USAID TRACK TB Project Jobs – Quality Specialist at Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Job Title:    Quality Specialist
Organization: Management
Sciences for Health (MSH)
Project Name: USAID TRACK TB
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Senior Quality
Job ID: 13-8632
About MSH:
Sciences for Health (MSH) is an international non-profit health organization
composed of nearly 2500 people from more than 74 nationalities working in over
50 countries. Our mission is to save lives and improve the health of the
world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge
and action in public health. Together with our partners, we are helping
managers and leaders in developing countries to create stronger management
systems that improve health services for the greatest health impact.
About USAID Track TB Project:
Project is a 5 year USAID funded project being implemented by Management
Sciences for Health (MSH), along with its partners: AIDS Information Centre
(AIC) Uganda and University of California, San Francisco. The project goal is
to increase TB case detection and treatment success rates in focus areas to
meet national targets for reducing the burden of TB, MDR-TB, and TB/HIV.  
Job Summary:  The Quality Specialist will be responsible for
the implementation of the TRACK TB quality improvement activities. The Quality
Specialist will initiate, support and monitor implementation of QI activities
in TB care at the project supported facilities, to ensure improved performance
of the facilities and achievement of the desired results.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Build the capacity of KCCA supervisors, Community
Supervisors, and project staff to implement QI activities for urban DOTS TB
control through training and continued coaching/mentoring.
Work closely with KCCA to ensure that the required
tools for quality improvement are available at all service delivery points and
that all staff are trained to use them correctly.
Carry out regular coaching and mentoring at the
facilities to ensure implementation of QI plans and ensure functional QI teams
at the facilities
Actively monitor quality improvement efforts at all
DTU’s in Kampala, including facility performance assessments, implementation of
QI projects and documentation in the QI journals
Update and maintain a database of facility
performance in indicators of TB care and provide regular updates/ dashboard of
facilities performance to project team and the donor agencies.
Document package of effective changes to improve TB
care and support the sharing and adaptation of best practices across facilities
through various collaborative forums.
Work with the project PMDT team to ensure quality
improvement activities are implemented to improve quality of MDR-TB care in the
project supported sites
Perform any other activities that may be assigned
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should hold a medical degree or
its equivalent from a recognized University
Possession of a post graduate qualification in
Public Health, Project Planning and Management or the equivalent will be of
added advantage
Additional training in Quality of health care
A minimum of three years of demonstrated experience
in developing, implementing, and monitoring successful quality assurance
programs in health, or equivalent experience in relevant clinical setting
strongly focusing on “quality of care.”
Relevant clinical experience in TB management is
considered an advantage.
Proven ability to plan and coordinate with a variety
of collaborators, including DHTs, National level managers, Donors, technical
assistance organizations and partners
Strong writing and computer skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the Management Sciences
for Health in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to Apply Online by
clicking on the link below.
Deadline: 6th November, 2015

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