Quality Improvement & Knowledge Management Officer Job – The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda)

Job Title:   Quality Improvement & Knowledge Management Officer (Fresher Jobs)

Organisation: The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda)

Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda

Reports to: HIV Care and Treatment Technical Lead/ Cluster Team Lead

REF: TS/HR/PMGT/02

About US:

The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda), is an organisation contributing to a process of preventing HIV infection, restoring hope and improving the quality of life of persons, families and communities affected by HIV infection and disease.

Job Summary: The Quality Improvement and Knowledge Management Officer shall work with the regional team to plan, organize and lead the implementation of QI/ KM activities within the regional project. S/he will participate in the development of innovative methods of knowledge exchange across the project, dissemination of project activities, best practices, and lessons learned. S/he shall be responsible for conducting QI learning sessions/ RCA, manage QI Collaboratives and ensure that abstracts/ manuscripts are written and published in peer-reviewed journals.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop timely work plans and budgets for activities to support USAID Local Partner Health Services-Ankole & Acholi project partners to use Quality Improvement methodologies to improve HIV care
  • Efficiently coordinate the implementation of QI and KM activities to support USAID Local Partner Health Services-Ankole & Acholi project partners to improve care for people with HIV.
  • Support cluster technical teams in integration of use QI (data-driven) to guide targeted district, facility, and community activities Routinely conduct data-driven RCAs to inform targeted improvement interventions
  • Manage a Quality Improvement collaborative of 10 — 15 sites to improve care for people with HIV, including conducting peer learning sessions and site coaching.
  • Regular report writing including progress reports, and success stories
  • Support site and district Quality Improvement teams conduct monthly data collection, analysis, use, and reporting
  • Develop and update materials for training, learning sessions, and coaching visits
  • Support project technical team, site, and district quality improvement teams in KM products development to share processes
  • Support integration of Quarterly use of Site Improvement Monitoring Systems (SIMS) tool

Key Outputs

  • Work plans and Budgets for QI activities developed
  • QI Learning sessions conducted
  • QI Collaboratives managed
  • Root Cause Analyses conducted
  • Abstracts and Manuscripts written and published in peer-reviewed journals

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Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from a recognized University and fully registered with Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners’ Council. OR Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health from a recognized institution of higher learning and fully registered with the Allied Health Professionals’ Council; OR Other Health Related degree and fully registered with the institutional councils.
  • Additional Training: Training in QI Approaches and Methodologies is a MUST
  • At least two years of HIV/TB clinical experience.
  • Experience working with other implementing partners and public health is required.
  • Experience as QI coach familiar with Quality Improvement methodologies to support district and facility Quality Improvement teams is desired.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Familiarity with USAID rules and regulations is desired.
  • Willingness to travel and spend over 50% of their time in the field
  • Interpersonal relations and ability to deal with other health workers including community Health workers
  • Other Qualities/Attributes: Courtesy, Patience, Accuracy, Integrity, Confidentiality, Team player and Ability to work under mental and physical stress, and Empathy, Respect, and Integrity.

How to Apply:

Only qualified candidates who meet all the above requirements are invited to submit their resume, copies of certified academic certificates, testimonials and three referees, two of who should be the present employer / immediate supervisor or last employer if unemployed, or any other if it is the first employment being applied for. None of the referees should be a relative, friend or business associate. All referees’ designations should be stated and contact details included i.e. physical address, telephone/ mobile numbers and email contacts.

All interested Candidates MUST fully fill the TASO Online Job Application Form, scan and save all the relevant documents as one document (labelled with candidate’s full names) and forward only online applications with the relevant credentials to:

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Also note that only applications received online shall be considered.

Deadline: 21st February 2023

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