URC Technical Advisors (MNCH, Nutrition, Malaria Elimination; Community Engagement; QI; HSS, SBC) - Proposal Jobs in Ethiopia

URC Technical Advisors (MNCH, Nutrition, Malaria Elimination; Community Engagement; QI; HSS, SBC) - Proposal Jobs in Ethiopia


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 (MNCH); infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH); 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:

  • The anticipated USAID Empowering Communities – Community Engagement project will reduce mortality and morbidity by strengthening the knowledge, skills, ability, and confidence of individuals, households, and communities to make informed decisions and take action to manage their own health and nutrition; nurturing platforms for communities to effectively identify problems and solutions that impact their health; and improving accountability and how the health system engages with citizens and to offer quality health services.

  • Empowering Communities – Community Engagement will be under the Empowered Communities for Better Health Project whose ultimate goal is to contribute to the reduction of maternal and child deaths and the burden of infectious disease.

    Roles and Responsibilities:

  • URC is seeking Technical Advisors for MNCH, nutrition, malaria elimination, community engagement, quality improvement (QI), health systems strengthening (HSS), and social and behavior change (SBC) to support the Activity’s technical implementation and capacity building efforts. They will be responsible for developing, implementing, and scaling up of innovative and best practices within their technical area. They will also manage crucial relationships with stakeholders and local implementers.

    Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide senior technical and programmatic expertise and leadership
    to the planning, implementing, and monitoring of activities.

  • Apply cutting-edge methods to translate local and international best practices into improved management of MNCH, nutrition, malaria elimination, community engagement, QI, HSS, and/or SBC services.

  • Ensure that activities are performed in an effective and timely way, to a high professional standard, and in line with USAID and URC policies and procedures.

  • Maintain relationships with USAID Ethiopia, Ministry of Health, national and international partners, local organizations, and other key stakeholders through frequent consultations.

  • Work closely with other project staff to develop learning and knowledge products that communicate project findings and lessons learned.

    Required Experience & Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public health, international development, or relevant field.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with progressively responsible roles managing complex projects of similar scope within MNCH, nutrition, malaria elimination, community engagement, QI, HSS, and/or SBC services.

  • High level of expertise implementing health programs in resource-constrained settings

  • Demonstrated capacity building experience in areas of technical expertise.

  • Demonstrated experience working in partnership with host governments, international donors, and implementing partners.

  • Ability to work independently and with team members and partners at all levels.

  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically.

  • Excellent communication skills in English and strong interpersonal and supervisory skills.

    Desired Experience & Qualifications

  • Experience with USAID-funded activities.

  • For MNCH applicants – a medical degree with clinical experience in obstetrics, pediatrics, nursing, or other fields related to MNCH and demonstrated experience in capacity building of facility and community-based service providers.

  • For nutrition applicants – experience carrying out growth promotion at the community level and experience integrating nutrition into other services.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; URC Technical Advisors (MNCH, Nutrition, Malaria Elimination; Community Engagement; QI; HSS, SBC) - Proposal Jobs in Ethiopia


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