Regional Quality Improvement Officer (1) (Re advertised) at University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job Description

Location:  Kampala, Uganda

Vacancy Announcement

Regional Quality Improvement Officer (1)- Re advertised

Position ID:                11/8/2022

Duty station:              Moroto RRH

Position:                     Quality Improvement Officer

Duration:                    6 Months

Salary:                        Gross monthly 4,500,000/=

Department:               Technical

Reports to:                 Head of Community Health Department at Regional referral hospital

 

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.

 

URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission (http://www.urc-chs.com/).

 

Introduction

USAID RHITES NORTH ACHOLI activity is funded by United States Agency for International Development implemented and managed by University Research CO., LLC. The activity provides technical support and assistance to the Ministry of Health and USG implementing partners to institutionalize the Quality Improvement (QI) approach with a goal of improving outcomes for the served populations.

The current National Quality Improvement Framework & Strategic Plan’s Objective Number one is aimed at strengthening the stewardship, leadership, and functionality of organizational structures in quality improvement at all levels. Previous assessments have highlighted inadequate capacity for QI at most of the regional referral hospitals has been partly because of inadequate human resource gaps especially in the community health departments. To improve stewardship, leadership, and coordination of QI initiatives at regional level, the Ministry of Health through the Standards, Compliance, Accreditation and Patient Protection (SCAPP) Department would like to recruit a Regional QI Officer for the current vacancy at Moroto Regional Referral Hospital.

 

JOB PURPOSE:

The Regional Quality Improvement Officer will effectively plan and coordinate activities to build the capacity of Regional Referral Hospital and Partners to implement regional and national Quality Improvement plans and strategies.

 

Specific tasks:

  • Provide technical support to the Regional Referral Hospital and Regional Quality improvement committee to;
    • Functionalize QI Committees and teams at regional, district and health facilities
    • Develop regional QI workplans and budget
    • Coordinate partners in the region on QI implementation
    • Plan and coordinate QI coaching, mentorships, and supervision
    • Mobilize resources for QI implementation in the region
    • Identify training needs and conduct QI capacity building
    • Conduct learning sessions and performance reviews
    • Monitor & Evaluate of QI activities
  • Provide oversight leadership to existing national quality improvement collaborative within the region and share regular updates on their progress.
  • Consolidate Quarterly Regional QI Reports to the RQIC and Ministry of Health.
  • Maintain an updated database of CQI coaches in the iHRIS and other CQI databases for regional and national collaboratives.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Hospital management including clinical care of clients.

 

Key deliverables

  • Timely reports on the key tasks in the region
  • Progress reports on regional and national QI collaboratives
  • Functional regional QI committee and improved QI matrix of the regional referral QI team

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS (Person Specifications)

  • Degree in Medical field such as MBChB, Nursing or related fields & registered with the Professional Council.
  • Master’s in Public Health or Health Services management will be an added advantage.
  • At least three years’ experience in Health services management in public health care setting will be an added advantage.
  • At least two years’ experience in supporting teams to apply Quality Improvement approaches.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects from start up to successful completion is an added advantage.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft word, power point, excel.
  • Excellent oral and writing skills in English.
  • Ability to travel within the Country.
  • Familiar with basic technology including managing virtual meetings

Please note:

  • Only candidates who are eligible to work in Uganda for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.
  • The applicant should be flexible to work as a consultant where need arises.
  • Interviews will be conducted at Moroto RRH.

 

To Apply:       

For immediate consideration, please visit URC’s Career Opportunities page at www.urc-chs.com/careers.

 

You must upload your CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where indicated. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well.

 

Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest.

 

URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

                          We value and seek diversity in our workforce