URC ASSIST Project Jobs – Technical Officer –SMC 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-SMC will primarily plan and implement activities to improve
the quality of the safe Male circumcision
at USAID ASSIST Uganda supported sites in collaboration with other USG
implementing Partners.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Build
    technical competencies of facility health care providers in providing and
    conducting same male circumcision procedures through trainings, onsite
    mentorships and peer to peer learning meetings.
  • Plan
    and coordinate the implementation of activities to enhance the collaborative
    quality improvement approach for SMC
  • Efficiently
    organize and carry out learning session and coaching visits to facilities
    and other relevant teams to improve their ability to work as a team to
    identify and solve problems
  • Ensure
    site and district teams conduct monthly SMC data collection, analysis, use
    and reporting
  • Maintain
    an up to date data base both qualitative and quantitative detailing
    improvement work in the supported sites.
  • Significantly
    contribute to developing and updating materials for SMC quality
    improvement trainings, learning sessions and coaching visits
  • Prepare
    project reports regularly as required
  • Ensure
    cross cutting themes like gender, health workforce development and
    leadership are well integrated into the SMC work
  • Works
    closely with the knowledge management officer, ensure that best practices
    are documented.
  • Perform
    any other duties assigned by the supervisor/chief of party.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    USAID ASSIST Project Technical Officer SMC should hold a Bachelor’s Degree
    in medicine, a Master’s Degree in public health will be an added
    advantage.
  • A
    minimum of three 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 level.
  • Possession
    of a valid registration certificate from the Uganda Medical & Dental
    practitioners Council.
  • Additional
    training or experience in safe male circumcision.
  • 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.
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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