Location:Gulu, Uganda

Hours:                        40 hours
Location:                    Based in Gulu District, Uganda
Salary:                         Commensurate with required experience and qualifications
Reports to:                 Technical Director
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 (http://www.urc-chs.com/).
Project Overview:
URC 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.
With the RHITES-N Acholi Project (Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Northern Uganda – Acholi), USAID will continue its support of the Government of Uganda’s (GOU) efforts to improve access to and use of health services in the country’s post-conflict northern region. RHITES-N Acholi Project activities will build on USAID investments and national advances to increase access to and use of high-quality integrated services that accelerate the ability and capacity to respond to the specific health needs of residents in the Acholi sub-region, leveraging the URC-ASSIST project successes.
Roles and Responsibilities:
The Activity main office will be in Amuru District and the technical staff is expected to spend at least 50% of their time working in the field. The District Technical Coordinator is a senior level position responsible for providing technical and operational support to strengthen the health system and improve quality of integrated health services in Acholi region.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work with district leadership on behalf of the USAID RHITES N Acholi Activity to identify areas of support and coordinate Activity’s technical assistance at the district level.
  • Manage and facilitate engagement and coordination among public, private and civil society structures.
  • Work with DHMT to improve quality of HIV, TB, family health and other health services.
  • Coordinate capacity building efforts of facility and community health care providers.
  • Liaise with DHMT, USAID implementing partners and other projects at the district level for a coordinate response for health system strengthening and better health outcomes.
  • Develop and submit work plans and budgets for all assigned district based activities in relation to Activity work plan.
  • Support health facilities to submit timely and quality HMIS reports. Coordinate collection of Activity’s data in consultation with other technical staff. Submit timely reports on implementation of RHITES N Acholi Activity.
  • Support health facilities to rightly quantify and submit timely orders for supplies through NMS or JMS.
  • In collaboration with the KM 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.
  • Work with communities to generate demand and engage them in planning health services in coordination with district leadership. Work with CSOs to build their capacity and engage them in planning health services and generation of demand.
  • Ensure compliance with USAID rules and regulations during the implementation of the project at the district level.
  • Any other duties assigned by supervisor/Chief of Party.
Minimum Qualifications:
Required Experience & Qualifications 
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in medicine or equivalent degree in other health disciplines,
  • At least three years’ work experience in health system strengthening or management of health services.
  • At least three years’ work experience in the field preferably at the district level.
  • Excellent communication or interpersonal skills is a must.
  • Ability and willingness to spend at least 50% of the time at the district level.
Desired Experience & Qualifications 
  • A Master’s Degree in public health/Health Administration.
  • Experience in handling quality improvement approaches and providing clinical training to service providers and stake holders.
  • Experience in building and leading teams.
Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in Uganda for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.
To Apply:      
For immediate consideration, please click here.
You must upload your CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where indicated. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well, not later than 5:00 pm, Ugandan Time on 29th January 2021.
Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest.