U.S. CDC Project Careers – Quality Assurance Officer at Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Funding Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to:  Project
Manager
About US:
The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is an International NGO which
seeks to “Strengthen Health Systems in Africa with strong emphasis on
Infectious Diseases through Research and Capacity Development.” IDI has five
operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention,
Care and Treatment, Training, Research, and Outreach programmes. With funding
from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/PEPFAR, IDI has been
implementing comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the mid-western Uganda
Districts of Kiboga, Kibaale, Kyankwanzi, Hoima, Masindi, Buliisa and
Kiryandongo since 2009. IDI has recendy won a five year follow on project with
the title “Accelerating Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Service Delivery through Health
System Capacity Building and Technical Assistance of District Health Teams and
Health Facilities in Western and West Nile Regions in the Republic of Uganda
under PEPFAR.”
Job Summary: The Quality Assurance Officer will steer and
provide technical support to the project in the area of clinical and laboratory
quality improvement and assurance. He/she will support activities which
evaluate and document quality improvement and compliance with local and
international standards of services. The incumbent will provide overall
strategic direction for activities involved in clinical quality management. The
job holder guides the implementation of comprehensive capacity building
initiatives that address improvements in the overall service care continuum.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Guiding the quality improvement and
    assurance plans at various levels.
  • Identify primary service delivery
    indicators and outcome measures to evaluate effectiveness of applied
    standards.
  • Support in conducting capacity building
    and technical assistance initiatives for quality improvement and
    assurance.
  • Guide quality improvement and assurance
    team meetings and specialty training sessions.
  • Regularly review quality improvement and
    assurance review findings, and formulate recommendations to improve the
    quality of local standards of care.
  • Works closely with the Ministry of Health,
    CDC and other stakeholders to continuously document and improve
    implementation of quality improvement and assurance processes for People
    Living with HIV
  • Actively coordinate trainings and on site
    mentorships on quality improvement and assurance
  • Mentor technical support teams (TSTs) to
    support the health workers integrate quality improvement and assurances
    within the health care services for people living with HIV
  • Generate required reports in regard to
    quality improvement and assurance
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Quality
    Assurance Officer should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery.
    Possession of a Master’s degree in Public Health
  • A minimum of five years of public health
    experience in Quality improvement
  • Specialized training in HIV/AIDS is an
    added advantage
  • The applicant must also possess active
    registration with the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners’ Council
    required
  • Significant experience in implementing
    quality improvement arid assurance in HIV/AIDS health care.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal
    skills.
  • Detailed knowledge and experience in
    clinical HIV/AIDS with emphasis on planning and implementation of quality
    assurance in public health care settings.
  • Good working knowledge of HIV/AIDS public
    health programs, strategies, methods, processes and techniques used to
    plan, develop, implement and evaluate results related to quality
    improvement
  • Working knowledge of US Government
    programming policies and regulations, procedures and practices.
  • Possess the ability to understand public
    health systems and willingness to develop and link the project to existing
    quality assurance mechanisms and implementing partners.
  • Fluency of the local languages within the
    supported districts is desirable.
How to Apply: 
All interested candidates should submit their applications, cover
letters, updated CVs (with 2 professional referees) and copies of their
academic credentials to:
The Human Resources Manager,
Infectious Diseases Institute,
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University,
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: Monday 18th May 2015 by 5:00PM
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