Quality Improvement Officer Career Jobs – USAID/Uganda Private Health Support Program

Organisation: USAID/Uganda
Private Health Support Program
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Quality and
Accreditation Technical Advisor
About Us:
The USAID/Uganda Private Health Support Program (the Program) aims to
strengthen, organize and mobilize the private sector to provide Ugandans with
the option of obtaining high-quality health services from private for profit
(PFP) providers. The Program’s key objectives are:
·        
Expanded availability of health services by
private service providers;
·        
Increased affordability of private health
services and products; and
·        
Improved quality of private health sector
facilities and services.
In September 2016, PHS scope of work was expanded to 1) continue
supporting Private Health Providers to deliver essential HIV/AIDS prevention,
care and treatment services, and 2) Strengthen health systems within the
faith-based health sector to build a strong foundation for sustained scale up
of services for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
Job Summary: The Quality
Improvement Officer is primarily responsible for implementing quality
improvement (QI) activities to strengthen quality of health care at USAID
Uganda Private Health Support Program supported Health Facilities and
Organizations, supporting the work of technical teams, Regional Ql coaches and
Partner Ql teams in the program intervention areas. The incumbent will
coordinate with technical QA advisor, Ql coaches, facility based Ql teams and
local authorities – District Health Team (DHT) at district level as well as
other Implementing Partners to enhance Qi activities.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
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Develop and implement monthly activity schedules
as per the Ql plan
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The incumbent will support activities for
institutionalization of quality improvement in program supported health
facilities and organizations.
·        
Support and facilitate the training, formation
& functionalization of Ql teams to improve provision of services based on
national quality standards
·        
The incumbent will organize and carry out
coaching visits to Health Facility and organizations’ teams to be able to
identify and solve problems in service delivery
·        
Organize learning sessions for teams to share
and learn different Ql approaches and successes
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Support Ql teams to conduct monthly data
collection, analysis, use and reporting
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Support Ql teams to synthesis and document
quality improvement activities
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Technically support and participate in Ql
partners meetings at national, regional and district levels
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Actively participate in developing materials for
trainings, learning sessions, harvest meetings and coaching visits
·        
Maintain database for set program and Ql team
indicators
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Prepare and share biweekly, Monthly, quarterly
progress reports and annual reports on implemented activities
·        
Document success stories arising from the
implementation of the activities
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Ensure that financial regulation are concisely
followed such as timely accountability of the implemented activities
·        
Perform any other duties assigned by the
supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
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The ideal candidate for the USAID PHS Program Quality
Improvement Officer career placement should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in
Social works, Social science, Medicine, Public Health or equivalent. Possession
of Postgraduate training in Quality Improvement, Public Health & ME will be
an added advantage
·        
A minimum of four years of technical experience
in the field of HIV Care and VMMC programs in Uganda
·        
Clinical background with experience in health
facility coaching and mentorship is desirable & preferred
·        
Prior experience in quality improvement methods
in Health Care System
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Demonstrated-strong program implementation and
organizational skills.
·        
Demonstrated experience in liaising with
implementing partners, district local governments and community- based services
·        
Good computer skills
·        
Team building skills
·        
Working knowledge of USG funded Programs rules
and regulations
·        
Ability to work under pressure, and deliver
results within agreed timelines/set deadlines
·        
Ability to work with limited supervision
·        
Able to communicate and work well the private
health sector (Private For Profit & Private Not-For Profit) and government
structures.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their applications via
Deadline: 8th
December 2016
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