Quality Improvement Advisor Non-profit Careers – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Job Title:        Quality Improvement Advisor  
Organization: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
(EGPAF)
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
About US:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to end
pediatric HIV/AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment
programs. We are a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS,
working in 15 countries and at 7,000 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 over
the last 25 years, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United
States and new infections in children have declined by 58% worldwide. EGPAF
Uganda Country program is currently implementing a number of projects in
partnership with various donors.
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 USAID RHITES- SW project area in
accordance with national and international HIV/AIDS policies and standards.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensures the technical soundness of EGPAF’s
    Quality Improvement strategies by updating USAID RHITES SW project staff
    and implementing partners on technical advances and lessons learned around
    the world. Ensures that USAID RHITES 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.
  • Offers technical guidance during the
    development of USAID RHITES SW / EGPAF’s annual work plan and participates
    in the planning and budgeting activities, especially in regard to Quality Improvement
    services.
  • Manages 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.
  • Provides 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 QI 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.
  • Provides support in identifying,
    documenting, disseminating and scaling up best practices in quality
    improvement for HIV prevention and treatment services.
  • Represents EGPAF and the USAID RHITES 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 and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Quality
    Improvement Advisor job placement must hold a medical degree and/or a
    master’s degree in Public Health or other clinical discipline.
  • Five 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.
  • Hands-on experience in working with health
    systems at the district and national level.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of
    current issues and developments in the field of HIV/AIDS and especially
    PMTCT, ART and HCT.
  • Good trainer Skills.
  • Strong skills in teamwork and networking.
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing
    skills.
  • Willingness to work and travel in rural
    settings in Uganda.
  • Computer literacy i.e. good working knowledge
    of Microsoft office programs including MS Excel, MS Word and MS Power
    Point.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their applications to this address;
The Senior Human Resources Manager, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS
Foundation (EGPAF), Plot 15 Kitante Close, P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda
E-mail to: UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org
Deadline: 29th December 2017

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