University Research Co., LLC (URC) USAID Project Jobs – Technical Officer –Malaria

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-Malaria will be
responsible for planning and implementing activities to improve the quality of
Malaria control, care & treatment in USAID ASSIST Uganda.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Build
    technical competencies of facility health care providers in Malaria treatment
    and care through trainings, onsite mentorships and peer to peer learning
    meetings.
  • Develop
    and timely submit work plans and budgets for all assigned Malaria
    treatment and care activities at least quarterly.
  • Work
    in liaison with the technical advisor review and improve technical
    strategies employed in Malaria treatment and care 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 Malaria 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
    competencies to support teams at health facility level.
  • Ensure
    the spread and integration of lessons learnt to health facilities to
    improve the comprehensive care and treatment of Malaria.
  • Ensure
    that cross-cutting themes like gender and health work force development
    are well integrated into the Malaria care and treatment plans.
  • Work
    in consultation with the Knowledge Management staff to document 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 close collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation team ensure that
    data collected is accurate and valid and captures process and outcome
    indicators.
  • Perform
    any other duties assigned by the supervisor/chief of party.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in medicine, a
    Master’s Degree in a health related field with a wide experience in
    Malaria care and treatment and knowledge of public health will be an added
    advantage.
  • Three
    or more years’ work in Malaria 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 level.
  • Possession
    of a valid registration certificate from the Uganda Medical & Dental
    practitioners Council.
  • Past
    experience in implementing and applying Quality improvement approaches and
    providing clinical training to service providers and stake holders.
  • Possession
    of excellent written and verbal communication or interpersonal skills is a
    must.
  • Excellent
    analytical skills and ability to support a cross section of frontline
    health workers
  • 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.
E-mail:
assistugandarecruitment@urc-chs.com 
NB: Please clearly indicate the position in the
subject if you are sending electronically. Only short listed candidates will be
contacted.
Deadline: 3rd April,
2015 by 5:00PM
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