ICAP Central IPC/QI Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

ICAP Central IPC/QI Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Position Summary

  • ICAP at Columbia University in Ethiopia is hiring an infection prevention and control (IPC) and Quality Improvement ( QI ) Central Advisor ( here in after called the Advisor ) to support the MOH , RHBs and Health Facilities in the design and implementation of IPC and QI programs at each of the health system level.

  • He/She primarily will be responsible for the provision of level specific effective technical assistance to IPC champion and community of practice site staff and as needed at other health facilities; as well as support in the organization and conduct of IPC and QI related training to HCWs.

  • Moreover, the incumbent will support implementation and evaluation of innovative IPC and QI approaches and patient care models to strengthen access to integrated, patient centered and safe health care and improve treatment outcome by proactively providing relevant TA.

    Major Accountabilities

  • Provide technical leadership and IPC/QI training-capacity building with an initial focus on protecting health care workers, patients and communities from COVID-19.

  • Oversee and ensure effective implementation and coordination of needs assessments, virtual and in-person training and capacity building activities, quality improvement (QI) activities and exchange of knowledge and best practices.

  • Ensure effective coordination and communication with ICAP country offices, project partners and other stakeholders

  • Provide periodic oversight on IPC Champion sites, East African IPC community of practice sites and QI project sites’ activities, monitor and document progress toward achievement
    of initiatives’ goals and objectives,

  • Support in coordinating annual work planning processes and contribute to project planning meetings.

  • Coordinate closely with the RHBs’ counter parts to ensure appropriate, high-quality and timely technical assistance for participating hospitals and IPC/QI Focal points.

  • In partnership with ICAP’s Strategic Information unit, drive continuous use of data to track program quality, outputs and outcomes.

  • Synthesize successful results, prepare, and disseminate reports and guidance on IPC/QI best practices and approaches for wider replication and use in the country.

  • Ensure that all donor reports, and project write ups, including but not limited to success stories and program briefs are data driven and articulate a compelling story.

    Job Requirements

    Qualifications and Experience

  • An advanced degree (BSc, MPH,) with minimum of 10 years’ experience or MD with MPH with 5 years of experience

  • Experience with infection prevention and control (IPC) programs/initiatives is required.

  • Experience with QI programs/initiatives is required

  • A minimum of 3 years’ clinical experience in a hospital setting or relevant IPC /QI project implementation in a public health setting is required.

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required

  • Proficiency with online training, distance education, and case-based teaching is strongly preferred

  • Strong communication, and facilitation skills, including the ability to coordinate stakeholders is required.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel is required

  • Expertise in formal quality improvement would be a plus

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; ICAP Central IPC/QI Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

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