USAID RHITES-EC Knowledge Management and Learning Specialist Job Placement – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project
(USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) Project
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
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.
About USAID RHITES-EC Project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project
(USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) whose aim is to support the implementation of a
comprehensive integrated investment in regional 
health, nutritional assistance and HIV/AIDS programs. The five-year
project targets 11 districts in East Central Uganda with an estimated total
population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of
quality health, nutrition, HIV / AIDS and childe development services.
Job Summary: The Knowledge
Management and Learning Specialist focuses on project knowledge management,
learning, and project documentation. The incumbent will be responsible for
communication and documentation for the project, with the overall aim of
conveying accurate and timely information about project work to various project
audiences; including USAID, the Ministry of Health, health unit management and
staff, health care service beneficiaries, and the general public.
Key Duties and
The incumbent will identify and document project
activities and achievements. Promote project successes and lessons learned
utilizing a variety of communication channels.
Work closely with research and M&E teams,
technical teams and partners, communities and project beneficiaries to identify
and document best practices, success stories, and lessons learned.
Work in close cooperation with all project
teams, develop a system to plan and track the progress of deliverables.
Design and maintain a life-of-project inventory
of all technical reports and products, including electronic and hard copies,
and distribution list.
Manage and track routine reporting processes for
the project, including working with teams to collect required data, compile,
finalize, and ensure quality of report.
Provide technical writing and editorial support
to major project deliverables.
Provide desktop publication support to project
deliverables and dissemination products.
Take lead in documentation and communication
activities, including quarterly and annual program reviews, assuring
results-oriented, reader-friendly reports.
Assure timeliness and high quality of all
project products, deliverables and achievements.
Write, edit, and, at times, oversee the design
of project materials, including project reports, success stories, monthly
update articles, and blog posts
Work closely with URC headquarters in the United
States to develop and maintain project documentation
Identify topics for documentation, collect
information through interviews and on-the-ground research and observation, and
determine appropriate mediums for documentation and dissemination
Ensure that project print and online materials
are consistent with donor branding guidelines
Manage the content on the project webpage:
develop and review the content, assist in the identification of relevant topic
areas, and collect and disseminate best practices
Monitor relevant media coverage, take photos and
video, and maintain a photo and video library and supporting photo/video
release documentation
Provide support to the COP when needed,
including handling communication to supported hospitals, MOH , Partners  and 
presenting project work at high-level meetings and conferences
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicants for the USAID RHITES-EC Knowledge
Management and Learning Specialist career opportunity must hold a Master’s
degree in relevant field in public health
At least six years’ work experience, two years
of experience in international development projects; preferably in the health
sector; experience with USAID-funded projects an advantage
Demonstrated experience in knowledge management,
including the ability to identify and document project activities and
achievements, best practices, success stories, and lessons learned
Proven ability to communicate information to
stakeholders at all levels using a variety of communications approaches
Demonstrated ability to work with teams to
produce written products and media, adhering to deadlines, and short
turn-around times.
Excellent writing and editing skills required
Excellent interpersonal, teamwork,
organizational and mentoring skills
Please note: 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 the
USAID RHITES EC Project should send an updated CV/Résumé, cover letter and
completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet, download here
and send to: to
Deadline: 21st
October, 2016

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