Quality Improvement Advisor Non-profit Careers – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job Title:          Quality Improvement Advisor
Organisation: University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID’s Defeat TB Project
Duty Station: Kampala, 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 Defeat TB project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID’s Defeat
TB project. Aligned with Objective #3 in USAID’s Country Development
Cooperation Strategy and in support of the Government of Uganda’s TB Program,
this five-year, USAID funded project’s goal is to increase TB case
notification, case detection, and treatment outcomes through health system
strengthening.  The Defeat TB project goal is to increase TB case
notification, case detection, and treatment outcomes through health system
strengthening with the aim of ending the TB epidemic in Uganda.
Job Summary: The Quality
Improvement Advisor is mainly responsible for assisting his/her supervisor in
providing technical leadership, oversight and coordination of capacity building
for integration of Quality improvement activities across the spectrum of TB
control interventions and at all levels of implementation of project
activities.S/he will support the Project, NTLP, District and Facility teams to
effectively design, implement, document and report about Quality improvement
activities across the different interventions, in accordance with the Health
Sector Quality Improvement framework and strategic plan 2015/16 – 2019/20. S/he
will also work with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and relevant stakeholders to
improve the quality of health care services in target districts. S/he will have
relevant experience technical and management expertise.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Offer technical leadership, assistance and
    capacity building for application of quality improvement methods across
    the project’s thematic areas and levels, strengthening integrated service
  • Support the project and district teams to
    design, implement, monitor and document the results from improvement
    collaboratives for the different thematic areas through training, coaching
    and experiential learning exchange activities
  • Identify and appropriately address QI
    capacity building needs at project, Regional, District, Health facility
    and community levels
  • Provide technical oversight for
    strengthening the functionality of QI teams at all levels in accordance
    with the Health Sector QI Framework and strategic plan
  • Coordinate bi-annual health facility
    performance assessments and client satisfaction surveys using the MOH and
    USG tools; and utilization of findings for improvement
  • Develop, implement and track annual,
    quarterly and monthly QI activity workplans and budgets, working closely
    with the supervisor and other team members
  • Prepare periodic program reports, as may
    be required
  • Work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation
    and Learning teams to establish robust QI data management systems for the
    different improvement collaboratives
  • Lead the documentation and dissemination
    of QI related activities, progresses, successes, lessons learned and best
  • Mentor and supervise other staff as
  • Perform any other related duties as

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicants for the USAID Defeat TB
    Project Quality Improvement Advisor job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Medicine or Nursing and a Master’s Degree in Public Health.
  • Three years’ experience in implementing
    Quality Improvement collaboratives; providing technical assistance to
    project, District and facility-based Quality Improvement teams.
  • Three years’ work 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 skills in supervision, planning and
  • 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.
  • Previous 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
URC should upload their updated CVs / résumés and cover letters at the link
below. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID
Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well, download it
Deadline: 29th
December 2017 by 5:00 pm
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