Team Leader for HIV and TB Employment Opportunity – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job Title:          Team Leader for HIV and TB
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: Jinja, 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 Team Leader
for HIV and TB is responsible for providing high level strategic leadership for
design, implementation, monitoring/evaluation and documentation of/for the HIV
and TB prevention, care and treatment components of the RHITES-EC program. S/he
will have relevant technical expertise and experience; solid professional
reputation and program management expertise.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
·        
Supervise and provide ongoing strategic
leadership and technical guidance to the project HIV and TB prevention, care
and treatment teams to effectively provide HIV/TB program implementation
support to cluster and district teams
·        
Take lead in the highly evolving design,
implementation and tracking of HIV and TB program interventions and activities,
using the Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation (CLA) approach
·        
Ensure the project’s HIV and TB activities are
informed by evidence, well-coordinated and demonstrate district, government of
Uganda and PEPFAR results
·        
Provide ongoing strategic technical support to
cluster and district teams, including DHMTs, to in-turn effectively support
service provider teams at facilities and in communities to deliver quality HIV
and TB services
·        
Actively use a data-driven approach to design
and target project HIV/TB activities to systematically ensure that various key
project performance indicators across the continuum of HIV and TB program
components are on track
·        
Closely work with other project senior,
mid-level management and field teams as well as district and service provider
teams to routinely use QI methods to address HIV and TB program performance
gaps
·        
Provide technical leadership and management for
documentation and dissemination of project successes and learnings in the areas
of HIV and TB
·        
Provide managerial oversight in the development,
implementation and tracking of project HIV and TB annual, quarterly and monthly
work plans (and budgets)
·        
Prepare routine and periodic program reports, as
may be required, including 2-weekly and monthly progress updates for the HIV
and TB components of the program
·        
Be a member of and actively participate in routine
project senior management team meetings and activities
·        
Perform other project-related duties as may be
assigned



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The applicants for the USAID RHITES-EC Team
Leader for HIV and TB job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree in
Medicine, with a Post-graduate qualification in Public Health, or Epidemiology
of a clinical discipline
·        
A minimum of ten years’ experience in managing
HIV and TB clinical service delivery improvement
·        
Extensive knowledge of latest developments and
technology in the areas of HIV and TB programming in high and low prevalence
settings in Uganda
·        
Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate and
execute ideas, as well as transfer knowledge and skills
·        
Previous experience in using epidemiological and
public health program performance data to design and implement public health
interventions, specifically in the areas of TB and HIV
·        
Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas
and concepts in written and oral form.
·        
Proven skills in supervision, planning and
management
·        
Previous exposure and experience with PEPFAR
projects is highly desirable
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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