Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Reports To: State Improvement Advisor
- 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 40 public and private health facilities in Lagos 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.
Overview of Job Role
- The Quality Improvement (QI) Officer will be responsible for managing QI activities, mentoring and coaching facility QI staff to implement changes using QI methodologies in selected facilities. He/ 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.
- He/ She 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 Responsibilities
- Ensure a functional facility-based QI team at all health facilities under his/her supervision
- Identify and assemble external QI champions within State Ministry of Health (SMOH) and relevant agencies
- 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 (DQA) 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
- 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
- A minimum of three or more years’ work experience in health information management/monitoring & evaluation
- 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
Salary and Conditions of Service
- Attractive remuneration package which will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and general competencies and/capabilities and in accordance with comparable organizations.
Method of Application
All Curriculum Vitae from qualified candidates must be submitted on or before April 2, 2015
to email@example.com. Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted for interview.
Closing Date: 02/04/2015