Job at Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima (PIH/IMB) : 3 Positions available (Deadline: 12 December 2017)

Job at Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima (PIH/IMB) : 3 Positions available (Deadline: 12 December 2017)

Job at Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima (PIH/IMB) : 3 Positions available (Deadline: 12 December 2017)

Job at Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima (PIH/IMB) : 2 Positions for Integrated Non Communicable Disease District Coordinators (Deadline: 12 December 2017)

Job Title: Integrated Non Communicable Disease District Coordinators

Location: Burera and Kirehe Districts

Number of Positions: Two

Organization Background

Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima (PIH/IMB) is a health and social justice organization that works to comprehensively support the Rwanda public health system in three rural districts, and create service delivery models that can influence national policy and scale-up. Over the past 9 years, INCD services started to be available in the PIH supported districts health centers. Today 3 district hospitals and 16 health centers have opened INCD clinics, with further decentralization going on to achieve a total coverage of 40 health centers. Priorities include early detection and management of diabetes, heart failure, hypertension and chronic respiratory diseases using specific NCD protocols. IMB NCD program continues to grow as a response to the growing national needs to improve access and delivery of quality NCD services for Rwandans. Early detection, Quality improvement and continuous monitoring are an imperative to the success of control and prevention of NCDs.

Overall responsibilities

The NCD coordinators are responsible for leading the decentralization of NCD services to health centers in Burera and Kirehe districts, raising and maintaining the quality of NCD services at the district hospital and health center levels, and provide continuous technical support to the multidisciplinary district MOH NCD team to optimize delivery of quality integrated NCD care. The coordinators will coordinate early detection activities for selected NCDs in the health centers.

Specific duties include and are not limited to the following:

Service delivery

To implement district wide NCDs initiatives such as quality improvement projects in the HC and DH. This will involve :
Travel to HC and supervise the use of call log and program exit forms
Collaborate with the district EMR coordinator and NCD data officer, to organize periodic regular seminars to share the QI findings with relevant teams
Prepare and participate in the district wide data sharing and MESH debriefing meetings
Coordinate screening activities for NCDs in the catchment district
Lead the decentralization of NCD care to Burera and Kirehe districts HC respectively
To provide and highlight necessary technical support to the NCD clinic nurses and MESH Mentor. This includes liaison role with district PIH leadership, NCD program leaders, and other IMB support programs to facilitate necessary logistics (travel, etc.)
To supervise the use of NCD drugs and prevent / minimize stock out of NCD drugs
Collaborate with the district based POSER program, to ensure support to those eligible beneficiaries is provided in alignment with PIH goals. This may involve revising and supervising the implementation of SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) in relation to NCDs social economic supports
To coordinate the implementation of the home glucometer project
In collaboration with the NCD Manager, to organize and conduct quarterly support groups for diabetes and other most vulnerable patients.

Education and learning

To prepare, and hold regular training for nurses to achieve the target and address the know-do- gap, as well as receiving feedback on treatment protocols.
Contribute in the organization and implementation of mass education campaign on NCDs
Identify areas in need of learning and together with the NCD Manager, prepare a focused refresher training

Work plan development

Collaborate with the district MOH NCD team to support the annual work plan development process and take a lead in the implementation and monitoring including feed back
Contribute in the management of the organizational policies and procedures related to NCD

Monitoring and Evaluation

Pilot new national NCD clinical forms within the supported district, including new national M&E indicators
Analyzes the monthly and quarterly EMR and M&E reports and provide feedback related to the NCD protocols adherence compliances and aberrances.
Works with NCD EMR data officer and coordinator to ensure completeness and quality of patient data entry
Prepares IMB quarterly indicator report for Integrated NCD
Participate in Integrated NCD research activities as required

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Public health / Nursing: University level degree, or more
  • Experience at least 3 years working in NCD service delivery or similar domains
  • Good knowledge of computer skills such as Excel and power point
  • Quality Improvement or M&E skills prior to this work would be much better
  • Having had a multidisciplinary team work experience would be an added asset.
  • Ability to work independently and multitask, highly organized and able to keep track of multiple administrative and clinical tasks
  • Travel and live in rural zones
  • Good communication skills: able to communicate clearly, verbally and in writing, with a wide spectrum of team members (doctors, nurses, programmatic and hospital leadership)
  • Speaking both Kinyarwanda and English or French

Please visit to learn more about PIH.

How to apply:

If you believe that you are the right candidate for the above position, please submit your applications: CV and application letter to http://www-pih-org/pages/employment
Applications should be submitted not later than 12 December 2017.

