Monday, November 17, 2014

University Research Co. (URC),Receptionist Job Vacancy in Tanzania

Job Description:
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 exp
and 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 ( ).
Division & Project Overview:
This project is reducing morbidity and mortality among children under five from severe febrile illness. Severe febrile illness is characterized by the sudden onset of fever and may accompany such diseases as malaria, pneumonia, and diarrhea – the leading causes of death among this age group. Under the Swahili name Tibu Homa, meaning “Treat Fever,” the project is helping to increase the availability of and accessibility to fundamental, facility-based curative and preventive child health services; ensure the sustainability of these services; and increase linkages between health facilities and their communities to promote healthy behaviors, thereby increasing parents' knowledge and use of child health services.
Roles and Responsibilities:
The Receptionist will be responsible for the following:
  • Receive official visitors and act as first point of reference for all queries
  • Receive all calls and direct them according to URC regulations
  • Arrange Hotel /Travel bookings for staff (s) and collaborators
  • Communication : Handle and record all phone enquiries, fax , Radio call and e- mail
  • Managing the switchboard ensuring security at all times
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications:
Required Experience & Qualifications
  • Fluent spoken and written English and Swahili.
  • Have completed secondary school education (Form 4 or Form 6)
  • Holder of a Secretarial certificate at a recognized institute, to include short hand, office procedure and secretarial duties and have typing speed of at least 50 words per minute in both English and Swahili.
  • Competent in computer applications: Certificates of specific training and experience with Microsoft word, excel, PowerPoint and MS access for Windows.
  • 3 years working experience.
Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in the Tanzania for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.
To Apply:
For immediate consideration, All correspondence should be sent through email: or posted to the Chief of Party, URC, P.O. Box 1403, Mwanza.
For more information, please visit URC's Career Opportunities page at .
You must upload 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. 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.
We value and seek diversity in our workforce.

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