2 Quality Assurance Assistant Career Opportunities – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Funding Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Quality Assurance Officer
About US:
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is an international non-profit organization
which is a partnership of infectious diseases and public health specialists.
The overall objective of the IDI is to strengthen health systems with strong
emphasis on Infectious Diseases, through Research and Capacity Development. IDI
has five operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission:
Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services
(provided through a partnership with the Makerere University – John Hopkins
University Core Lab) and Outreach.
About CDC Project:
Diseases Institute (IDI) received funding from Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC)/PEPFAR to implement a comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the
mid-western Uganda Districts of Kiboga, Kibaale, Kyankwanzi, Hoima, Masindi,
Buliisa and Kiryandongo. The project is called “Accelerating Comprehensive
HIV/AIDS Service Delivery through Health System Capacity Building and Technical
Assistance of District Health Teams and Health Facilities in Western and West
Nile Regions in the Republic of Uganda under PEPFAR.”
Job Summary: The Quality Assurance Assistant will offer timely technical
assistance to the West Nile project in the area of clinical and laboratory
quality improvement and assurance. The incumbent will also support activities
which evaluate and document quality improvement and compliance with local and
international standards of services.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In charge of managing quality improvement and
    assurance plans at various levels in West Nile region.
  • Render support in conducting capacity
    building and technical assistance initiatives for quality improvement and
  • Guide quality improvement and assurance team
    meetings and specialty training sessions.
  • In charge of the review of quality
    improvement and assurance review findings, and formulate recommendations
    to improve the quality of local standards of care.
  • Works in liaison with the Ministry of Health,
    CDC and other stakeholders to continuously document and improve
    implementation of quality improvement and assurance processes for People
    Living with HIV.
  • Coordinate trainings and on site mentorships
    on quality improvement and assurance.
  • Mentor technical support teams (TSTs) to
    support the health workers integrate quality improvement and assurances
    within the health care services for people living with HIV.
  • Prepare and submit required reports in regard
    to quality improvement and assurance
  • Perform any other duties as may reasonably be
    assigned from time to time by the Quality Assurance Officer.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants should at least hold a Diploma
    in Clinical Medicine
  • Specialized training in HIV/AIDS
  • Active registration with the Allied Health
    professionals’ Council 
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in
    implementing quality improvement and assurance in HIV/AIDS health care.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal
  • Broad working knowledge and experience in
    clinical HIV/AIDS with emphasis on planning and implementation of quality
    assurance in public health care settings.
  • Good working knowledge of HIV/AIDS public
    health programs, strategies, methods, processes and techniques used to
    plan, develop, implement and evaluate results related to quality
  • Working knowledge of US Government
    programming policies and regulations, procedures and practices.
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application cover
letters with a detailed CV, naming at least two professional referees to:
Human Resources Manager,
Diseases Institute,
Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for
Deadline: 11th March, 2016 by 5:00 PM

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