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Thursday, 30 May 2013

Senior Technical Advisor - URC Limited in Kampala

Job Title: Senior Technical Advisor - Institutionalization, Kampala

Job Description:
Senior Quality Improvement Advisor – Institutionalization
Hours: Full-time
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 (QI) Advisor – Institutionalization at the Kampala Uganda office on a one year renewable contract to provide technical and other support at policy level, leadingto institutionalization ofquality improvement in the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development (MoGLSD).

Enable and steer the national level drive to:

Build Quality Improvement (QI) competencies of senior MoH and MoGLSD officials
Ensure QI approach is embedded into all activities across all departments in the MoH and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in the MoGLSD.
Integrate QI into policies, guidelines and other government guiding documents in the MoH and MoGLSD
Advocate for Quality Improvement (QI) in meetings and other activities at the highest levels in the MoH and MoGLSD
Prioritize QI activities in the MoH and MoGLSD, including allocation of time and finances to QI activities

Minimum Qualifications:
Required Experience & Qualifications
Advanced degree in public health and / or social sciences
Five or more years' experience in a senior government position
Experience in Quality Improvement approaches.

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).

How to apply:
For immediate consideration, please visit URC's Career Opportunities page at www.urc-chs.com/careers.

Please cut and paste your cover letter and upload your CV where indicated. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well.

Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest.

URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
Deadline: 17/ 06 /2013