Quality Improvement (QI) Advisor USAID Project Job Placements – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job Title:       Quality Improvement (QI)
Advisor
Organization:
University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Duty Station:
Uganda
Reports To: Director
Health Systems Service Delivery
About US:
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.
Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical
assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by
empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally
appropriate solutions to critical problems. Internationally, we expand access
to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child
health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive
health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families.
In the US, we focus on improving communication-related to issues like substance
abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.
Division &
Project Overview:
The Quality and Performance Institute (QPI) is a division of
URC that has implemented quality improvement and operations research programs
in health care since 1981 and continues to be at the cutting edge of health
care improvement work in countries around the world.
Background:
USAID RHITES-North, Acholi Activity is a five-year project
(2017-2022) funded by United States Agency for International Development
implemented and managed by University Research CO., LLC.  The Activity aims to increase utilization of
health services through increased adoption of healthy behaviors, strengthening
systems, improving quality of services, increasing availability of, access to
and demand for quality services, and supporting the health sector to sustain
higher utilization rates in 8 districts of the Acholi region.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·      
Develop and implement QI work plans to address
priority quality gaps and provide a strategy for regional level scale up.
·      
Develop and test tools and guidelines for QI
activities and support their roll out through the health structures.
·      
Build the capacity of the regional, district QI
teams to use the QI approach to improve the quality of care.
·      
Coordinate and liaise with the QI structures to
implement QI interventions for the MoH priority areas.
·      
Evaluate and modify QI strategies in line with
RHITES-N, Acholi Activity work plan.
·      
Facilitate peer-to-peer learning sessions,
synthesize and document emerging changes.
·      
Document best practices in form of case studies,
success stories, abstracts, video clips in addition to the routine monthly
updates, quarterly and annual reports.
·      
Guide and facilitate quality data collection to
capture process and outcome indicators.
·      
Collect, review and manage data from the health
facility/community teams, and maintain updated QI databases including national
QI databases.
·      
Perform any other duties as assigned by the
supervisor



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·      
The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s
degree or its equivalent in Medicine, Nursing, Public health, or related field
·      
Advanced degree in Public Health is an added
advantage
·      
Adequate knowledge and at least 4 years’
experience of quality improvement
·      
Experience working with PEPFAR supported HIV
care and treatment programs
·      
Knowledge and experience of public health
systems in Uganda
·      
Demonstratable mentorship and facilitation
skills
·      
Having a minimum knowledge of Microsoft Office
package (Word, Excel minimum) and the Internet; experiences in conducting
training; good written and oral communication skills
·      
Ability to collect, analyze quantitative and
qualitative data, evaluate quality data, and present findings in clear and
effective format
·      
Familiar with basic communication technology to
manage virtual meetings
How to Apply:    
All interested and qualified candidates please apply online
at the link below
You must upload your CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where
indicated. 
Please indicate the position you are applying for
Deadline: 1st
May 2020
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