Job at Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima (PIH/IMB) :Laboratory Strengthening Specialist/Associate Director (Deadline: 12 December 2017)

Job Title: Laboratory Strengthening Specialist/Associate Director

Location: Rwinkwavu with regular cross-site travels

Reports To: Deputy Chief Medical of Chronic care

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for planning, project leadership and technical support in laboratory operation at the IMB/PIH supported labs in Kirehe, Rwinkwavu and Butaro hospital. Also work with responsible at the national and health facility level in conducting lab accreditation and necessary upgrade according to the level of services provided at the health facility and works in close collaboration with PIH’s Director of Laboratory services – Boston for the implementation of laboratory standards.

Key Job Responsibilities:

Evaluate laboratory quality and capacity to support disease diagnosis and surveillance for health threats within the PIH/IMB supported sites using standard tools such and WHO’s quality assurance and lab accreditation tools. Develop strategies to strengthen capacities and capabilities based on assessment findings.
Communicate with laboratory line managers on a regular basis and travel to sites quarterly for review meetings and staff training.
Working with the Boston based Director of Laboratory, and local PIH leadership especially the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Chronic Care and health facility leadership teams to develop and monitor work plans, budget as well as project monitoring and evaluation tools.
Working with National Reference Laboratory to plan, oversee and coordinate activities in areas of laboratory diagnostics, including the establishment and maintenance of a quality assurance system in target laboratories.
Work with the MoH and laboratory staff at the health facility level to support quality assurance (QA) oversight.
Work closely with lab line managers and Quality Improvement (QI) officer on the quality management systems implementation, and the accreditation processes of laboratories.
Assist with strategic planning for delivery of quality laboratory services as needed.
In collaboration with local and international partners and MOH, develop/adapt standards to enhance capacities of national and referral hospital laboratories and to support disease surveillance.
Ensures maintenance of laboratory instruments and equipment. Manages quality assurance procedures.
Support the design and implementation of written operating procedures and protocols that are in compliance with OSHA standards for HIV, AIDS, TB, Hepatitis B and Blood borne Pathogen Exposure.
Ensures adequate safety and compliance with standard operating procedures.
Researches new tests, new procedures, and new technology in the Medical Technology field. Initiates discussion with medical and administrative staff about new methodologies, tests, and procedures as appropriate.
Requests new equipment as needed and develops new laboratory procedures.
Measures and monitors key performance areas of laboratory.

Recommends ways to promote continuous quality improvement, customer service, and employee satisfaction.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Works with lab staff and supply chain teams to coordinate preparation of orders for lab supplies and keep accurate stock inventory updated
Coordinate training and mentorship for laboratory staff based on assessment of needs
Support with the expansion of activities to introduce microbiology services in some of the labs in coordination with Boston’s lab team
Education: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in microbiology, medical technology, or health sciences. Master’s degree in health administration preferred.

Experience: Minimum five years of experience in progressively responsible positions in laboratory, including two years supervisory experience.

Performance Requirements:


Knowledge of principles and techniques of clinical laboratory testing procedures/practices and of microbiology, including medical mycology; mycobacteriology; enteric, sexually transmitted and environmental bacteriology, parasitology and virology.
Knowledge of medical terminology, communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, and environmental health issues.
Knowledge of laboratory regulations, including quality control of media and reagents, laboratory safety, laboratory documentation requirements, sterilization requirements, and laboratory equipment.
Knowledge of planning, budgeting, quality control, customer service, and employee supervision, development and training.
Knowledge of safety policies, procedures and practices as they relate to laboratory operations.


Skill in performing laboratory tests.
Skill in project planning, laboratory operations, and budgetary control.
Skill in using computers for database management, testing, and record-keeping functions.
Skill in analyzing data and presenting ideas and information both orally and in writing.


Ability to communicate appropriately, both orally and written.
Ability to collaborate effectively with health care team.
Ability to recognize and resolve hazardous conditions. Able to deal calmly with emergency situations.
Ability to perform mathematical calculations.
Ability to demonstrate full range of motion, manual dexterity, and eye–hand coordination in use of equipment and instruments.
Ability to competently use Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and appropriate practice management software.
Equipment Operated: Standard laboratory equipment including various testing instruments.

Work Environment: Combination of laboratory and office settings. Exposure to communicable diseases, biohazards, toxic substances, and other conditions common in clinical laboratory environment.

How to apply:

If you believe that you are the right candidate for the above position, please submit your applications: CV and application letter to

Applications should be submitted not later than 12 December 2017.


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