American Paid Internship Jobs – Quality Improvement Officer – Global Health Corps (GHC)

Job Title:     Quality Improvement Officer  (Paid
Internship Jobs)
Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: IntraHealth
Duty Station: Mbale, Uganda
Eligible Citizenship: United States
Salary: Monthly Stipend
Position Code: G02-Int
About GHC:
Global Health Corps pairs intelligent and passionate fellows
with organizations that require new thinking and innovative solutions. We
provide these young leaders with the tools to remain connected after their
fellowship year finishes, deepening their ability to enact change through
heightened skills and strong partnerships. We currently place fellows in
Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia.
About US:
For over 30 years, in nearly 100 countries, IntraHealth
International has empowered health workers to better serve communities in need.
IntraHealth fosters local solutions to health care challenges by improving
health worker performance, strengthening health systems, harnessing technology,
and leveraging partnerships. IntraHealth has been working in Uganda for over 25
years. The current project, the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance
Services in Eastern Uganda (USAID RHITES-E), is a USAID-funded activity to
support the Government of Uganda (GOU) and key stakeholders to increase
availability and utilization of high quality health services in 23 districts in
Eastern Uganda and two in Karamoja sub-region. The project aims to achieve this
by strengthening health systems and improving the quality of, access to, and
demand for health services with attention to equity and underserved
Job Summary:  The Quality Improvement Officer will work
closely with the technical team on IntraHealth’s USAID Regional Health Integration
To Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda (RHITES-E) project as well as district
health teams to design, implement, document, and report quality improvement
(QI) activities, as per the National QI Framework and Strategic Plan. They will
also work with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and relevant stakeholders to
improve the quality of health care services in target districts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Identify and address QI capacity building needs
for the District Quality Improvement Teams, Health Sub-Districts (HSDs), and
Facility and Work improvement teams to promote the application of the 5S-CQI
model for improvement across health interventions
Support District Quality Improvement Teams in
coordinating, facilitating, and tracking monthly facility performance review
and quality improvement activities, in close collaboration with the respective
District Technical Officers
Support the District Quality Improvement
Committees in conducting quarterly integrated QI coaching and mentorship
activities for the health facilities in the respective clusters based on
performance data
Coordinate targeted QI coaching activities for
health facility teams to design, implement, monitor, document, and report QI
Support and facilitate the District QI committee
meetings and implementation of the District QI plans
Facilitate QI teams to establish and maintain QI
databases at the different levels of QI implementation including facility, HSD,
District and Regional levels
Provide support for reporting QI activities and
results across all levels in accordance with the Health Sector QI framework and
strategic plan
Contribute to the development, implementation,
and tracking of annual, quarterly, and monthly QI activity plans
Contribute to the documentation and dissemination
of QI related activities, progress, successes, lessons learned, and best
Support districts to plan and conduct Health
Facility quality of care assessment activities and client satisfaction surveys
using MOH tools; continuously utilize the findings for improvement

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree*
Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in a field related
to public health or a clinical discipline, such as medicine, nursing,
midwifery, pharmacy, laboratory, etc.
At least 1 year of professional experience*
Experience improving processes or outcomes,
ideally through quality improvement approaches*
Ability to translate findings or technical
concepts into accessible messages via trainings or written materials, which
will serve to transfer knowledge and skills to IntraHealth’s front-line service
Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate, and
execute ideas*
Experience working with or within a government
institution or NGO, especially in an integrated health programming context
Experience with partnership/relationship
management, with proven ability to coordinate activities of different
stakeholders, especially at district and or sub-national level
Service delivery experience, especially in HIV
and family health services
Experience using data to improve program
performance and/or supporting facility-based quality improvement teams.
Excellent writing skills as evidenced by past
reports and other materials
Possesses IntraHealth core competencies: Innovation,
Accountability, Service Excellence, Interpersonal Relationships
Conceptual thinker with excellent organizational
and time management skills plus a high degree of self-motivation and attention
to detail
Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability
to clearly and concisely express ideas and concepts in written and oral forms
Proficient in the use of Microsoft office
software, especially Excel
Willingness to be based in Mbale and travel
within the country
NB: Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
Fellowship Stipend, Benefits, and Logistics:
In addition to the intensive leadership development and
professional growth that the fellowship offers, the Global Health Corps
fellowship includes the following benefits. GHC arranges several logistical
details on fellows’ behalf with the expectation that fellows will take
ownership of their overall experience. Read on below to learn more about how
these items apply to specific placements:
Monthly living stipend
Award of $1500 upon successful completion of the
fellowship year
Support in applying for visas and/or work
permits, as necessary
Travel costs covered to and from placement site,
GHC training and retreats
Professional development funds of up to $600
How to Apply:
All applicants who desire to be placed by the Global Health
Corps in the aforementioned organization should express interest by clearly
following the instructions at the web page below.
Deadline: 15th January, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
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