Program Officer USAID RHITES-N Project Jobs – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Title:          Program Officer
Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID’s
RHITES-N Acholi Project (Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in
Northern Uganda – Acholi
Duty Station: Gulu,
Reports to: Director
Health Systems Services Delivery
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 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 Program Officer – Private Not For Profit
Organizations (PNFPs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) will report to
the Director Health Systems Services Delivery. The Program Officer – PNFPs and
CBOs will support program implementation by the PNFPs and CBOs and oversee
their reporting and documentation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Program Development & Planning: In collaboration with the
    District Technical Coordinators (DTCs)
  • Participate in the preparation of strategic and operational plans
    with PNFPs and CBOs designed to achieve the objectives of the Activity.
  • Participate in the collection of data and information necessary to
    support the planning process.
  • Carry out regular monitoring of the Activity’s intervention with
    PNFPs and CBOs.
  • Ensure that PNFP and CBO interventions conform to the policies,
    standards and protocols of MoH
  • Participate in training needs assessments of PNFPs and CBO staff and
    partners, and planning and implementation of training activities. This
    will include coordinating training workshops, and where appropriate,
    delivering or facilitating specific sessions or topics.
  • Prepare regular internal and external reports on specific areas of
    the PNFP and CBO interventions and contribute to the production of the
    overall monthly, quarterly, annual and donor reports prepared by the
  • Participate in review meetings and technical assessments, and in the
    identification and dissemination of lessons learnt from the Activity that
    can be used to inform and influence future work PNFPs and CBOs.
  • Actively participate in the identification of partners, development
    and monitoring of sub award documents between RHITES-N Acholi and
  • Working in close collaboration with other program sectors
    (Education, Agriculture, Economic Empowerment, etc), identify ways of
    maximizing links, sharing of experiences and lessons learnt.
  • Ensure the integration of related interventions in Activity work.
  • Undertake any other relevant duties as determined by the Chief of
  • Training and Technical Support: In collaboration with the Capacity
    Building Adviser and DTCs
  • Participate in the planning of the PNFPs and CBOs’ technical
    training program, including the design of individual courses and
  • Participate in the development of the training materials and
    documentation required to deliver the program.
  • Participate in the delivery of the technical training program.  This will include delivering or
    facilitating specific sessions or topics and, where appropriate,
    coordinating a complete workshop for PNFPs and CBOs.
  • Participate in course/workshop reviews and in the preparation of
    training reports.
  • Provide ongoing technical support and advice, mentoring and coaching
    to the recipients of the training (internal and external)
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting, Advocacy & Institutional
    Learning: In collaboration with the Monitoring Evaluation and Learning
  • Ensure that PNFPs and CBOs staff carryout regular and proper
    monitoring of activities to ensure quality of program delivery.
  • Jointly monitor interventions with UCMB, CBO coordinating bodies and
    other stake holders
  • Ensure that the monitoring and evaluation system is effectively
    used, including proper data collection, documentation, analysis, and
  • Participate in internal and external meetings to review the
    effectiveness of program implementation.
  • Prepare regular weekly and monthly reports on the specific areas of
    the intervention, including compilation of monthly reports for all program
    areas and for all PNFPs and CBOs.
  • Ensure the documentation of learning initiatives and outcomes (case
    studies, photos, lessons learnt, success stories etc) with effective
    information management system for all reports and documentation in
    collaboration with the Knowledge Management Adviser.
  • Contribute to the production of the overall quarterly and annual
    reports as well as donor reports prepared by the Activity.
  • Participate in the critical review of RHITES-N Acholi interventions
    and in the identification of lessons that can be learnt from this
    experience and that can be used to inform and influence future work with
    PNFPs and CBOs.
  • Participate in the documentation and dissemination of this learning,
    both internally and externally, to ensure that good practice is understood
    and adopted and that creative debate and information exchange is encouraged.
  • Ensure effective working relationships with community and district
    stakeholders with a view to influence policies, by-laws and practices for
    improving the health of beneficiaries.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Program Officer USAID Project job must hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Public Health, Social Sciences or other
    related degree.
  • Post Graduate training in program management will be an added
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and the ability to write clear
    and well-structured reports in English
  • Three years of professional experience in development with INGOs
  • Experience of training/mentoring/coaching others
  • Experience of organizational development for PNFPs and CBOs
  • Understanding of social relations and commitment to integrate
    gender, diversity and other power related issues into interventions.
  • Experience of working with participatory methodologies.
  • Experience of working collaboratively with local government.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the
    ability to train, motivate a team, and work with others in a collaborative
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Knowledge of public health service delivery, community outreaches
    and experience in working with community health-intervention programs
  • A motivated, focused, disciplined professional analytical and
    result-oriented skills.
  • Good judgment, initiative, high sense of responsibility, tactful,
    ability to plan, organize and measure outcomes of interventions.
  • Exemplary and honest, with a high level of energy and integrity, and
    able to work under minimum supervision.
  • Flexible, innovative, with good record keeping, communication,
    presentation, report-writing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Team player with the ability to make positive contributions.
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: 9th July 2018 by 5:00 pm
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