Career Opportunities

District Program Officer

Location: Kaliro, Uganda | Job Type: Full-time | Post Date: 05/15/2017
Job Description: 

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 the implementation of a comprehensive, integrated investment in regional health, HIV/AIDS and nutrition assistance. This five-year activity 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, HIV/AIDS, nutrition and child development services. URC is seeking qualified candidates to fill the following positions at the Jinja town and district based offices.

The Program officer will be the project’s clinical liaison person at each the 11 supported districts with in the East central region. They will be embedded in each of the 11 project DHO offices.

NOTE: Qualified applicants should submit their cover letter, certificate of good conduct curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references by Friday 26th May 2017 at 12:00 pm addressed to:
Human Resource Coordinator
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services
Plot10 Kiira Lane, Mpumudde Division


Job Responsibilities: 
  • Support the HIV clinic teams to provide HIV services as per the national guidelines
  • Provide technical support to the TB and Mother Baby care points in providing HIV care and treatment services
  • Support the integration of quality improvement approaches into health services delivery at the health facilities within the districts
  • Provide technical support to HIV prevention services within the supported districts including HIV Counseling and Testing, Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision and PMTCT services
  • Work with the entire HIV service delivery team to ensure functional linkages within the health facilities
  • Closely support the project M&E team, and individual project staff in ensuring reporting of health facility results on a quarterly and monthly basis (hospital performance reviews)
  • Develop a procedure to monitor the redistribution of laboratory and pharmaceutical items
  • Support the test and treat strategies for both Malaria and HIV
  • Coordination and Monitoring of Laboratory Hub Performance
  • To ensure lab hubs function efficiently at all times
  • Liaise with the health unit Laboratory In Charges and the project laboratory team to ensure laboratory equipment are maintained and repaired per schedule
  • Support the Hub Coordinator in Laboratory hub rider scheduling, and ensuring the back rider is engaged when needed (e.g. to cover leave, or when motorbike under repair, etc.)
  • Support the Hub Coordinator in ensuring the hub motorbike is maintained and the repair schedules are adhered to, to minimize down-time (in liaison with RHITES-EC fleet officer) as due
  • Coordinate and plan for the Bi-annual laboratory hub review meetings in liaison with the project laboratory team
Job Requirements: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine (MBChB). A Master’s degree in a health-related field is an added advantage.
  • 2 years professional experience working in Public Health Systems
  • Experience with USAID and/or other donor projects is an added advantage
  • Demonstrable excellent writing, organizational, coordination and communication skills desired
  • Proven ability to set priorities, multi-task, and work collaboratively as well as independently preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills desired
  • Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in the Uganda for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position

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About University Research Company (URC):
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. URC is an E-Verify employer and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission.