2 Human Resource for Health Specialist Job Opportunities – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID
Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Health Systems
Strengthening 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 URC SUSTAIN Project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID-funded
Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) project.
The project supports delivery of quality HIV prevention, treatment, care and
laboratory services at selected regional referral and general hospitals.
Job Summary: The Human
Resource for Health Specialist is charged with implementing the project’s human
resource management initiatives for 695 health workers supported by PEPFAR
seconded to government and PNFP health care facilities in USAID supported
districts in Uganda. The jobholder will be responsible for providing technical
assistance to the districts to manage the PEPFAR supported health workers and
transition them to the GOU pay scheme. The incumbent is mainly responsible
ensuring that all aspects of HR management are conducted in compliance with
USAID and URC regulations.
Key Duties and
  • Support
    the districts, hospitals and PNFP organizations in completion of
    health worker contracting processes.
  • Act
    as the primary contact of the project to the districts to ensure appropriate
    and timely support is provided as needed.
  • Plan
    and organize district and regional meetings as needed.
  • Work
    closely with the districts to advocate and facilitate the absorption of
    the seconded staff positions onto the GOU pay scheme.
  • Maintain
    and regularly update the health worker database for all PEPFAR seconded
  • Support
    districts and MOH to conduct recruitments & facilitate
    orientation for the new staff.
  • Carry
    out support supervision visits in collaboration with the district and PNFP
  • Manage
    the reporting of labour time and ensuring timely submission of electronic
    and paper timesheets, as well as the appropriate tracking and
    recoding of leave.
  • Support
    the districts’ health worker performance management efforts ensuring that
    performance evaluation and appraisals are completed in line with.
  • Establish
    and maintain personnel paper and electronic files for the projects’
    record. Keep files in an organized, orderly manner for ease of retrieval.
  • Manage
    the implementation of the health worker management guidance issued by the
    USAID/SUSTAIN project to the supported districts and facilities.
  • Ensure
    adherence to the Uganda labor laws and practices.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicants for the USAID SUSTAIN Human
    Resource for Health Specialist job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources,
    Organizational psychology or another relevant field.
  • At
    least five to seven years’ work experience in public health and
    development with a focus on Human Resources and Human Resources for Health
  • Proven
    ability to work in teams.
  • Ability
    to multi-task in a high-paced environment.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and written communication skills, particularly as
    related to report development.
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficiency with MS Office Suite, with
    excellent MS Word and Excel skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should submit their
cover letter, certificate of good conduct, curriculum vitae, copies of academic
credentials and contact information for 3 professional references addressed to:
Human Resource & Administration Coordinator,
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services,
Plot 7 Ntinda View Crescent, Naguru
Kampala, UGANDA
E-mail to:
Deadline: 27th March 2017 by
12:00 Noon

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