4 JOB POSITIONS AT IntraHealth : ( Deadline : 31 May 2019 )

4 JOB POSITIONS AT IntraHealth : ( Deadline : 31 May 2019 )

 

4 JOB POSITIONS AT IntraHealth : ( Deadline : 31 May 2019 )

 

 

JOB AT IntraHealth : Quality Improvement Advisor : ( Deadline : 31 May 2019 )

 

 

INGOBYI ACTIVITY

GOLDEN PLAZA, 3rd Floor

KG 546 Street 1

P.O. Box 6639-Kigali

Tel.: + (250) 738795924

Kacyiru, Kigali

www.intrahealth.org

 

 

Employment Opportunity : Quality Improvement Advisor

 

Why Choose IntraHealth

 

At IntraHealth, we are a global team of creative, committed humanitarians on a mission. We are advocates, technologists, health workers, and communicators. Program officers, finance experts, and technical leaders. We are passionate and diverse. We’re united in our belief that everyone everywhere should have the health care they need to thrive. That’s why we work every day to improve the performance of health workers around the world and strengthen the systems in which they work.

 

 

For almost 40 years in over 100 countries, IntraHealth has partnered with local communities to make sure health workers are present where they’re needed most, ready to do the job, connected to the technology they need, and safe to do their very best work. Our programs are designed with a deep understanding of, and appreciation for, the context of human rights, gender equality and discrimination, economic empowerment, and changing populations. The longstanding relationships we’ve built with government agencies, private-sector partners, and members of civil society make our efforts stronger and more effective.

 

 

About the project

 

The Ingobyi Activity is a five-year cooperative agreement with USAID to improve the quality of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) and malaria services, in a sustainable manner with the goal of reducing neonatal, child and maternal mortality in Rwanda. Ingobyi Activity builds upon the tremendous gains Rwanda has made as well as previous USAID investments in the health sector to provide a healthier, more productive future for all Rwandans.

 

 

Summary of role

 

Working under direct supervision of the Sr. Quality and Mentorship Specialist, the Quality Improvement Advisor will support efforts to develop, maintain, and implement plans to achieve quality improvement goals as well as provide technical support to health facilities and health providers in quality improvement and accreditation. The QI Advisor will oversee and monitor functionality of health facility-based quality improvement/management teams and support the development of performance improvement targets across all Ingobyi-supported districts. He/she will work with Ingobyi technical teams to collect, analyze and present data to show progress on key program quality indicators at facility, district, or national level as necessary. The incumbent will prepare periodic reports on program quality improvement activities and share with Ingobyi and MOH leadership to inform planning of quality improvement efforts.

 

The position will report to the senior quality and mentorship specialist and will work with zonal technical teams to ensure optimal performance of quality improvement related to RMNCH/malaria services in Ingobyi-supported districts. In collaboration with the technical team, he/she will liaise with zonal coordinators, districts and health facilities to coordinate efforts to improve quality of service delivery in RMNCH and malaria services.

 

 

 

 

Essential functions

 

The Quality Improvement Advisor will perform the following key functions:

 

Capacity strengthening/training:

 

Support the department of quality and accreditation at MOH to develop criteria to assess progress toward achieving QI objectives and work with MOH to include/integrate RMNCH and malaria indicators in the updated quality and accreditation guidelines;
Support the MOH to update training manuals for quality improvement and accreditation and its management as necessary;
Support the MOH to roll out primary health care standards in all Ingobyi-supported health centers;
Ensure the existence of, and functionality of quality improvement teams (also known as quality management committees) in all Ingobyi-supported health facilities;
Strengthen the capacity of quality improvement teams with adequate and updated knowledge and skills to coordinate QI related activities including implementation of QI plans at their respective facilities;
Strengthen capacity of Ingobyi zonal technical teams to support quality improvement activities in all supported health facilities;
Develop and implement strategies to measure and improve patient experience of care, including ensuring availability of client feedback mechanism/strategies and their implementation within the health facility services;
Work with hospital accreditation officers to implement recommendations/measures to address compliance gaps identified during accreditation assessments that relate to RMNCH and malaria;
Ensure integration of QI interventions by fostering synergy between various QI efforts implemented at facility level (mentorship, internal DQA/data validation, facility self-assessments, PBF evaluations, accreditation, death audits, ISS/DQA, rapid response teams, data dashboards, etc.);
Work with other Ingobyi staff to ensure QI activities are integrated across all supported technical areas and recommended measures of quality are put in place;
Planning, coordination, and reporting

