2 Entry Level Quality Improvement Officer Job Placements – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project
(USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) Project
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
About US:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to
improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education
worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS),
URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.
About USAID RHITES-EC Project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project
(USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) whose aim is to support the implementation of a
comprehensive integrated investment in regional 
health, nutritional assistance and HIV/AIDS programs. The five-year
project targets 11 districts in East Central Uganda with an estimated total
population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of
quality health, nutrition, HIV / AIDS and child development services.
Job Summary: The Quality
Improvement Officer will work closely with the project’s technical team and
district health teams to design, effectively implement, document and report
Quality Improvement activities, as per the National QI Framework and Strategic
Plan. He/she will also work with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and relevant
stakeholders to improve the quality of health care services in target
districts.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
·        
Identify and address QI capacity building needs
for the District Quality improvement teams, HSD, Facility and Work improvement
teams to promote the application of the 5S-CQI model for improvement across
health interventions.
·        
Support District Quality Improvement Teams to
coordinate, facilitate and track monthly facility performance review and
quality improvement activities, in close collaboration with the respective
District Programme Officers.
·        
Support the District Quality Improvement
Committees to conduct quarterly integrated QI coaching and mentorship
activities for the health facilities in the respective clusters based on
performance data.
·        
Coordinate targeted QI coaching activities for
health facility teams to design, implement, monitor, document and report QI
activities.
·        
The jobholder will support the establishment,
implementation and monitoring of improvement collaboratives for the project’s
different thematic areas through coaching and peer learning activities.
·        
Support and facilitate the District QI committee
meetings and implementation of the District QI plans.
·        
Actively facilitate QI teams to establish and
maintain QI data bases at the different levels of QI implementation including
facility, HSD, District and Regional levels.
·        
Provide support for reporting of QI activities
and results across all levels in accordance with the Health Sector QI framework
and strategic plan.
·        
Contribute to the development, implementation
and tracking of annual, quarterly and monthly QI activity plans.
·        
Significantly contribute to documentation and
dissemination of QI related activities, progresses, successes, lessons learned
and best practices.
·        
Support districts to plan and conduct Health
Facility quality of care assessment activities, client satisfaction surveys
using MOH tools and continuously utilize the findings for improvement
·        
Perform any other duties as assigned by the
supervisor



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The applicants for the USAID RHITES-EC Quality
Improvement Officer job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine,
Midwifery or Nursing. Possession of a Master’s Degree in public health or
related field will be an added advantage.
·        
At least two years’ experience in implementing
Quality Improvement approaches and tools providing support to facility-based
Quality Improvement teams.
·        
At least two years’ experience in integrated
health programming gained through serving within a government institution or
NGO with proven ability to coordinate activities of different stakeholders at
district and or sub national level.
·        
Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate and
execute ideas, as well as transfer knowledge and skills to front-line service
providers
·        
Excellent interpersonal skills
·        
Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas
and concepts in written and oral form
·        
Experience with USAID and donor projects is
highly desirable
NB: Only candidates who are
eligible to work in the Uganda for an indefinite period without a need for
sponsorship will be considered for this position.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
USAID RHITES EC Project should send their cover letters, certificates of good
conduct curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact
information for three professional references addressed to:
Human Resource Coordinator,
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services
Plot 1, East Victoria Close, Mpumudde Division,
Jinja. Uganda
E-mail to:
HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com
Deadline: 20th October 2017 by
12:00 pm
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