Technical Advisor – PMTCT USAID Project Careers – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job Title:          Technical Advisor – PMTCT
Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID
RHITES-N Acholi Project
Duty Station: Gulu,
Reports to: Senior HIV
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-N Acholi Project;
With the RHITES-N Acholi
Project (Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Northern Uganda –
Acholi), USAID will continue its support of the Government of Uganda’s (GOU)
efforts to improve access to and use of health services in the country’s post-conflict
northern region. RHITES-N Acholi Project activities will build on USAID
investments and national advances to increase access to and use of high-quality
integrated services that accelerate the ability and capacity to respond to the
specific health needs of residents in the Acholi sub-region, leveraging the
URC-ASSIST project successes.
Job Summary: The PMTCT
Advisor will support health unit management and service delivery teams to
provide quality PMTCT services according to national guidelines.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Overall responsibility for
achieving project targets for PMTCT services.
  • Provide
    technical leadership and support to the district health unit service
    delivery teams for the PMTCT
  • Have
    the overall responsibility for increasing demand, access to and
    availability of quality PMTCT services in the RHITES–N Acholi project
    supported sites and communities.
  • Work
    with the community linkages teams to oversee eMTCT activities including
    pregnant women mapping to improve first ANC, fourth ANC, and skilled birth
  • Together
    with appropriate MOH teams, carry out an evaluation of strengths and gaps
    within current PMTCT services at RHITES-N Acholi supported facilities,
    including technical capacity issues
  • Work
    closely with facility teams/managers, other stakeholders and MOH to
    rationally plan for and implement activities to build onto the strengths
    and address the gaps to ensure delivery of quality PMTCT services.
  • Ensure
    smooth and functional integration of RHITES-N Acholi supported PMTCT
    service delivery and capacity building activities within the health
    facility systems
  • Forge
    and manage partnerships with key project partners and MOH to appropriately
    and innovatively support the district health and facility managers and
    service delivery teams to implement the Uganda PMTCT/EID service scale up
    strategy within facilities supported by the project. Specific tasks under
    this will include, but not limited to:
  • Closely
    coordinate with the Ministry of Health to roll out implementation of the
    care and treatment guidelines to RHITES-N, Acholi supported facilities, as
    per the MOH strategy.
  • Plan
    for and implement MOH-developed technical and quality improvement
    trainings, utilization of MOH data tools and job aids to facilitate
    successful implementation.
  • Implement
    follow-on support supervision, mentoring and coaching to enhance service
    provider application of skills to service delivery.
  • Ensure
    functional linkages and referrals/counter-referrals between RHITES-N,
    Acholi supported facilities, other facilities supported by other partners,
    community-based services and the private sector.
  • With
    the RHITES-N, Acholi MEL Director and MOH relevant team, develop and
    implement an activity documentation, monitoring and progress reporting
    framework that addresses requirements of the MOH, USAID and RHITES-N,
    Acholi activity.
  • Work
    closely with laboratory technical team to oversee EID, CD4, and VL
    services are provided in supported units, ensuring timely collection, and
    return of samples.
  • Make
    regular task-specific progress reports to the RHITES-N, Acholi Chief of
    Party and MoH, as necessary.
  • Participate
    in regular RHITES-N, Acholi meetings with partners, MOH and USAID, as
  • Perform
    other duties as assigned by the RHITES-N, Acholi leadership.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicants for the USAID Project Technical Advisor – PMTCT career
    opportunity must hold a Degree in Medicine or public health with at least
    4 years’ experience in technically leading/Advising large scale PMTCT
    programs in Uganda.
  • Two
    years of working with districts and health facilities to improve their
    PMTCT programs.
  • Two
    years’ experience of providing technical support to PMTCT programs
  • Previous
    experience of working in northern Uganda
  • A
    good working knowledge of the guidelines for PMTCT.
  • Ability
    and willingness to travel within the supported districts for 50% of the
  • Experience
    of working with diverse groups of stakeholders such as government, NGOs,
    and private-sector partners.
  • Ability
    to organize, analyze, interpret and program performance data.
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 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: 20th April 2018 by 5:00 pm
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