University Research Company (URC)
Posted Job
over 4 years ago

Research Senior Advisor - Proposal

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.

Division & Project Overview:

URC seeks technical experts for the anticipated multi-year USAID-funded Evidence for Health project in Zambia. This project aims to strengthen the national Health Management Information System (HMIS) owned and managed by the Government of Zambia’s Ministry of Health, improve monitoring, evaluation and research capacities within key government and non-governmental partners and expand the evidence base for existing approached to health programming in malaria, nutrition, family planning, maternal and child health and HIV.


URC is currently seeking a qualified Research Senior Advisor to provide financial and administrative oversight and direction for Evidence for Health who will:

Contribute to the building of the evidence base for health programming in malaria, nutrition, family planning, maternal and child health and HIV.

Oversee activities such as operations research, special studies, assessments and big data analyses.

Provide technical assistance to the development of Zambian research institutions and junior Zambian researchers.


A Master’s degree in a related field required; PhD preferred

Minimum 10 years of experience in health research, involving a range of research activities and products. Qualitative and quantitative research experience

Minimum 5 years of experience conducting research in developing countries

Wide range of publications and conference presentations

Strong oral and written communication skills in English, including evidence of quality report writing and presentations

Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines with quality products

Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

How to apply

Eligible persons should forward their applications, qualifications and CV’s to the link below: