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Job: Quality Improvement Associate at ICAP

Job: Quality Improvement Associate at ICAP

ICAP at Columbia University

Job Description

Reports To (Title):

State Epidemic Control Advisor

Incumbent:

N/A

Location:

 Niger State, Nigeria

POSITION SUMMARY:

ICAP at Columbia University, a global health leader situated within the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City, seeks highly qualified candidates to serve as the Quality Improvement Associate in Niger State, Nigeria. The incumbent will drive the implementation of collaborative Quality Improvement interventions under the supervision of the State Epidemic Control Advisor (with technical guidance and direction of the Senior Quality Improvement and Innovation Advisor) for the RISE Project in Nigeria.

ICAP seeks highly qualified and experienced candidates to fill the Quality Improvement Associate position by February, 2022.The successful candidate will hold at least an advanced degree in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health or other relevant field, and a minimum of 1 years’ experience within development and/or public health programs.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Be responsible for day-to-day implementation, monitoring and evaluation of QI initiatives in RISE-supported sites in Nigeria. 
  • Deliver face-to-face and virtual trainings and workshops sessions, on site QI coaching and contribute to evaluating training sessions, workshops, webinars, and other training projects. 
  • Establish structures for delivering QI activities at facility and state level; including QI management systems, QI teams, QI meetings, QI champions and QI dashboards or bulletins for relevant audiences.
  • Coach facility QI teams to institutionalize and routinely update paper and digital dashboards to visualize outputs and outcomes of QI projects initiated to optimize program performance.
  • Support site level QI assessments, projects and collaboratives like SIMS, Mortality Reviews, Waiting time analyses and patient satisfaction surveys.
  • Routinely attend and provide appropriate technical leadership in program meetings, executing resolutions within her/his purview.
  • Track availability and routine use of QI related tools and charts in supported facilities.
  • Carry out any other QI-related tasks as may be assigned by the State Epidemic Control Advisor and the Senior Quality Improvement and Innovation Advisor.

EDUCATION:

  • An advanced uuniversity ddegree (MBBS, RN, MPH) in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Data management or related field.
  • Certifications in quality improvement.

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 1 year of relevant experience and demonstrated expertise in the implementation of relevant HIV and QI program activities
  • Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Experience participating in quality improvement projects using the Model for Improvement or similar methods is preferred.
  • Familiarity with PEPFAR and Government of Nigeria standards for QI in HIV programs.
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including proficiency with MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel are required.
  • Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills
  • Fluent English oral and written communication skills; and ability to interact professionally in English.

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to think innovatively.
  • Very strong commitment to continuous learning
  • Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behaviour
  • Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism/integrity

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

Travel within assigned state supporting capacity building, building facility QI systems, stakeholder relationship management and implementing QI activities.


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