 

Support planning and implementation of QI activities, working collaboratively with Ingobyi’s technical team;
Provide technical input during development of strategies and work plans to address quality improvement issues prioritized by the Government of Rwanda and key stakeholders;
Represent Ingobyi Activity in the quality TWG and contribute to development and/or update of quality related policies, guidelines and tools as well as maintain a constructive dialogue and technical exchange with other counterparts to effectively support accreditation process in Ingobyi Supported districts;
Review and analyze periodic reports to identify quality gaps, develop strategies, and provide feedback to resolve the gaps;
Lead documentation of quality improvement and accreditation activities conducted within Ingobyi supported districts;
Prepare progress reports on quality improvement, highlighting successes, gaps and recommended actions to address

 

key challenges; and Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

 

The ideal candidate should possess the below qualifications and experience:

 

Education

 

Bachelor’s degree in Medicine or Nursing with MPH

 

Experience

 

Minimum 8 years of experience implementing quality improvement/quality assurance in a healthcare setting in Rwanda;
Minimum 8 years of experience supporting MoH (central and decentralized levels) in continuous quality improvement and accreditation processes;
Strong background in M&E related to RMNCH and malaria programs;
In-depth understanding of global standards and frameworks for quality healthcare;
Prior experience with USAID-funded health projects is preferred;
Strong knowledge of Rwanda health system;
Strong coordination, facilitation and reporting skills;
Strong skills in MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel;
Proficiency in Kinyarwanda, English, and French;
Ability to travel nationally;

 

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Willingness and ability to travel within and outside of Kigali, and to work independently with all stakeholders
Willingness to accept additional responsibilities
Willingness to work overtime as required

 

SUMMARY OF BENEFITS

 

IntraHealth International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package. We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment which supports health workers, so they can improve the lives of people throughout the world.

 

IntraHealth International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. This is also to include inquiry about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.

 

Please, apply before May 31, 2019, and learn more about IntraHealth Careers @:

 

 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

 

 

 

3 JOB POSITIONS AT IntraHealth : Infection Prevention and Control Officers : ( Deadline : 31 May 2019 )

 

 

 

INGOBYI ACTIVITY

 

GOLDEN PLAZA, 3rd Floor

 

KG 546 Street 1

 

P.O. Box 6639-Kigali

 

Tel.: + (250) 738795924

 

Kacyiru, Kigali

 

www.intrahealth.org

 

 

Employment Opportunity: Infection Prevention and Control Officers (3)

 

Why Choose IntraHealth

 

At IntraHealth, we are a global team of creative, committed humanitarians on a mission. We are advocates, technologists, health workers, and communicators. Program officers, finance experts, and technical leaders. We are passionate and diverse. We’re united in our belief that everyone everywhere should have the health care they need to thrive. That’s why we work every day to improve the performance of health workers around the world and strengthen the systems in which they work.

For almost 40 years in over 100 countries, IntraHealth has partnered with local communities to make sure health workers are present where they’re needed most, ready to do the job, connected to the technology they need, and safe to do their very best work. Our programs are designed with a deep understanding of, and appreciation for, the context of human rights, gender equality and discrimination, economic empowerment, and changing populations. The longstanding relationships we’ve built with government agencies, private-sector partners, and members of civil society make our efforts stronger and more effective.

