Programme Performance Management Specialist Non-profit Job Opportunities – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Title:      Programme Performance
Management Specialist

University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

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. Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical
assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by
empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally
appropriate solutions to critical problems. Internationally, we expand access
to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child
health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive
health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and
families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like
substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.

About the Project:

URC is pleased to announce that it will be implementing
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. URC seeks qualified candidates to join our team in the Kampala
office for the above position and help us to end the TB epidemic in Uganda.

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 Programme Performance Management
Specialist  will Support the Senior
Technical Advisor, DCOP, COP & SMT in the planning, management and tracking
of program activities across various program focus areas and districts, Health
Facilities, Ministry of Health, various technical working groups including
assisting the project senior management team to effectively provide
coordination and oversight of the program implementation process to ensure that
project deliverables are achieved

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Assist the project team and the Chief of Party
to develop and manage a calendar of the entire project monthly, quarterly and
yearly program implementation activities

On a continuous basis, study the program
description and develop and track performance progress a matrix of deliverables
dues to various project clients – donor, government and beneficiaries

Develop and effect utilization of a tool for
tracking performance of the project across all its dimensions, and on a routine
basis update the project senior management team on the progress to date, areas
of focus and solutions to ensure that all result areas are given the attention
and inputs required

On a routine basis, work with the M, E&L team
to ensure periodic (weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually) review of Key
Performance Indicators for different project focus areas, paying attention to
USAID requirements at various points in time as the project implementation and
life-cycle evolves.

Work with Senior M&E&L Advisor and his
team to design and utilize various performance monitoring dashboards for
“in-house” used to facilitate the project management and implementation teams
to keep abreast of progress of project performance

Advise project COP and senior management team on
trends for various performance indicators, as well schedules for project
deliverables as per prescribed timelines

Support development of workplans and project
performance reports, including presentations on to various audiences

Track district-level and facility-level
performance through the District Programme Officers, various focus TAs and
M&E team

Contribute to identification of operational
research studies and support teams to develop data collection tools from
identified research questions

Coordinate documentation of project lessons and
research findings to partners

Assist the Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of
Party to manage and track various technical program-related tasks coming to
their respective desks, to ensure that the tasks are addressed in a timely

On a day-to-day basis, coordinate with the rest
of project technical implementation team and senior management to ensure that
the project teams at the Central Office, MOH NTLP District and Health
facilities are effectively supported by the Senior Technical Advisor, Deputy
Chief of Party and Chief of Party (the team and individual officers’ program
implementation support needs are attended to) to optimally function in
implementing project activities

Support the preparation of weekly technical
reports, performance monitoring and improvement activities as well as regularly
update the projects technical deliverables tracker

Prepare technical briefs and presentations on
behalf of the Senior Technical Advisor, DCOP and COP, as may be needed.

Closely work with the Senior Technical Advisor
and various program teams to compile and format program workplans and reports
for subsequent review by the Chief of Party/DCOP

Supervise Program Support Assistants to ensure
that program implementation teams have appropriate administrative support for
effective program implementation.

Other project implementation duties as may be
assigned by the STA, DCOP and or the COP


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The idea candidate should have a Post-graduate
qualification in Public Health/Epidemiology

At least 6 years of experience in public health
and project management.

Experience in using epidemiological and public
health program data to design and implement public health interventions

Advanced knowledge and hands on experience in
biostatistics and analysis of large datasets.

Experience in using statistical packages like
STATA, SAS and excel for data analysis.

Desired Experience & Qualifications

Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate and
execute ideas, as well as transfer knowledge and skills

Proven skills in supervision, planning and

Experience in TB/HIV programme design,
implementation and monitoring

Experience in scientific writing and have at
least 5 publications in peer reviewed journals, with one as first author.

Experience in designing and conducting
implementation research projects.

Experience in working with USAID/PEPFAR funded
projects is an added advantage

Ability to clearly and concisely express ideas
and concepts in written and oral form.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should
apply online at the link below.


You must upload your CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where
indicated. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed
USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well. Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only
candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this
position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active
around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in
our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise.
Thank you very much for your interest.

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