ICAP is a global health leader situated at Columbia University, ICAP has worked since 2003 with one central goal: to improve the health of families and communities.
We are recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:
Job Title: Quality Improvement and Innovation Advisor
Job No: 496965 Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Work Type: Regular, Full-Time
Categories: Technical/Clinical/Quality Improvement/Training
ReportsTo(Title): Technical Lead (Special Projects)
Working under the guidance and direction of the Technical Lead (Special Projects), the Quality Improvement and Innovation Advisor will design, lead, and manage Quality Improvement interventions for ICAP projects in Nigeria.
S/he will lead the project training and workshops, coaching, implementation, and supportive supervision of QI projects, and evaluation of QI initiatives at the State, Local Government Area,and site level, liaising with partners and local organizations.
The incumbent will function as driver and curator of innovation and initiatives, scaling internal and external best practices for program optimization and visibility.
The Quality Improvement and Innovation Advisor will:
Set the strategic vision for all quality improvement and innovationendeavors in the ICAP-supported HIV program.
Work closely with Technical Lead (Special Projects) to develop project work plans, and monitor progress towards program objectives and timelines, including regular reporting and communication with funders as well as with ICAP inNew York.
Provide capacity-building to supported Health care workers (HCWs)on CQI methodologies, tools, QI collaboratives and performance measurement.
Lead the development and deploying of a self-paced QI e-learning platform for ICAP-supported facility and community teams
Develop, deploy and supervise the use of CQI methodologies and tools, especially QI collaborativesto address HIV service delivery performance gaps.
Develop Strategies for the implementation of case-based learning and south-to-south sharing of best practices
Build the capacity of the HCWs in the Patient Satisfaction Survey (PSS) to optimize the quality of care using standard tools.
Design, implement and evaluateCQI approachesfor facility and community interventions
Compile successful change ideas or interventions for dissemination and rollout to other facility settings
Stay up-to-date and serve as a repository of new information and knowledge in QI and HIV programming in general, collating and sharing best practices with relevant stakeholders for adaptation and adoption.
Create visible dashboards to visualize outputs and outcomes of QI projects initiated to optimize HIV program performance.
Build the capacity of the supported technical team and HCWs to collate, analyze and report on outcome-leveldata to help determine the project’s impact on patient’s clinical outcomes and quality of life.
Liaise with Federal and State Ministry of Health officials and other stakeholders in coordinating QI programming through technical working groups, review meetings, and conferences as requested by the Technical Lead (Special Projects) and/or in line with approved work plans.
Routinely attend and provide appropriate technical leadership in program meetings, executing resolutions within her/his purview.
Carry out any other tasks relating to Quality Improvement and Innovation initiatives as assigned by the Technical Lead (Special Projects).
An Advanced Degree (MBBS, RN, MPH) in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health or a related field
Membership in relevant accreditation agencies for Quality Improvement is desirable.
Experience, Skills & Qualifications
Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience and demonstrated expertise in the implementation of relevant HIV and QI program activities
Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience training and mentoring teams on QI initiatives including building a cadre of improvement coaches in facilities and agencies of the Government of Nigeria.
Demonstrated success in leading formal quality improvement projects using the Model for Improvement or similar methods is strongly preferred
Familiarity with PEPFAR and Government of Nigeria standards for QI in HIV programs.
Demonstrated proficiency in public health data analysis and communicating that data through presentations.
Demonstrated computer skills, including proficiency with Word and PowerPoint and the ability to rapidly process and analyze data using MS Excel are required.
Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills
Fluent English oral and written communication skills; ability to interact professionally in English and oversee the development of comprehensive program reports
Travel within Nigeria supporting capacity building, building facility QI systems, stakeholder relationship management and implementing QI activities.
Application Closing Date
9th December, 2022 (W. Central Africa Standard Time).
Only candidates who are eligible to work in Abuja Nigeria without a need for sponsorship will be considered for the position.
The position is contingent upon the availability of grant funding.
Columbia University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, creed, national and ethnic origin, age, citizenship, status as a perceived or actual victim of domestic violence, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran, or any other legally protected status.