USAID ASSIST Jobs – Advisor to the Director General Health Services at University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID
Applying science to strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Director
General Health Services (DGHS) – MoH and Chief of Party- ASSIST
About URC ASSIST Project:
University Research Co., LLC
(URC), a US-based public health organization working in Uganda since 2005, is
implementing the USAID Applying science to strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST)
Project which is a five-year cooperative agreement dedicated to improving
health, population and nutrition services through technical support to service
delivery institutions, country Ministries of Health, USAID country missions,
and cooperating agencies.
Job Summary: The Advisor
to the Director General will assist the DGHS with the following 1) Advocacy and
communication for quality improvement within the health sector 2) Keeping the
DGHS abreast of quality improvement activities 3) provide necessary advice on
the planning of improvement activities and its implementation in close
collaboration with the Quality Assurance Department.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Play
    a role in advocating for quality improvement in the ministry of health at
    the senior level and in all the departments.
  • Update
    the DGHS on the modern QI approaches and support management and spread
    knowledge in the MoH.
  • Technically
    support the Quality Assurance Department in documentation and publication
    of QI implementation at the national and subnational levels.
  • Ensure
    that the knowledge management portal at the MoH is updated with QI
  • Take
    part in the QI capacity building activities conducted by MoH and QI
  • Send
    regular updates to the DG on any new initiative or ongoing ones and
    provide short briefs to the DG for presentation to senior Top.
  • Perform
    any other task assigned by the DGHS.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should preferably hold an MBChB and a Master’s Degree in Public
    Health, or other similar degree.
  • Possession
    of a certificate, diploma or equivalent education in quality improvement
    is essential.
  • At
    least ten years’ experience working with the Ministry of Health or
    implementing national level programs.
  • Five
    or more years’ experience in quality improvement implementation or
    capacity building activities is necessary.
  • Excellent
    advocacy, communication and report writing skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who wish to join University Research Council’s USAID
Project should send an application Letter, updated CV, and relevant academic
documents as well as names and contact information for three professional
references and day-time contact numbers to: The Human Resource Officer- USAID
ASSIST Project, University Research Co., LLC, Plot 40, Ntinda II Road, Naguru,
P.O. Box 28745, Kampala, Uganda.
Please clearly indicate the position in the subject if you are sending
electronically. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 24th July, 2015 by 5:00PM
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