Fresher District Program Officer NGO Jobs – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job Title:          District Program Officer
Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project
(USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) Project
Duty Station: Kamuli, Uganda
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 RHITES-EC Project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project
(USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) whose aim is to support the implementation of a
comprehensive integrated investment in regional 
health, nutritional assistance and HIV/AIDS programs. The five-year project
targets 11 districts in East Central Uganda with an estimated total population
of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of quality health,
nutrition, HIV / AIDS and child development services.
Job Summary: The District
Program Officer will be the project’s clinical liaison person at each the 11
supported districts with in the East central region. They will be embedded in
each of the 11 project DHO offices.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
·        
The jobholder will support the HIV clinic teams
to provide HIV services as per the national guidelines.
·        
Offer technical support to the TB and Mother
Baby care points in providing HIV care and treatment services.
·        
Support the integration of quality improvement
approaches into health services delivery at the health facilities within the
districts.
·        
Provide technical support to HIV prevention
services within the supported districts including HIV Counselling and Testing,
Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision and PMTCT services
·        
Work closely with the entire HIV service
delivery team to ensure functional linkages within the health facilities
·        
Closely support the project M&E team, and
individual project staff in ensuring reporting of health facility results on a
quarterly and monthly basis (hospital performance reviews)
·        
Develop a procedure to monitor the
redistribution of laboratory and pharmaceutical items
·        
Support the test and treat strategies for both
Malaria and HIV
·        
Coordination and Monitoring of Laboratory Hub
Performance
·        
Ensure lab hubs function efficiently at all
times.
·        
Liaise with the health unit Laboratory In
Charges and the project laboratory team to ensure laboratory equipment are
maintained and repaired per schedule
·        
Support the Hub Coordinator in Laboratory hub
rider scheduling, and ensuring the back rider is engaged when needed (e.g. to
cover leave, or when motorbike under repair, etc.)
·        
Support the Hub Coordinator in ensuring the hub
motorbike is maintained and the repair schedules are adhered to, to minimize
down-time (in liaison with RHITES-EC fleet officer) as due
·        
Coordinate and plan for the Bi-annual laboratory
hub review meetings in liaison with the project laboratory team



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The applicants for the USAID RHITES-EC District
Program Officer job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine
(MBChB).
·        
At least two years professional experience
working in Public Health Systems
·        
Previous experience with USAID and/or other
donor projects is an added advantage
·        
A Master’s degree in a health related field is
an added advantage.
·        
Demonstrable excellent writing, organizational,
coordination and communication skills
·        
Demonstrated ability to set priorities,
multi-task, and work collaboratively as well as independently
·        
Excellent interpersonal skills.
NB: Only candidates who are
eligible to work in the Uganda for an indefinite period without a need for
sponsorship will be considered for this position.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
USAID RHITES EC Project should send their cover letters, certificates of good
conduct curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact
information for three professional references addressed to:
Human Resource Coordinator,
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services
Plot 1, East Victoria Close, Mpumudde Division,
Jinja. Uganda
E-mail to:
HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com
Deadline: 20th October 2017 by
12:00 pm
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