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Overview

Jhpiego seeks a Quality Improvement (QI) Advisor for Jigawa State for The Global Fund funded, “Quality Improvement and Leadership and Management Strengthening through Technical Assistance”. The project aims to provide support to Global Fund programs in 5 countries: Chad, DRC, Niger, Nigeria and Mali 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 QI advisor will work under the supervision of the Nigeria Project Lead and Regional Program Manager to lead quality improvement and leadership and management activities in Jigawa state working closely with the State Ministry of Health and other government agencies and with the QI specialist.

Responsibilities

  • Lead 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 facility health workers and district managers in program districts using virtual and in-person methods as appropriate
  • Support 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 at least 15 sites in the selected project region for quality improvement activities related to HIV/TB/Malaria/primary health care services.
  • Provide leadership and management to Jhpiego State team on the QI project
  • Collaborate with MOH counterparts to align program-supported QI activities with existing MOH 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 districts
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with participating Jigawa MOHs and other in-country stakeholders and to involve them in this process.
  • Contribute to preparation of program reports, communications and presentations.
  • Represent program as requested in meetings, working groups and communications with external stakeholders and funder
  • Represent Jhpiego and the project’s 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.
  • Collect data as needed related to QI activities and submit them to the project central monitoring and evaluation advisor

Required Qualifications

  • Health professional (e.g. Doctor, Nurse, Midwife) with at least 8-10years’ experience leading and implementing public health programs.
  • Strong familiarity with health system and HIV, TB and Malaria service delivery context in Jigawa and Nigeria
  • Previous experience in quality improvement, capacity development and program management.
  • Previous experience working in HIV, TB and Malaria across health facilities
  • 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

SALARY RANGE: NGN 800,000 -NGN900,000 Monthly

DURATION: 3 Months

Method of Application:

Interested and qualified candidates should apply using the link

Application Closing date:

Close of Business Friday 8th July, 2022

Note:

  • Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview
  • JHU is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Responding to the Changing Needs of Women and Families Worldwide

Since its founding in 1974, Jhpiego has been innovating to save the lives of women and families worldwide. From the first day, Jhpiego has been asking the question: How can we make lifesaving services available and accessible to the people who need them—all over the world?

Dr. Theodore M. King, an early innovator and champion for women’s health, was the moving force behind the founding of Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University. In the early 1970s, King recognized the need to make physicians, nurses and administrators from developing countries aware of reproductive health breakthroughs, such as laparoscopy (a procedure used to inspect internal reproductive organs for infertility or to provide contraception by closing off the fallopian tubes) and modern contraceptives. Originally known as the Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics, the organization was funded through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Under King’s leadership, as a founder, trustee and later president of Jhpiego for 14 years, the organization conducted a steady stream of programs throughout the developing world.

How Did We Get from There to Here?

Early on, Jhpiego established itself as a leader in reproductive health training. Beginning in 1974, Jhpiego held training sessions on family planning/reproductive health for doctors and nurses in the USA In 1979, Jhpiego started its first in-country training programs in Tunisia, Brazil, Kenya, Nigeria, Thailand and the Philippines. From 1987 through 2004, Jhpiego conducted three global Training in Reproductive Health Projects, funded by USAID. Beginning in 1993, Jhpiego published learning materials on long-acting family planning methods.

Over the years—to respond more effectively to the needs of individual countries—Jhpiego became increasingly field-based and established its first field office in Kenya in 1993. Today, Jhpiego has field offices in more than 30 countries worldwide. Similarly, Jhpiego’s programming areas have expanded to meet changing needs in the field. In addition to family planning and reproductive health, Jhpiego now has expertise in maternal and child health, infection prevention and control, HIV/AIDS and infectious diseases.

Jhpiego’s work has also expanded to address reproductive health policy and guidelines and to support health systems strengthening. For example, in 1996 in Brazil, Jhpiego launched a performance and quality improvement approach, now known as Standards-Based Management and Recognition (SBM-R), which has since been implemented in 30 countries. SBM-R empowers health workers and facilities to improve the performance and quality of their services by providing them with the tools and methods they need to make decisions, solve problems and innovate at the local level.

