We are looking for Technical Officer - MNCH & Family Planning
A Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and surgery with a background in obstetrics and gynecology or Pediatrics.
At least three years’ work experience in MNCH gained through serving within a government institution or NGO with proven ability to coordinate activities of different stakeholders at district and or sub national level
Possession of a valid registration certificate from the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills is a must.
Experience in providing clinical training to service providers and other stake holders.
Ability and willingness to travel within the supported districts.
Good leadership and team building skills.
The overall objective of this position is to effectively plan and implement activities to improve the quality of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) services at USAID ASSIST Uganda supported sites in collaboration with other USG implementing partners. The specific responsibilities of this position include:
Build technical competencies of facility health care providers in maternal, new born and child health services including family planning services through trainings, onsite mentorships and peer to peer learning meetings.
Develop and timely submit work plans and budgets for all assigned MNCH activities at least quarterly
Review and improve technical strategies employed in MNCH to ensure the USAID ASSIST project work plan is adhered to and implemented with measurable success.
Ensure the timely writing and submission of quality and accurate MNCH reports quarterly, biweekly, and at all other requested times.
Develop and sustain a pool of regional and district coaches with required technical competencies.
Develop and implement a spread plan to ensure learning from demonstration collaborative (e.g. the SMGL) become the standard of care at all USAID ASSIST MNCH supported sites
Ensure that cross-cutting themes like gender and health workforce development are well integrated into the MNCH plans
In collaboration with the KM staff, lead the process of documenting best practices in form of case studies, success stories, abstracts, video clips in addition to the routine bi-weekly updates, quarterly and annual reports.
In collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation team ensure that data collected is accurate, valid, captures process and outcome indicators.
Any other duties assigned by the supervisor
URC has always been dedicated to a rigorous, evidence-based approach to addressing social challenges. Our company and our non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services, have historically been at the forefront of public and private sector efforts to introduce change and innovative approaches based on evidence and operations research to assure results that can be rapidly brought to full scale.