Jobs at Ministry of Health in Uganda - Senior Program Officer

Job Title:            Senior Program Officer - Quality Improvement (QI) (ACP)
Reports to:       programme manager ACP 
Job purpose:    to provide technical direction in the development and implementation of strategies for mainstreaming continuous quality improvement of HIV and AIDS services in the country
Key functions:
•    Developing and reviewing quality standards and guidelines for HIV and AIDS services in the country
•    Participating in planning and budgeting for the HIV and AIDS quality improvement programme
•    Guiding the rollout of quality improvement approaches to districts and facilities and monitor compliance with quality standards
•    Putting in place a system for monitoring improvement in quality of HIV and AIDS services in the country
•    Participating in capacity building activities targeting districts, facilities and other health workers at various levels
•    Working with the different technical units to take remedial action to ensure quality improvement in the districts and facilities
•    Supporting the establishment of public private partnerships and collaborative linkages for quality improvement
•    Participating in research activities in line with quality improvement
•    Must possess a MBChB degree or its equivalent from a recognized university
•    Must possess a masters degree in medicine or pediatrics or surgery or public health or epidemiology from a recognized university
•    Must have a training in quality of health care improvement at post graduate level
•    Training in lot quality sampling methodology is desirable
•    Must have at least 6 years relevant working experience in implementing HIV and AIDS programmes at national or regional level
•    Through knowledge and understanding of the national HIV and AIDS programme
•    A team player with excellent communication and writing skills
•    Through understanding of the concept of health care quality improvement
•    Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning and understanding of the strategic direction of MoH and of PEPFAR programmes
•    Familiarity with commonly used computer packages e.g. Microsoft word, excel, power point and internet

How to Apply:
Applications are invited for suitably qualified applicants for the above post in the Ministry of Health. Applications should be made in triplicate on Public Service Form 3 (PSF 3) (Revised 2008). The application forms can be downloaded from the public service Commission website.

Application Requirements:
All applications should bear the title and number of the post being applied for. Please include your telephone contact and email address on the application. Applicants should attach the following on each of the three application forms;
•    Recent pass-port size photograph
•    Detailed CV
•    Photocopies of Academic certificates and transcripts
•    Photocopies of professional registration certificates and valid practicing certificates and where applicable
•    Two recommendation letters from two of the most recent supervisors/employers
•    A photocopy of your appointment letter for your most recent position

All applications should be Hand Delivered between 8am to 5pm Monday to
Plot 20B Kawalya Kaggwa Close, Kololo
Tel: +256 414 347/ +256 312 266 194

Deadline: 02-09-2013


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