Quality Improvement Officer CDC Program Jobs – Uganda Episcopal Conference

Job Title:        Quality Improvement Officer
Organization: Uganda
Episcopal Conference
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
The Uganda Episcopal
Conference (UEC) is the Assembly of the Catholic Hierarchy in Uganda,
constituted with the approval of the Holy See, through which bishops express
their collegial responsibility through collective action, to assure the
progress of the Church and coordination of its social and pastoral ministry.
About CDC Program:
UEC has received a
sub-grant from Rakai Health Sciences Program with support from the US Centers
for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement the “Accelerated HIV
Epidemic Control program” in the Masaka Region. Through the health department,
the Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (UCMB), UEC will coordinate and support the
programming and implementation of accelerated HIV epidemic control in PNFP
health facilities accredited to the Uganda Catholic, Muslim and Protestant
Medical Bureaus in the Masaka Region.
Job Summary:  The Quality Improvement Officer is responsible
for rolling out and strengthening quality improvement strategies at supported
PNFP facilities aimed at improving the quality of care and adhering to the set
standards to optimize program impact.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Coach/train PNFP facility staffs on QI methods to reflect performance
    vis a vis the targets.
  • Support the participating districts to conduct regular performance
    evaluation and supportive supervision of facilities following standard
    procedures.
  • Support formation of quality improvement committees at supported
    facilities
  • Coordinate regular review meetings on QI and learning sessions on
    QI.
  • Support formation of functional QI teams at facility levels.
  • Ensure appropriate documentation of QI projects and support facilities
    to present successful project at Regional and national QI conferences.
  • Support the DHT in training and mentorship of staff on service
    guidelines and standard operating procedures
  • Work with district consortium partners to conduct regular data review
    meetings at the district and facility levels
  • Support the DHT to conduct regular performance evaluation and
    supportive supervision of facilities following standard procedures.
  • Work with M & E, HIS officers, records assistants to input data
    into the quality and safety improvement initiatives.
  • Participate in conducting patient satisfaction surveys.
  • Provide strategic leadership in utilizing data for program quality
    improvement


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Quality Improvement Officer must hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    Biostatistics/Statistics/Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Post graduate qualification in a health related field is an added
    advantage
  • Three years of experience in QI activities in donor funded programs
  • Knowledgeable in MoH and National M&E and quality improvement
    frameworks.
  • Experience with QI tools, (HMlS, OpenMRS, DHISZ or HIBRID
    information Systems)
  • Knowledge of MER 2.1 PEPFAR indicators will be an added advantage,
  • Good mentoring and coaching skills
  • A good Team Leader
  • Willingness to work in a rural area, under minimal supervision
  • Excellent Interpersonal and communication skills
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications  and
updated CVs with three professional reference letters from previous employers
to:
Office of the
Secretary General,
Uganda Catholic
Secretariat
Plot 672 Hanlon Road
Nsambya Hill,
P.O. Box 2886,
Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 9th July 2018
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