URC USAID ASSIST Project Careers – Technical Officer – Maternal Health

Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
USAID Applying science to strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST)
Hoima, Uganda
Quality Improvement Advisor-MNCH
University Research
Co., LLC (URC), a US-based public health organization working in Uganda since
2005, is implementing the USAID Applying science to strengthen and Improve
Systems (ASSIST) Project which is a five-year cooperative agreement dedicated
to improving health, population and nutrition services through technical
support to service delivery institutions, country Ministries of Health, USAID
country missions, and cooperating agencies.
The Technical Officer-Maternal Health will be tasked to effectively
plan and implement activities to improve the quality of routine antenatal care,
making ANC more comprehensive and improve follow up care for detected
conditions along the continuum of care in the selected district. The incumbent
will also integrate pre-eclampsia care with early care for preterm labor and
premature newborn care package at USAID ASSIST Uganda supported sites in
collaboration with other USG implementing partners.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
Build the technical competencies of facility
health care providers in maternal health services through trainings, onsite
mentorships and peer to peer learning meetings.        
In charge of developing and submitting work plans
and budgets for all assigned MNCH activities at least quarterly
Intuitively review and improve technical
strategies employed in MNCH to ensure the USAID ASSIST project work plan is
adhered to and implemented with measurable success.
Ensure the timely writing and submission of
quality and accurate MNCH reports quarterly, biweekly, and at all other
requested times.
Develop and sustain a pool of regional and
district coaches with required technical competencies.
In charge of developing and implementing a spread
plan to ensure learning from demonstration collaborative become the standard of
care at all USAID ASSIST MNCH supported sites
Ensure that cross-cutting themes like gender and
health workforce development are well integrated into the MNCH plans
Work closely with the Knowledge Management staff
in 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.
Work in liaison with the Monitoring and Evaluation
team to ensure that data collected is accurate and valid and captures process
and outcome indicators.
Perform any other duties assigned by the
Skills and Experience: 
All suitably qualified candidates should be Health
professionals with broad experience and background in obstetrics and
A minimum of three years’ work experience in MNCH
gained through serving within a government institution or NGO with proven
ability to coordinate activities of different stakeholders at district and or
sub national level.
Possession of a valid registration certificate
from a professional Council.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Good leadership and team building skills.
Past experience in providing clinical training to
service providers and other stake holders.
to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join University Research
Council’s USAID Project should send an application Letter, updated CV, and
relevant academic documents as well as names and contact information for three
professional references and day-time contact numbers to: The Human Resource
Officer- USAID ASSIST Project, University Research Co., LLC, Plot 40, Ntinda II
Road, Naguru, P.O. Box 28745, Kampala, Uganda.
Please clearly indicate the position in the subject if you are sending
electronically. Only short listed candidates will be contacted
3rd June, 2015 by 5:00PM

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