Quality Assurance/Improvement (QA/QI) Officer

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June 08, 2018
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APIN Public Health Initiatives (APIN) is recruiting for fulltime Quality Assurance/Improvement (QA/QI) Officer.

Job Details

APIN Public Health Initiatives is a non-governmental donor-funded organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, care and support of diseases of public health importance in Nigeria, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, among others.

 We are seeking qualified and suitable candidates to assume the position below:

Job Title: Quality Assurance/Improvement (QA/QI) Officer 
Location:
 Benue, Plateau

Job Description

  • Will work under the supervision of APIN Senior Technical Officer-QA/QI
  • Will support Data Quality Assurance (DQA), NigeriaQual and other performance measurement exercises in the states
  • Review  and update the programme quality improvement protocol as indicated
  • Develop and coordinate  the implementation of the programme  quality management  plan
  • Provide technical support to program sites in developing and implementing clinical quality improvement activities in all program areas
  • Act as secretary to the APIN Central Quality Assurance committee
  • Ensure documentation and dissemination of the quality improvement and best practices at both central office and programme sites
  • The incumbent will supervise the state Clinical Quality Assurance Officers and serving as subject matter expertise regarding process improvement initiatives across ART/ TB, PMTCT, care and support, prevention & community services will provide quality assurance/ improvement focused technical assistance.
  • S/he ensures comprehensive data analysis to identify areas for improvement across thematic areas, health facility systems and program units.
  • S/he will develop metrics and other relevant reports on QA management for all QA issues, plan and conduct periodic program quality compliance audit at service delivery points to identify non-compliance in adherence to SOPs and guidelines; provide capacity building to health facility teams on QA and QI methodologies.
  • The job holder will provide onsite technical assistance to the facility QI teams and collate all QA activities and work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary teams to address program gaps
  • Ensure documentation and dissemination of the quality improvement and best practices at both central office and programme sites
  • Identify training needs, develop and implement training of relevant QI staff at both the central office and programme sites
  • Collaborate with HealthQual international on the QI strengthening project
  • Support and monitor the implementation of the QI coaching strategy

Job Requirements

Min Required Experience:

5 year(s)

Min Qualification:

Masters

Desired Courses:

Not Specified

Other Requirements:

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Ability

  • Advanced degree in Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health or related field.
  • At least 5 years’ relevant post NYSC clinical experience in HIV/AIDS care and antiretroviral treatment.
  • Excellent grasp of clinical issues and current literature in Adult/ Pediatric HIV management, TB, OVC, Prevention and PMTCT services. Demonstrated leadership and managerial skills;
  • Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills including the ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action.
  • Knowledge of applicable tools, concepts and methodologies of QA and QI

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should write stating how their skills, knowledge and experience make them suitable, and addressing the person specifications highlighted above for the position. 

Note

  • The suitability statement should not exceed a page and must appear on the first page of the CV, which must be saved in Microsoft Word and as applicant’s full name.
  • The subject of the mail should be the job position and location being applied for, e.g. Quality Assurance/Improvement (QA/QI) Officer (Benue).
  • Late applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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