District Capacity Building and QI Technical Advisor

at Intrahealth
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted August 13, 2019
Category Science & Engineering
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

District Capacity Building and QI Technical Advisor, Moroto, Uganda
Organization: IntraHealth International
Country: Uganda
Field location: Moroto, Uganda

District Capacity Building and QI Technical Advisor

At IntraHealth, we are a global team of creative, committed humanitarians on a mission. We are advocates, technologists, health workers, and communicators. Program officers, finance experts, and technical leaders. We are passionate and diverse. And we're united in our belief that everyone everywhere should have the health care they need to thrive. That's why we work every day to improve the performance of health workers around the world and strengthen the systems in which they work.

For almost 40 years in over 100 countries, IntraHealth has partnered with local communities to make sure health workers are present where they're needed most, ready to do the job, connected to the technology they need, and safe to do their very best work.

Our programs are designed with a deep understanding of and appreciation for the context of human rights, gender equality and discrimination, economic empowerment, and changing populations. And the longstanding relationships we've built with government agencies, private-sector partners, and members of civil society make our efforts stronger and more effective.

Join us and together we can make lasting changes in global health �for all of us.

IntraHealth seeks a District Capacity Building and QI Advisor for the District Health Systems Strengthening on RMNCAH, HIV/AIDS and Nutrition in Karamoja project funded by UNICEF-Uganda.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

General

Provides technical leadership and expertise to the project on Quality Improvement issues
Supports the Project Director in the implementation of health systems strengthening interventions including leadership and management capacity building, health information systems, enhanced efficiency of supply chains and skills building among health providers.

Ensures the development, review, and adoption of national quality improvement framework approach by supported districts and facilities through training and mentorship.
Systematically applies and teaches the science and theory of project management and QI to achieve results on time and within budget.
Works with the Integrated Health Services Technical Advisor and all Technical Specialists to ensure that Quality Improvement approaches are incorporated into all technical areas.
Supervises and builds the capacity of the District-Based HSS Program Officers to facilitate quality improvement activities, integrated 'one district health plan' processes, provide project management, data analysis and measurement of outcomes, document and report the results and accomplishments of quality improvement initiatives.
Provides input into the development of project-wide strategies and work plans to address HSS issues prioritized by the Government of Uganda, UNICEF and key stakeholders in Karamoja.
Works with Malaria Consortium, UNICEF Moroto Zonal Office, World Food Program, USAID RHITES-E Project, and other key health implementing partners and stakeholders to ensure quality improvement and approaches are incorporated systematically and in a coordinated manner in Karamoja.

 

Skills

Proven ability to lead teams using a stakeholder consensus building approach with the GOU, DHMTs, PFP and PNFP and other IPs to improve the quality of facility and community-level services.
Preferred work experience with UNICEF and/or as an implementing partner for other donors.
Preferred work experience in Karamoja
Proven leader with strong written and communication skills
Proven interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with all key stakeholders.
Proficiency with MS Office Suite, with excellent MS Word and Excel skills, MS power point

Experience Requirements

At least 5 years of experience working in quality and performance improvement of health providers in Uganda with deep knowledge of the GOU health system.

Education Requirements

Masters' degree in public health with a specialization in health systems strengthening.

A Master's degree in a related field with other clinical (at least diploma level) training from a recognized institution.
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