About the project

The Ingobyi Activity is a five-year cooperative agreement with USAID to improve the quality of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) and malaria services, in a sustainable manner with the goal of reducing neonatal, child and maternal mortality in Rwanda. Ingobyi Activity builds upon the tremendous gains Rwanda has made as well as previous USAID investments in the health sector to provide a healthier, more productive future for all Rwandans.

Summary of role

The short-term Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Officers (3) will work under direct supervision of the Zonal Coordinator and receive technical guidance and support from the IPC Specialist, to build capacity of health care providers in Ingobyi-supported hospitals and health centers in infection prevention and control. The incumbent will work with zonal technical staff to increase overall infection prevention and control capacity, particularly the integration of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) prevention and preparedness within the broader Ingobyi IPC framework.

 

Key functions

 

The Infection Prevention and Control Officer is responsible for the following functions:

 

 

Capacity building/training

 

Works in collaboration with other Ingobyi zonal staff and health facilities to build capacity of supported hospitals and health centers in infection prevention and control;
Provides guidance and skills development in the integration of EVD prevention as part of the overall Ingobyi infection control and prevention framework;
Assesses IPC capacities and practices in hospitals and health centers in Ingobyi-supported districts/health facilities, and recommends improvements;
Reviews IPC measures implemented by supported health facilities, coaches and advises health providers on how to strengthen infection prevention, including use of personal protective equipment where necessary, as part of ongoing capacity strengthening efforts;
Reviews training needs, and based on findings, and together with facility-based trainers, conduct training in IPC for staff at district hospitals and health centers in Ingobyi supported-districts to improve infection prevention and control measures;
Ensures integration of general IPC measures into routine RMNCH/malaria activities Ingobyi- supported health facilities; and
Manages any other emerging activities related to IPC at Ingobyi-supported health facilities, in coordination with facility management.

 

Coordination, monitoring and reporting

 

 

Coordinates Ingobyi-led procurement and distribution of basic IPC equipment and commodities to health facilities, in collaboration with district hospitals and health centers in Ingobyi-supported districts;
Closely monitors progress of IPC activities in supported hospitals and health centers and supports facility IPC focal points and/or champions to address identified gaps;
Documents and reports progress on IPC measures in Ingobyi-supported districts to IPC Specialist; and
Performs other tasks assigned by supervisor.
Duration: 1 year with possibility of renewal subject to performance and availability of funding.

 

Number of positions: Three (3) positions, one per each zone ( Rubavu, Nyanza, and Rwamagana).

 

 

 

Requirements

 

The ideal candidate is expected to meet and or possess the following qualifications and requirements.

Education and training

Bachelor’s degree in medicine, pharmacy, nursing, laboratory technology or related fields

Experience and skills

 

At least 5 years of experience as a trainer in infection prevention and control in Rwanda;
At least 2 years of experience in developing, implementing and evaluating infection prevention and control procedures and tools in Rwanda;
Knowledge of infection prevention and control, preferably in the context of EVD;
Relevant working experience in IPC in health a facility setting;
Skills in rapid assessment techniques, knowledge and experience in monitoring facility and community-based infection prevention and control interventions;
Strong communication skills (written and oral) in English and Kinyarwanda – French language skills would be added advantage;
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, including MS Excel, MS Word and MS PowerPoint
Strong skills in teamwork and networking;
Strong documentation and report writing skills; and
Ability to travel frequently within the country.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

 

Willingness and ability to travel within and outside the zone, and to work independently with all stakeholders
Willingness to accept additional responsibilities
Willingness to work overtime as required

 

SUMMARY OF BENEFITS

 

IntraHealth International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package. We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment which supports health workers, so they can improve the lives of people throughout the world.

 

IntraHealth International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. This is also to include inquiry about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.

 

Please, apply before May 31, 2019, and learn more about IntraHealth Careers @:

 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 






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