URC

Technical Advisor Child Health, Development and Survival

  • Full Time

Reports to:       Senior Technical Advisor – Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH)
Supervises:       None
Location:         Jinja

Job Purpose:  The Technical Advisor, Child Health, Development and Survival is responsible for providing overall leadership, coordination and management for the implementation of high-quality child health services across supported districts.  S/he will provide technical oversight and capacity building for health workers in supported health units to ensure the delivery of quality, relevant and evidence-based interventions. S/he will be responsible for leading the projects’ efforts to improve the health of children in the supported districts. S/he will contribute to efforts in strengthening nutrition, diarrhea prevention and treatment, pneumonia treatment, and integrated case management.

Specific Responsibilities
Spearhead the development and implementation of the project child health strategies, work plans and health systems strengthening activities designed to improve quality of Child Health services
Participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of district work plans for Child Health interventions
Track key performance indicators and strategies to determine progress in achievement of targets and innovations across supported districts
Manage specific activities, as assigned; work with colleagues to prepare activity plans and budgets; liaise with stakeholders; provide direct technical input in areas of expertise; monitor and report on progress; and participate in review meetings
Participate on behalf of the project in relevant regional/national technical coordination meetings and conferences;
Assist in identifying and supervising consultants and in mentoring and supervising junior technical and operations staff;
Conduct targeted site supervision visits to supported health units in the districts to provide technical assistance, capacity building and mentorship of health workers
Work with other project staff to plan and implement quality improvement activities, including supporting health unit teams to achieve efficient delivery of services.
Work in collaboration with supported health units and districts to implement activities related to the community management of childhood illnesses, including improved water, hygiene and sanitation and infant and young child feeding to prevent diarrhea, the distribution and promotion of insecticide-treated bed nets, etc.
Supervise other staff as designated
Prepare periodic program reports, as may be required.
Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Required Experience and Qualification
Medical Doctor with an MMED (pead), MPH or equivalent
Five (5) years of child health experience
Experience in the design, implementation, management and evaluation of primary health care services related to child health is desirable
Demonstrable technical experience in public health management of acute respiratory infections (ARI), diarrhea, fever, malnutrition and feeding counseling; experience with water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH) interventions and malaria control programs will be an asset;
Previous experience in community case management of childhood illness is desirable, preferably working at all levels of the health system;
An effective team player who has the proven ability to work successfully with other technical and managerial colleagues in a fast-paced work setting;
Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality;
Desired Attributes
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently; excellent time management, organizational and reporting skills;
Demonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skills with ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams.
Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills;
Application Procedure: Qualified applicants should hand deliver OR send via E-mail their complete applications with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificate of good conduct required for the successful candidate, copies of academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references by Friday May 24th, 2019 at 2:00pm addressed to:

Human Resource Coordinator
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services
Plot 1 Bridge Lane, Mpumudde Division
P.O. Box 5053, Jinja, Uganda
Tel: +256 (0) 393 217 617, +256 200 300 900
E-mail: HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com

While we thank all applicants for showing interest. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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