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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Technical Advisor Health, Development and Survival Job at University Research Co., LLC (URC) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Technical Advisor Health, Development and Survival [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Administrative & Office ]

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

Deadline of this Job:
24th May 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: 14th May 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
University Research Co., LLC (URC), a US-based public health organization working in Uganda since 2005, is implementing the USAID ‘s Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in East Central Uganda Activity (USAID's RHITES EC). The purpose of this project is to support implementation of a comprehensive, integrated investment in regional health, HIV/AIDS and nutrition assistance. This five-year activity targets 12 districts in East-Central Uganda with an estimated total population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of quality health, HIV/AIDS, nutrition and child development services. URC is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the following position;
Technical Advisor Health, Development and Survival
Job Purpose: The Technical Advisor, Child Health, Development and Survival under supervision of the Senior Technical Advisor — Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health [RMNCH), is responsible for providing overall leadership, coordination and management for the implementation of high-quality child health services across supported districts. S/he will provide technical oversight and capacity building for health workers in supported health units to ensure the delivery of quality, relevant and evidence-based interventions. S/he will be responsible for leading the projects’ efforts to improve the health of children in the supported districts. S/he will contribute to efforts in strengthening nutrition, diarrhea prevention and treatment, pneumonia treatment, and integrated case management..

Specific Responsibilities:- a] Spearhead the development and implementation of the project child health strategies, work plans and health systems strengthening activities designed to improve quality of Child Health services; b) Participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of district work plans for Child Health interventions; c) Track key performance indicators and strategies to determine progress in achievement of targets and innovations across supported districts; d) Conduct targeted site supervision visits to supported health units in the districts to provide technical assistance, capacity building and mentorship of health workers; e) Work in collaboration with supported health units and districts to implement activities related to the community management of childhood illnesses, including improved water, hygiene and sanitation and infant and young child feeding to prevent diarrhea, the distribution and promotion of insecticide-treated bed nets;

Required Experience and Qualifications: a) Medical Doctor with an MMED (pead), MPH or equivalent; b) Five (5) years of relevant professional experience in child health; c) Experience in the design, implementation, management and evaluation of primary health care services related to child health is desirable; d) Demonstrable technical experience in public health management of acute respiratory infections (ARI), diarrhea, fever, malnutrition and feeding counseling; experience with water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH) interventions and malaria control programs will be an asset; e) Previous experience in community case management of childhood illness is desirable, preferably working at all levels of the health system.

Desired Attributes: Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently; demonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skills with ability to lead multi- disciplinary teams; excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills.

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Job Experience Requirements: Five (5) years

Job application procedure
For more details regarding the job descriptions and persons‘ specifications, please view them on our website: Please do not submit applications through the website. Use the provided avenues below.
Application Procedure: Qualified applicants should hand deliver OR send via E-mail their complete applications with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificate of good conduct required for the successful candidate, copies of academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references by Friday, May 24th, 2019 at 2:00pm addressed to:
Human Resource Coordinator
University Research Co., LLC— Centre for Human Services
Plot1 Bridge Lane, Mpumudde Division
P.0. Box 5053, Jinja, Uganda
Tel: +256 (0) 393 217 617, +256 200 300 900
While we thank all applicants for showing interest. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews..

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