Monday, March 10, 2014

District Improvement Coordinator - University Research Co. LLC

Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems Project (ASSIST)

Position Title             :           District Improvement Coordinator

Position type              :           Full time

Supervisor                   :           State Improvement Coordinator

Location                      :           Pauri , Uttrakhand

Project Summary

University Research Co. LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With our non-profit affiliate, the Centre of Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including United States and India.
In India, URC is implementing the ASSIST project which is a USAID funded program to help enhance the improvement capability in the Indian health system by engaging national and state structures to conduct improvements in maternal, neonatal, and child health along the continuum of care, including through public and private entities. 

Position Summary

URC is seeking energetic, progressive individual to fill the position of District Improvement Coordinator in District of Pauri, Uttrakhand. This position will serve as the technical lead in quality improvement at the district level and provide necessary support and overall guidance for project activities aimed at fulfilling the R-MNCH+A strategy in India

Essential Job Functions

Specific responsibilities including but not limited to:
Provide technical  leadership to the implementation of USAID funded ASSIST Project at the district level
Maintain excellent coordination with the District Health Officials, State lead partner and other stakeholders.
Assist with the selection of health facilities, communities and prioritization of quality improvement interventions at the district level
Lead the establishment of quality improvement teams at the health facility and community levels
Organize and facilitate learning sessions for the quality improvement  teams
Pay regular coaching visits to the health facilities and communities
Actively participate in data collection from the sites where ASSIST project is implemented
Support the development of district level improvement plan for the role out of R-MNCH+ A Strategy
Assist with the improvement of bottom up and top down communications
Build capacity of front line health providers both in private and public practice in quality improvement
Provide timely reports to the State Improvement Coordinator and ASSIST main office in Delhi
Manage project staff at the district level
Ensure efficient functions of administrative and financial processes and maintain adequate internal controls
Provide timely administrative and financial report to the appropriate person assigned by the Chief of Party/DCOP
Any other duty assigned by COP/DCOP Candidate will be required to travel to different health facilities in District, most of the travel will be during general office working hrs.

Essential Qualifications, Experience & Skills:

The ideal candidate will hold the following qualifications and skills:
Have MBBS or equivalent degree from a recognized University. MD or equivalent preferred. 3-5 years experience providing technical support to national, state or district level health projects
Technical expertise in areas such as Quality Improvement, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent health  
Excellent coaching, facilitation and team playing skills
Required to have strong interpersonal, oral and written communication and presentations skills in Hindi and English.
Ability to engage effectively with a range of different stakeholder groups, including clients/donors, public/private sector officials, and partners, as evidenced past professional responsibilities.
Ability to travel within the district, between districts and states (>50% of time)
Experience with USAID structure and regulations a plus
Some experience with management of finances and logistics.

Duration of Contract

One year with possibility of extension

Compensation offered

Depending on qualification experience and URC salary rules and regulations

To Apply:  

Please send your CV and a cover letter to Ms. Jyotsana Ray ( and copy ( Please make sure to specify name of the position that you are applying for in subject line.

Closing Date: 18/03/2014

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