• Careers in a Maternal and Neonatal Health (MNH) Project

  • Posted on: 2 June, 2015 Deadline: 9 June, 2015
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  • Poor maternal and neonatal health (MNH) outcomes are priority public-health issues in Nigeria, which contributes to an outsized proportion of global maternal and neonatal deaths. The project will be working with about 20 public and private health facilities in Imo State to build collaborative learning platforms that seek to use quality improvement methods to improve maternal and perinatal/neonatal health outcomes through a series of tested interventions and shared learning.

    Quality Improvement Officer

     

    OVERVIEW OF JOB ROLE
    The Quality Improvement QI Officer will be responsible for managing of activities, mentoring and coaching facility QI staff to implement changes using QI methodologies in selected facilities. Hel She will ensure that facility teams are consistently on track to achieve program aims and objectives by ensuring frequent meetings and review available data for planning and action.

    SPECIFIC TASKS AND RESPONSIBIUTIES

    • Ensure a functional facility-based QI team at all health facilities under hislher supervision
    • Ensure appropriate use of Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles to test changes
    • Provide daily technical assistance to facility on QI methodology application
    • In collaboration with key members of the facility, encourage the use of collected data for decision-making
    • Develop the skills of facility data and QI team to independently collect, collate and interpret data     .
    • Conduct Data Quality Assessment (DOA) on data provided
    • Develop and effectively manage a database of the process and outcome data collected by project staff
    • Ensure timely submission of data collected by project staff
    • Generate facility-level reports on a monthly basis
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

    QI Officer: The ideal candidate should have a minimum of a medical degree with at least 1 year experience working in the clinical setting. A relevant post-graduate degree would be an added advantage

    Others

    • Strong organizational skills, program management skills, analytical skills, ability to multi-task, attention to detail and good interpersonal skills
    • Good communication skills including public presentation and workshop facilitation experience
    • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
    • Ability and willingness to travel within the supported facilities and LGAs

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    Data Officer

     

    The Data Officer will be responsible for monitoring the collection of routine process and outcome indicator related data and also support data flow through all levels in close collaboration with key facility, LGA and state level monitoring and evaluation personnel. The officer will be responsible for improving expertise in monitoring and evaluation, and to use monitoring and evaluation (M&E) findings for effective decision-making and capacity development/performance improvement at the facility level.

    SPECIFIC TASKS AND RESPONSIBIUTIES

    • Ensure a functional facility-based QI team at all health facilities under hislher supervision
    • Ensure appropriate use of Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles to test changes
    • Provide daily technical assistance to facility on QI methodology application
    • In collaboration with key members of the facility, encourage the use of collected data for decision-making
    • Develop the skills of facility data and QI team to independently collect, collate and interpret data     .
    • Conduct Data Quality Assessment (DOA) on data provided
    • Develop and effectively manage a database of the process and outcome data collected by project staff
    • Ensure timely submission of data collected by project staff
    • Generate facility-level reports on a monthly basis
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

    Data Officer: The ideal candidate should have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in any health related field (e.g, public health, health information management systems, health service administration etc). A relevant post-graduate degree would be an added advantage

    Others

    • Strong organizational skills, program management skills, analytical skills, ability to multi-task, attention to detail and good interpersonal skills
    • Good communication skills including public presentation and workshop facilitation experience
    • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
    • Ability and willingness to travel within the supported facilities and LGAs

    Method of Application

    Attractive remuneration package which will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and general competencies and/capabilities and iin accordance with comparable organizations. All Curriculum Vitae from qualified candidates must be submitted on or before June 9th, 2015 to qiofficer2015@gmail.com

    Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted for interview.

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