5 Positions at The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC): (Deadline 9 February 2021)

5 Positions at The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC): (Deadline 9 February 2021)

5 Positions at The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC): (Deadline 9 February 2021)

Project Director (HIV Care and Treatment) at The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC): (Deadline 9 February 2021)



The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is seeking a Project Director (HIV Care and Treatment) for an upcoming program in Rwanda.

The Project Director will lead technical strategy, ensure the implementation of technical best practices in alignment with donor and country policies and procedures and guide inputs needed to ensure quality and effectiveness of the program, including, but not limited to development of conceptual framework; leadership, coordination and management of technical assistance approaches; evaluation of project effectiveness and performance and quality improvement processes.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plan and execute the overall project and its stated activities as per the mission and the goals of the organization and CDC’s rules and regulations in collaboration with Principal Investigator (PI).
  • Ensure program fidelity through continuous monitoring of program achievements aligned to program resources outlay and work with program implementation teams to re-allocate program resources as appropriate.
  • Develop and establish a capacity building approach with a standard information system for the national HIV program, including reporting activities from health facilities to the central level to determine HCW training needs.
  • Support MOH/RBC to review and adjust the current national training strategy to respond to the evolving training needs of HCWs at decentralized level.
  • Develop a national training strategy together with MOH/RBC that includes eLearning and plan to sustain the capacity of HCW to integrate HIV co-morbidity management and related opportunistic infections at decentralized level.
  • Assess current HIV service delivery models to determine needs and gaps to inform the adjustment of differentiated services delivery models.
  • Implement various cost-affordable models of technical assistance to support sustaining HIV epidemic control.
  • Strengthen case-finding and enrollment to prevention and care, emphasizing adherence and retention for target populations including FSW, MSM, children, adolescents and pregnant women.
  • Design/redesign integrated community-facility linkage strategy to improve HIV patient initiation, retention, and adherence.
  • Design and institutionalize appropriate strategies for mother– infant cohort monitoring to allow measuring of the PMTCT program and its overall contribution to reduction of new HIV infections.
  • Lead the development of annual work plans and transition plans.

Qualifications

  • MS in Epidemiology or Microbiology or MPH, with clinical degree (MD, nursing) or PhD in Epidemiology or Microbiology preferred.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in implementing HIV programs, with at least 3 in a senior level position and 5 years in capacity building/training/eLearning approaches.

About Us

The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is an international non-profit affiliate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore that supports CIHEB to strengthen health systems and reduce the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS. Currently, MGIC has offices in Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia.

Our Core Values are at the heart of our mission to improve the human condition through teaching, research and service.

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Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Lead at The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC): (Deadline 9 February 2021)

The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is seeking a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Lead for an upcoming program in Rwanda. The CQI Lead will lead implementation, transition and sustainability of CQI approaches.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and establish a standardized and sustainable national system on CQI.
  • Establish and support facility quality improvement teams.
  • Support and ensure sustainability of a national CQI technical working group.
  • Lead the roll-out and scale-up of CQI initiatives throughout Rwanda.
  • Support facilities in using performance data and CQI approaches to identify challenges, solutions and develop action plans/CQI projects.
  • Support facilities in reporting on CQI projects to the central level and measure the progress of CQI projects using a CQI app.
  • Build capacity and transition leadership of CQI approaches to MOH/RBC.

Qualifications

  • MS/MD/MSC or PhD in Medicine, Public Health, Epidemiology or Statistics, or any other related field.
  • 7 years of experience in international health programs; at least 4 years with PEPFAR-funded programs and working in CQI.
  • Must have prior experience in capacity building, such as developing content, planning, and facilitating trainings and providing technical assistance.

About Us

The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is an international non-profit affiliate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore that supports CIHEB to strengthen health systems and reduce the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS. Currently, MGIC has offices in Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia.

Our Core Values are at the heart of our mission to improve the human condition through teaching, research and service.

How to apply

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Laboratory lead at The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC): (Deadline 9 February 2021)

The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is seeking a Laboratory Lead for an upcoming program in Rwanda.

