Fresher Continuous Quality Improvement Officer Jobs – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Job Title:    Continuous Quality Improvement Officer (Fresher Jobs)

Organisation: Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to: Regional Manager CQI


About US:

The Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP) was established in 1987 as a collaboration between researchers at Makerere, Columbia and John Hopkins Universities, the Division of Intramural Research at the National Institutes of Allergy & Infectious diseases and the International Centre for Excellence Research (ICER). This was as a result of the first identification of clinical AIDS in Rakai district Uganda in 1982 by Drs. Sewankambo and Serwadda. The initiation of the Program, then known as Rakai Project led to a series of clinical studies characterizing the disease and its epidemiology; and also brought the partnership with other colleagues including Professor Maria Wawer and Prof Ronald Gray.


Job Summary:  The Continuous Quality Improvement Officer will support the Functions of the CQI and Quality assurance as guided by the PEPFAR, MOH National quality Improvement Framework and the RHSP CQI implementation Plan.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • To ensure presence of functional QI teams at district, health sub-district and facility levels.
  • To provide and support the District Health Teams (DHT) in training and mentorship of staff on service guidelines and standard operating procedures..
  • To support the DHT to conduct regular data use meetings at the health facility level.
  • To support the district teams to conduct regular performance reviews and learning sessions at facility, CSO and district level.
  • To implement the continuous quality improvement initiatives in line with the National QIF 2015/2016 -2019/2020.
  • To participate and regularly monitor progress of quality improvement projects at health facilities, maintain the QI data base and compile reports on best practices learnt from them.
  • To support the districts, write abstracts for conference and success stories in any thematic areas under our support.
  • To support regular reporting for quality improvement initiatives.
  • To support district/ facilities to achieve 95% of the target for the paediatric collaborative indicators, support regular data collection processes, reporting and entry into IP & National QI dashboard.
  • To support formation of psychosocial groups at facility and at district level to address retention & VL suppression gaps. Support reporting of PSS indicators in HMIs tools, Viral Load data using data collection tools and dashboards.
  • To support conducting of Root Cause Analysis for different program area gaps and put up interventions tailored to the actual cause.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by either the supervisor


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Diploma in Nursing and Clinical Medicine or Comprehensive Nursing.
  • At least two years of experience in Quality Improvement work experience in a busy health setting with a major role of preparing activity reports and accountabilities.
  • Knowledge of Ministry of Health and Local Government Structures.
  • Knowledge of DHIS 2 and PEPFAR MER2.3 indicators
  • Willingness to work in rural areas and execute work with minimal or no supervision and remain accountable.
  • Demonstrable knowledge in statistical analysis, Data Management, Research & Quality Assurance.
  • Advanced Office package computer skills.
  • Ability to ride a Motorcycle is MUST.


How to Apply:

All interested Candidates possessing the above attributes can send their applications including a cover letter, updated CV with 3 referees and copies of academic qualifications/certificates (in one document (Word/PDF)) addressed to the HR Manager to Kindly indicate the job title in the subject line of the email. Only online applications will be considered.


Deadline: 30th April 2021


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