USAID Project Health Degree Jobs – Quality Improvement (Senior Technical Advisor) at IntraHealth

Organisation: IntraHealth International Uganda
Location: Gulu, Uganda
Organisational Background:
The goal of USAID Uganda’s five-year (2012-2017) Northern Uganda – Health Integration to Enhance Services (NU-HITES) project led by Plan International is to increase the availability and demand for essential health services in 15 project districts while strengthening and improving the overall quality of Northern Uganda’s health system. IntraHealth is a subcontractor to Plan International on the NU-HITES project providing technical assistance in Systems Strengthening and Quality and Performance Improvement. This position will be located at the NU-HITES project office in Gulu.
Duties & Responsibilities
·         Will oversee all IntraHealth International quality improvement activities and deliverables for the USAID Uganda NU-HITES project led by Plan International in partnership with District Health Management Teams (DHMTs) in Northern Uganda and the GOU.
·         This position will provide technical leadership in quality and performance improvement with key stakeholders (GOU, DHMTs, PFE and Private Not For Profits) to improve the quality of facility and community-level services by applying evidence-based guidelines, approaches, and tools that are globally recognized and by increasing effective capacity development, supportive supervision and mentoring at all levels in Northern Uganda.
·         In addition to working closely with project staff to ensure successful completion of improved quality of health care services, this position will maintain strong and productive collaborative relationships with key counterparts and liaise with other health care training and support programs to ensure close coordination efforts.
·         This position will report to the Health Service Delivery Director and will supervise the QI/PI assistant.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
·         MD with a public health background, preferably with a MPH
·         10 years of experience working in quality and performance improvement of health providers in Uganda with deep knowledge of the GOU health system
·         Proven ability to lead teams using a stakeholder consensus building approach with the GOU, DHMTs, PFE and PNFP to improve the quality of facility and community-level services
·         Preferred work experience with USAID in Northern Uganda and/or as an implementing partner for other donors.
·         Proven leader with strong written and communication skills
·         Proven interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with all key stakeholders

How to Apply:
Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the following vacant post in the Uganda NU-HITES project. Applications should be addressed to the Human Resource and Administration Officer and should be submitted to:
IntraHealth International Uganda Capacity Program offices
Plot 20B, Kawalya Kaggwa Close Kololo (near Kololo Hospital)
or sent by email to jobs-uganda@intrahealth.org  
Applications-should include the title of the post being applied for and applicants should attach photocopies of their certificates and testimonials to their application. IntraHealth International, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Deadline: 27th September, 2012
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