The Laboratory Lead will provide oversight and technical assistance in laboratory management, Quality Management System (QMS) processes, including but not limited to, CQI framework, RTCQI and accreditation, as well as, thinking around M&E of lab services and the related LIS system.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support QMS teams in implementing QMS towards maintaining and strengthening accreditation and certification.
  • Work closely with the RBC to ensure QMS activities are aligned to the strategic plan and M&E framework.
  • Work in collaboration with the relevant MOH departments to develop/review/update and disseminate policies.
  • Work with Health Informatics Lead on use of and interoperability of LIS.
  • Review technical guidance and implementation framework of laboratory CQI for accurate test results and reliable laboratory-based and POC testing services including, proficiency testing, tester and testing site certification, and post-market surveillance of testing kits.
  • Develop policy and procedures for HIV Rapid Testing Quality Improvement Initiative (RTQII) site audit and tester certification, competency assessment of the personnel performing HTC, lot-release testing for rapid test post-marketing surveillance to ensure quality of HTS.
  • Develop an M&E plan for quality improvement of RTQII with the M&E Lead.
  • Provide TA to enhance laboratory diagnostic capacity for related opportunistic infections, support laboratory surveillance, biosafety and biosecurity program and mounting a public health response.
  • Develop a transition/sustainability plan together with the Principal Investigator (PI) and Project Director (PD)
  • In collaboration with MoH coordinate the training of lab specialists.
  • Scale-up ePT.
  • Provide TA to develop an LIS implementation plan for use by MOH staff for timely laboratory service delivery, performance monitoring and quality improvement.
  • Assess current lab practices and workflow for electronic data management and system architecture for interoperability with other electronic health management systems and surveillance platforms.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences or Biomedical Sciences or other relevant field.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in design and implementation of laboratory QMS in reputable laboratories.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementation of quality management systems including, ISO 15189, ISO 17043 and ISO17025.
  • Demonstrated experience in M&E of lab systems and supporting development/enhancement of LIS.

About Us

The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is an international non-profit affiliate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore that supports CIHEB to strengthen health systems and reduce the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS. Currently, MGIC has offices in Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia.

Our Core Values are at the heart of our mission to improve the human condition through teaching, research and service.

How to apply

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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)/Strategic Information (SI) Lead at The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC): (Deadline 9 February 2021)

The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)/Strategic Information (SI) Lead for an upcoming program in Rwanda.

The MEL/SI Lead will be responsible for the design and implementation of monitoring, evaluation and reporting systems that document, report and enable timely use of results, as well as strengthen and use relevant national and district reporting systems. S/he will be expected to develop a strong monitoring and evaluation plan consistent with the donor’s results framework, including appropriate indicators, baseline assessment plan/ data, targets and plan to evaluate performance and produce timely, accurate and complete reporting.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversee, implement and coordinate all monitoring and evaluation activities for the program.
  • Develop a robust M&E approach that can track the immediate and intermediate effects of program activities, including changes in knowledge, attitudes, responsiveness, data use and technical assistance demand.
  • Design and implement an M&E system capable of timely tracking performance and use the data to adjust implementation for optimal performance.
  • Build capacity of MOH/RBC staff in M&E and SI including data use for decision-making and M&E systems.
  • Strengthen and expand existing national data quality assurance policies and strategies to institutionalize evidence-based methods for measuring data quality and ensuring that data are measured for quality at each level of use.
  • Ensure continuous and regular monitoring of data at facility, subnational and national levels.
  • Create or revise standard operating procedures for routine health data quality assurance at point of service delivery.
  • Conduct Data Quality Assessments and build capacity in data quality assessments.
  • In collaboration with MOH/RBC, strengthen electronic medical record (EMR) platforms to support ongoing case-based surveillance and data analysis and use to inform public health response at national, district and site levels.
  • Develop methods for data quality assurance of EMR platforms to ensure routine quality checks are in place at facility level and that patient level data are at high quality for national and sub-national level analysis of key clinical outcomes.
  • Review, assess, revise/develop and support adoption of security, confidentiality and privacy policy and guidelines for electronically based individual health information that are acceptable for patients and MOH/RBC
  • Establish and coordinate a M&E system for the KP national national prevention program at all levels
  • Design and institutionalize appropriate strategies for mother-infant cohort monitoring to allow measuring of the PMTCT program
  • Provide regular reports on the status of implementation against the project goals and objectives to PI, PD and CDC and other program managers as required.
  • Collaborate with the project team in identifying project activities, processes and outcomes for documentation and sharing lessons learned and best practices.

