URC : Director - Technical Programs / Deputy Chief of Party

University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Tuesday, 16 April, 2019
Opportunity type: 

Project Name:              USAID TBSAP
Type:                             Regular/Full Time
Salary:                          Commensurate with required experience and qualifications
Reports to:                   Chief of Party 
 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.
URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission (http://www.urc-chs.com/).
Project Overview:
The USAID TBSAP Project is five year contract which builds upon interventions and achievements from URC’s current USAID TB CARE II South Africa and the prior TB Program South Africa. TB CARE II activities supported the South Africa National Department of Health’s (NDOH) TB prevention and control efforts, working closely with national and provincial partners to close identified gap areas and further develop sustainable systems that can carry forward long-term improvements in TB and drug-resistant (DR) TB diagnosis, care, and treatment services.
TBSAP will help the government of South Africa further reduce TB infections, with the ultimate goal of ending TB once and for all. To reach this goal, TBSAP will continue to improve the long-term sustainability of effective TB response systems and improve TB care and treatment for vulnerable populations.  
Roles and Responsibilities:
The Director: Technical Programs/DCOP will provide overall technical leadership and direction to all project elements in coordination with COP to ensure an integrated program implementation strategy.  Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide overall technical leadership and direction to all project elements (ACSM, Clinical, Programmatic, M&E);
  • Serve as acting PD/COP in the absence of PD;
  • Provide strategic and managerial leadership to key TB SAP program managers at national level;
  • Provide direct supervision to Provincial staff;
  • Develop innovative technical strategies for improving impact of USAID TB investments;
  • Coordinate on technical issues with other donors, funders and NDOH;
  • Coordinate with NTP and provincial departments of health on the identification of project technical assistance needs required to achieve the expected outputs of the contract;
  • Develop suitable scopes of work, recruitment of consultants, and execution of technical assistance contracts;
  • Coordinate with NTP to determine all training, technical needs and identifying suitable opportunities to support each component of the project;
  • Ensuring that technical and field staff prepare and update performance data on a regular basis;
  • Coordinate technical inputs on various aspects of the project including DOTS expansion, training, social mobilization and TB/HIV;
  • Provide technical oversight in the development and roll out of strategies to integrate TB, HIV and Non-Communicable diseases;
  • Oversee the annual project planning cycle which formulates comprehensive annual work-plans and budgets in accordance with the USAID annual planning cycle;
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual project activity reports as specified in the contract;
  • At least once a week work at the TB SAP NDOH Liaison Office;
  • Produce monthly Project Activity Calendar and weekly brief project updates for the COR.   

Minimum Required Experience and Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline such as Medicine or Public Health;
  • An MBA will be an added advantage;
  • A proven record of successful performance in TB technical area that, ideally, is complementary to, not duplicative of, the COP’s area of expertise;
  • A minimum of at least 5 years’ experience in health management;
  • Strong leadership and good interpersonal skills;
  • A South African national DCOP is preferred;
  • Excellent English language written and oral communications skills;

To Apply:        
Suitable and interested candidates should send CV/Résumé, Cover Letter “quoting the position name” on the email subject line and completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet (link: https://www.usaid.gov/sites/) to TBSAP@urc-chs.com.
URC is an E-Verify Employer.
URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We value and seek diversity in our workforce.


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