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Employment Opportunities in University Research Company Nairobi Kenya

University Research Co., LLC (URC): 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.  

URC focuses on finding ways to deliver proven approaches to health care problems, applying quality improvement (QI) methods and conducting operations research to tailor those approaches to various settings. 

Recognizing implementation barriers unique to each setting, we train local managers and service providers to strengthen health systems, integrate system elements, and bring improvements to scale.
 
Job Description:Chief of Party

Roles and Responsibilities: The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for the overall management and operations of the project and report directly to the designated USAID Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR). 

S/he will supervise project implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements. 

The COP will take a leadership role in coordination among USAID and key stakeholders and other implementing partners. 

The COP position requires political savvy, as s/he will interact with numerous GOK institutions and senior-level national and county-level government officials.

Minimum Qualifications
·                     At a minimum a Master’s Degree in health, social services, management, or business administration, or related field.
·                     At least seven years’ experience in managing complex public health programs or programs of similar scope and size.
·                     At least seven years demonstrated state-of-the-art experience within the capacity as senior staff in at least two of the following areas: HIV/AIDS care and treatment; maternal, newborn and child health; reproductive health; nutrition; quality improvement/ quality assurance; health systems strengthening; M&E; and operations research.
·                     At least five years international experience in development, managing, overseeing, or evaluating public health programs of similar size and complexity.
·                     At least seven years’ experience in program management and administration, financial management, award contractual compliance, subaward management, and tracking project performance and costs via specific funding streams.
·                     Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language
·                     Strong management skills, strategic vision, leadership qualities, professional reputation, ability to create synergies where applicable, interpersonal skills, and written and oral presentation skills to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the project description.
How to Apply:     
 
CLICK HERE to apply online
 
You must attach 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. 

The closing date for submitting applications is 5th January, 2015.

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.

Job Description:Deputy Chief of Party & Service Delivery Technical Advisor
 
Roles and Responsibilities: The Deputy Chief of Party & Service Delivery Technical Advisor (DCOP/SDTA) will be responsible for the overall technical oversight of the project and is specifically responsible for project implementation that relates to facility and community level service delivery.


The DCOP/SDTA reports directly to the COP and will take a leadership role in ensuring technical implementation of high impact, proven interventions and ensure the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements. 

S/he will assume the responsibilities of the COP in the absence of the COP. S/he will coordinate among USAID and key stakeholders and other implementing partners and will interact with numerous GOK institutions and representatives, particularly at the county-level. 

S/He will take a technical leadership role in coordinator with GoK and other partners and will work closely with the HSS Advisor. He/she will be knowledgeable about current implementation science and state-of-the-art service delivery approaches.

Minimum Qualifications
·                     At a minimum a Master’s Degree in public health or related field.
·                     At least seven years of experience in managing and implementing complex public health programs of similar scope and size in a development context, with at least five of those years in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably in Kenya.
·                     At least five years of demonstrated experience in managing and supervising a technical team and in project design
·                     At least three years demonstrated state-of-the-art experience within the capacity at a mid- or senior level in these areas HIV/AIDS care and treatment, maternal, newborn and child health and reproductive health /family planning AND demonstrated experience in two of the following areas: nutrition; quality improvement/ quality assurance; community health, human resources for health development; M&E; and operations research.
·                     Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
·                     Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language
How to Apply:     
 
CLICK HERE to apply online

You must attach 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. 

The closing date for submitting applications is 5th January, 2015.

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.

Job Description:Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Advisor
 
Roles and Responsibilities: The HSS Advisor will report to the COP and will be the technical lead responsible for the result: Strengthened County Health Systems, specifically Governance and Strategic Planning, Health Products and Technology/Commodities, Human Resources for Health (HRH), Strategic Monitoring and Evaluation and Referral Systems. 

This position ensures a seamless link between service delivery interventions and county cap city and systems development.

He/she will be knowledgeable with the issues around devolution and the functions and organization of the county government, particularly the county health management teams and their capacity gaps. 

He/she will advise the COP and the project team on HSS matters related to the program and manage staff in this respect, if any. He/she will work closely with county officials.

Minimum Qualifications
·                     Minimum Master’s degree in health policy and administration, health sector development, public health or related field.
·                     Minimum seven (7) years of relevant, senior-level professional experience managing and implementing health systems strengthening programs in the areas listed above with a minimum of (5) years’ experience in sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya experience preferred.
·                     Five (5) years demonstrated experience in managing and supervising a team and project design.
·                     Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
·                     Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language
How to Apply:      
 
CLICK HERE to apply online

You must attach 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.

The closing date for submitting applications is 5th January, 2015. 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.

Job Description:Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
 
Roles and Responsibilities: The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will report to the COP and will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of the program monitoring and evaluation framework and information system to track delivery against targets, outcomes and impacts. 

He/she will lead analysis of data collected for assessment of progress and areas of improvement. He/she will guide reporting processes amongst technical staff and consolidates program reports, promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learnt. 

He/she will support all the technical staff in M&E functions and will manage any M&E related staff in the program.

Minimum Qualifications
·                     A post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline, such as mathematics, business, statistics, or international relations.
·                     At least seven years of experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluating activities for complex programs in developing countries.
·                     A firm command of the M&E issues with respect to improvements in quality integrated service and support programs.
·                     Demonstrated experience in setting up and managing M&E systems that track performance as per the objectives of this project (e.g. service integration, performance against each funding stream).
·                     Demonstrated analytical skills to measure the outcomes of the project’s activities and support project supervision.
·                     Strong writing and organizational skills for monitoring and reporting on program and program outcomes and impacts.
·                     Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language.
How to Apply:     

CLICK HERE to apply online

You must attach 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. 

The closing date for submitting applications is 5th January, 2015. 

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.

Job Description:Senior Finance Director

Roles and Responsibilities: The Senior Finance Director will report to the COP and will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of financial management, including financial systems implementation, budgeting, expenditure tracking, and financial reporting and accounting for both the prime contractor and any subawards.

Minimum Qualifications 



·                     A post-graduate degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related field relevant to the position requirements.
·                     At least eight years of experience in financial management for large complex projects, of which at least five years were working in the field of international development.
·                     Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language.
How to Apply:     
 
CLICK HERE to apply online

You must attach 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.

The closing date for submitting applications is 5th January, 2015.  

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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