URC Technical Director for Implementation Science and WASH - Proposal Global Jobs

URC Technical Director for Implementation Science and WASH - Proposal Global Jobs

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.


  • URC is seeking a Senior Technical Advisor for WASH Implementation Science for the upcoming USAID-funded global project, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Research and Learning. The five-year project will address
    key global and country specific WASH issues through a consortium that leads collaborative implementation science research, specialized technical assistance to country programs, and supports the use of evidence for decision making.

  • The Senior Technical Advisor will provide technical leadership to the design, implementation and partner support associated with the implementation research and learning portfolio of activities.

    Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Lead development and oversight of the implementation research agenda with consortium partners, USAID, and stakeholders.

  • Support Project Director in developing and implementing overall project strategy and workplan toward achieving project objectives.

  • Oversee the consortium’s study development and implementation in accordance with the project strategy and objectives.

  • Lead the technical assistance deployment process in response to USAID and stakeholder requests.

  • Support the Project Director in ensuring activities are performed to a high professional standard, effectively implemented, and fulfill donor and URC requirements.

  • Oversee mechanisms that ensure technical rigor and excellence and enhance capacity development among partners.

  • Support monitoring, evaluation, and learning efforts that ensure effective implementation of the evidence translation and dissemination strategy.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D., Dr.PH) in health, environmental health, engineering, implementation science, or a relevant field.

  • Previous experience as Senior Technical Director, Senior Advisor or Principal Investigator for a large and complex global research activity.

  • At least seven years of professional experience supporting implementation science and research, program management for USG or other donor-funded projects with complex consortia.

  • At least ten years of experience implementing programs or researching technical areas, such as: on-site sanitation services and hygiene, sustainable rural water resources and services. urban WASH services and policy environment, WASH sector finance.

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.

  • English fluency required; secondary language fluency desired.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; URC Technical Director for Implementation Science and WASH - Proposal Global Jobs

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