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Friday, August 31, 2018

3 District Quality Improvement Officers Job at Rakai Health Sciences Program - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
3 District Quality Improvement Officers 

Jobs at:
Rakai Health Sciences Program 

Deadline of this Job:
14th September 2018 

Duty Station:
Kalangala, Lyantonde, Kyotera 

Date Posted: 30th August 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time 


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 Kalisizo in Kyotera District and Kampala.

The Program is seeking to strengthen its staffing position in order to efficiently execute its research and service activities. Applications are therefore invited from qualified and competent Ugandans to fill a vacant position based at RAKAI HEALTH SCIENCES PROGRAM- Kalisizo, Rakai district as indicated below:
JOB TITLE: District Quality Improvement Officers ‐ (3 position)
REPORTING TO: Cluster Office Coordinator but with a link to the Regional Quality Improvement Manager
DUTY STATION: Kalangala, Lyantonde, Kyotera
Major Function:
The District Quality Improvement Officer will provide technical assistance to all project supported facilities assigned to him/her in the area of clinical and laboratory quality improvement and assurance as well as OVC program. He/she will support activities which will evaluate and document quality improvement and compliance with SIMS and MoH standards of services.

Tasks & Responsibilities:
  • To ensure presence of functional QI teams at district, HSD and facility levels
  • To support the DHT in training and mentorship of staff on service guidelines and standard operating procedures
  • To support the sites with monthly data use meetings and ensure strategies are devised to achieve
    program targets.
  • To support the DHT and Health facilities review their surge data on weekly basis and devise
    interventions to meet their weekly targets.
  •  To support the DHT conduct regular performance evaluation, learning sessions and supportive
    supervision of facilities following agreed standard procedures.
  • To support CBO to use CQI approaches to achieve program targets both in OVC program and
    Community- facility linkages.

Education, Key Competencies and Experience:
  • Minimum diploma in clinical Medicine or Nursing
  • Bachelor’s in public health, B.Sc. Nursing is an added advantage
  • Experience of 2 years in implementing quality improvement initiatives in health care settings
  • Knowledge of HMIS tools, and Pep far reporting, Knowledge of MER 2.1 PEPFAR indicators will be an additional advantage;
  • Mentoring skills; Team Leader; Understanding of Local Government Structures, Riding Skills with
    valid permit; willingness to work in a rural area, able to work with minimal supervision; Background
    Knowledge in DHIS2, hybrid, will be an added advantage
Job application procedure
Qualified applicants should submit their application letters, detailed resume (CV) indicating 3 recognizable referees, physical addresses and functioning day-time telephone contacts or Mobile phone numbers to:
The Human Resource Manager
Rakai Health Sciences Program
P. O. Box 279, Kalisizo or    Not later than 14th September 2018 (only shortlisted candidate will be contacted) Only PDF Documents which should not exceed 2mb. No zipped files