Research and Evaluation Advisor Career Opportunity – 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: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Monitoring and
Evaluation Advisor
About US:
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 a five-year cooperative agreement (October 2012-September 2017)
awarded to University Research Co., LLC and 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.
Job Summary:  The Research and Evaluation Advisor will
conduct operational research for the USAID ASSIST project
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Offer technical support to R/E portfolio and M/E
department based on need.
·        
Lead/Support research on behalf of the ASSIST
project. Provide support to the RBF study and operation research on improving
TB case detection rate.
·        
Work closely with MoH and other Government
agencies to facilitate research and evaluation activities conducted by ASSIST.
·        
Assist the responsible staff to ensure best
practices identified through operations research become the standard of care at
all USAID ASSIST supported sites and communicate with the MoH and other
partners.
·        
The incumbent will identify additional areas for
operations research.
·        
Develop and submit timely work plans and budgets
j for all assigned research and evaluation activities
·        
Perform any other duties assigned by the
supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The applicants for the USAID ASSIST Research and
Evaluation Advisor job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine, or
any other applicable medical field
·        
Possession of a Master’s Degree in Public
Health, or any other similar area
·        
Previous experience conducting evaluations in
the health sector
·        
Prior experience demonstrating TB and Results
Based Financing expertise is an added advantage
·        
Experience of working with the Ministry of
Health and Government agencies.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send
application letters, updated CVs, 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 to:
assistugandarecruitment@urc-chs.com
Deadline: 23rd September
2016
NB: Please indicate the
position in the subject if you are sending electronically. Applications will be
shortlisted as they come in and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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