Position: Integrated Community Case Management Advisor - Proposal

  • University Research Co., LLC (URC)
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • 05/10/2021
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Integrated Community Case Management Advisor - Proposal
Salary: Commensurate with required experience and qualifications
University Research Co., LLC (URC)
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.
Project Overview:
University Research Co., LLC (URC), a US-based public health organization working in Uganda since 2005, is recruiting for the USAID/Uganda PMI Malaria Control Activity, in anticipation of the solicitation release. The project aims to reduce malaria prevalence in five regions: Acholi, Busoga, Karamoja, Lango, and West Nile, by improving prevention, and treatment by both public and private health providers. Final selection and hiring will be contingent on award.
Roles and Responsibilities:
The Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) Advisor is a member of the technical malaria team with specific responsibilities to strengthen capacity of community health workers to diagnose, treat and/or refer children under five with malaria, pneumonia or diarrhea. S/he will work closely with Clinical Malaria Advisor, the Malaria in Pregnancy Advisor, the QI Advisor as well as the SBC Advisor.  Additional responsibilities include ensuring accurate data collection and analysis, in collaboration with the MEL team.
Specific Responsibilities:
  • Supports collaborative efforts with a wide array of organizations, including district-level partners, the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), and other government counterparts to plan, implement, and monitor iCCM activities
  • Provide technical assistance to DHOs to assess iCCM activities in their districts, and plan for and support expansion.
  • Develop  to improve compliance with standards for pregnancy women especially working through and with regionally based project staff
  • Collaborate with SBC team to improve community mobilization around malaria prevention and treatment.
  • Provide technical expertise on scopes of work for local organizations to implement malaria-related demand-generation and service delivery activities that target health units and communities, support community health worker and community health group efforts to reduce the burden of malaria, and support the integration of malaria-specific activities into other related health initiatives.
  • Working with the M&E team, support districts to report quality malaria data in DHIS2 and mTrack
  • Work with M&E Team and Technical Advisor Malaria to help develop, maintain, and monitor the indicators set in the work plan for iCCM activities.
  • Provide inputs for annual reviews and project strategic planning exercises and ensure the accurate and timely submission of all required technical reporting and deliverables for malaria-related activities.
Required Experience & Qualifications 
  • Master’s Degree in in Clinical Medicine, Public Health, Tropical Medicine, or other relevant field with specialty in maternal health.
  • 6-8 years of professional experience working in development assistance projects in malaria prevention and treatment programs, ideally working closely with public and private health providers and district/regional health authorities
  • Familiarity with Presidential Malaria Initiative priorities and up to-date clinical guidelines for malaria diagnosis and treatment especially at community level
  • Familiarity with use of quality improvement approaches and tools to improve health outcomes
  • Significant experience collaborating and developing partnerships with Ministries of Health/National Malaria Control Programs, DHOs, donors, NGOs, and/or other stakeholders on malaria-related initiatives in alignment with national strategic plans; experience working initiatives within Uganda strongly preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to set priorities, multi-task, and work collaboratively. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with USAID and donor projects is highly desirable.
Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in the Uganda for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.
To Apply:      
Please send your CV/Résumé and Cover Letter to uganda_recruit@urc-chs.com
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. 
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