Position Title: Performance Improvement Officer

Activation Date: 14 June, 2021   Announced Date: 14 June, 2021   Expire Date: 28 June, 2021



 
Job Location: Badghis
Nationality: Afghan
Category: Health Care
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary:
Vacancy Number: R1077
No. Of Jobs: 3
City:
Organization: (MSH) Management Sciences for Health
Years of Experience:
Contract Duration: 1 Year (Possibility of Extension)
Gender: Male/Female
Education:
Close date: 2021-06-28
 

About (MSH) Management Sciences for Health:

MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.

 

Job Description:

Major Activities / Responsibilities

Technical Activities:

  • Implement the project activities in the province to ensure quality services at health centers up to the provincial hospital level.
  • Understand and materialize the concept of TSTs into action through joint planning and implementation with AFIAT Governance/capacity-building officers, PPHO and NGO technical officers.
  • Conduct a rapid assessment of the HFs in provision of thematic services for which PI officer is recruited in collaboration with the PPHO and NGO technical officers.
  • Identify the gaps, facilitate a root cause analysis with the staff and development of an improvement plan.  
  • Conduct follow-up mentoring and coaching visits for providing capacity-building support to the healthcare providers in provision of thematic services for which PI officer is recruited to improve the quality of healthcare and increase access to quality health and nutrition services in the targeted community.
  • Develop a monthly work plan for improvement of clinical and non-clinical weaknesses observed in the targeted HFs
  • Implement the Quality Improvement program using the revised HQIP tool.
  • Disseminate and ensure appropriate implementation of QI standards and procedures.
  • Assist in the implementation of alternative capacity building approaches (peer to peer mentoring visits to learning centers, formal competency-based training) in concert with provincial stakeholders to help ensure compliance to standards and assist in the implementation of alternative capacity building approaches including Gender and Health Training and RMC training for HCPs.
  • Work in collaboration with other partners and the MoPH in the area of total quality improvement system in the health sector.
  • Participate in technical working groups as required in the region.
  • Produce and submit timely monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Carefully document the “HF QI progress sheet” for each activity/result undertaken per health centers visited, and effectively circulate it for ensuring data use by AFIAT regional manager, Governance/CB officers, and any relevant stakeholders (PPHO, NGO).
  • Closely collaborate and coordinate with AFIAT Governance/CB officers to ensure strengthening the links between health centers visited and their communities in thematic services for which PI officer is recruited.
  • In coordination with AFIAT Gov/CB officers ensure that community representative is present during the TST visits in Health centers.
  • Initiate and prepare success stories from project implementation.
  • For the RMNH&FP PI officer, in coordination with Central RMNH Senior
  • Advisor, support the implementation of the AIM Safety Bundles in 2 hospitals and surrounding facilities, as needed.
  • Carry out additional responsibilities as may be needed or assigned.
 

Job Requirements:

REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION:

Applicants with different educational qualifications can apply for this position:

For RMNH&FP Program (Ob/Gyn Specialist)

Medical university degree and specialty in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Master’s degree in Public Health or relevant area is preferred.

For RMNH&FP Program (Midwife)

Graduate from a registered Midwifery Education Institution with an undergraduate diploma
Master’s degree in Public Health or relevant area is preferred.

For Child Health & EPI Program

Medical university degree from a recognized university
Master’s degree in Public Health or relevant area, and specialty in pediatrics is preferred.

For Nutrition Program

Medical university degree from a recognized university
Diploma in Nutrition and Master’s degree in Public Health is preferred.

For TB Program

Medical university degree from a recognized university with at least 5-year’s experience in TB management in urban and rural settings
Master’s degree in Public Health with at least 2-year experience in TB management in urban and rural settings is preferred.

For Pharmaceuticals Program

Medical university degree and/or bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from a recognized university
Five years’ experience in pharmaceutical management in BPHS/EPHS health facilities in rural or urban setting.

REQUIRED MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:

Five years’ experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating thematic programs for at provincial hospital, BPHS health facility, and community levels.
Previous training or mentoring experience is a plus.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Experience and knowledge of limitations of the Afghan healthcare system to deliver quality health services, preferably in a thematic area: RMNH&FP, Child health, TB, nutrition, or pharmaceutical management.
Expertise knowledge in a thematic area (MoPH policies, guidelines, SoPs, best practices, high impact interventions, related Community-based program) and knowledge of integration of care
Acquired mentoring skills are preferred, and mandatory for RMNH&FP PI officers
A strong willingness to mentor health providers to help them improve their performance and get results
Strong analytical and computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, web-based research). Ability to use Excel spreadsheet and extract selected data. Skill in using data for decision making preferred
Demonstrated experience collaborating with a range of counterparts at the regional and provincial levels that leads to technically sound and productive healthcare interventions
Awareness of barriers to women’s access to health and ability to demonstrate gender sensitivity.

Specific Knowledge and skills

For RMNH&FP PI Officer knowledge and skills on management of Caesarian Section (SC)
For the Nutrition PI Officer nutrition knowledge (received Nutrition SoP, MIYCN and IMAM training)
For the TB PI Officer knowledge of TB management (case detection, treatment, follow-up, and other components of TB interventions and activities).
For Pharmaceuticals PI Officer knowledge and expertise in pharmaceuticals and health commodities quantification, assessing Rational Medicine Use and Supply Management practices.

COMPETENCIES:         

Excellent written and oral communication skills in local languages and English
Excellent interpersonal skills: demonstrated ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse staff. Mentoring experience is a plus and is mandatory for RMNH&FP PI Officer.
Experience in training and supervision of BPHS components.

MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.

 

Submission Guideline:

Interested candidates should go apply through the below link and submit an application form for positions they are suitably qualified for.

https://msh.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Afghanistan-Badghis/Performance-Improvement-Officer_R1077

Please click the employment opportunities tab and select Afghanistan from the list of countries. A list of positions will appear, please select those you wish to apply for. Candidates who do not apply through the above-mentioned link will not be considered for the shortlist. Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap. 

Note: The deadline for applications is for two weeks. However, interviews of suitable candidates may begin as applications are received. Please apply early. 

 

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