Job Title: Senior Technical Advisor - Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH)
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Senior Quality Improvement Advisor – Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH)
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Salary: Commensurate with required experience and qualifications
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/).
Division & Project Overview
The URC Quality & Performance Institute (QPI) is a division of URC which serves as an organizing force to bring together best practices, staff experience, partnerships, and documentation on improving health care at URC. The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project is URC’s flagship project in quality improvement.
ASSIST is managed by URC’s Quality and Performance Institute, (QPI), which 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:
URC is seeking a dynamic and qualified individual to fill the position of Senior Quality Improvement Advisor – Maternal, Newborn , Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) at the Kampala Uganda office on a one year renewable contract to provide technical and other support at national, health facility and community levels, leading to quality improvement in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH).
Support development and timely submission of work plans and budgets.
Hold regular activities to assess and build necessary competencies.
Review and improve technical strategies employed to ensure the USAID ASSIST project work plan is adhered to and implemented with measurable success.
Support the submission of quality and accurate technical reports quarterly, biweekly, and at all other requested times.
Ensure that cross-cutting themes like gender, health workforce development and leadership are well integrated into activities.
In collaboration with the Knowledge Management staff, support the process of documenting best practices in form of case studies, success stories, abstracts, video clips in addition to the routine biweekly updates, quarterly and annual reports.
In collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation team ensure that data collected is accurate and valid and captures process and outcome indicators.
Provide technical supervision to quality improvement advisors and officers working under him or her.
Any other duties assigned by the supervisor
Required Experience & Qualifications
Degree in Medicine and registered with the Uganda Medical and Dental practitioners Council.
Post Graduate degree in Health related field preferably Public Health and/or Pediatrics.
At least Five years of experience in coordinating activities of different stakeholders at a national level.
Demonstrated ability to manage projects from start up to successful completion.
Experience in Quality Improvement approaches.
Experience in Clinical training of service providers.
Desired Experience & Qualifications
Proficient in relevant computer applications and databases.
Strong analytical, oral and written communication skills.
Excellent past performance references (contacts should be provided at time of application).
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