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Senior Technical Advisor- HIV Prevention and Treatment USAID Project Careers – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID
RHITES-N Acholi Project
Duty Station: Gulu,
Uganda
Reports to: HSS
Director/D-COP
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-N Acholi Project;
With the RHITES-N Acholi
Project (Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Northern Uganda –
Acholi), USAID will continue its support of the Government of Uganda’s (GOU)
efforts to improve access to and use of health services in the country’s
post-conflict northern region. RHITES-N Acholi Project activities will build on
USAID investments and national advances to increase access to and use of
high-quality integrated services that accelerate the ability and capacity to
respond to the specific health needs of residents in the Acholi sub-region,
leveraging the URC-ASSIST project successes.
Job Summary: The Senior Technical Advisor: HIV Prevention and Treatment will be
responsible for taking lead in implementation strategies and activities that
will lead to improving access and quality of HIV Prevention and Treatment
services in Acholi region.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Technical Supervisory roles
  • Supervise
    all activities for improving access and quality of HIV Prevention and
    Treatment services in all 8 districts in Acholi region in consultation
    with District Technical Coordinators (DTCs).
  • Support
    development, timely submission and tracking of annual, quarterly, monthly
    work plans and budgets for technical assistance for HIV Prevention and
    Treatment services.
  • Carry
    out regular activities to assess and build competency of DHTs and District
    Technical Coordinators supporting in the selected districts/ health
    facilities.
  • Lead
    a team of Advisors to improve access to and quality of HIV Prevention and
    Treatment services in Acholi region.
Technical Support &
Coordination
  • Have
    overall responsibility for achieving project targets in HIV Prevention and
    Treatment (HTS, PMTCT, SMC, HIV/TB, HIV care and treatment) and
    integration of services. Provide technical support to health facilities
    and districts in Acholi region to implement and meet set targets.
  • Provide
    overall technical support and oversight for the integrated HIV Prevention
    and Treatment services at facility and community levels in Acholi region
    in coordination with District Technical Coordinators and project partners.
  • Supervise
    a group of advisors to improve access to quality HIV Prevention and
    Treatment services. Ensure improved demand for HIV Prevention and
    Treatment services in Acholi region.
  • Conduct
    coaching and mentorship, training and managing coaches at district and
    regional level, generate and document best practices. Build the capacity
    of district teams to continuously support health facilities to improve HIV
    Prevention and Treatment services. Build capacity of district
    counterparts, DTCs and partners staff.
  • Improve
    access to and quality of HIV Prevention and Treatment services for
    priority population, key population and other vulnerable groups. Ensure
    universally agreed 90-90-90 targets are achieved at district and regional
    levels.
  • Lead
    coordination at the regional and national level in the area of HIV
    Prevention and Treatment for the project in consultation with the
    supervisor.
  • Ensure
    timely submission of quality and accurate reports quarterly, biweekly and
    at all other requested times.
  • Review
    and improve technical strategies employed by the technical teams and
    District Technical Coordinators supporting HIV Prevention and Treatment
    services to ensure the RHITES N Acholi project work plan is adhered to and
    implemented with measurable success.
  • In
    collaboration with the monitoring and evaluation team ensure that data
    collected is accurate, valid and captures process and outcome indicators.
  • In
    collaboration with knowledge management staff, lead the process of
    documenting best practices in form of case studies, success stories,
    abstracts, video clips in addition to the routine biweekly updates,
    quarterly and annual reports for the work done.
  • Develop,
    support and maintain a pool of district and regional coaches who will
    support the health facility improvement teams to improve the quality of care
    and services provided in the above named technical areas.
  • Integrating
    appropriate gender strategies and ensure appropriate youth engagement.
  • Perform
    any other duties as assigned by the supervisor / Chief of Party.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicants for the USAID Project Senior Technical Advisor- HIV Prevention
    and Treatment career opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine
    and preferably Masters in Public Health, with at least 4 years’ experience
    in technically leading/Advising large scale HIV Prevention and Treatment
    programs in Uganda.
  • Four
    years of working with districts and health facilities to improve HIV
    Prevention and Treatment services in Uganda.
  • Demonstrated
    ability of improving quality of health services at large scale.
  • A
    good working knowledge of the most up to date guidelines for HIV
    Prevention and Treatment services.
  • Two
    years of experience leading teams and supporting integration of family
    health services.
  • Two
    years of experience in supervising staff and working at a senior level.
  • Ability
    and willingness to travel within the supported districts for 50% of the
    time.
  • Experience
    of working with diverse groups of stakeholders such as government, NGOs,
    and private-sector partners.
  • Experience
    of working in northern Uganda is an advantage.
  • Ability
    to organize, analyze, interpret and program performance data.
  • Experience
    of working with USAID funded projects is an advantage.
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
here
.
Deadline: 20th April 2018 by 5:00 pm
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