University Research Co., LLC USAID ASSIST Project Jobs – Senior Quality Improvement Advisor – Maternal, New-born and Child Health (MNCH)

Organisation: University Research
Co., LLC
Project: The USAID Applying
Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party
USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project is a
five-year cooperative agreement awarded to University Research Co., LLC and is
dedicated to improving health, population and nutrition services through
technical support to service delivery institutions, country Ministries of
Health, USAID country missions, and cooperating agencies.
Job Summary: The Senior Quality
Improvement Advisor – Maternal, New-born and Child Health (MNCH)  will offer technical and other support at
national, health facility and community levels, leading to quality improvement
in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH).
Key Duties &
  • Support development and timely submission of
    work plans and budgets.
  • Hold regular activities to assess and build
    necessary competencies.
  • Review and improve technical strategies
    employed to ensure the USAID ASSIST project work plan is adhered to and
    implemented with measurable success.
  • Support the submission of quality and accurate
    technical reports quarterly, biweekly, and at all other requested times.
  • Ensure that cross-cutting themes like gender,
    health workforce development and leadership are well integrated into
  • In collaboration with the Knowledge Management
    staff, support the process of documenting best practices in form of case
    studies, success stories, abstracts, video clips in addition to the
    routine biweekly updates, quarterly and annual reports.
  • In collaboration with the Monitoring and
    Evaluation team ensure that data collected inaccurate and valid and
    captures process and outcome indicators.
  • Provide technical supervision to quality
    improvement advisors and officers working under him or her.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the
Qualifications, Skills &
  • The candidate should possess a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Medicine and a Master’s Degree in a Health related field
    preferably Public Health and/or Obstetrics and Gynecology or Pediatrics.
  • At least five years’ work experience gained
    through serving within a government institution with proven ability to
    coordinate activities of different stakeholders at a national level.
  • Possession of a valid registration certificate
    from the Uganda Medical and Dental practitioners Council.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal
    skills coupled with project management abilities are an added advantage.
  • Experience in handling Quality Improvement
    approaches and providing clinical training to service providers and stake
    holders is a must.
How to Apply:
suitably qualified applicants should submit their application letter,
curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for 3
professional references & indicate the position they are applying for in
the subject line addressed to: The Human Resources Officer USAID ASSIST Project
University Research Co.LLC Plot 40 Ntinda II Road, P. O. Box 28745, Kampala,
Uganda E-mail:
(Attachment should not exceed 3MB). Web:
NB: While we thank all
applicants for showing interest, only short listed candidates will be contacted
for interviews. Please indicate the position in the subject of your
Deadline: Friday, 29th
October, 2013 by 13:00 Hours

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