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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Quality Assurance (QA) & Improvement (QI) Advisor Job at FHI 360 - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Quality Assurance (QA) & Improvement (QI) Advisor

Jobs at:
FHI 360

Deadline of this Job:
not later than 12th March 2018

Duty Station:

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our Staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing - creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.
We are seeking to recruit the following positions for an anticipated a five-year, USAID Health Systems Strengthening Activity (HSS). The UHSS activity will focus on systems strengthening interventions at the national level focusing on key government and non-government institutions and actors, and at the subnational level focusing on regional, district and local government structures, all of which impact quality of health service delivery at the health facility and community level. The activity will predominantly work with targeted health sector institutions in the Ministry of Health such as planning department, community health department, human resource department, regional referral hospitals including their governance structures, district health teams and health facility management and staff, as well as the private health sector governance and other key organizations in the health system.
Quality Assurance (QA) & Improvement (QI) Advisor
The main goal of the QA/QI Advisor will be to strengthen targeted community systems critical for quality health services delivery, strengthen hub-and-spoke referral systems between regional referral hospitals and lower level facilities; Contribute in the implementation of Health policies, quality standards and regulations
Duties m responsibilities:
  • Support operationalization of the MOH Oi framework
  • Collaborate and build capacity of the regional QA and QI structures, district, facility down to community level
  • Contribute in the review, dissemination and implementation of the existing national referral guidelines
  • Support the design, implementation, and learning about improvement collaborative and other QA/QI approaches at the community level
  • Support the institutionalization of QA/QI for community health activities within district health systems
  • Build capacity of Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs) and other health providers in quality assurance and quality improvement
  • Analyze trends of the GI collaborative results and facilitate the learning sessions
  • Document programs‘ QA and QI efforts and write improvement stories for dissemination
Required Qualifications/Experience:
  • Master degree/BS/BA in Public Health or related field and 9-12 years relevant experience with international development programs.
  • Clinical background (Md, RN, etc.), is not mandatory but would be a plus.
  • Experience and understanding of health system in Uganda
  • Experience of Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement in developing countries settings with applications to institute priorities required.
  • Experience developing training material tor c:rpur;ity building in QA/OI preferred.
Job application procedure
Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV/resume including salary requirements to: The Human Resource Office, FHI 360, Plot 15 Kitante Close, P.0. Box 5768, Kampala, UGANDA or by email to: not later than 12th March 2018. Please indicate the title oi the position in the email subject line and on the envelope ii you submit a hard copy.