3 USAID Project Career Opportunities – Technical Officer – HIV at University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID Applying science to strengthen and
Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Technical Advisor
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 Technical Officer-HIV will be
responsible for planning and implementing activities to improve the quality of
HIV care & treatment in USAID ASSIST Uganda including, but not limited to
the following technical areas; HIV,ART and HTC.
Key Duties and
  • Build
    the technical competencies of facility health care providers in HIV
    treatment and care through trainings, onsite mentorships and peer to peer
    learning meetings.
  • Ensure
    that district mentor ship teams are formed at the districts.
  • Ensure
    that the district Health Teams are functional and providing report about
    their activities
  • Prepare
    and conduct technical training as need arises.
  • Ensure
    that the facility teams are availed with essential equipment and supplies.
  • Works
    closely with MOH for updated guidelines and policy documents.
  • Develop
    and timely submit work plans and budgets for all assigned HIV treatment
    and care activities at least quarterly.
  • Intuitively
    review and improve technical strategies employed in HIV treatment and care
    to ensure the USAID ASSIST project workplan is adhered to and implemented
    with measurable success.
  • Ensure
    the timely writing and submission of quality and accurate HIV care and
    treatment reports quarterly, bi-weekly, and at all other requested times.
  • Develop
    and sustain a pool of regional and district coaches with required QI
  • Develop
    and implement a spread plan to ensure learning from demonstration
    collaborative (e.g. the ART Frame work collaborative), become the standard
    of care at all USAID ASSIST HIV care and treatment supported sites.
  • Ensure
    that cross-cutting themes like gender and health work force development
    are well integrated into the HIV care and treatment plans.
  • Work
    in liaison with the KM staff, lead the process of documenting best
    practices in form of case studies, success stories, abstracts, video clips
    in addition to the routine biweekly updates, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Work
    in collaboration with the monitoring and Evaluation team ensure that data
    collected is accurate and valid and captures process and outcome
  • Perform
    any other duties assigned by the supervisor/Chief of Party.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in medicine, a
    Master’s Degree in public health will be an added advantage.
  • A
    minimum of three or more years’ work experience gained through serving
    within a government institution or NGO with proven ability to coordinate
    activities of different stakeholders at district and or sub national
  • Possession
    of a valid registration certificate from the Uganda Medical & Dental
    practitioners Council.
  • Excellent
    communication or interpersonal skills is a must.
  • Past
    experience in handling Quality improvement approaches and providing
    clinical training to service providers and stake holders will be an added
  • 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
Deadline: 3rd April,
2015 by 5:00PM

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