Programme Performance Management Specialist USAID Defeat TB Project Jobs – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID’s Defeat TB Project
Duty Station: Kampala, 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 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 Programme
Performance Management Specialist will assist the Senior Technical Advisor,
DCOP & COP in the planning, management and tracking of program activities
across various program focus areas and districts, Health Facilities, Ministry
of Health, various technical working groups including assisting the project
senior management team to effectively provide coordination and oversight of the
program implementation process to ensure that project deliverables are
Key Duties and
  • Assist the project team and the Chief of
    Party to develop and manage a calendar of the entire project monthly,
    quarterly and yearly program implementation activities
  • On a continuous basis, study the program
    description and develop and track performance progress a matrix of
    deliverables dues to various project clients – donor, government and
  • Develop and effect utilization of a tool
    for tracking performance of the project across all its dimensions, and on
    a routine basis update the project senior management team on the progress
    to date, areas of focus and solutions to ensure that all result areas are
    given the attention and inputs required
  • On a routine basis, work with the M,
    E&L team to ensure periodic (weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually)
    review of Key Performance Indicators for different project focus areas,
    paying attention to USAID requirements at various points in time as the
    project implementation and life-cycle evolves.
  • Work with Senior M&E&L Advisor and
    his team to design and utilize various performance monitoring dashboards
    for “in-house” used to facilitate the project management and
    implementation teams to keep abreast of progress of project performance
  • Advise project COP and senior management
    team on trends for various performance indicators, as well schedules for
    project deliverables as per prescribed timelines
  • Support development of work plans and
    project performance reports, including presentations on to various
  • Track district-level and facility-level
    performance through the District Programme Officers, various focus TAs and
    M&E team
  • Contribute to identification of
    operational research studies and support teams to develop data collection
    tools from identified research questions
  • Coordinate documentation of project
    lessons and research findings to partners
  • Assist the Chief of Party and Deputy Chief
    of Party to manage and track various technical program-related tasks
    coming to their respective desks, to ensure that the tasks are addressed
    in a timely manner
  • On a day-to-day basis, coordinate with the
    rest of project technical implementation team and senior management to
    ensure that the project teams at the Central Office, MOH NTLP District and
    Health facilities are effectively supported by the Senior Technical
    Advisor, Deputy Chief of Party and Chief of Party (the team and individual
    officers’ program implementation support needs are attended to) to
    optimally function in implementing project activities
  • Support the preparation of weekly
    technical reports, performance monitoring and improvement activities as
    well as regularly update the projects technical deliverables tracker
  • Prepare technical briefs and presentations
    on behalf of the Senior Technical Advisor, DCOP and COP, as may be needed.
  • Closely work with the Senior Technical
    Advisor and various program teams to compile and format program work plans
    and reports for subsequent review by the Chief of Party/DCOP
  • Supervise Program Support Assistants to
    ensure that program implementation teams have appropriate administrative
    support for effective program implementation.
  • Other project implementation duties as may
    be assigned by the STA, DCOP and or the COP

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicants for the USAID Defeat TB
    Project TB CSO Programme Performance Management Specialist job opportunity
    must hold a Post-graduate qualification in Public Health/Epidemiology
  • A minimum of six years of experience in
    public health and project management.
  • Previous experience in using
    epidemiological and public health program data to design and implement
    public health interventions
  • Advanced knowledge and hands on experience
    in biostatistics and analysis of large datasets.
  • Experience in using statistical packages
    like STATA, SAS and excel for data analysis.
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate
    and execute ideas, as well as transfer knowledge and skills
  • Proven skills in supervision, planning and
  • Experience in TB/HIV programme design,
    implementation and monitoring
  • Experience in scientific writing and have
    at least 5 publications in peer reviewed journals, with one as first
  • Experience in designing and conducting
    implementation research projects.
  • Experience in working with USAID/PEPFAR
    funded projects is an added advantage
  • Ability to clearly and concisely express
    ideas and concepts in written and oral form.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
Please note: Only candidates
who are eligible to work in 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: 30th March 2018 by 5:00 pm
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