Location: To be based in Migori, Siaya and Busia Counties
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.
URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide.
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.
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.
URC is looking for individuals to fill three positions of Project Officer-Quality Improvement, Malaria Program for PMI funded project Applying Science to strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST).
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Provide malaria project management support in selected counties.
- Work closely with Malaria partners and sub county level health management teams within selected counties to support improvement work in line with the Kenya Quality Model for Health (KQMH).
- Support Malaria Technical Working Groups, Quality Improvement Teams and the Work Improvement Teams in the target counties.
- Provide support to develop malaria quality indicators, data collection, analysis and reporting.
- Develop and update materials for training, coaching and learning sessions.
- Ensure project compliance with USAID rules and regulations.
- A Bachelor’s degree in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and Diploma in Clinical Medicine or other related discipline. Those with additional training in project management or Public Health will have an added advantage.
- Two (2) years’ experience working with National and County health systems.
- Hands on skills of health care and health care coverage issues. Those with prior clinical practice and quality improvement process experience will be preferred.
- Proficiency in data analysis and presentation.
- Proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Experience in advising, training and mentoring on improvement efforts.
- Prior experience of working with district/ sub-county health management teams
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and in teams.
- Ability and willingness to travel in the field as and when required.
- Exceptional verbal, interpersonal and written communications skills.
- Fluent in English and Kiswahili.
- Knowledge of USAID/Federal rules and regulations
- Relevant training in Quality assurance/quality improvement of health services.
- Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to build networks and partnership;
To Apply: For immediate consideration, please visit URC’s Career Opportunities page at www.urc-chs.com/career-opportunities.
You must upload your CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where indicated.
Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted.
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We value and seek diversity in our workforce.