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

Organization: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
: Kampala, Uganda
: Senior National Quality Improvement Advisor
University Research Co., LLC (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. 
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
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.
RHITES NORTH ACHOLI activity is funded by United States Agency for
International Development implemented and managed by University Research CO.,
LLC. The activity provides technical support and assistance to the Ministry of
Health and USG implementing partners to institutionalize the Quality
Improvement approach with a goal of improving outcomes for the served
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Develop and implement QI
work plans to address priority quality gaps and provide a strategy for national
level scale up.
·       Develop and test tools
and guidelines for QI activities and support their roll out through the
Ministry of Health structures.
·       Build the capacity of
the IPs, regional, district QI teams to use the QI approach to improve the
quality of care.
·       Coordinate and liaise
with the relevant Ministry of Health departments 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 across
·       Collect, review and
manage data from the health facility/community teams, and maintain QI and
M&E databases for sites supported.
·       Perform any other duties
as assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must
hold a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Medicine, Nursing, Public health,
or related field
·       An 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:    
interested and qualified candidates please apply online at the link below
must upload your CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where indicated. 
indicate the position you are applying for
1st May 2020
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