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Ethiopia Quality of Healthcare USAID (IQH) – Call for Applications

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Ethiopia Quality of Healthcare USAID (IQH) – Call for Applications, May 22 2022
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Organization: Palladium
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Positions for health professionals:  6
Employment: Full Time
Deadline: unspecified
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Introduction

About Palladium: 
Palladium is a global company working to design, develop and deliver positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of people around the globe; broaden access to health, water, power, and infrastructure; build enduring, sustainable, and transformative institutions and market systems to address global challenges; and conserve the natural world. We operate in over 90 countries and have a workforce of 3,000 talented, motivated, and diverse staff of all religions, races, languages, and gender identities.   
Palladium Americas: 
Our Americas’ business team has brilliant and passionate colleagues working in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America as well as the Caribbean, fulfilling projects and assignments for clients from institutions, corporations, governments, and foundations based in the Americas. We have offices in Washington, DC, New York City, and Raleigh-Durham, NC. 
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These Opportunities:
Palladium is recruiting for eight (8) positions for a USAID-funded project that aims to support Ethiopia’s health sector in planning, implementing, regulating, institutionalizing, and sustaining the quality improvement efforts in the country for improved client satisfaction and health service utilization to improve health outcomes. These roles will provide operational and managerial support to the COP, technical, and administrative teams, and will support overall project activities. S/he must have an appropriate balance of leadership and interpersonal skills and experience and the ideal candidate must have experience in Ethiopia and/or East Africa. Ideally these candidates will be recognized leaders in their field and will have some experience in administrative capacities or RMNCAH service delivery, quality improvement and quality assurance models and approaches, data use, health financing, or community health services. For more information on the potential project, please consult the RFI: https://govtribe.com/opportunity/federal-grant-opportunity/improving-quality-of-healthcare-iqh-rfi66322000005iqh-1. This position will be based in Addis Ababa and is contingent upon award.
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The openings for health professionals include:
  • Quality Assurance (QA)/Quality Improvement (QI) Manager
  • Digital Health/Technology Advisor
  • Technical Advisor, MNCH
  • Senior Technical Advisor, Gender, GBV, and Inclusion
  • Quality Improvement (QI) Capacity Development Specialist
  • Community Mobilization Specialist

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1. Position: Quality Assurance (QA)/Quality Improvement (QI) Manager

Job description

The Quality Assurance (QA)/Quality Improvement (QI) Manager will be responsible for providing strategic, technical leadership, and management support for to the process of identifying proven, harmonized and scalable Quality Improvement (QI) strategies and approaches to support and sustain the implementation of inclusive and equitable RMNCAH services in selected urban and peri-urban health facilities and referral hospitals. In collaboration with stakeholders and partners, the Manager will support the implementation of harmonized national QI/QA data use guidance appropriate for urban and peri-urban Primary Health Care Units (PHCU) and Woreda referral facilities. The Manager will collaborate with QA/QI project staff on effective methods to build working relationships with the Federal Ministry of Health, Regional Health Bureaus, Woreda health offices, and other development partners via the RMNCAH Technical Working Group (TWG) and relevant stakeholder forums.
 

Job requirements

Master’s degree in public health, healthcare quality required; a Medical Degree preferred. Demonstrated experience in leading QA and QI interventions in the context of RMNCAH and health systems strengthening initiatives in Ethiopia or similar settings. Demonstrable experience in supporting QI interventions at all levels of the health system, preferably at district and facility levels. Knowledge of QA/QI project management principles and ability to work with teams at different levels of the health system. Strong oral and written communications skills in English.
 
 

2. Position: Digital Health/Technology Advisor

 

Job description

The Digital Health/Technology Advisor will be responsible for providing oversight of data and MIS operations within IQH under the supervision of the COP and provides collaborative support with the MEL/CLA/KM team in designing, developing, and implementing data systems and approaches that strengthen data management. The Advisor will also be responsible for oversight of digital approaches and provides collaborative support in designing, developing, and implementing digital approaches and utilizing modern technology within IQH systems.
 
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Job requirements

Master’s degree in public health, public administration, digital technology, healthcare administration, or a related field. At least 5 years’ of progressively increasing responsibility work project management with at least 3 years in a senior leadership position on a project that is implemented on similar scale and context similar to IQH. Experience implementing large-scale digital health projects with a high comfort level with writing and presenting data and information in a compelling way to a variety of audiences. Familiarity with DHIS2 and experience with advisement to country teams on technological implementations and innovations and the ability to communicate effectively across technical disciplines and with non-technical audiences. Strong oral and written communications skills in English.
 

