Program Officer International NGO Jobs – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job Title:          Program Officer
Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID’s Defeat
TB Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
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 Defeat TB project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID’s Defeat
TB project. Aligned with Objective #3 in USAID’s Country Development
Cooperation Strategy and in support of the Government of Uganda’s TB Program,
this five-year, USAID funded project’s goal is to increase TB case
notification, case detection, and treatment outcomes through health system
strengthening.  The Defeat TB project
goal is to increase TB case notification, case detection, and treatment
outcomes through health system strengthening with the aim of ending the TB
epidemic in Uganda.
Job Summary: The DR-TB
Program Officer is responsible for strengthening capacity for DR-TB management
at the designated DR-TB sites in the country. S/he will support the DR-TB
Advisor to coordinate the implementation, monitoring and reporting of DR-TB
Key Duties and
Plan and coordinate provider skills
strengthening activities for all components of MDR-TB care including MDR-TB
prevention, active case finding including childhood TB diagnosis, enrollment,
treatment response monitoring
Offer technical support supervise and facilitate
the hospital TB care teams to effectively implement and report activities
(including provision of virtual support through telephone, e-mail or other)
Coordinate the implementation of the minimum
package of MDR-TB services at the supported hospitals including TB/HIV,
contacts management, TB infection control, patient support, TB logistics management,
and treatment response monitoring
Develop quarterly and annual MDR-TB work plans
and reports
Develop TB M&E capacity for the hospital TB
care teams in collaboration with the District and Zonal TB and Leprosy
Supervisors ensuring timely submission of National and activity reports
Work closely with NTLP to identify and address
priority technical and programmatic gaps in increasing case notifications,
diagnosis and treatment of Pediatric TB through project supported interventions
Coordinate supervision and mentorship of MDR-TB
DOT facilities
Ensure availability and utilization of standard
MOH MDR-TB tools
Keenly monitor the implementation of planned
activities through periodic consultations, progress review meetings, reports
review, and field visits; providing feedback for improving performance
Conduct and document MDR-TB Operations research
Identify and document innovations and best
Support application of CQI to improve MDR-TB

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicants for the USAID Defeat TB Project
Program Officer job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in medicine,
nursing or equivalent with Post graduate training in Public Health or other
relevant field
Additional training in DR-TB management and or
at least three years’ experience in coordinating DR-TB control activities
Excellent interpersonal and communication
Demonstrated clear understanding of current key
TB, TB/HIV control and MDR-TB issues at national and global level.
Demonstrated organizational skills and
abilities, sound judgement and high ethical standards; flexible and able to
adapt to changing priorities and deadlines
Demonstrated experience in onsite training,
mentorship and QI coaching approaches
Demonstrated organizational and supervisory
skills and abilities; sound judgment, and high ethical standards; flexible and
able to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines
Strong oral and written communication skills are
required to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships
with key stakeholders
NB: Only candidates who are
eligible to work in the 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
URC should upload their updated CVs / résumés and cover letters at the link
below. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID
Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well, download it
Deadline: 26th October 2017 by 4:00
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