Quality Improvement Specialist at Jhpiego

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Quality Improvement Specialist at Jhpiego

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Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, is a global leader in improving healthcare for women and their families.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Quality Improvement Specialist

Location: Jigawa

Reports to: Quality Improvement Advisor, Jigawa, Nigeria

Job Summary

  • Jhpiego seeks a Quality Improvement (QI) Specialist for Nigeria on The Global Fund funded, “Quality Improvement and Leadership and Strengthening through Technical Assistance”.
  • The QI specialist will support quality improvement and leadership and management activities in Jigawa state and will work closely with the QI advisor to implement project activities, in coordination with the Ministry of Health and other government agencies.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical assistance for quality improvement and leadership and management activities in Jigawa to achieve rapid and sustained goals, objectives and targets.
  • In collaboration with the QI Advisor support QI capacity-building activities ( and ongoing mentoring) for facility health workers and LGA and state coordinators using virtual and in-person methods as appropriate
  • Support use of QI and L&M training curricula and tools as of QI capacity-building activities and ongoing support of QI teams and MOH
  • Provide onsite support and mentoring to project sites in the selected project region for quality improvement activities related to HIV/TB/Malaria/primary health care services.
  • Support the coordination of planned activities with relevant MoH department and other stakeholders, leadership and staff and ensure support and collaboration
  • Provide technical assistance in the areas of quality improvement, leadership and management.
  • Support work plan development and reporting processes in close collaboration with the project team.
  • Write and review project materials related to Jigawa.
  • Collect data, review and ensure quality as related to QI activities and submit them to the monitoring and evaluation advisor
  • Support coordination and of virtual and/or in-person activities
  • Moderate and manage communication via selected virtual platforms
  • Contribute to preparation of program reports, communications and presentations.
  • Work closely with the QI Advisor to develop and maintain strong working relationships with MOHs, State GoN agencies, LGA and health facility stakeholders and involve them in this process.
  • With the QI Advisor, represent Jhpiego and the project’s progress, achievements and lessons learned to ministry of health officials, key stakeholders, and through and presentations.
  • Monitor project activities in Jigawa to ensure that they are on and communicate regularly with the project management team about progress.
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Required Qualifications

  • Health professional (e.g. Doctor, Nurse, Midwife) with at least 5-years’ experience leading and implementing public health programs.
  • Previous experience in quality improvement, capacity development, stakeholder engagement and program management.
  • Ability to interact with established networks of senior-level international health professionals, ministry of health officials and other partners
  • Comfortable with a team approach to programming and the ability to manage several major activities simultaneously
  • Proficiency in word processing, Microsoft Office
  • Willingness to travel within Nigeria and especially Jigawa
  • Previous experience working in HIV, TB and Malaria
  • Strong familiarity with health system and HTM delivery context in Jigawa and Nigeria
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How to Apply

Interested and candidates should send their updated CV to: ng-recruitment@jhpiego.org using the position title and location as the subject of the email. Eg. “Quality Improvement Specialist, Jigawa”

  • CV and Cover Letter as ONE SINGLE WORD document
  • The title/subject of your email and application should be the position you are applying for.
  • Candidates that do not comply with the application instruction will be disqualified.
  • Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply
  • We reserve the right to close this early if a suitable candidate is found.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview
  • Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
  • There will be travel requirements and opportunities within Nigeria.
  • JHU is an Equal Opportunity Employer
  • For further information about Jhpiego, please visit our website at www.jhpiego.org
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Application Deadline 15th November, 2021.


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