USAID ASSIST Project Vacancies – Technical Officer-MNCH 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- MNCH       
About URC:
University
Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to improving the quality
of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a
non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects
in over 45 countries, including the United States.
About USAID ASSIST Project:
The
USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project is
QPI’s leading project that is 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 project carries on the work of the USAID Health Care Improvement Project and
is focused on building the capacity of host country providers and managers to
apply modern quality improvement methods, make essential services accessible to
all who need them, and ensure that care is delivered in compliance with
standards and client needs, for every client, every time. An important global
objective of the ASSIST Project is knowledge management: to facilitate
documentation and sharing of evidence for improvement of specific care
processes, based on the work of individual QI teams, large-scale improvement
efforts, and/or research, and to make this information readily available
through Web technology. The USAID ASSIST project in Uganda is a nationwide
project supporting quality improvement activities. In the 15 districts in
Northern Uganda, the USAID ASSIST project also supports capacity building
activities.
Job Summary: The primary objective of the Technical
Officer-MNCH will be to effectively 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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • 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, biweekly, and at all other
    requested times
  • The job holder will also develop and sustain
    a pool of regional and district coaches with required QI 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 liaison with the KM 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.
  • Work closely 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
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID ASSIST
    Project Technical Officer-MNCH career placement 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 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.
  • Previous experience in handling Quality
    Improvement approaches and providing clinical training to service
    providers and stake holders.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal
    skills are mandatory  
How to Apply:
If
you suit the above job profile and desire to join University Research Co
LLC  in the aforementioned capacity  should apply online at the web link below. Please
upload and updated CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where indicated. Also,
please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420
Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well.

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