Technical Advisor, Communicable Diseases

at University Research Co. (URC)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted October 15, 2020
Category Accounting & Finance
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

Technical Advisor, Communicable Diseases
Location: Gulu, Uganda
Technical Advisor – Communicable Diseases

Hours: Regular Full-time, 40 hours per week; Not Eligible for Overtime
Location: Based in Gulu, Uganda; With travel to districts as needed
Salary: Commensurate with required experience and qualifications
Reports to: Senior HIV/AIDS Advisor

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.

Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Senior HIV/AIDS Advisor, the Technical Advisor: Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control shall be responsible for taking lead in implementation of activities that will lead to improved services in areas of TB and Malaria.

Additional duties include but are not limited to:
Technical Supervisory Roles
Supervise all activities for adult and pediatric TB and Malaria services in all 8 districts in Acholi region and its integration.
Support development, timely submission and tracking of annual, quarterly, monthly work plans and budgets for technical assistance for TB and Malaria services.
Carry out regular activities to assess and build competency of DHTs and District Technical Coordinators supporting in the selected districts/ health facilities.
Technical Support & Coordination.

Qualifications

Degree in Medicine or public health with at least 4 years’ experience in technically leading/Advising large scale TB and Malaria prevention and management programs in Uganda.
At least 2 years of working with districts and health facilities to improve their TB and Malaria prevention and Management programs or at least one of the two areas.
A good working knowledge of the guidelines for adult and pediatric TB and Malaria prevention and management.
Ability and willingness to travel within the supported districts for 50% of the time.
Experience of working with diverse groups of stakeholders such as government, NGOs, and private-sector partners.
Ability to organize, analyze, interpret and program performance data.
Desired Experience & Qualifications
Experience of working in northern Uganda.
Experience of providing technical support to TB/HIV and MDR TB programs.

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