3 Entry Level District Quality Improvement Officer CDC Program Job Placements – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Organisation: Rakai
Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
Funding Source: US PEPFAR/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: 
Sembabule and Kalangala, Uganda
Reports to: 
Cluster Office Coordinator
About US:
Rakai Health Sciences Program
is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery organization. It
strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a
combination of community based research, curative services and prevention
strategies in the District of Rakai, South Western Uganda. It is based at the
Uganda Virus Research Institute Entebbe and Kalisizo in Rakai District.
About CDC Program:
With funding from PEPFAR/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), RHSP is implementing a 5 year
comprehensive HIV/ AIDS program in the 12 districts of Masaka region namely;
Rakai, Kyotera, Masaka, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Lyantonde, Lwengo, Sembabule,
Butambala, Gomba, Mpigi, and Kalangala with an aim of achieving rapid HIV
epidemic control.
Job Summary: The District
Quality Improvement Officers will provide technical assistance to all project
supported facilities assigned to him/her in the area of clinical and laboratory
quality improvement and assurance. He/she will support activities which will
evaluate and document quality improvement and compliance with SIMS and MoH
standards of services.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure the presence of functional QI teams at
    district and facility levels
  • To support the DHT in training and mentorship of staff on service guidelines
    and standard operating procedures
  • To support the DHT to conduct regular data
    review meetings at the district and facility level
  • To support the DHT conduct regular performance
    evaluation and supportive
    supervision of facilities following agreed standard procedures

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the District Quality Improvement Officer job
    opportunity should hold a Bachelors in Statistics, Public Health, QM or
  • Background
    training in a medical field will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in Information
    Systems (HMIS,DHIS & OpenMRS ); Mentoring skills;
  • Good team leader;
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of Local
    Government Structures
  • Extensive knowledge of MER 2.1 PEPFAR
    indicators will be an additional advantage;
  • Riding Skills with a valid permit 
  • Willingness to work in a rural area
  • Ability
    to work with minimal supervision;
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested applicants should send their application letter, valid academic
documents and detailed resume (CV) with three recognizable referees to:
The Human Resource Manager,
Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279, Kalisizo, Rakai,
Deliver to: Rakai Health
Sciences Program offices
Clement Hill Plot 8 Kampala,
Send via E-mail to:
NB: Please indicate on
the envelope & application; a) the position applied for, b) The district of
preference. For all online applications, save your documents as position &
district of preference ( e.g. Administrative Assistant Kalangala)
Deadline: 16th February 2017
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