Regional Program Manager USAID Project Jobs – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Regional Program Manager 
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: Iganga,
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
Regional Program Manager will guide and oversee implementation of the USAID’s RHITES-EC
Program for all the technical areas in the cluster/sub-region, including; TB,
Malaria, HIV Care and Treatment, HIV Behavioral Prevention, VMMC, Nutrition and
WASH, PMTCT, RMNCH, Laboratory Systems, Supply Chain Management, Community
Linkages, Youth and Gender, Social Behavior Communication, Human Resources for
Health and Family Planning. S/he will also oversee the cluster and
district-based finance and administration functions of the USAID’s RHITES-EC
Program and manage relationships with partners and respective districts in East
Central Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Management and
  • Supervise financial and administrative
    activities including conducting staff appraisals, reviewing and approving
    financial and administrative requests and accountabilities
  • Support development and timely
    submission of work plans and budgets
  • Supervise the allocated cluster and
    district-based staff to ensure that the implemented activities are
    responsive to the needs of the program
  • Review and improve technical strategies
    employed to ensure the USAID’s RHITES EC project work plan is adhered to
    and implemented with measurable success
  • Provide decentralized management,
    coaching, and technical assistance to the DHTs and district-based civil
    society counterparts in their assigned districts
  • Review and Monitor sub-granting process
    to the CSOs and follow-up accountability of the grants in liaison with
    grants officer and program officers
  • Develop and maintain a competent &
    motivated team of district cluster teams through implementing HR support
    activities in line with the Human Resources manual
  • Will be members of the project Senior
    Management Team and will be expected to attend relevant SMT meetings and
    contribute to project management decisions.
Technical support
  • Support the submission of quality and
    accurate technical reports quarterly, biweekly, and at all other requested
  • Work with the Program
    officer-PMTCT/RMNCH to support healthcare facility teams to improve
    delivery of PMTCT, EID and RMNCH services at all levels of healthcare
    through support supervision and mentoring.
  • Ensure that cross-cutting themes like
    gender, health workforce development and leadership are well integrated
    into activities.
  • Work with HIV and TB Care and Treatment
    Specialist to improve quality of HIV and TB care and treatment services,
    including implementation of the revised national guidelines for HIV and TB
    prevention, care and treatment through ongoing onsite training, support
    supervision, clinical and QI mentoring/coaching and reporting.
  • Work in close collaboration with the KM
    staff, support the process of documenting best practices in form of case
    studies, success stories, abstracts, video clips in addition to the
    routine biweekly updates, quarterly and annual reports
  • Hold regular activities to assess and
    build necessary competencies amongst the technical team supporting
    districts in the cluster that is led.
  • In collaboration with the Monitoring and
    Evaluation team ensure that data collected is accurate and valid and
    captures process and outcome indicators
  • Working in collaboration with QI
    officers and other cluster officers to do coaching and mentoring at health
    facilities to improve the quality of services.
  • In collaboration with the HIV and TB
    Care and Treatment Specialist, support the Logistics Management officer to
    strengthen and monitor the implementation of a system for promoting the
    provision of pharmaceutical & laboratory services and logistics
    management in terms of pharmaceutical & laboratory supplies in the
    supported districts.
  • Ensure proper implementing coordination
    at district level working with the District Program Officers and District
    Health Teams in the respective districts.
  • Prudently manage project funds and
    financial processes at community, health facility & district levels.
  • Develop and monitor the implementation
    of the capacity building plans based on clear identified needs i.e.
    training, mentorship, and support supervision programs as well as
    retooling plan (materials, working tools & space) which includes
    refurbishment of appropriate infrastructures as per the various program
District Support Work with the project district-based teams
  • Build and manage relations with the
    respective districts through regular engagement, coordination meetings and
    joint review of plans and activities
  • Develop, manage and implement work
  • Develop and maintain strategic
    partnerships and networks with district key stakeholders and other partner
    organizations involved in programs and advocate for a comprehensive,
    relevant and harmonized interventions in the region in line with various
  • Develop and monitor the implementation
    of strategy for strengthening the referral system from village level using
    VHTs/ community stake holders to various levels of health facilities as well
    as the Regional Referral Hospital in line with MoH referral structure
  • Perform any other duties assigned by
    your supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID RHITES-EC
    Regional Program Manager job opportunity must hold a Master’s degree in
    Public Health or related field. Additional Medical Qualification or HIV
    training will be an added advantage
  • Six years of work experience in health
    program management preferably with 3 years at managerial level in a
    reputable government institution/NGO with proven ability to coordinate
    activities of different stakeholders at a national level.
  • Ability and willingness to travel within
    the supported districts.
  • Self-motivated and result-oriented
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal
    skills coupled with project management abilities.
  • Experience in handling Quality
    Improvement approaches and providing clinical training to service
    providers and stake holders are added advantage
Please note:
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
University Research
Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services
Plot 1, East
Victoria Close, Mpumudde Division,
Jinja. Uganda
E-mail to:
Deadline: 7th May 2018 by 4:00 pm
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