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Monday, March 20, 2017

Technical Advisor: HIV & TB Job at University Research Co.,LLC - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Technical Advisor: HIV & TB

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University Research Co.,LLC

Deadline of this Job:
31st March 2017

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Job details:
The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project is a five-year cooperative agreement (October 2012- September 2017) awarded to University Research Co., LLC and is dedicated to improving health, population and nutrition services through technical support to service delivery institutions, country Ministries of Health, USAID country missions, and cooperating agencies.
URC ASSIST-is seeking dynamic and qualified individuals to fill the following positions at their Gulu office up to end of September 2016. Renewal is subject to funding.
Technical Advisor: HIV & TB
Job Summary: Under the supen/ision of the ASSIST North Program Coordinator, the technical advisor: HIV care and treatment, and TB sen/ices shall be responsible fortaking lead in implementation of the HIV care and treatment, TB prevention and management and Quality improvement activities to improve the quality of health care services in USAID ASSIST supported health facilities in Northern Uganda
Duties and Responsibilities
Technical Supervisory roles
  • Supervise all activities for adult and paediatric HIV/TB care and treatment services in all 16 districts in Northern Uganda
  • Support development, timely submission and tracking of annual, quarterly and monthly work plans and budgets for HIV care and treatment and TB services.
  • Carry out regular activities to assess and build necessary competencies of the regional team leads and District Improvement Advisors supporting ASSIST North project work in the selected districts health facilities.
Technical support & Coordination
  • Provide overall technical support and over site for comprehensive TB/HIV care services for the ASSIST North project through the District Improvement Advisors and sub-regional leads.
  • Directly manage adult and pediatric HIV and TB technical areas including conducting coaching and mentorship, training and managing coaches at district and regional level, generate and document best practices.
  •  Provide technical support to health facilities and districts in northern Uganda to implement and meet set targets for adult and pediatric HIV care and treatment and TB services. .
  • Build the capacity of district teams to continuously support health facilities to improve adult and paediatric HIV care and treatment and TB services using DI approaches.
  • Provide technical support to supervisees, including the District Improvement Advisors in the region.
  • In partnership with the district health team, set targets and support the district teams to achieve the targets in the above mentioned technical areas.
  • Apply the collaborative improvement approach: Work with the district improvement officers to spread new learning throughout the health facilities in the region.
  • Coordinate with Ministry of Health and other stakeholders implementing adult and pediatric HIV care and treatment and TB services in the region to synergize interventions.
  • Ensure timely writing and submission of quality and accurate reports quarterly, biweekly and at all other requested times.
  • Review and improve technical strategies employed by the technical team and District Improvement Advisors supporting the technical areas of adult and pediatric HIV care and treatment and TB to ensure the USAID ASSIST project work plan is adhered to and implemented with measurable success.
  • In collaboration with the monitoring and evaluation team ensure that data collected is accurate, valid and captures process and outcome indicators.
  •  In collaboration with knowledge management staff, lead 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 for the work done.
  •  Develop, support and maintain a pool of district and regional coaches who will support the health facility improvement teams to improve the quality of care and services provided in the above named technical areas.
Other Responsibilities
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor / ASSIST North Project Director/Chief of Party. Duties and Responsibilities
  • Degree in Medicine & registered with the Uganda Medical & Dental Practitioners ‘Council.
  • Masters’ degree in Internal Medicine / Pediatrics and /or Public Health.
  •  Demonstrated technical experience in planning, managing, monitoring and advising HIV Care and Treatment and TB services with at least 4 years’ experience in providing care and treatment to people with adult and pediatric HIV and TB.
  • A good working knowledge of the guidelines for adult and pediatric HIV care and treatment and TB prevention and management.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects from start up to successful completion
  •  Ability to manage and coordinate technical teams
  • Experience in supporting teams to apply Quality Improvement approaches is an added advantage.
  •  Ability and willingness to travel within the supported districts.
  • Experience with working with diverse groups of stakeholders such as government, NGOs, and private-sector partners.
  • Ability to organize, analyze, interpret and programme performance Data
Job application procedure
Applicants who meet the requirements should send an Application Letter, CV, and relevant academic documents as well as names and contact information for 3 professional references and day time contact numbers to The Human Resources Manager USAID ASSIST Project University Research 60., LLC, Plot 40, Ntinda II Road, Naguru, P.0. Box 28745, Kampala, Uganda. E-mail:  by 31st March 2017. PLEASE INDICATE THE POSITION IN THE SUBJECT IF YOU ABE SENDING ELECTRONICALLY. APPLICATIONS WILL BE SHORTLISTED AS THEY COME IN AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.