3 USAID ASSIST Technical Officer -MNCH & Family Planning Vacancies – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University
Research co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID Applying
Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project
Duty Station: Uganda
About URC:
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.
About URC ASSIST Project:
Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project is Quality
and Performance Institute’s leading project that is 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 project carries on the work of the USAID Health Care
Improvement Project and is focused on building the capacity of host country
providers and managers to apply modern quality improvement methods, make
essential services accessible to all who need them, and ensure that care is
delivered in compliance with standards and client needs, for every client,
every time. An important global objective of the ASSIST Project is knowledge
management: to facilitate documentation and sharing of evidence for improvement
of specific care processes, based on the work of individual QI teams, large-scale
improvement efforts, and/or research, and to make this information readily
available through Web technology. It is being implemented by University
Research co., LLC (URC).
Job Summary: The Technical Officer
– MNCH & Family Planning will effectively plan and implement activities to
improve the quality of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) services at
USAID ASSIST Uganda supported sites in collaboration with other USG
implementing partners.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
The incumbent will also build technical competencies
of facility health care providers in maternal, new born and child health
services including family planning 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 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
The incumbent will also 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 (e.g. the SMGL) 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
In collaboration with the KM staff, lead the process
of documenting best practices in form of case studies, success stories,
abstracts, video clips in addition to the routine bi-weekly updates, quarterly
and annual reports.
Work closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation team
to ensure that data collected is accurate, valid, captures process and outcome
Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant must hold Bachelor’s Degrees in
Medicine and surgery with a background in obstetrics and gynecology or
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
the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills is
a must.
Past exposure and experience in providing clinical
training to service providers and other stake holders.
Ability and willingness to travel within the
supported districts.
Good leadership and team building skills.
NB: For this
position, we are looking to hire Two candidates with Obstetrics and gynecology
background and One with Pediatrics background. Only candidates who are eligible
to work in Uganda for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will
be considered for this position.
How 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.
assistugandarecruitment@urc-chs.com or Online, Click
NB: Please clearly indicate the position in the subject
if you are sending electronically. Only short listed candidates will be
Deadline: 16th October, 2015
by 5:00PM

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