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Technical Advisor Job at University Research Co., LLC (URC) - Employment Opportunity in Uganda

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

Vacancy title: Technical Advisor

Deadline of this Job: 17/07/2013
Job details:
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Job Description:

Senior Quality Improvement Advisor – Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH)

Hours: Full-time

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Salary: Commensurate with required experience and qualifications

University Research Co., LLC (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.

Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen

health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and

health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical

problems. Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services

addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including

HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and

nutrition; and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving

communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on

reaching underserved populations

URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and

social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission


Division & Project Overview

The URC Quality & Performance Institute (QPI) is a division of URC which serves

as an organizing force to bring together best practices, staff experience,

partnerships, and documentation on improving health care at URC. The USAID

Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project is URC’s

flagship project in quality improvement.

ASSIST is managed by URC’s Quality and Performance Institute, (QPI), which has

implemented quality improvement and operations research programs in health

care since 1981 and continues to be at the cutting edge of health care

improvement work in countries around the world.

Roles and Responsibilities:

URC is seeking a dynamic and qualified individual to fill the position of Senior

Quality Improvement Advisor – Maternal, Newborn , Maternal, Newborn and Child

Health (MNCH) at the Kampala Uganda office on a one year renewable contract to

provide technical and other support at national, health facility and community

levels, leading to quality improvement in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health


Key responsibilities:

Support development and timely submission of work plans and budgets.

Hold regular activities to assess and build necessary competencies.

Review and improve technical strategies employed to ensure the USAID ASSIST

project work plan is adhered to and implemented with measurable success.

Support the submission of quality and accurate technical reports quarterly,

biweekly, and at all other requested times.

Ensure that cross-cutting themes like gender, health workforce development

and leadership are well integrated into activities.

In collaboration with the Knowledge Management staff, support 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


In collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation team ensure that data

collected is accurate and valid and captures process and outcome indicators.

Provide technical supervision to quality improvement advisors and officers

working under him or her.

Any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Minimum Qualifications:

Required Experience & Qualifications

Degree in Medicine and registered with the Uganda Medical and Dental

practitioners Council.

Post Graduate degree in Health related field preferably Public Health and/or


At least Five years of experience in coordinating activities of different

stakeholders at a national level.

Demonstrated ability to manage projects from start up to successful completion.

Experience in Quality Improvement approaches.

Experience in Clinical training of service providers.

Desired Experience & Qualifications

Proficient in relevant computer applications and databases.

Strong analytical, oral and written communication skills.

Excellent past performance references (contacts should be provided at time of


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