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


Job Title:    District Program Officer

Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)

Duty Station:  Jinja,

Reports to:  Regional Program Manager


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.


Established in 1965,
URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social
systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to
identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems.
Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services
addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including
HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and
nutrition; and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on
improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a
particular focus on reaching underserved populations.


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

in making workplans, drawing activity schedules, raising activity requests,
implementing activities and writing relevant reports

seek to understand and work with the district and project relevant staff to lay
strategies to achieve prevailing project priorities by the time.

guide and mentor the project team seconded to the district for proper and
harmonized implementation of the planned activities with the district teams

and appraise assigned staff

technical support to the district and health facility teams across the key
technical areas supported by the project.

the integration of quality improvement approaches into health services delivery
at the district and health facilities within the districts.

the design and rollout of community level interventions geared at addressing
health determinants at individual, household and community level

and monitor the acquisition, inventory keeping, proper use and maintenance of
equipment and other property provided by the project to the district and health

regular and timely performance reviews at district and health facility levels
as per workplan

and lead district teams in implementation and monitoring of research activities
and develop abstracts, manuscripts or promising good or best practices.

appropriate use of project financial and other resources, preventing wastage
and abuse.

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:

ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine (MBChB). A Master’s
degree in a health-related field is an added advantage.

years of professional experience working in Public Health Systems.

with USAID and/or other donor projects is an added advantage

excellent writing, organizational, coordination and communication skills

ability to set priorities, multi-task, and work collaboratively as well as

interpersonal skills


How to Apply:

All qualified
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:


Snr. Human Resource

University Research
Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services,

Plot 1 Bridge Lane,
Mpumudde Division,

P.O. Box 5053,
Jinja, Uganda




Deadline: 27th November 2020 by 2:00pm


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