3 USAID RHITES-EC District Program Officer Job Opportunities – 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: 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 Cluster Program Officer will be the project’s clinical liaison person at each the 11 supported districts with in the East central region. They will be embedded in each of the 11 project DHO offices.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Assist the HIV clinic teams to provide HIV services as per the national guidelines.
  • Offer timey technical support to the TB and Mother Baby care points in providing HIV care and treatment services.
  • Support the integration of quality improvement approaches into health services delivery at the health facilities within the districts.
  • Offer technical support to HIV prevention services within the supported districts including HIV Counselling and Testing, Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision and PMTCT services
  • Work with the entire HIV service delivery team to ensure functional linkages within the health facilities
  • Closely support the project M&E team, and individual project staff in ensuring reporting of health facility results on a quarterly and monthly basis (hospital performance reviews)
  • Develop a procedure to monitor the redistribution of laboratory and pharmaceutical items
  • Support the test and treat strategies for both Malaria and HIV
  • Coordination and Monitoring of Laboratory Hub Performance
  • Ensure lab hubs function efficiently at all times.
  • Work closely with the health unit Laboratory In Charges and the project laboratory team to ensure laboratory equipment are maintained and repaired per schedule
  • Support the Hub Coordinator in Laboratory hub rider scheduling, and ensuring the back rider is engaged when needed (e.g. to cover leave, or when motorbike under repair, etc.)
  • Support the Hub Coordinator in ensuring the hub motorbike is maintained and the repair schedules are adhered to, to minimize down-time (in liaison with RHITES-EC fleet officer) as due
  • Coordinate and plan for the Bi-annual laboratory hub review meetings in liaison with the project laboratory team.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicants for the USAID RHITES-EC District Program Officer job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Medicine (MBchB). A Masters is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience working in public health systems.
  • Previous experience with USAID and/or other donor projects is an added advantage
  • Possess excellent writing, organizational, coordination and communication skills desired
  • Proven ability to set priorities, multi-task, and work collaboratively as well as independently preferred
  • Good interpersonal skills are desired. 
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID RHITES EC Project should send their cover letters, curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references addressed to:

Human Resource Coordinator,
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services,
Plot10 Kiira Lane, Mpumudde Division, UGANDA

E-mail to: HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com

Deadline: 26th May 2017 by 12:00pm

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