Fresher Private Public Mix, Coordination and Partnership Officer USAID Project Careers – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID’s Defeat TB Project
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Chief of
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 Defeat TB project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID’s Defeat
TB project. Aligned with Objective #3 in USAID’s Country Development
Cooperation Strategy and in support of the Government of Uganda’s TB Program,
this five-year, USAID funded project’s goal is to increase TB case
notification, case detection, and treatment outcomes through health system
strengthening.  The Defeat TB project goal is to increase TB case
notification, case detection, and treatment outcomes through health system
strengthening with the aim of ending the TB epidemic in Uganda.
Job Summary: The Private
Public Mix, Coordination and Partnership Officer will work within NTLP and
report to the Deputy COP Defeat TB. This responsibility is focused on
facilitating NTLP’s leadership role in the implementation of the National TB
Strategic Plan, achieving this through: enhanced engagement of the private
sector in the management of TB; consensus and partnership building with
government ministries and agencies, with other departments of the Ministry of
health and with implementing partners, private sector, and civil society. Key
to this activity will be ensuring that the NTLP as the secretariat for the TB
National Coordination Committee leverages technical expertise and resources
that are supportive of TB both nationally and internationally. The job will be
made possible by working closely with other departments of the Defeat TB
project including: the Kampala TB management services advisor; the TB
prevention services advisor; and the Quality Improvement Advisor amongst
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Support to the NTLP and other entities for the enhancement of
leadership for TB control:
  • Ensure coordination between implementing
    partners and the NTLP;
  • Ensure that TB related policies and
    regulations developed by all the stakeholders that have a bearing on TB
    control are adequately circulated, acknowledged and responded to by the
    NTLP and others;
  • Tasked with the provision of
    administrative support to NTLP Programme manager in relation to
    coordination and partnership building and resource mobilization;
  • Relationship management with the National
    Coordination Committee and technical working groups, relevant departments
    and agencies of health and other stakeholders;
  • Coordinate and assist in steering and
    implementation of resolutions of the National Coordination committee and
    its technical working groups;
  • Support NTLP and the MoH Emergency
    Operations Centre to functionalize the regular monitoring of MDR-TB as a
    notifiable disease.
  • Support the coordination of NTLP responses
    to TB related crises.
  • Partnership building and resource
  • Identify opportunities for partnership
    building and resource mobilization with development partners in Uganda and
  • Build on and manage relationships with
    current and potential partners;
  • Tasked with drafting concept notes and
    reports to prepare and facilitate partnership building and resource
Support the strengthening and expanding of public-private mix (PPM)
approaches for TB care and control, in line with the national policy framework:
  • Work closely with the NTLP to
    functionalize the National PPM Guidelines adapted from WHO.
  • Support the NTLP and the health care
    authorities of Kampala, Mukono and Wakiso to map, identify and engage
    private health providers in the detection, notification and treatment of
  • Work with the NTLP to develop and
    implement a system for accrediting and regulating private facilities
    providing services for TB diagnosis and treatment.
  • Implement programs for capacity building,
    supportive supervision and mentorships in TB management in the private
  • Support capacity building in TB management
    and provide recording and reporting tools.
  • Implement TB related laboratory quality
    assurance and operations research in the private sector.
  • Develop and/or strengthen referral
    mechanisms linking Presumptive TB cases from other private providers to
    either public or private diagnostic and treatment units.
  • Strengthen linkages of private providers
    providing TB services to the hub sample transportation system
  • Facilitate referrals and capture data
    disaggregated by provider.
  • Increase involvement of traditional
    medical practitioners in TB care.
  • Develop strategies for engaging the
    corporate world in TB prevention and care.
  • Participate in the implementation urban TB
    care and prevention strategies for Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono and municipalities
    in the catchment of MDR sites.
  • Work with TASO to promote the linking of
    private DTUs to community TB support structures so as to: minimize initial
    loss to follow up; support Urban DOTs implementation; and, support sputum
    sample referrals, systematic screening and contact tracing.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicants for the USAID Defeat TB
    Project Private Public Mix, Coordination and Partnership Officer job opportunity
    must hold a Master’s degree or an equivalent in Public Health, Social
    Sciences, Economics or Political Sciences or related field.
  • At least two years’ experience in
    integrated health programming gained through serving within a government,
    NGO or private for profit institution with proven ability to coordinate
    activities of different stakeholders at national, district and community
  • Two years of relevant work experience at
    national level;
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the
    goals of the USAID Country Development Cooperation Strategy
  • Knowledge of the government systems;
  • Working experience of Quality Improvement
    approaches and willingness to gain more experience in QI.
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate
    and execute ideas, as well as transfer knowledge and skills to policy
    makers and to the private sector
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to express clearly and concisely
    ideas and concepts in written and oral form
  • Experience with USAID and donor projects
    is highly desirable
  • Knowledge in gender mainstreaming is
  • Excellent oral and written communication
    skills are required to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working
    relationships with members of the private sector
  • Ability to analyze, understand and discuss
    new program design, management and implementation approaches is required.
  • The ability to influence other
    collaborative organizations engaged in TB & HIV control programs to
    adopt appropriate strategies for improving the programs for patients with
    TB/HIV co-infection is an important skill required for this position.
  • Willingness to learn core principles of
    the project that include new innovations for the enhancement of TB case
    detection and treatment success, the application of CQI for enhancing the
    effectiveness of the project
  • Demonstrated sound judgment, and high
    ethical standards; flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities and
  • Previous experience and skills in
    humanitarian emergency context is highly desirable;
  • Being able to effectively network with
    NTLP’s partners, donors and other international organizations, seizing opportunities
    to build strategic alliances relevant to NSP’s strategic objectives
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
URC should upload their updated CVs / résumés and cover letters at the link
below. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID
Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well, download it
Deadline: 29th
December 2017 by 5:00 pm
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