Fresher District Program Officer USAID Project Jobs – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organization: University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) 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 Project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the
USAID’s Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in East Central Uganda
Activity (USAID’s RHITES EC). The purpose of this project is to support the
implementation of a comprehensive, integrated investment in regional health;
HIV/AIDS and nutrition assistance. This five-year activity targets 12 districts
in East-Central Uganda with an estimated total population of 4.1 million
through a district-based integrated package of quality health, HIV/AIDS,
nutrition and child development services.
Job Summary: The
District Program officer will be the project’s liaison person in one of the 12
supported districts within the East central region and S/he will be embedded
within the District Health Management Team (DHMT), through the DHO’s office.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
To work as a liaison person between the project
and the district to ensure project activities are well planned, coordinated and
implemented in harmony with the district priorities operations to achieve the
intended objectives Participate in making workplans, drawing activity
schedules, raising activity requests, implementing activities and writing
relevant reports
Always seek to understand and work with the
district and project relevant staff to lay strategies to achieve prevailing
project priorities by the time.
Lead, guide and mentor the project team seconded
to the district for proper and harmonized implementation of the planned
activities with the district teams
Supervise and appraise assigned staff Provide
technical support to the district and health facility teams across the key
technical areas supported by the project.
Support the integration of quality improvement
approaches into health services delivery at the district and health facilities
within the districts.
Support the design and rollout of community level
interventions geared at addressing health determinants at individual, household
and community level
Support and monitor the acquisition, inventory
keeping, proper use and maintenance of equipment and other property provided by
the project to the district and health facilities.
Organize regular and timely performance reviews
at district and health facility levels as per workplan
Participate and lead district teams in
implementation and monitoring of research activities and develop abstracts,
manuscripts or promising good or best practices.
Ensure appropriate use of project financial and
other resources, preventing wastage and abuse.
Work with the district to coordinate with other
implementing partners to avoid duplication and omissions for maximum benefit
from the available resources

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
Medicine (MBChB). A Master’s degree in a health-related field is an added
Two years of professional experience working in
Public Health Systems.
Experience with USAID and/or other donor
projects is an added advantage
Excellent writing, organizational, coordination
and communication skills
Proven ability to set priorities, multi-task,
and work collaboratively as well as independently
Excellent interpersonal skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should hand
deliver OR send via E-mail their complete applications with a cover letter,
curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for 3
professional references addressed to:
Human Resource Coordinator
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services,
Plot 1 Bridge Lane, Mpumudde Division,
P.O. Box 5053, Jinja, Uganda
E-mail to:
Deadline: 13th
March 2020 by 2:00pm
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