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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Program Officer Job at University Research Co., LLC (URC) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Program Officer

Jobs at:
University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Deadline of this Job:
9th February, 2017 by 12:00pm

Duty Station:
Jinja, Uganda

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Job details:
Project Name: USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) Project
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 childe development services.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Carry out a rapid assessment of V/SMMC-specific hospital infrastructure, equipment, staffing, and training needs, and develop and support implementation of hospital-specific action plans for roll-out of activities.
• The incumbent will coordinate training and on-site support for V/SMMC teams at 18 supported hospitals
• Supervise the V/SMMC Community Mobilization Coordinator, ensuring the efficient management of mobilization and outreach activities by each hospital team
• Work closely with the Director of Operations, support the renovation and equipping of hospital theatres and setting up and conduction of circumcision camps
• Set-up quality assurance and control procedures for SMMC
• Together with the M&E team, develop systems for effective monitoring and evaluation of SMMC activities
• Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• The applicants for the USAID RHITES-EC Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Program Officer job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree in medicine (MBChB or equivalent) from a recognized institution and a post-graduate qualification in Public Health or another related field.
• A minimum of three years with HIV programming experience in Uganda. Experience in implementing V/SMMC activities is required.
• Registered with the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council.
• Demonstrated ability to strategically plan and manage successful implementation of activities.
• Thorough knowledge of international good practices on safe medical male circumcision preferred.
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID RHITES EC Project should send their cover letters, curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references addressed to:
Human Resource Coordinator,
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services,
Plot10 Kiira Lane, Mpumudde Division, UGANDA
E-mail to: HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com