URC National Quality Improvement Advisor Jobs in Uganda

URC National Quality Improvement Advisor Jobs in Uganda

  • University Research Co., LLC (URC)
    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.

  • Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems.
  • Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families.

  • In the US, we focus on improving communication-related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.

    Division & Project Overview

  • The Quality and Performance Institute (QPI) is a division of URC that has implemented quality improvement and operations research programs in health care since 1981 and continues to be at the cutting edge of health care improvement work in countries around the world.

    Roles and responsibilities

  • Develop and implement QI work plans to address priority quality gaps and provide a strategy for national level scale up.

  • Develop and test tools and guidelines for QI activities and support their roll out through the Ministry of Health structures.

  • Build the capacity of the IPs, regional, district QI teams to use the QI approach to improve the quality of care.

  • Coordinate and liaise with the relevant Ministry of Health departments to implement QI interventions for the MoH priority areas.

  • Evaluate and modify QI strategies in line with
    RHITES-N, Acholi Activity work plan.

  • Facilitate peer-to-peer learning sessions, synthesize and document emerging changes.

  • Document best practices in form of case studies, success stories, abstracts, video clips in addition to the routine monthly updates, quarterly and annual reports.

  • Guide and facilitate quality data collection to capture process and outcome indicators across partners

  • Collect, review and manage data from the health facility/community teams, and maintain QI and M&E databases for sites supported.

  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

    Required Qualifications, Experience and Competences

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Medicine, Nursing, Public health, or related field

  • An advanced degree in Public Health is an added advantage

  • Adequate knowledge and at least 4 years’ experience of quality improvement

  • Experience working with PEPFAR supported HIV care and treatment programs

  • Knowledge and experience of public health systems in Uganda

  • Demonstratable mentorship and facilitation skills

  • Having a minimum knowledge of Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel minimum) and the Internet; experiences in conducting training; good written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to collect, analyze quantitative and qualitative data, evaluate quality data, and present findings in clear and effective format

  • Familiar with basic communication technology to manage virtual meetings

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; URC National Quality Improvement Advisor Jobs in Uganda

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