USAID ASSIST Project Jobs – Quality Improvement/ Technical Officer-Maternal Health at University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University Research Co., LLC (URC)
USAID Applying science to strengthen
and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project
Quality Improvement Advisor- MNCH
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.
 The USAID ASSIST Project Quality Improvement/
Technical Officer -Maternal Health will mainly plan and implement
activities  to improve the quality of
Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) services at USAID ASSIST Uganda
supported sites in collaboration with other USG implementing partners.
Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Build the technical
    competencies of facility health care providers in maternal, new born and
    child health services including family planning services through
    trainings, onsite mentorships and peer to peer learning meetings.
  • 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.
  • Develop and timely submit
    work plans and budgets for all assigned MNCH activities at least quarterly
  • 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 all cross-cutting
    themes like gender and health workforce development are well integrated
    into the MNCH plans
  • Work in consultation with the
    KM staff to lead 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.
  • 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
Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidates for the
    USAID Project Quality Improvement/ Technical Officer – Maternal Health
    should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and surgery with a
    background in obstetrics and gynecology and/or with wide experience in
    obstetrics and gynecology.
  • A minimum of three or more
    years’work 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.
  • Past experience in providing
    clinical training to service providers and other stake holders.
  • Excellent communication and
    interpersonal skills
  • Possess the ability and
    willingness to travel within the supported districts.
  • Good leadership and team
    building skills.
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
10th March, 2015 by 5:00PM
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