USAID URC ASSIST Project Jobs – Technical Officer – New Born and Child Health

Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
USAID Applying science to strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST)
Gulu, Uganda
Quality Improvement Advisor-MNCH
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 incumbent will be responsible for the planning and implementing
of  activities to improve a continuum of
community and facility based prevention and case management services using the
IMCI algorithm for diarrheal disease, pneumonia and newborn sepsis at USAID
ASSIST Uganda supported sites in collaboration with other USG implementing
Duties and Responsibilities: 
Build technical competencies of facility health
care providers in new born and child health services through trainings, onsite
mentorships and peer to peer learning meetings.
Develop and timely submit work plans and budgets
for all assigned MNCH activities at least quarterly
Regularly review and improve technical strategies
employed in newborn and child health services to ensure the USAID ASSIST
project work plan is adhered to and implemented with measurable success.
Make sure of 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.
Develop and implement 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 in collaboration with the KM staff to 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.
Work in consultation with the Monitoring and
Evaluation team 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 applicants should be Health professionals with
experience/ background in pediatrics
Prior training in IMCI guidelines is an added
A minimum of three years’ work experience in
Newborn and Child Health 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 health professionals council.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent leadership and team building skills.
Past experience in providing clinical training to
service providers and 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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