Director for Community Systems Strengthening USAID RHITES-EC Project Careers – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

 Director for Community
Systems Strengthening
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,
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
Director for Community systems strengthening will provide strategic, technical
and managerial leadership in implementing community systems strengthening,
community linkages,  SBCC and youth
engagement and gender programming interventions that are relevant, responsive
and contribute to results as per current programming trends and demands for
HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, Family Planning (FP), Reproductive Maternal Newborn and
Child Health (RMNCH), and Nutrition and health services systems strengthening
in the East-Central region of Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Community systems
strengthening and community linkages
  • Provide
    strategic leadership to project efforts for strengthening various
    community structures and leveraging their efforts towards contributing to
    health promotion and healthcare service delivery
  • Design
    and manage interventions for streamlining and strengthening
    community-level systems and processes that contribute to improved
    healthcare service delivery through community mobilization and demand
    creation; and bi-directional community-facility referrals and linkages
  • Guide
    project, district, facility and community teams to use creative approaches
    and quality improvement methods to identify and address gaps along the
    linkages continuum of health service delivery
  • Provide
    strategic technical leadership for implementation of the project’s SBCC
  • Provide
    leadership and guidance to the SBCC partner and URC teams and other
    stakeholders to develop and implement innovative, evidence-based SBCC
    interventions to improve community behaviors for promoting health and
    healthcare service delivery and continuous utilization
Youth and gender programming
  • Provide
    strategic leadership and guidance to the Youth partner, URC and other
    stakeholder teams to effectively develop, implement, track and document
    innovative, evidence-based Youth and Gender inclusive interventions;
    including ensuring that youth and gender perceptive are included and well
    woven into project health promotion and service delivery interventions
General program management
  • Support
    the development and management of community, SBCC and Youth/Gender
    programming data collection systems and tools
  • Develop
    activity implementation plans and prepare periodic program reports, as may
    be required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant for the USAID RHITES-EC Director for Community systems
    strengthening job opportunity must hold a Master’s Degree (minimum) in
    Public Health, Health Management, Community Development or other relevant
  • Eight
    years of professional work experience in Health Service Delivery, Health
    Communication, and community systems strengthening with experience at
    community-level (experience in working with community health workers is an
    added advantage).
  • Broad
    working knowledge of community structures and cultural practices in East
    central Uganda is essential.
  • Previous
    exposure and experience in building capacity at individual and
    organizational levels; skills in at least two or more of the following
    technical areas: a) strengthening service delivery programs at the
    community level, b) strengthening community-facility linkages,
    psychosocial support, and c) integrating health service delivery into
    community structures
  • Capable
    of working with and providing strategic technical guidance to a diverse
    group of health service delivery partners, and helping to refine their
    community health approaches.
  • Demonstrated
    ability to write technical papers and reports.
  • Previous
    experience in working with multiple stakeholders
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:
Deadline: Friday, 19th January 2018 by 12:00 pm

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