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IntraHealth International Quality Improvement Manager Job in Kenya

IntraHealth International, Inc. seeks to recruit the following candidates for the USAID-funded APHIAplus (Northern & Arid Lands) project. The project aims to strengthen health care services throughout this region.

Quality Improvement Manager
2 Positions

Ref: QIM/NAL/12/2010

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the incumbent will provide technical leadership and direction in the area of Quality Improvement for the above project.

Working closely with other team leaders and key stakeholders, s/he will provide guidance in the development of program strategies and approaches to assure and improve the quality of HIV, MCH, RH/FP, TB and related services and reduce barriers to access and utilization of health services by the community.

The positions will be located in Isiolo and Lodwar.

Key Responsibilities
  • Builds capacity and provides ongoing technical assistance to the Program staff and district GOK teams and other Implementing Partners in the implementation of Quality Improvement (QI) and Performance Improvement (PI) approaches and tools
  • Guides the Project and sub-regional GOK teams in implementation of community-driven QI approaches to strengthen links between community members and facilities and engage community groups in exploring barriers and solutions to HIV/AIDS, MCH, RH/FP, TB services
  • Develops/adapts and guides in the implementation of appropriate QI/PI and Supportive Supervision (SS) systems and models by the project to ensure provision of integrated and accessible HIV/AIDS, TB, RH/FP services in line with national and international guidelines and systems
  • Conducts and/or coordinates Ql and PI technical trainings supported by APHIAplus
  • Ensures documentation and wide dissemination of new initiatives and application of best practices in QI/PI by APHIAplus Northern Arid Lands.
  • Monitors and assists in the evaluation of QI, PI and supportive supervision activities Organizes and/or participates in operations research related to QI, PI and SS
  • Coordinates the implementation of staff development programs, in close liaison with staff supervisors and relevant APHIAplus partner HR Managers.
  • Participates as a key project staff and member of the sub-regional project management team
  • Oversees the planning of short-term technical assistance related to quality improvement activities.
  • Regularly travels to the program's target regions to provide supervision, monitor progress and provide follow-up technical assistance on QI, PI and SS activities.
  • Contributes to project budgets, reports, work plans, and other activities as assigned
  • Represents the project at relevant stakeholders' forums and technical working groups
Experience & Qualifications
  • A Bachelor's Degree in clinical services, public health, or related field.
  • Possession of a relevant Masters degree will be an added advantage.
  • Relevant training in Quality assurance/quality improvement of health services. 
  • At least 3 or more years experience in development and improvement of programs addressing quality and performance improvement, management capacity, and sustain ability of health care programs.
  • Experience in conducting training in the area of quality/performance improvement and supportive supervision for health services.
  • Demonstrated experience developing technical tools in HIV/AIDS and/or RH/FP (training, job aids, supervision tools, research questionnaires, evaluation reports)
  • Up-to-date knowledge of technical guidelines and best practices in primary HIV prevention, PMTCT, ART services, counseling and testing, TB/HIV, MCH/RH/FP and RH/HIV integration.
  • Experience working with international organizations and donors in Kenya will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and Swahili, including the capacity to prepare and deliver formal presentations on programs and results.
  • Good logistical, planning and coordination skills.
  • Ability to work with other technical professionals, experts, and national staff from the public sector and NGO/CBO organizations and to develop networks.
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility in all aspects of working.
If your background, experience and competencies match the above specifications please send your detailed CV indicating daytime telephone numbers, address and the names of three referees to the address below not later than December 24, 2010, quoting the position reference:

Intra Health International Inc
Unga House, Muthithi Road, 7th Floor
P.O. Box 66726 - 00800 Nairobi

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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