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Training Specialist

Amman (Jordan)

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 Description:

Human Resources for Health 2030 (HRH2030) is a USAID-funded projected that seeks to improve performance and productivity of the health workforce, increase the number, skill mix, and competency of the health workforce, increase sustainability of investment in HRH, and strengthen HRH/health systems strengthening (HSS) leadership and governance capacity.

In Jordan, HRH2030 is partnering with the Ministry of Health and USAID to identify and implement strategies to increase competencies, improve retention and motivation, and improve performance and productivity of the health workforce. Additionally, the project will work to build capacity for human resources for health planning and management.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Training Specialist will support HRH2030 project activities related to training, performance and productivity improvement, supervision systems, skill competencies and workforce evaluation. He/she will develop and coordinate the project’s strategy to strengthen capacity within the existing health workforce to: a) increase their competency, b) retain and motivate them to work in underserved areas, and c) improve their performance and productivity. The Training Specialist will report to the Technical Advisor for Organizational Development.

Primary responsibilities will include but will not be limited to the following:

· Develop and manage the project’s overall and subject-specific training plan and coordinate the project’s training activities and related technical assistance, in close collaboration with other team members and partners.

· Work with MOH staff, as appropriate, to help refine the overall MOH capacity-development strategy, particularly with respect to pre-service and in-service training.

· Develop, together with the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, an ongoing evaluation plan to assess effectiveness of training to improve performance.

· Develop and/or refine existing training curricula and materials in collaboration with relevant technical experts and vet with Ministry and other officials.

· Promote project-wide target group (mothers, young girls, HWs, etc.) involvement in training program development and evaluation.

· Conduct trainings of trainers, and Master Trainer trainings, as requested, with corresponding team members.

· Coordinate the design and production of required training curriculum, participant materials, and training support materials.

· Collaborate with partners in the development and design of external training and professional development activities.

· Identify and test innovative approaches to training.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required Experience & Qualifications

· At least 5 years of professional experience in organizational development, human resource development, and/or performance/quality improvement in the health workforce.

· Master’s degree in organizational development, public health, health economics, international development, or a related field.

· Demonstrated successful application of training strategies and approaches to increase performance and productivity of the health workforce preferred.

· Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, preferably on a USAID-funded project.

· Experience in Jordan required.

· Fluency in Arabic and English languages required.

To Apply:

For immediate consideration, please visit URC’s Career Opportunities page at www.urc-chs.com/career-opportunities.

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 an E-Verify Employer

URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

We value and seek diversity in our workforce.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: URC - University Research Company
  • Location: Amman (Jordan)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2016-01-31

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