Innovations in Training Methods and Technologies

In 1986, Jhpiego pioneered a competency-based training (CBT) approach that emphasizes learning by doing. CBT focuses on how the participant performs and promotes the trainer’s ability to encourage learning. Jhpiego also introduced the use of anatomic models for “humanistic training.” To minimize risk to clients, learners first practice on models until they achieve competency. In 1995, a clinical training skills manual—the cornerstone of Jhpiego’s training approach—was published. Using a systematic “training of trainers” approach, Jhpiego has created a global network of qualified physician, nurse and midwife trainers.

As early as 1984, Jhpiego collaborated with the University of the West Indies to deliver reproductive health courses, via satellite, to six islands in the Caribbean. In 1987, Jhpiego sponsored a global meeting on reproductive health education and technology with the World Health Organization (WHO) and introduced computer-assisted instruction to simulate clinical situations in several of its US-based courses. In 1995, ReproLine, an online source for reproductive health information, was launched. Today, Jhpiego continues to explore new learning technologies: mobile phones in Afghanistan, a computer-based learning management system in Ethiopia, computer-based training in Ghana, a distance learning program in Zambia.

Practical Solutions for Low-Resource Settings

Since the 1992 publication of its international reference standard Infection Prevention for Family Planning Service Programs, Jhpiego has been at the forefront in promoting evidence-based practices that can protect health care professionals, staff and clients from potentially life-threatening infections. To this end, Jhpiego has tested and introduced practical, low-cost infection prevention procedures that can be implemented effectively in settings with limited resources.

In developing countries, cervical cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths among women. In 1995, Jhpiego began research with the University of Zimbabwe to find a low-cost alternative to the Pap test that could make cervical cancer prevention a reality in low-resource settings. Based on the results of this research, Jhpiego helped form the Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention in 1999 and received funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expand its cervical cancer program. Since that time, Jhpiego has developed and piloted the single visit approach in which women are screened and treated during the same visit.

In 1995, Jhpiego began addressing HIV/AIDS and its integration with family planning services. Six years later, Jhpiego began work in HIV voluntary counseling and testing with a USAID-funded project in Jamaica. In 2002, Jhpiego received its first funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for work in HIV/AIDS and, the following year, developed a global learning package on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV—with CDC, WHO and university partners—to enable global scale-up. Also in 2003, Jhpiego began work on male circumcision for HIV prevention in Zambia. In 2008, Jhpiego developed a global learning package on male circumcision for HIV prevention with WHO and UNAIDS.

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Overview

Jhpiego seeks a Quality Improvement (QI) Advisor for Jigawa State for The Global Fund funded, “Quality Improvement and Leadership and Management Strengthening through Technical Assistance”. The project aims to provide support to Global Fund programs in 5 countries: Chad, DRC, Niger, Nigeria and Mali 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 QI advisor will work under the supervision of the Nigeria Project Lead and Regional Program Manager to lead quality improvement and leadership and management activities in Jigawa state working closely with the State Ministry of Health and other government agencies and with the QI specialist.

Responsibilities

  • Lead 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 facility health workers and district managers in program districts using virtual and in-person methods as appropriate
  • Support 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 at least 15 sites in the selected project region for quality improvement activities related to HIV/TB/Malaria/primary health care services.
  • Provide leadership and management to Jhpiego State team on the QI project
  • Collaborate with MOH counterparts to align program-supported QI activities with existing MOH 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 districts
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with participating Jigawa MOHs and other in-country stakeholders and to involve them in this process.
  • Contribute to preparation of program reports, communications and presentations.
  • Represent program as requested in meetings, working groups and communications with external stakeholders and funder
  • Represent Jhpiego and the project’s 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.
  • Collect data as needed related to QI activities and submit them to the project central monitoring and evaluation advisor

Required Qualifications

  • Health professional (e.g. Doctor, Nurse, Midwife) with at least 8-10years’ experience leading and implementing public health programs.
  • Strong familiarity with health system and HIV, TB and Malaria service delivery context in Jigawa and Nigeria
  • Previous experience in quality improvement, capacity development and program management.
  • Previous experience working in HIV, TB and Malaria across health facilities
  • 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

SALARY RANGE: NGN 800,000 -NGN900,000 Monthly

DURATION: 3 Months

Method of Application:

Interested and qualified candidates should apply using the link

Application Closing date:

Close of Business Friday 8th July, 2022

Note:

  • Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview
  • JHU is an Equal Opportunity Employer
2022-07-09

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