USAID ASSIST Project Careers – Technical Advisor – HIV, TB, PMTCT, Nutrition, Malaria and SMC at URC

University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Applying science to strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project

Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Coordinator
About URC
ASSIST Project:
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 Project
Technical Advisor- HIV, TB , PMTCT , Nutrition, Malaria and SMC will provide
technical and administrative support to the team working to improve the quality
of HIV and TB care & Treatment (HIV/TB) and elimination of Mother-to Child
Transmission (EMTCT), Nutrition Assessment, Counselling and Support (NACS)
services, malaria and safe male circumcision (SMC) in USAID ASSIST supported
health facilities in Northern Uganda.
Key Duties
and Responsibilities: 
1. Supervisory Roles:
  • Render
    support in the development and ensure timely submission of work plans and
    budgets for all assigned HIV/ TB & EMTCT, SMC, Malaria and NACS
    activities at least quarterly.
  • Conduct
    regular activities to assess and build necessary competencies of Quality
    Improvement Officers supporting ASSIST project work in the selected
    districts/ health facilities.
  • Manage
    the financial and administrative activities by technical officers
    supporting ASSIST project work in the above mentioned technical areas
    including conducting staff appraisals, reviewing and approving financial
    and administrative requests and accountabilities.
2. Technical Support & Coordination:
  • Ensure
    timely writing and submission of quality and accurate reports quarterly,
    biweekly and at all other requested times.
  • Regularly
    review and improve technical strategies employed by the technical officers
    supporting all the technical areas to ensure the USAID ASSIST project work
    plan is adhered to and implemented with measurable success.
  • Guarantee
    that the cross cutting themes like gender, health workforce development
    and community engagement, linkages and referral are well integrated into
    the all the plans for the different technical areas
  • Ensure
    that the district Health Teams are functional and providing reports about
    their activities
  • Work
    closely with the monitoring and evaluation team ensure that data collected
    is accurate, valid and captures process and outcome indicators.
  • Work
    in consultation with knowledge management 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 for the work done.
  • Develop,
    support and maintain a pool of district and regional coaches who will
    support the health facility improvement teams to improve the quality of
    care and services provided in the different technical areas.
  • Conduct
    coaching and mentoring at sites.
  • Actively
    coordinate with the District teams to develop, manage and implement work
3. Other Responsibilities: Perform any other duties as
assigned by the supervisor/Chief of Party.
Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    USAID ASSIST Project Technical Advisor should hold a Degree in Medicine
    & registered with the Uganda Medical & Dental Practitioners’
    Council. Possession of a Masters’ degree in Public Health.
  • A
    minimum of five years’ experience in providing care and treatment to
    people with HIV and PMTCT.
  • Good
    working knowledge of the guidelines in at least 4 of the mentioned
    technical areas (HIV, TB, Malaria, Nutrition, PMTCT, and SMC) would be an
    added advantage.
  • Possess
    the ability to conduct cohort monitoring for retention indicators is an
    added advantage.
  • Proven
    ability to manage projects from start up to successful completion
  • Ability
    to manage and coordinate technical teams
  • Past
    experience in supporting teams to apply Quality Improvement approaches is
    an added advantage.
  • Ability
    and willingness to travel within the supported districts.
How to
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: 3rd
April, 2015 by 5:00PM
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