Monday, November 17, 2014

University Research Co. (URC),Senior Advisor, Information Systems, Job Vacancy in Tanzania

Job Description:
About University Research Co., LLC (URC):
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, University Research Co, LLC (URC), is a global company dedicated to providing innovative and evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges in over 40 countries worldwide. Established in 1965, we offer 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 and social problems, applying q
uality 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.
About the Project:
URC seeks an experienced advisor with experience designing and implementing information systems infrastructure and policy to support an upcoming USAID-funded project titled “The Public Sector Systems Strengthening (PS3)”. The project will assist the Government of Tanzania to strengthen the public system to promote the delivery, quality, and use of services, particularly for underserved populations. The project will focus on national decentralization efforts, increasing the authority and effectiveness of local governments and policies and procedures related to budgeting and human resources.
At minimum, the Senior Advisor for Information Systems shall have:
  • Proven experience providing advisory services to strengthen information systems and data use among stakeholders
  • Advanced degree in a relevant field
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in working with information systems/ technology, preferably in Tanzania.
  • Proven experience improving access to and use of information systems at the local and national level.
  • Proven ability to liaise successfully with government ministries and to foster and maintain good working relationships with senior officials
  • Fluency in English
To Apply:
For immediate consideration, please visit URC's Career Opportunities page at .
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. 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 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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