Qualifications

  • Masters of Science in Epidemiology and/or Statistics or related field.
  • At least 7 years of experience in international health programs; 5 of which are with PEPFAR-funded programs and 3 of which are CDC-funded.

About us

The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is an international non-profit affiliate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore that supports CIHEB to strengthen health systems and reduce the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS. Currently, MGIC has offices in Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia.

Our Core Values are at the heart of our mission to improve the human condition through teaching, research and service.

How to apply

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Health Informatics Lead at The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC): (Deadline 9 February 2021)

The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is seeking an experienced Health Informatics Lead for an upcoming program in Rwanda. The Health Informatics Lead will lead implementation of health information systems and ensure interoperability with other information systems.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide assistance and support to ensure adoption, adaption, and implementation of standards-based interoperable electronic HIS, to capture, transmit, and report outcomes from HIV prevention interventions at site-to central-level by index recency status.
  • Lead development and enhancement of data visualization and its platforms
  • Provide technical assistance to MOH/RBC to monitor and evaluate use of the national unique ID for patient record matching, linkage, and de-duplication while ensuring high quality data throughout case-based surveillance and EMR platforms.
  • Review and assess current security, confidentiality and privacy policy and guidelines for health Information.
  • Provide technical assistance to RBC to develop and implement security, confidentiality and privacy policy and guidelines for electronically based individual health information that promotes interoperability in data collection platforms.
  • Support the M&E Lead in creating and disseminating security, confidentiality and privacy policy and guidelines for electronically based individual health information that are acceptable for patients and MOH/RBC.
  • Develop innovative training for the security, privacy and confidentiality policies and guidelines that is integrated within workplace and existing national e-learning platform.
  • LIS Implementation: provide technical assistance to MOH staff for timely laboratory service delivery, performance monitoring and quality improvement.
  • Assess current lab practices and workflow for electronic data management and system architecture for interoperability with other electronic health management systems and surveillance platforms.
  • Provide human resources training on the LIS software using cost effective and sustainable approaches.
  • Ensure RBC/MOH staff have capacity and technical skills to maintain and upgrade the LIS systems.

Qualifications

  • BSc in IT or Computing.
  • At least 7 years of experience in health informatics.

About Us

The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is an international non-profit affiliate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore that supports CIHEB to strengthen health systems and reduce the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS. Currently, MGIC has offices in Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia.

The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is seeking an experienced Health Informatics Lead for an upcoming program in Rwanda. The Health Informatics Lead will lead implementation of health information systems and ensure interoperability with other information systems.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide assistance and support to ensure adoption, adaption, and implementation of standards-based interoperable electronic HIS, to capture, transmit, and report outcomes from HIV prevention interventions at site-to central-level by index recency status.
  • Lead development and enhancement of data visualization and its platforms
  • Provide technical assistance to MOH/RBC to monitor and evaluate use of the national unique ID for patient record matching, linkage, and de-duplication while ensuring high quality data throughout case-based surveillance and EMR platforms.
  • Review and assess current security, confidentiality and privacy policy and guidelines for health Information.
  • Provide technical assistance to RBC to develop and implement security, confidentiality and privacy policy and guidelines for electronically based individual health information that promotes interoperability in data collection platforms.
  • Support the M&E Lead in creating and disseminating security, confidentiality and privacy policy and guidelines for electronically based individual health information that are acceptable for patients and MOH/RBC.
  • Develop innovative training for the security, privacy and confidentiality policies and guidelines that is integrated within workplace and existing national e-learning platform.
  • LIS Implementation: provide technical assistance to MOH staff for timely laboratory service delivery, performance monitoring and quality improvement.
  • Assess current lab practices and workflow for electronic data management and system architecture for interoperability with other electronic health management systems and surveillance platforms.
  • Provide human resources training on the LIS software using cost effective and sustainable approaches.
  • Ensure RBC/MOH staff have capacity and technical skills to maintain and upgrade the LIS systems.

Qualifications

  • BSc in IT or Computing.
  • At least 7 years of experience in health informatics.

About Us

The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is an international non-profit affiliate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore that supports CIHEB to strengthen health systems and reduce the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS. Currently, MGIC has offices in Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia.

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