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5 Oct 2019

Quality Improvement Specialist Health Services, Quality Improvement

Job Description

DATE: October 2019

Quality Improvement Specialist Health Services, Quality Improvement

Based in Qardho-Karkaar with frequent travels to the field Reports to Health Services and Quality Improvement Manager Duration: Contingent on donor funding

Who we are?

With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.

Join us!

We are looking for a Quality Improvement Specialist who will be tasked with the roll out and Implementation of Quality Improvement Framework in collaboration with the MOH in Karkaar region. He/She will work with the MOH and service delivery implementing partners to ensure health service providers knowledge and skills are improved to attain minimum standards set by MOH and PSI. He/She will also provide formal trainings, on-job training, coaching, and mentoring support to service providers during routine Quality Improvement supervision visits and assist when conducting periodic assessments of provider performance and take the lead in providing feedback to MOH and service delivery implementing partners.

Our ideal candidate has extensive experience “owning” tasks and learning quickly. He/She thrives in a challenging and dynamic context and is able to adapt quickly to new requirements for continual quality improvement., strives to take on responsibility, and takes pride in ensuring that every detail is checked, and a job is well done.

Sound like you? Read on.

DATE: October 2019

Your contribution

You will:

  • Together with Puntland MOH and service delivery implementing partners, conduct initial assessment of health quality areas, identify gaps, areas for improvement, and draft quality improvement work plans and implement in Karkaar region.
  • In Collaboration with Puntland MOH and service delivery implementing partners conduct monthly/quarterly visits to health facilities in Karkaar region and ensure that supervision findings are promptly shared with MOH and service delivery implementing partners, and actions taken promptly to address gaps.
  • Work with the MOH and service delivery implementing partners to ensure that all necessary guidelines for RMNCH are distributed/available in all health facilities in the region.
  • Provide On-job training to health facility and partner staff as necessary
  • In liaison with PSI M&E department, create dashboards for individual provider performance, review and update dashboards, and share this with MOH and service delivery implementing partners accordingly
  • Collaborate with Regional and District Ministry of Health office and other key stakeholders in the Karkaar region
  • Work with MOH and service delivery implementing partners to build health facility staff capacity in correctly capturing consumption at the facility level and transmitting same to the Regional Medical Officer
  • Work with MOH and service delivery implementing partners to train facility staff on the use and compliance to the Somali Standard Treatment Guidelines.
  • Develop training and supervision plans in collaboration with MOH and service delivery implementing partners.
  • Ensure efficient and timely execution of Quality improvement plans.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting.

What are we looking for?

Technical credentials.

  • University graduate/Medical Training – Doctor/ Clinical Officer /Midwife/Nurse.
  • At least 2 years of clinical experience working in the areas of Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health
  • Experience providing on the job/off the job training on Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Somali languages.
  • Good record of working with teams.
  • Independent and Self-motivated.

DATE: October 2019

Contact Us if you have what it takes?

If you think you are great fit, we will love to hear for you. Please submit your application and detailed resume to Somjobs@psi.org no later than 14/10/2019 with subject line indicating the title you are applied for- Quality Improvement Specialist- Puntland.


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