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  • Posted: Nov 18, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Palladium Group is a privately owned real estate company. Its core businesses are Portfolio and Development investments. The Group invests for its own account and in partnership with private and institutional investors. Its knowledge and expertise allow for a combination of efficiency and quality of life aspects through a global approach to residential and c...
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    Quality Improvement Specialist - Consultant (Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Edo, Lagos, and Taraba)

    Job ID: req12442
    Locations: Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Edo, Lagos, and Taraba

    Project Overview and Role

    • Data.FI is a five-year global project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to support the HIV and COVID-19 response.
    • Data.FI partners with programs to accelerate and sustain access to high-quality data to expedite HIV and COVID-19 epidemic control and maintenance.
    • By improving global, regional, national, and community/local in-depth analyses of HIV and COVID-19 epidemiologic and programmatic data, Data.FI expedites program achievements to improve client services and attain and sustain control of the epidemics.
    • Data.FI supports host country governments to enhance existing health information systems (HIS), informing management responses to gaps in programming and sustaining impact by supporting local partner transition.

    Purpose of Position

    • Data.FI is seeking to employ a quality improvement specialist on a consultancy to support USAID’s proposed  Blended Performance Assessment Approach (BPAA) for continuous quality improvement consisting of data quality and Site Improvement Monitoring System (SIMS) assessments involving data collection, data entry, data analysis, and provision of quality improvement support to the project, facilities’ and USAID PEPFAR implementing partners’ (IPs’) staff.
    • The engaged consultant will actively participate in work planning, fieldwork monitoring, report writing and dissemination of key findings with stakeholders in Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Edo, Lagos, and Taraba States.
    • (S)he will ensure that the data quality and validation protocols are followed and will actively engage in quality improvement and mentorship for USAID IPs.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    External Job Description:

    • Provide technical assistance in conducting of SIMS and data quality assessments, reporting, capacity strengthening for data use and monitoring of continuous quality improvement (CQI) interventions in facilities supported by USAID IPs in Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Edo, Lagos, and Taraba states
    • Provide technical support in developing remediation plans and tracking results of progress to support decision-making and strengthening monitoring of key performance indicators by USAID IPs.
    • Provide technical support in the development of BPAA (SIMS/DQA-CQI) data collection and validation tools on the Automated Partners Progress Reporting (APPR) platform.
    • Provide support in facility prioritization for SIMS and DQA activities.
    • Engage with relevant stakeholders at the national and state level in line with the implementation of BPAA activities.
    • Conduct SIMS and data quality assessments in facilities in the aforementioned states as agreed in collaboration with USAID Nigeria.  
    • Provide support in the implementation of a field based CQI approach in SIMS/DQA assessments.
    • Ensure timely reporting and submission of SIMS and DQA data into the APPR.
    • Provide technical support in analyzing DQA/SIMS results and support the development of data visualizations for BPAA dashboards in USAID/Nigeria’s Comprehensive Access Review Dashboard (CARD).
    • Provide timely analysis of results as requested by USAID in response to performance management.
    • Any other related duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • A Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Health Informatics or a related field. A Master’s Degree in a relevant field is an added advantage.
    • At least three years’ experience in supporting health systems for HIV/AIDS service delivery. Three to five years of demonstrated knowledge and experience in designing and implementing clinical quality improvement, DQAs, SIMS assessments, and supportive supervision systems (specific technical expertise in quality improvement models preferred).
    • Experience working and familiarity with stakeholders in Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Edo, Lagos, and Taraba States preferred.
    • Demonstrated skills in monitoring and evaluation and clear understanding of HIV care and Treatment Indicators based MER 2.5 or 2.6 guidance.
    • Proficient understating and expert knowledge of CQI approaches for HIV programming; developing quality improvement plans.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated proficiency in data analysis, data presentation and report writing.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office package, data analysis software such as SPSS, R or Stata or any business intelligence software such Tableau, Power-BI, etc.

    Method of Application

    Note: Should you require any adjustments or accommodations to be made due to a disability or you are a neurodivergent individual or any other circumstance, please email our team at: [email protected]

    Interested and qualified? Go to Palladium Group on palladium.csod.com to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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