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 District Program Officer
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: Kamuli,
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 child development services.
Job Summary: The
District 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:
  • Support
    the HIV clinic teams to provide HIV services as per the national
  • Provide
    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.
  • Provide
    technical support to HIV prevention services within the supported
    districts including HIV Counseling 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
  • Support
    the test and treat strategies for both Malaria and HIV
  • Coordination
    and Monitoring of Laboratory Hub Performance
  • To
    ensure lab hubs function efficiently at all times.
  • Liaise
    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
    applicant for the USAID RHITES-EC District Program Officer job opportunity
    must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine (MBChB). A Master’s degree in a
    health related field is an added advantage.
  • Two
    years of professional experience working in Public Health Systems.
  • Previous
    experience with USAID and/or other donor projects is an added advantage
  • Demonstrable
    excellent writing, organizational, coordination and communication skills
  • Proven
    ability to set priorities, multi-task, and work collaboratively as well as
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills
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 USAID RHITES EC Project should send
their cover letters, certificates of good conduct curriculum vitae, copies of
academic credentials and contact information for three professional references
addressed to:
Human Resource Coordinator,
University Research Co., LLC –
Centre for Human Services
Plot 1, East Victoria Close,
Mpumudde Division,
Jinja. Uganda
E-mail to:
Deadline: Friday, 19th January 2018 by 12:00 pm
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