22 May 2017

Quality Assurance Advisor Non-profit Careers - Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Regional Manager

About US:
The 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 / PEPFAR Project:
IDI received funding from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/PEPFAR, IDI is implementing comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the Kampala region of Uganda under the project: “Accelerating epidemic control in Kampala region of Uganda through scale up of evidence based and high impact interventions towards achievement of UNAIDS 90:90:90 targets.”

Job Summary: The Quality Assurance Advisor will lead and provide technical assistance to the project in the area of clinical and laboratory quality improvement and assurance. He/she will support activities which evaluate and document quality improvement and compliance with local and international standards of services. He/she will provide overall strategic direction for activities involved in clinical quality management. The position guides implementation of comprehensive capacity building initiatives that address improvements in the overall service care continuum.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Tasked with directing quality improvement and assurance plans at all levels including district health offices.
  • Work in liaison with the Districts, Ministry of Health and other stakeholders to continuously document and improve implementation of quality improvement and assurance processes for People Living with HIV in line with MoH standards.
  • Assist in conducting capacity building and technical assistance initiatives for quality improvement and assurance. He/she will also coordinate trainings and on site mentorships on quality improvement and assurance.
  • Identify primary service delivery indicators and outcome measures to evaluate effectiveness of applied standards.
  • Keenly review quality improvement findings, and formulate recommendations to improve the quality of local standards of care.
  • Mentor technical support teams and district health teams to integrate quality improvement and assurance within the health care services for people living with HIV across supported districts.
  • Support the DHTs and health facilities to generate standard operating procedures for facility processes. He/she will support the districts to achieve the required standards for both site and above site level activities.
  • Support data use at the districts to inform planning and activity implementation.
  • Support and participate in technical support supervision by the district, MoH or regional performance teams for Health facilities in the region.
  • Prepare and submit the required reports in regard to quality improvement and assurance
  • Perform any other duties as may reasonably be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) Quality Assurance Advisor job opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery
  • Possession of a post graduate training in Public Health is an added advantage
  • Specialized training in HIV/AIDS management and opportunistic infections
  • Registration with the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council required
  • Previous experience in implementing quality improvement and assurance in HIV/AIDS health care.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Broad 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 improvement.
  • Knowledge of US Government programming policies and regulations, procedures and practices.
  • Ability to understand public health systems and willingness to develop and link the project to existing quality assurance mechanisms and implementing partners.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested persons may apply through e-mail or hand-deliver their application letter with a detailed CV, copies of academic credentials with at least two referees to:

The Manager Human Resources,
Infectious Diseases Institute,
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala. Uganda

Deadline:  31st May 2017

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