USAID Project Careers – Team Leader for HIV and TB Services – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) Project
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
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 child development services.
Job Summary: The Team Leader for HIV and TB is responsible for providing high level strategic leadership for design, implementation, monitoring/evaluation and documentation of/for the HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment components of the RHITES-EC program. S/he will have relevant technical expertise and experience; solid professional reputation and program management expertise.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Supervise and provide ongoing strategic leadership and technical guidance to the project HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment teams to effectively provide HIV/TB program implementation support to cluster and district teams
  • Take lead in the highly evolving design, implementation and tracking of HIV and TB program interventions and activities, using the Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation (CLA) approach
  • Ensure the project’s HIV and TB activities are informed by evidence, well-coordinated and demonstrate district, government of Uganda and PEPFAR results
  • Provide ongoing strategic technical support to cluster and district teams, including DHMTs, to in-turn effectively support service provider teams at facilities and in communities to deliver quality HIV and TB services
  • Actively use a data-driven approach to design and target project HIV/TB activities to systematically ensure that various key project performance indicators across the continuum of HIV and TB program components are on track
  • Closely work with other project senior, mid-level management and field teams as well as district and service provider teams to routinely use QI methods to address HIV and TB program performance gaps
  • Provide technical leadership and management for documentation and dissemination of project successes and learnings in the areas of HIV and TB
  • Provide managerial oversight in the development, implementation and tracking of project HIV and TB annual, quarterly and monthly work plans (and budgets)
  • Prepare routine and periodic program reports, as may be required, including 2-weekly and monthly progress updates for the HIV and TB components of the program
  • Be a member of and actively participate in routine project senior management team meetings and activities
  • Perform other project-related duties as may be assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID RHITES-EC Team Leader for HIV and TB Services career opportunity must hold a basic medical degree, with a post-graduate qualification in public health, or epidemiology of a clinical discipline.
  • A minimum of ten years of experience in managing HIV and TB clinical service delivery improvement
  • Knowledge of latest developments and technology in the areas of HIV and TB programming in high and low prevalence settings in Uganda
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, innovate and execute ideas, as well as transfer knowledge and skills
  • Experience in using epidemiological and public health program performance data to design and implement public health interventions, specifically in the areas of TB and HIV
  • Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral form.
  • Proven skills in supervision, planning and management
  • Previous experience with PEPFAR projects is highly desirable
NB: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.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID RHITES EC Project should send their cover letters, certificates of good conduct curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for three professional references addressed to:
Human Resource Coordinator,
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services
Plot 1, East Victoria Close, Mpumudde Division,
E-mail to: HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com
Deadline: Friday, 19th January 2018 by 12:00 pm


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