Regional Quality Improvement Manager Employment Opportunity – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Organisation: Rakai
Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
Funding Source: US PEPFAR/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: RHSP
Kalisizo Office, Uganda
Reports to: Project
About US:
Rakai Health Sciences Program
is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery organization. It
strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a
combination of community based research, curative services and prevention
strategies in the District of Rakai, South Western Uganda. It is based at the
Uganda Virus Research Institute Entebbe and Kalisizo in Rakai District.
About CDC Program:
With funding from PEPFAR/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), RHSP is implementing a 5 year
comprehensive HIV/ AIDS program in the 12 districts of Masaka region namely;
Rakai, Kyotera, Masaka, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Lyantonde, Lwengo, Sembabule,
Butambala, Gomba, Mpigi, and Kalangala with an aim of achieving rapid HIV
epidemic control.
Job Summary: The
Regional Quality Improvement Manager will provide technical assistance 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 SIMS and MoH standards of services.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Developing QC/QA systems ( internal quality
    control system and external quality control system and standard operating
    procedures and manuals) in line with MoH guidelines and ensuring their use in across all supported
    facilities in Masaka region
  • Overseeing quality improvement and assurance
    plans at various levels in Masaka region.
  • Assist in conducting capacity building and
    technical assistance initiatives
    for quality improvement and assurance.
  • Guide quality improvement and assurance team
    meetings and specialty training sessions.
  • Review quality improvement and assurance review
    findings, and formulate recommendations to improve the quality of local standards of care.
  • Works collaboratively 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/AIDS.
  • Oversee the addressing of all gaps identified during SIMS
    assessments across the Masaka region
  • 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 Regional Quality Improvement Manager job
    opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in clinical Medicine or related health field
  • Post graduate training in Public Health and or
    related field will be an added advantage
  • Specialized training in Quality Improvement
    approaches and models
  • Registration with the appropriate council
  • Three years of experience in implementing quality improvement and
    assurance in HIV/AIDS health care.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in
    clinical HIV/AIDS with emphasis on planning and implementation of quality
    assurance in public health
    care settings.
  • Extensive working knowledge of HIV/AIDS public
    health programs, strategies, methods, processes and techniques used to
    plan, develop, implement and evaluate results related to quality
  • Knowledge of US Government programming policies and regulations,
    procedures and practices.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested applicants should send their application letter, valid academic
documents and detailed resume (CV) with three recognizable referees to:
The Human Resource Manager,
Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279, Kalisizo, Rakai,
Deliver to: Rakai Health
Sciences Program offices
Clement Hill Plot 8 Kampala,
Send via E-mail to:
NB: Please indicate on
the envelope & application; a) the position applied for, b) The district of
preference. For all online applications, save your documents as position &
district of preference ( e.g. Administrative Assistant Kalangala)
Deadline: 16th February 2017
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