USAID ASSIST Project Careers – Quality Improvement/ Technical Officer-New born and Child Health at University Research Co., LLC

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 URC USAID Project Quality Improvement/
Technical Officer-New born and Child Health will be in charge of  planning and implementing activities to
improve the quality of Newborn and Child Health services 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 new born and
    child health services through trainings, onsite mentorships and peer to
    peer learning meetings.
  • Develop
    and timely submit work plans and budgets for all assigned MNCH activities
    at least quarterly
  • Regularly
    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, bi-weekly, and at all other requested times.
  • Develop
    and sustain a pool of regional and district coaches with required
    technical 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 cross-cutting themes like gender and health workforce development are
    well integrated into the MNCH plans
  • Work
    in close collaboration with the KM staff to ensure 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 reports is achieved
  • Work
    in liaison with the Monitoring and Evaluation team to ensure that data
    collected is accurate, valid captures process and outcome indicators
  • Perform
    any other duties assigned by the supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidates for the USAID Project Quality Improvement/ Technical
    Officer-New born and Child Health should hold a good Bachelor’s Degree in
    Medicine and surgery with a background in pediatrics and/or with wide
    experience in new born and child health interventions.
  • A
    minimum of three years’ experience in MNCH 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 and Dental
    Practitioners Council.
  • Possess
    excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good
    leadership and team building skills.
  • Past
    experience in providing clinical training to service providers and stake
    holders.
  • 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: 10th March, 2015 by 5:00PM

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