URC: Operations Officer

University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 14 October, 2020
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Project Name:              Multiple projects/ URC Corporate
Position Title:              Operations Officer
Type:                           1 Month (with possibility of extension)
Salary:                         Commensurate with required experience and qualifications
Reports to:                   HQ-based Finance Director
Location:                      Pretoria
 
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 Overview:
 
The USAID Tuberculosis South Africa Project is five-year contract which builds upon interventions and achievements from URC’s current USAID TB CARE II South Africa and the prior TB Program South Africa. TB CARE II activities supported the South Africa National Department of Health’s (NDOH) TB prevention and control efforts, working closely with national and provincial partners to close identified gap areas and further develop sustainable systems that can carry forward long-term improvements in TB and drug-resistant (DR) TB diagnosis, care, and treatment services.
 
The USAID TB South Africa Project is supporting the government of South Africa to further reduce TB infections, with the ultimate goal of ending TB once and for all. To reach this goal, The USAID TB South Africa Project will continue to improve the long-term sustainability of effective TB response systems and improve TB care and treatment for vulnerable populations.  
 
Operations Officer
 
URC requires a temporary Operations Officer to assist with functions associated with asset/inventory management, closing of office premises and information storage and documentation.
 
Minimum Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that office spaces for closed projects are completely vacated;
  • Assist with completing inventory of all storage unit items;
  • Provide recommendations and assist with disposition of all storage unit items;
  • Finalize transfer documentation for all disposed items;
  • Conduct physical check of current office inventory (including electronic equipment and vehicles);
  • Any other close-out checks (including documents, trackers etc.) and functions as required and specified by supervisor.

Minimum Educational Qualifications, Skills and Experience Requirements:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ work experience in Office Administration;
  • Knowledge and understanding of South African context and available resources;
  • Knowledge and familiarity with URC projects and prior experience in project close-out processes is preferred;
  • A professional individual who can deal with highly confidential matters;
  • A team player with good interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to perform under extreme pressure and take initiative in resolving problems;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint;
  • Must be a South African national with fluency in English and in at least one local indigenous South African language;
  • Candidate must be available for immediate engagement.

Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in the South Africa for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position. 
 
To Apply:
             
Suitable and interested candidates should send CV/Résumé, Cover Letter “quoting the position name on the email subject line and completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet (link: https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/AID1420-17.doc) to TBSAP@urc-chs.com.
 
Closing date: 14 October 2020
 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us within 3 months, kindly accept that your application was unsuccessful.
 
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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