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):

  • Guided by a strong vision of equitable and resilient systems that respond to people’s needs and emerging threats, URC helps countries and local actors to build, implement, and sustain science-driven, scalable solutions. Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical expertise to empower governments, communities, and service providers toward strengthening their own health and social systems and improve service quality.

  • We aim to expand access to and improve the quality of services, addressing maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health; global health security and infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; nutrition and water, sanitation, and hygiene. In our interactions with each other and our clients, we stay true to our values for transformative change by focusing on:

  • Creativity: by unleashing our creativity, we enhance engagement and interaction to improve problem-solving.

  • Collaboration: not only our work towards the same vision and mission instill staff with a strong sense of purpose, but also enables us to complement each other’s skills and allocate work to maximize everyone’s strengths.

  • Accountability: we hold ourselves responsible for accomplishing goals, completing assignments, and making decisions.

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion: we embrace the importance of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, where our leadership and staff model behavior that enriches our organization, demonstrates respect for all people, and supports opportunities for all staff.

  • Transparency: we understand that when employees deeply trust one another and their leaders, they will be more engaged in their roles because they will not be worried about unfair treatment.

    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

  • 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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