University Research Co., LLC (URC) Ongoing Recruitment

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21 Nov, 2018

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Executive Jobs in South Africa

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.

Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.

URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission (www.urc-chs.com/).

Job Title: District Coordinator – Cape Winelands District
Type: Regular/Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with required experience and qualifications
Reports to: Provincial Manager: Western Cape
Location: Cape Winelands

Project Overview

The USAID TB South Africa Project is a five-year contract which builds upon interventions and achievements from URC’s USAID TB CARE II South Africa and the prior TB Program South Africa. TB CARE II activities supported the South African National Department of Health’s (NDOH) TB prevention and control efforts, working closely with national, provincial and district partners to close identified gap areas and further develop sustainable systems that can carry forward long-term improvements in drug sensitive TB and drug-resistant (DR) TB diagnosis, care, and treatment services.

The USAID TB South Africa Project is supporting the government of South Africa to further reduce the burden of TB, with the ultimate goal of ending TB once and for all. To reach this goal, the USAID TB South Africa Project continues to improve interventions to reduce TB Infections, the long-term sustainability of effective TB response systems and improve TB care and treatment for vulnerable populations.

Roles and Responsibilities 

The District Coordinator will be responsible for the overall TB support activities for the project in the supported district. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Technical

  • Assist District Health Management Teams in the development of clinical standards and procedures for TB health services
  • Support the integration of TB, DR TB, HIV and NCDs aligned to PHC re-engineering, ICSM and ideal clinic strategies
  • Assist facility and sub-district level health teams in development communication and monitoring strategies to improve the quality and compliance with the implementation of the End TB strategy
  • Conduct and facilitate training related to TB, DR TB, HIV and NCDs management, both clinical and managerial with the intension of improving TB treatment outcomes
  • Work with the District Health Teams and or Hast Committees in the design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the district implementation plans

Coordination and Collaboration

  • Work closely with the Facility/District/Provincial Coordinators and other District Health Coordinators
  • Work closely with the Department of Health (DoH), facility personnel and other stakeholders e.g. laboratory services, pharmacies etc. to develop and implement strategies to strengthen TB, DR TB, HIV and NCDs program management
  • Work with DoH facility staff in scaling up successful interventions
  • Collaborate with NGOs/CBOs to facilitate continuity of care and improve TB, DR TB, HIV and NCD treatment outcomes
  • Strengthen Public private partnership (including mines, private practitioners, THP etc.) within the district

Reports

  • Provide monthly and quarterly status reports to the Provincial Manager
  • Provide activity-based reports a per the project guidelines to the Provincial Manager

Key Qualifications

  • Diploma or Bachelors’ degree in Health sciences (medicine or nursing), or equivalent qualifications
  • 5 years’ experience in TB program management, TB case management, HIV/AIDS
  • Experience in training/coaching skills, team building
  • Ability to work in teams
  • Computer literacy is a minimum requirement
  • Able to travel locally, as may be required

To Apply:

Please send your CV/Résumé, Cover Letter and completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet (link: https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/AID1420-17.doc) to [email protected].

Closing date: 23 November 2018

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us within 3 months, kindly accept that your application was unsuccessful.

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URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We value and seek diversity in our workforce.

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