Deputy Chief of Party

University Research Co. LL.C
Center for Human Resource
Deputy Chief of Party
Hours: Full-time Regular; [Not Eligible for Overtime]
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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 (www.urc-chs.com).
Division & Project Overview:
• The Quality and Performance Institute (QPI) is a division of URC that has implemented quality improvement and operations research programs in health care since 1981 and continues to be at the cutting edge of health care improvement work in countries around the world.
• The USAID Applying Science to improving health, population and nutrition services through technical support to service delivery institutions, country Ministries of health, USAID country missions, and cooperating agencies. The project carries on the work of the USAID Health Care Improvement
• Project (www.hciproject.org) and is focused on building the capacity of host country providers and managers to apply modern quality improvement methods, make essential services accessible to all who need them, and ensure that care is delivered in compliance with standards and client needs, for every client, every time ..
• An important global objective of the ASSIST Project is knowledge management: to facilitate documentation and sharing of evidence for improvement of specific care processes, based on the work of individual QI teams, large-scale improvement efforts, and/or research, and to make this information readily available through Web technology.
• Working under the supervision of the Chief of Party (COP), the Deputy Chief of Party will provide technical leadership for
• ASSIST Tanzania technical team and improvement teams in ASSIST supported sites in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of quality improvement activities, presentation and dissemination of results
Roles and Responsibilities:
• The Deputy Chief of Party will be responsible for [brief overview of the position]. The primary duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Provide technical oversight for implementation of quality improvement activities and technical support to ASSIST Tanzania technical team and improvement teams in ASSIST supported sites, including review of team's performance toward improvement objectives, development of measures, development of time series charts, analysis and presentation of data, review of team's progress reports, provision of feedback to QI personnel and improvement teams on their progresses;
• Works closely with COP in developing work plans, quarterly progress reports, and various programmatic updates for USAID,
• ASSIST headquarters, and the Government of Tanzania (GoT);
• Provide backup support to COP in oversight of technical activities as needed during vacations, work travel and busy times;
• Follow on developments in best practices in the area of HIV/AIDS Treatment and Care, Family Planning and Reproductive
• Health, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health in Tanzania and internationally, and advise project team and its leadership on trends and developments in these areas;
• Cooperate with USAID implementing partners to determine areas for potential collaboration and seek for potential content expertise in areas, such as HIV/AIDS, FP/RH, MNCAH;
• When requested by the Chief of Party, present ASSIST Tanzania at partner's coordinating meetings, and GoT;
• Make presentations at relevant events (conferences, learning sessions, trainings) and prepare articles or related technical reports and updates on results of improvement work;
• Participate in the design and implementation of operations research focused on application of quality improvement for optimizing services delivery and system performance;
• Travel to Project's sites to oversee the improvement work and to provide technical assistance to staff and teams on the ground;
• Participate in URC's business development activities and perform other functions as requested by COP.

Preferred Qualifications:
Required Experience and Qualifications
• Post graduate degree in public health, medicine or other relevant social sciences
• 10-12 years' experience in leading public health teams in HIV/AIDS, FP/RH, MNCAH programming
• Strong program and financial management skills in complex settings.
• Strong analytical, written and oral communication skills in English.

Desired Experience and Qualifications
• Excellent negotiation, team building and professional’s supervision skills
• Experience in Quality improvement programs
Ability to communicate in Swahili is an advantage

Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position


For immediate consideration, please visit URC's Career Opportunities on the their website page above

You must upload your CV/Resume and your Cover Letter where indicated or send your application package through email to gkessy@urc-chs.com by 7th July 2016.

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.

URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
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