USAID URC Jobs – TB/HIV Program Officer at University Research Co., LLC

Organization: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About URC:
University Research Co., LLC
(URC), a US-based public health organization working in Uganda since 2005, is
implementing the USAID-funded Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS
Nationally (SUSTAIN) project. The project supports delivery of quality HIV
prevention, treatment, care and laboratory services at selected referral and
general hospitals.
Job Summary: The TB/HIV
Program Officer will be responsible for assisting the project Senior TB/HIV QI
Advisor in collaboration with the SUSTAIN technical team to plan, coordinate
and monitor the implementation of all project components of TB care at
supported facilities including TB/HIV, Childhood TB management, drug resistant
TB surveillance and management, TB Infection control, DOT strengthening, TB recording
and reporting and the application of continuous quality improvement (CQI)
approaches to improve TB care.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Build
    capacity for TB infection control at SUSTAIN supported hospitals.
  • Establish
    and maintain a TB quality improvement collaborative database
  • Provide
    technical support to hospital TB care teams to effectively implement and
    report activities
  • Monitor
    the implementation of planned activities through periodic consultations,
    progress review meetings, reports review, and field visits: providing
    feedback for improving performance
  • Conduct
    TB operational research activities involving the project supported
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • MBChB
    with a relevant post-graduate qualification (at least Master level) in
    public health or clinical medicine preferred.
  • At
    least three years experience in managing HIV programs in Uganda,
    preferably in the area of TB-HIV services.
  • Knowledge
    of the current policy, programming and practice trends in the field of TB-
  • Excellent
    written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency
    with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook)
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
applicants should submit their cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of
academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references
& indicate the position they are applying for in the subject line addressed
to: Human Resource & Administration Coordinator, University Research Co.,
LLC – Centre for Human Services, Plot 7, Ntinda View Crescent, Naguru, P. O.
Box 28745, Kampala, Uganda E-mail: (Attachment should not
exceed 3MB).
NB: While
we thank all applicants for showing interest, only short listed candidates will
be contacted for interviews. Please indicate the position in the subject of
your application.
Deadline: Friday, 18th October, 2013 by 12:00 Noon
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