MSH CURRENT CAREER

TECHNICAL AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (QI) COORDINATOR, ABUJA
GRADE:     Senior    Job ID:     12-4219
JOB LOCATION: Country:     NG  
# OF POSITIONS:     1
CENTER/OFFICE:     CHS – General  
PROJECT/PROGRAM:     Nigeria/NICAB
OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES
The Technical and QI Coordinator will provide leadership for the NICaB technical specialists to develop tools and approaches for institutionalizing quality improvement systems and promoting sustainability strategies.  S/He coordinate project technical specialists in implementing tools and approaches that build the capacity of health service delivery sites, the denominational networks to which the sites belong, and community organizations to promote and provide HIV/TB services and institutionalize QI systems.
S/He will work closely with the Health Services Coordinator to maximize the impact of training and technical support through pacing and synchronizing support to state-based Hospital Coordinators, and through them, physicians, nurses, and laboratory workers and hospital managers and board to ensure that people and patients needing HIV/AIDS, TB and related services receive prompt, quality care and referrals that they may need.  S/he will, in collaboration with CHAN Director of Programs and NICaB COP/DCOP, lead the fine tuning and implementation of technical capacity CHAN to promote quality systems at service delivery sites and denominational networks.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide technical advice on quality of care approaches to support Hospital Coordinators, medical officers and facility health workers and managers on all aspects of HIV services in order to ensure that patients receive the full package of testing, counselling, treatment, care and support in accordance with Government of Nigeria and PEPFAR guidelines.
Develop, negotiate and lead implementation of clinical services sustainability strategies at CHAN, denominational networks and health facility levels.  Facilitate capacity development through training and mentoring for health providers (including community services).
Supervise technical specialists, including health systems strengthening specialist, laboratory specialist, community services specialist, logistics/pharmacy specialist and training officer. Coordinate work of the specialists to ensure that all commodities, supplies and medicines to manage HIV/AIDS TB and related services are available all the times at the MI hospitals. Work closely with the Health Services Coordinator to ensure support is paced and synchronized for maximum impact.
Advise and facilitate the development of patient flow systems and follow-up procedures to ensure that all patients seeking HIV/AIDS TB and related services at the MI Hospital and health centres, are not lost for follow-up.
Ensure that providers are adequately trained for early identification, referral and follow-up for clients that may be in need of second line treatment.
Access, adapt or develop standard operating procedures and protocols for patient care and treatment and referrals according to National, PEPFAR and WHO guidelines.
Facilitate implementation and monitoring of all clinical services to ensure client satisfaction and compliance with guidelines.
Collaborate with Health Services Coordinator and M&E Specialist to provide TA to HCs to ensure complete, timely, quality of data is entered, collected, recorded and analyzed for HIV/AIDS testing, counselling, treatment and care in accordance with the Nigeria National Response Information Management System.
With the Health Services Coordinator, represent the project at technical forums and TWGs as directed by the COP/DCOP and advocate for the project at national and state levels with government and other partner organisations/stakeholders.
In close collaboration with the Health Services team, produce technical unit’s quarterly reports and any other reports required by NICaB, USAID, and other stakeholders.
Perform any other duties as required by the Chief of Party (COP).
QUALIFICATIONS
Medical doctor with at least 5 years experience supporting HIV/AIDS services.
Public health program management skills, preferably in an NGO setting funded by international donor, preferably USAID.
Experiences and skilled in building multi-dimensional clinical teams. excellent coaching and mentoring skills.
Community health services experience, particularly strengthening the link between community and facility-based services, and establishing referral systems.
Excellent communication skills and ability to liaise with high level government officials. Strong English writing skills and knowledge of Nigerian local language(s).
Experience in paediatric and safe motherhood care preferred.
Masters in public health preferred.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION
The Nigeria Indigenous Capacity Building (NICaB) Project is a President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) funded project through the U.S. Agency for International Development. The project is managed by the Christian Health Association of Nigeria (CHAN) in collaboration with Management Sciences for Health (MSH). The objectives of the project are to build local capacity to expand access to quality HIV related services for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS through strengthening CHAN member institution service delivery sites and NGO’s ability to respond to HIV/AIDS in their communities, provide quality HIV/AIDS services, and integrate TB and HIV diagnosis and treatment. NICaB’s activities cover 6 states focusing on 12 mission-supported health facilities and several community based organizations (CBOs).
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CLOSING DATE: August 5, 2011
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