization working in Uganda since 2005, is
implementing the USAID Applying science to strengthen and Improve Systems
(ASSIST) Project which is a five-year cooperative agreement dedicated to
improving health, population and nutrition services through technical support
to service delivery institutions, country Ministries of Health, USAID country
missions, and cooperating agencies.
Job Summary:  The USAID ASSIST Project Quality Improvement/
Technical Officers – Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) will be
responsible for planning and implementing activities to improve the quality of
Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) services at USAID ASSIST Uganda
supported sites in collaboration with other USG implementing partners.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop
    skills and knowledge of health care providers to provide quality MNCH
    services through trainings, onsite mentorships and coaching.
  • Develop
    and timely send work plans and budgets for all assigned MNCH activities at
    least quarterly
  • Intuitively
    review and improve technical strategies employed in MNCH to ensure the
    USAID ASSIST project work plan is adhered to and implemented with
    measurable success
  • Ensure
    the timely writing and submission of quality and accurate MNCH reports
    quarterly, biweekly, and at all other requested times
  • Develop
    and sustain a pool of regional and district coaches with required Quality
    Improvement competencies
  • Develop
    and implement a spread plan to ensure learning from demonstration
    collaborative (e.g. the SMGL) become the standard of care at all USAID
    ASSIST MNCH supported sites
  • Ensure
    that all cross-cutting themes like gender and health workforce development
    are well integrated into the MNCH plans
  • Work
    in liaison with the KM staff to lead the process of documenting best
    practices in form of case studies, success stories, abstracts, video clips
    in addition to the routine bi-weekly updates, quarterly and annual
  • Work
    closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation team to ensure that data
    collected is accurate and valid and captures process and outcome
  • Perform
    any other duties assigned by the supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidates for the USAID Project Quality Improvement/ Technical
    Officers should hold Bachelor’s Degrees in Medicine. Master’s Degree in
    Public Health will be an added advantage.
  • A
    minimum of three or more years’ work experience in MNCH gained through
    serving within a government institution or NGO with proven ability to
    coordinate activities of different stakeholders at district or sub
    national level.
  • Possession
    of a valid registration certificate from the Uganda Medical and Dental
    Practitioners Council.
  • Past
    experience in handling Quality Improvement approaches and providing
    clinical training to service providers and stake holders.
  • Excellent
    communication and interpersonal skills
  • Possess
    the ability and willingness to travel within the supported districts.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who wish to join University Research Council’s USAID
Project should send an application Letter, updated CV, and relevant academic
documents as well as names and contact information for three professional
references and day-time contact numbers to: The Human Resource Officer- USAID
ASSIST Project, University Research Co., LLC, Plot 40, Ntinda II Road, Naguru,
P.O. Box 28745, Kampala, Uganda.
NB: Please
clearly indicate the position in the subject if you are sending electronically.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 10th March, 2015 by 5:00PM
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