Quality Improvement Advisor Employment Opportunity – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job Title:          Quality Improvement Advisor
Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda
RHITES-EC) Project
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
About US:
University Research Co., LLC (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.
About USAID RHITES-EC Project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project
(USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) whose aim is to support the implementation of a
comprehensive integrated investment in regional 
health, nutritional assistance and HIV/AIDS programs. The five-year
project targets 11 districts in East Central Uganda with an estimated total
population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of
quality health, nutrition, HIV / AIDS and child development services.
Job Summary: The Quality
Improvement Advisor is primarily responsible for assisting his/her supervisor
in providing technical leadership, oversight and coordination of capacity
building for integration of Quality improvement activities across all thematic
areas and at all levels of implementation of project activities.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
·        
S/he will support the technical team to
effectively design, implement, document and report about Quality improvement
activities across the different thematic areas, in accordance with the Health
Sector Quality Improvement framework and strategic plan 2015/16 – 2019/20. S/he
will also work with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and relevant stakeholders to
improve the quality of health care services in target districts. S/he will have
relevant experience technical and management expertise.
·        
Provide technical leadership, assistance and
capacity building for application of quality improvement methods across the
project’s thematic areas and levels, strengthening integrated service delivery.
·        
Assist the project and district teams to design,
implement, monitor and document the results from improvement collaboratives for
the different thematic areas through training, coaching and experiential
learning exchange activities.
·        
Identify and appropriately address QI capacity
building needs at project, Regional, District, Health facility and community
levels.
·        
Offer technical oversight for strengthening the
functionality of QI teams at all levels in accordance with the Health Sector QI
Framework and strategic plan.
·        
Coordinate bi-annual health facility performance
assessments and client satisfaction surveys using the MOH and USG tools; and
utilization of findings for improvement.
·        
Develop, implement and track annual, quarterly
and monthly QI activity workplans and budgets, working closely with the supervisor
and other team members.
·        
Prepare periodic program reports, as may be
required.
·        
Work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation and
Learning teams to establish robust QI data management systems for the different
improvement collaboratives.
·        
Lead the documentation and dissemination of QI
related activities, progresses, successes, lessons learned and best practices
·        
Supervise other staff as designated
·        
Perform any other related duties as assigned



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The applicants for the USAID RHITES-EC Quality
Improvement Advisor job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine
or Nursing and a Master’s Degree in Public Health, or related field.
·        
A minimum of three years’ experience in
implementing Quality Improvement collaboratives; providing technical assistance
to project, District and facility-based Quality Improvement teams.
·        
Three years’ work experience in integrated
health programming gained through serving within a government institution or
NGO with proven ability to coordinate activities of different stakeholders at
district and or sub national level.
·        
Proven skills in supervision, planning and
management
·        
Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate and
execute ideas, as well as transfer knowledge and skills to front-line service
providers, specifically in the area of QI
·        
Excellent interpersonal skills
·        
Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas
and concepts in written and oral form.
·        
Experience with USAID and donor projects is
highly desirable.
NB: Only candidates who are
eligible to work in the Uganda for an indefinite period without a need for
sponsorship will be considered for this position.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
USAID RHITES EC Project should send their cover letters, certificates of good
conduct curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact
information for three professional references addressed to:
Human Resource Coordinator,
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services
Plot 1, East Victoria Close, Mpumudde Division,
Jinja. Uganda
E-mail to:
HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com
Deadline: 20th October 2017 by
12:00 pm
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