Quality Improvement Officer (QI OFFICER)
Project: HIV Free Centre Project
Position: Quality improvement Officer,
Number of Persons Needed: 01
Place of work: Yaoundé, Cameroon
Reports to: SI&E Director
Duration: 05 months with a possibility of extension
Terms of Offer: This position is remunerated on local terms. (Local Candidates Only)
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and at over 5,500 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States. With a growing global staff of over 1,000—nine of 10 who work in the field—the Foundation’s global mission is to implement HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs; further advance innovative research; and to execute strategic and targeted global advocacy activities to bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide.
EGPAF Cameroon is seeking suitably qualified persons able to fill the position Service Delivery Advisor in the HIV Free project implemented in the Centre Region. The overarching goal of the program is to support health facilities, to deliver enhanced, integrated high impact package of sustainable HIV prevention and treatment services for the achievement of HIV epidemic control (the 90:90:90 goals).
the Quality Improvement Officer (QI Officer) will work closely with all field actors to introduce / integrate QI principles in the ongoing activities and monitor all QI activities either in the HIV-Free Centre project. The QI Officer will work to create QI teams within health facilities; and coordinate identification and implementation of QI projects. S/he will lead QI data collection in PMTCT, Adults and Pediatric care; QI analysis; and QI reports on the variety of data in order to assess quality of care and promote appropriateness of quality of care in each region.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Lead efforts to conduct site specific assessments of quality improvement capacity and plan QI start-up activities.
Conduct the creation of QI team in health facilities and health districts
Build capacity of all actors / Technical staff in QI in order to integrate QI principles into their work and facilitate implementation of quality improvement activities,
Support the implementation of the onsite QI mentoring for all staff of PMTCT, Adults and Pediatric care with the assistance of QI senior staff previously trained
Oversees QI related activities in their region and ensure systematic use of QI principles during implementation of the project
In collaboration with other staff, participate to conduct routine review of data information and data for program quality with M&E, CMT, other technical program officers and operations staff where needed; so that all stakeholders know how effective the program is and what are the areas that need more support and focus
Work with all staff to ensure that QI principles are applied during supportive supervision of PMTCT and C&T care; to carry out regular performance measurements at sites;
Coordinate analysis of QI data; provide QI feedback to health facilities; and attend QI meetings at the regional level
Ensure that regular quality improvement meetings take place at site-level, district level and region (reviewing data, flow charts and setting/following up action plans through PDSA cycles) to strengthen QI in existing health management structure
Make recommendations to Program Manager following implementation of QI projects in the field
Other Duties as Assigned
JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
Minimum: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Health Science, public health or Health information or related field
Having a minimum knowledge of Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel minimum) and the Internet; experiences in conducting training; good written and oral communication skills
Specific healthcare work experience in quality improvement, project design, or project management will be an advantage
Excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills, capable of directing and managing change, and inspiring teamwork and motivating staff and partners to achieve results.
Fluent in both written and spoken English and French
Able to work legally in Cameroon as a resident or through a valid work permit
Currently reside in, or be willing to temporarily relocate to Yaoundé, Cameroon for the duration of the contract period
How to apply
Qualified candidates should submit a CV and cover letter through the following link Quality Improvement Officer (QI OFFICER)
Applications will be considered until December 8, 2017.
Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.
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