Program Officer

University Research Co., LLC (URC)

About the organization

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, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria; family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH); 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.


The Program Officer is responsible for carrying out technical and administrative tasks and backstopping for USAID Mali Household and Community Health (HCH) Activity within the Global, LAC, and West Africa Region at the Chevy Chase, MD headquarters (HQ) office. S/he also may provide technical support to the other regional projects, as assigned. Under the supervision of the Regional Team Lead, s/he will work closely with HQ and country-level technical and management staff to provide technical, administrative and programmatic support to field programs, requiring frequent coordination and data analysis. This includes supporting headquarters and field teams in work planning, results monitoring, documenting achievements including report writing, identifying opportunities for knowledge sharing and learning, and developing new technical strategies. S/he will work in concert with the Regional Finance Director, Project Coordinator(s), other HQ support functions, and members of project backstop teams.


Master’s degree in public health, international development, or related field, preferred.
A minimum of five years of experience managing and implementing public health or international development projects.
Experience with US Government-funded programs, preferably USAID, or in an organization focused on international development.
Demonstrated experience in at least two or more technical areas, such as maternal, newborn, and child health; HIV/AIDS; TB; nutrition; monitoring, evaluation, and learning; quality improvement; or supply chain management, particularly at the community and household levels.
Demonstrated experience supervising and managing staff.
High quality technical writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
Fluency in Excel, able to produce budgets and workplans that meet client’s requirements.
Flexible and able to handle multiple tasks and work collaboratively with others.
Able to work independently in a fast-paced organization by prioritizing and managing multiple priorities. Strong attention to detail and follow-through required.
Ability to interact effectively with all levels of internal and external clients.
Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality deliverables on time.
Fluency in English required, both spoken and written.
Demonstrated working knowledge of French required.
Ability to travel internationally up to 30% of the time.
Prior experience working in low- and middle-income countries.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in the United States for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.

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