USAID Project Careers – Team Leader for HIV and TB Services – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

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,
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    applicant for the USAID RHITES-EC Team Leader for HIV and TB Services
    career opportunity must hold a basic medical degree, with a post-graduate
    qualification in public health, or epidemiology of a clinical discipline.
  • A
    minimum of ten years of experience in managing HIV and TB clinical service
    delivery improvement
  • Knowledge
    of latest developments and technology in the areas of HIV and TB programming
    in high and low prevalence settings in Uganda
  • Demonstrated
    ability to conceptualize, innovate and execute ideas, as well as transfer
    knowledge and skills
  • 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
  • Proven
    skills in supervision, planning and management
  • Previous
    experience with PEPFAR projects is highly desirable
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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