Posted on :
8 Jun, 2018
8 Jun, 2018
University Research Co., LLC (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.
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Job Title: Demand Creation Manager – VMMC Engagement, Campaigns and Advocacy
Project Name: VMMC lll
Type: Regular/Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with required experience and qualifications
Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party
Location: Gauteng: Pretoria (Tshwane)
The URC Quality & Performance Institute (QPI) is a division of URC which serves as an organizing force to bring together best practices, staff experience, partnerships, and documentation on improving health care at URC. QPI leads URC’s initiatives to improve health delivery and develop country capacity to strengthen health and human service delivery systems.
QPI’s work focuses on strengthening health systems to develop the capacity to continuously improve and achieve better outcomes. Through QPI, URC has implemented quality improvement and operations research programs in health care since 1981, in addition to our work in the following areas: community health; gender integration; health workforce development; HIV; knowledge management; maternal, newborn and child health/family planning; nutrition; research and evaluation; and vulnerable children and families.
QPI implements the Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Service Delivery III Project (Siyasoka) to scale up VMMC services in South Africa. The purpose of this activity is to provide direct service delivery to support high quality, high volume VMMC and related services in rural and urban areas of the country. Working at fixed, outreach, and mobile VMMC sites in rural and urban priority districts, the Siyasoka project aims to reach 80% coverage of the target population in order to prevent new HIV infections. We will also work to coordinate the forecasting, procurement, quality assurance, distribution, and storage of VMMC surgical kits and commodities.
Roles and Responsibilities
The Demand Creation Manager will be responsible for development, co-ordination and management of a diverse and vibrant demand creation and social mobilization team in 6 provinces. The successful incumbent will also be responsible for management of all relationships with stakeholders, donors and consultants, within this context.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Required Experience & Qualifications
Desired Experience & Qualifications
Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in South Africa for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.
For immediate consideration, please visit URC’s Career Opportunities page at www.urc-chs.com/careers
You must upload your CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where indicated. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well.
Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest.
Interested, qualified candidates can also send their resumes to [email protected] on or before the 28 May 2018 Closing date for applications: 30 June 2018
URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
We value and seek diversity in our workforce.