3. Position: Senior Technical Advisor, Gender, GBV, and Inclusion

 

Job description

The Senior Technical Advisor, Gender, GBV, and Inclusion will be responsible for providing technical assistance and capacity strengthening to grantee organizations to integrate gender into program activities and mainstream gender into organizational policies and practices. The Advisor will develop tools, frameworks, and resources to enable grantee organizations to integrate and mainstream gender into their programs and organizational policies and they will provide gender technical guidance and gender awareness training to project staff and grantee organizations. The Advisor will contribute to the design, implementation, and reporting related to project technical, capacity strengthening, and grant making activities, including development of a case study on the project’s activities to promote gender equality, review all project materials and products to ensure they incorporate a gender perspective, and monitor and report on gender activities for submission to USAID.
 

Job requirements

Master’s degree in public health, sociology, GESI studies, international development, or a similar field is preferred. At least 5 years’ of progressively increasing project management responsibility on a project that is implemented on similar scale and context similar to IQH. Demonstrated ability to integrate gender in the design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of health projects required. Strong experience strengthening the capacity of organizations to mainstream gender into their policies and practices required. Strong experience conducting gender analyses and using the information to inform project design required. Experience working to address gender barriers to uptake of health services. Strong oral and written communications skills in English.
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4. Position: Technical Advisor, MNCH

 

Job description

The Technical Advisor, MNCH will be responsible for providing strategic, technical leadership, and management oversight for RMNCAH activities within the program. S/he will provide technical support for technical direction and oversight in the design, implementation, and monitoring of strategic and innovative RMNCAH  approaches. The Advisor will oversee and participate in the preparation of necessary technical and program-related reports, including presentations, white papers, technical briefs and peer-reviewed publications on innovation, scale up and sustainability of RMNCAH quality of care improvement. The Advisor will support training and capacity development efforts in support of project RMNCAH activities and deliverables.
 
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Job requirements

Medical degree or advanced nursing degree in women’s health, public health, or a related field. Progressively increasing responsibility in public health with experience in a senior technical leadership position on a project that focuses on RMNCAH quality of care improvement in Ethiopia or similar settings. Recognized technical leader in maternal, new-born, child and adolescent health quality of care improvement initiatives. Experience in interacting with technical working groups, host country agencies, including national, regional and woreda level leaders and teams, development partners, civil society, private sector, and community-based organizations is essential. Strong oral and written communications skills in English.
 
 

5. Position: Quality Improvement (QI) Capacity Development Specialist

Job description

The Quality Improvement (QI) Capacity Development Specialist will be responsible for providing strategic support and management for identifying, harmonizing, and scaling Quality Improvement (QI) strategies and approaches to support and sustain the implementation of inclusive and equitable RMNCAH services in selected urban and peri-urban health facilities and referral hospitals. In collaboration with stakeholders, partners, and the QA/QI Team, the Capacity Building Specialist will support the implementation of harmonized national QI data use guidance appropriate for urban and peri-urban Primary Health Care Units (PHCU) and Woreda referral facilities. The Manager will collaborate with QA/QI project staff on effective methods to build working relationships with the Federal Ministry of Health, Regional Health Bureaus, Woreda health offices, and other development partners via the RMNCAH Technical Working Group (TWG) and relevant stakeholder forums.
 

Job requirements

Master’s degree in public health, healthcare quality required; a Medical Degree preferred. Demonstrated experience in leading QA and QI interventions in the context of RMNCAH and health systems strengthening initiatives in Ethiopia or similar settings. Demonstrable experience in supporting QI interventions at all levels of the health system, preferably at district and facility levels. Knowledge of QA/QI project management principles and ability to work with teams at different levels of the health system. Strong oral and written communications skills in English.
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6. Position: Community Mobilization Specialist

Job description

The Community Mobilization Specialist is responsible for coordinating IQH community engagement activities at the Woreda and community levels, including health (RMNCAH) and non-health development activities. They are responsible for direct implementation of activities in cooperation with our partners, creating alliances with the partner community-based organizations, selecting the project target groups, and communication with governmental officials. The Specialist will provide support for the design, setup, and implementation of community mobilization activities and will provide support and advisory to the senior leadership team.
 

Job requirements

Master’s degree in public health, sociology, community development, international development, or a similar field is preferred. At least 5 years’ of progressively increasing responsibility work project management on a project that is implemented on similar scale and context similar to IQH. Proven experience in effective community engagement approaches and strong, demonstrated oral and written communication skills in English, with a high comfort level with writing and presenting data and information in a compelling way to a variety of audiences, and the ability to communicate effectively across technical disciplines and with non-technical audiences.
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