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  • Posted: May 13, 2024
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    Around 3.5 billion people - half the people on the planet today - are malnourished. Each year, malnutrition kills 3.1 million children under the age of five and leaves 161 million stunted, trapping generations in lives of poverty and unfulfilled potential. The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is focused on finding solutions to end malnutrition w...
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    Programme Quality Specialist (PQS)

    About the Role

    • The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Programme Quality Specialist (PQS) to support with strategic and operational program quality management services to enhance program impact and learning. This role will be offered on a two(2) year fixed term contract, subject to availability of funding and will be based in Abuja, Nigeria.
    • They will support high-quality programme quality technical assistance, capacity development; ensure project delivery is appropriate to donor and organizational compliance, support the delivery of high quality, evidence-based, innovative programmes based on learnings and facilitate organizational learning from programme results.
    • They will support the design and implementation of contextual tools and systems to demonstrate impact, and also support learning across our programmes, teams, and partners.
    • The Programme Quality Specialist will support the facilitation of multiple Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) efforts and applies a variety of improvement methodologies and group management techniques to support individuals and teams through process improvement initiatives.
    • Supports the Deputy Country Director to increase programme efficiencies, assure cost-effectiveness, reduce variability and reduce errors/defects.
    • The Programme Quality Specialist will support the quality assurance of all project activities in the country programme. Reporting to the Deputy Country Director, the Programme Quality Specialist will provide strategic support to the DCD in managing all portfolio and project leads to deliver quality nutrition interventions.

    Key Responsibilities include

    • Support the DCD to develop, implement, and monitor Quality Improvement (QI) strategies for project interventions and support the development of practical continuous Quality improvement (CQI) approaches.
    • Support the DCD to design and operationalize a quality improvement, quality assurance framework for GAIN nutrition interventions.
    • Support the design and implementation of CQI tools and guidelines to institutionalize functional quality improvement systems at various intervention levels.
    • Provide support and tools based on identified needs; and conduct intensive supportive field visits.
    • Support the establishment of CQI community of practice to strengthen and sustain a culture of joint problem-solving and learning.
    • Support the effective linkages between programme learning and planning, monitoring and evaluation processes.

    About you

    • The ideal candidate should have significant demonstrated experience in quality improvement and quality assurance of public health and/or healthcare services. Experience in data analysis and the use of dashboards combined with learning and knowledge management is required.
    • The candidate will need to demonstrate experience in designing and implementation of contextual tools and systems to demonstrate impact, and also support learning across our programmes, teams, and partners.
    • The position holder should be able to think strategically and be comfortable with understanding and communicating concepts to a wide range of audiences both at internally and externally.
    • You should have experience leading quality assurance of project activities across different portfolios.
    • An educational background with a Bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, nutrition agriculture, agribusiness social sciences, international development, nutrition, international relations, statistics or related fields is required.

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