Jobs at: University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Vacancy title: Technical Advisor
Deadline of this Job: 17/07/2013
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
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
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
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
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
Post Graduate degree in Health related field preferably Public Health and/or
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
Job application procedure
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