Quality Improvement Advisor Job at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 17 countries and at 4,700 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States. With a growing global staff of nearly 1,300—nine of 10 who work in the field—the Foundation’s global mission is to implement prevention, care, and treatment; further advance innovative research; and to execute strategic and targeted global advocacy activities to bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide.
The Foundation received funding from USAID/ Uganda for a five-year cooperative agreement in 13 districts in the south-western region of Uganda with the goal of increasing access to, coverage of and utilization of quality comprehensive tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment services.
We are therefore seeking most suitable candidates to fill the following position.
Department: Monitoring and Evaluation
Location:  Mbarara
Reports to: Director-Quality Improvement
Job Summary: The Quality Improvement Advisor will work in collaboration with the MOH quality improvement team in designing, implementing, monitoring the quality improvement activities and providing technical assistance to improve the quality of care in the areas of HIV/AIDS, TB and community services in the STAR-SW project area in accordance with national and international HIV/AIDS policies and standards.
Duties and Responsibilities
·         Ensures the technical soundness of EGPAF’s Quality Improvement strategies by updating STAR SW project staff and implementing partners on technical advances and lessons learned around the world.
·         Ensures that STAR SW/ EGPAF’s implementation strategies and performance goals are in accordance with national and international standards for PMTCT.
·         Develops overall Quality Improvement strategy to support the National Strategy to expand HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment and associated TB/HIV services in Uganda.
·         Provides technical guidance during the development of STAR SW/ EGPAF’s annual work plan and participates in the planning and budgeting activities, especially in regard to Quality Improvement services.
·         Coordinates the integration of technical support to the district based officers and provides technical guidance to the district teams for work plan development to ensure successful implementation of the project.
·         Assists in building capacity for setting up and running of quality management program at individual sites through technical assistance site visits, and district reports, in collaboration with M.O.H and the EGPAF program team.
·         Supports health facilities in achieving and maintaining quality service delivery standards by organizing and carrying out coaching and mentoring visit to sites and district quality improvement teams and provide quality improvement technical assistance to the teams to analyze their processes, develop, test and implement changes to improve their processes of care.
·         Coordinates Ql activities with the MOH, HCI and other partners.
·         Coordinates technical reporting according to defined reporting schedule and writes regular monitoring and technical reports as required and contribute to EGPAF’s reports.
·         Assists in identifying, documenting, disseminating and scaling up best practices in quality improvement for HIV prevention and treatment services.
·         Represents EGPAF and STAR SW project in the supported districts and at national level.
·         Provides the Country Director with technical guidance on issues related to quality improvement.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
·         A medical degree and/or a master’s degree in Public Health or other clinical discipline.
·         At least 5 years of professional experience implementing quality improvement activities with a focus on HIV/AIDS prevention and clinical care.
·         Hands-on knowledge and skills in designing, planning, implementing and monitoring PMTCT, ART including Pediatric care, and TB/ HIV programs.
·         Practical experience in working with health systems at the district and national level.
·         Sound understanding of current issues and developments in the field of HIV/AIDS and especially PMTCT, ART and HCT.
·         Trainer Skills
·         Strong skills in teamwork and networking. Good verbal communication and writing skills.
·         Willingness to work and travel in rural settings in Uganda.
·         Good working knowledge of Microsoft office programs including MS Excel, MS Word and MS PowerPoint
How to apply: 
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. AN qualified individuals are welcome to apply. Please send cover letter and CV to: The Country Director/COP Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) Plot 18A Kyadondo Road, Nakasero P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda E-mail: UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org EGPAF will only contact short-listed applicants. Deadline for submission is Friday, 13th July 2012. www.pedaids.org Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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