Jhpiego seeks a Snr Quality Improvement (QI) Advisor for the Global Fund funded, âQuality Improvement and Leadership and Management Strengthening through Technical Assistanceâ. The project aims to implement an innovative approach for integrated supportive supervision (ISS) that includes collaborative improvement, training, a web-enabled supervision checklist, and supervision of supervisors to improve health worker performance and quality of care for integrated HIV/TB/Malaria/primary health care services for underserved population, as well as strengthen leadership and management skills among Ministry of Health staff for QI and improved integrated service delivery in health facilities and communities.
The Snr QI advisor will work under the supervision of the Nigeria Project Director and Regional technical director to lead quality improvement and leadership and management activities in working closely with the NPHCDA, NACA and State Ministry of Health and other government agencies and with the QI specialist.
ResponsibilitiesLead technical assistance for quality improvement and leadership and management activities in Nigeria to achieve rapid and sustained goals, objectives and targets, Lead preparation, planning and implementation of QI capacity-building activities (training and mentoring) for state teams in program districts using virtual and in-person methods as appropriate Coordinate the development, adaptation and use of QI and L&M training curricula and tools as part of QI capacity-building activities and ongoing support of QI teams and district MOH managers Provide onsite and virtual support and mentoring to selected project teams across states for quality improvement activities related to HIV/TB/Malaria/COVID19, community interventions and primary health care services. Provide technical leadership and guidance to Jhpiego State team on the QI project Collaborate with NPHCDA, NACA, MOH counterparts to align program-supported QI activities with existing structures and processes including: Activation and ongoing support of QI teams to implement QI processes, including root cause analysis of critical quality gaps, change management to overcome gaps and regular monitoring and analysis of quality indicator results/trends Support to district managers and facility QI teams to calculate, visualize and analyse trends in quality-of-care results Support and help synthesize regular peer to peer and cross-site QI learning and exchange (virtual and in-person). Moderate and manage communication via selected virtual platforms Participate in any existing HTM and QoC technical working groups in program-supported at National and State Develop and maintain strong working relationships with participating Government and other in-country stakeholders and to involve them in this process. Responsible for harmonisation of deliverables, reports, communications and presentations. Represent program as requested in meetings, working groups and communications with external stakeholders and funder Represent Jhpiego and the projectâs progress, achievements and lessons learned to ministry of health officials, key stakeholders, and through meetings and presentations. Monitor project activities in Nigeria to ensure that they are on track and communicate regularly with the project management team about progress. Coordinate planned activities with relevant MoH department and other stakeholders, leadership and staff and ensure support and collaboration Lead technical assistance as a trusted partner of host country governments in the areas of quality improvement, leadership and management. Coordinate work planning and reporting processes in close collaboration with the project team. Write and review project materials related to Nigeria. Any other task as assigned
Required QualificationsHealth professional (e.g. Doctor, Nurse, Midwife) with at least 10yearsâ experience leading and implementing public health programs. Strong familiarity with health system and HIV, TB , COVID19, Community intervention and Malaria service delivery context across states in Nigeria Previous experience in quality improvement, capacity development and Health system strengthening Previous experience working in HIV, TB , COVID19, Community intervention and Malaria across health facilities and communities Ability to interact with established networks of senior level international health professionals, ministry of health officials and other partners Previous experience working closely with the Ministry of Health in Nigeria 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
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