USAID ASSIST Senior Improvement Advisor Career Opportunity – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job Title:      Senior Improvement Advisor
Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID Applying
Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Chief of Party
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 Senior
Improvement Advisor will focus on improving health care through applying
improvement (aka implementation/ delivery) science. The incumbent will work
with the Uganda ASSIST team in designing, implementing, monitoring, and
providing technical assistance to improve the quality of HIV/AIDs, PMTCT and TB
Key Duties and
Offer technical support to the HIV prevention,
care and treatment portfolio of ASSIST in Uganda.
Work in close collaboration with relevant staff
identify priorities for community interventions with the aim to achieve goals
set by the USAID Mission and Government of Uganda.
Provide guidance and engage in knowledge
management activities through writing reports, case studies, briefers and other
necessary write ups.
Work in close consultation with COP, liaise with
USAID, PEPFAR, host country governments, and other partner and stakeholder
representatives in implementing ASSIST’s mandate.
Build the capacity of partners and district
health teams and frontline workers in areas mentioned above wherever it
Identify priorities for interventions in
HIV/AIDs, TB, PMTCT areas.
Provide need based support for ASSIST led
researches and studies.
Perform any other task assigned by the Chief of
 Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
The applicant for the USAID ASSIST Senior
Improvement Advisor job vacancy must hold a Master’s degree in public health,
medicine, management, or social science. Doctoral degree preferred.
At least ten years of relevant public health
experience working in developing countries and the US on aspects of improving
health care
Knowledge of or willingness to learn Quality
Improvement Science and methods
Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written
communication skills
Demonstrated leadership skills in guiding and
mentoring staff and the ability to motivate staff, resolve conflicts, achieve
consensus, and promote positive working environment
Demonstrated ability to build networks and forge
Familiarity with USAID contracts, rules and
compliance regulations
Strong time management and organizational skills
Track record of being able to produce contract
deliverables in a timely manner, and flexible enough to adapt to changing work
Fluency in a second language in addition to
English, is preferred.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan nationals are encouraged
to apply by visiting the web link below. 
You must upload your 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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