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University Research Co., LLC has its headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. University Research Co., LLC (URC), along with its non-profit affiliate Centre for Human Services (CHS), is a leader in public health consulting.

Position Title: Senior Quality Improvement Advisor

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Reports to: Chief of Party- HCI Kenya

To be based in the Nairobi office with frequent travel to project areas of implementation.

Overall Responsibilities:

The Quality Improvement Advisor will provide technical support in the implementation of the above services. S/he will be responsible for coordinating with the relevant departments in the MOMS and MOPHS and supporting quality improvement interventions at the facility level.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Support multiple continuous quality improvement efforts through capacity building and coordinated implementation of modern quality improvement initiatives for better health outcomes in Kenya.
  • Work in close collaboration with the MOMS, MOPHS implementing partners as well as other health development partners to support development of effective quality improvement strategies for RH, MNCH, HIV/AIDS and TB and Malaria.
  • Participate in development of programmatic plans and support needs-based continuous quality improvement training and education to National teams, Provincial Health teams, DHMTs, CBOs and NGOs etc. and integration of quality improvement methods and best practices into routine facility activities
  • Support MOMs and MOPHs to establish systems for continuous learning and implementation of continuous Quality Improvement methods as well as the spread of successful innovations throughout the health sector.
  • Work with The Ministry to establish performance monitoring system for tracking priority QI indicators across collaborating sites to show improvement in processes and care outcomes.
  • Work with Ministry and Implementing Partners in identifying and communicating “best practices” in HIV/AIDS, RH, MNCH, TB and Malaria healthcare delivery through training and coaching sessions.
  • Participate in drafting the HCI –Kenya Country Operational Plans and produce the NSSI and PEPFAR programmatic reports. Any other duties as assigned/required by URC.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Kenyan with health-related profession and a master’s degree in epidemiology, public health, health policies and planning, public health administration or other public health related field from a recognized university
  • Track record working to improve planning, management, and budgeting for programs
  • Expertise in public health data collection and strong monitoring and evaluation skills.
  • Experience in Quality Improvement.
  • Experience in working effectively with Ministries of Health (MOMS/MOPHS), multinationals and INGO.

    If you meet the criteria given above and are interested in the positions, please send an application letter with a detailed CV indicating your present employer and position, daytime telephone number, names and address of three referees.

    To be considered, your application must be received by 29th February 2012.

    All correspondence should be sent through Email: hr-hss-k [at] urc-chs.com

    URC regrets that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    URCis an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy

    For more job information and application, see: Finance and Operations Manager

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