URC Programme Performance Management Specialist Jobs in Uganda
URC Programme Performance Management Specialist Jobs in UgandaUniversity 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.
Division & Project Overview
URC is pleased to announce that it will be implementing USAID’s Defeat TB project.
Aligned with Objective #3 in USAID’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy and in support of the Government of Uganda’s TB Program, this five-year, USAID funded project’s goal is to increase TB case notification, case detection, and treatment outcomes through health system strengthening.
URC seeks qualified candidates to join our team in the Kampala office for the above position and help us to end the TB epidemic in Uganda.
The Defeat TB project goal is to increase TB case notification, case detection, and treatment outcomes through health system strengthening with the aim of ending the TB epidemic in Uganda
To Support the Senior Technical Advisor, DCOP, COP & SMT in the planning, management and tracking of program activities across various program focus areas and districts, Health Facilities, Ministry of Health, various technical working groups including assisting the project senior management team to effectively provide coordination and oversight of the program implementation process to ensure that project deliverables are achieved.
Roles and Responsibilities
Assist the project team and the Chief of Party to develop and manage a calendar of the entire project monthly, quarterly and yearly program implementation activities
On a continuous basis, study the program description and develop and track performance progress a matrix of deliverables dues to various project clients – donor, government and beneficiaries
Develop and effect utilization of a tool for tracking performance of the project across all its dimensions, and on a routine basis update the project senior management team on the progress to date, areas of focus and solutions to ensure that all result areas are given the attention and inputs required
On a routine basis, work with the M, E&L team to ensure periodic (weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually) review of Key Performance Indicators for different project focus areas, paying attention to USAID requirements at various points in time as the project implementation and life-cycle evolves.
Work with Senior M&E&L Advisor and his team to design and utilize various performance monitoring dashboards for “in-house” used to facilitate the project management and implementation teams to keep abreast of progress of project performance
Advise project COP and senior management team on trends for various performance indicators, as well schedules for project deliverables as per prescribed timelines
Support development of workplans and project performance reports, including presentations on to various audiences
Track district-level and facility-level performance through the District Programme Officers, various focus TAs and M&E team
Contribute to identification of operational research studies and support teams to develop data collection tools from identified research questions
Coordinate documentation of project lessons and research findings to partners
Assist the Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party to manage and track various technical program-related tasks coming to their respective desks, to ensure that the tasks are addressed in a timely manner
On a day-to-day basis, coordinate with the rest of project technical implementation team and senior management to ensure that the project teams at the Central Office, MOH NTLP District and Health facilities are effectively supported by the Senior Technical Advisor, Deputy Chief of Party and Chief of Party (the team and individual officers’ program implementation support needs are attended to) to optimally function in implementing project activities
Support the preparation of weekly technical reports, performance monitoring and improvement activities as well as regularly update the projects technical deliverables tracker
Prepare technical briefs and presentations on behalf of the Senior Technical Advisor, DCOP and COP, as may be needed.
Closely work with the Senior Technical Advisor and various program teams to compile and format program workplans and reports for subsequent review by the Chief of Party/DCOP
Supervise Program Support Assistants to ensure that program implementation teams have appropriate administrative support for effective program implementation.
Other project implementation duties as may be assigned by the STA, DCOP and or the COP
A Post-graduate qualification in Public Health/Epidemiology
At least 6 years of experience in public health and project management.
Experience in using epidemiological and public health program data to design and implement public health interventions
Advanced knowledge and hands on experience in biostatistics and analysis of large datasets.
Experience in using statistical packages like STATA, SAS and excel for data analysis.
Desired Experience & Qualifications
Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate and execute ideas, as well as transfer knowledge and skills
Proven skills in supervision, planning and management
Experience in TB/HIV programme design, implementation and monitoring
Experience in scientific writing and have at least 5 publications in peer reviewed journals, with one as first author.
Experience in designing and conducting implementation research projects.
Experience in working with USAID/PEPFAR funded projects is an added advantage
Ability to clearly and concisely express ideas and concepts in written and oral form.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Only candidates who are eligible to work in Uganda for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; URC Programme Performance Management Specialist Jobs in Uganda
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