Palladium Director of Quality Improvement Jobs in Kenya

Palladium Director of Quality Improvement Jobs in Kenya

Company Profile

  • Palladium is a global leader in the design, development, and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities, and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental, and financial benefits.

  • For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

  • In Kenya, with a staff of 129 people, Palladium works in economic growth, private sector engagement, health, data and digital solutions. In health, with USAID funding under HPP and HP+, Palladium worked to advance sustainable financing of Kenya’s health policy priorities with a focus in HIV planning, reproductive health, malaria and maternal health.

  • The Afya Pwani project builds county health systems and capacity, and strengthens governance for strategic planning, and health information systems development. The Kenya Health Management Information Systems II Project, funded by the CDC works to improve clinical service delivery by strengthening electronic medical records systems and creating a data warehouse.

    Position Overview

  • The Director of Quality Improvement reports to the Project or Deputy Project Director and will provide strategic direction, technical leadership, and oversight to the quality improvement component of the project. This will include strengthening quality oversight functions, health worker performance in the delivery of health services, the development or revisions of norms, standards and guideline development as needed.

  • This position also provides input not skills development and training initiatives. This position also requires the appropriate balance of technical, managerial, and interpersonal skills and experience. The Director of Quality Improvement must have the capacity to successfully interact with host country agencies, national and county governments, development partners, civil society, and community-based organizations.

  • The ideal candidate will have technical expertise and prior experience in quality improvement implementation, and experience networking with Government of Kenya and other key stakeholders.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Assist the Project Director in the implementation of quality improvement as it relates to the health workforce.

    • Provides direct supervision to quality improvement program and technical staff.

    • When required, serve as the interface between the project and USG stakeholders and Palladium senior management.

    • If requested to do so by the Project Director, assumes responsibility for overseeing project budget and finances including financial performance reporting, budget projections and project spending in the quality improvement technical area.

    • Works with the project monitoring evaluation team to develop and track project indicators related to quality improvement.

    • Manages local partners that work in the quality improvement space. This includes but is not limited to ensuring that all partners are engaged and produce the required results.

    • When requested, represents the project at relevant professional meetings, working groups and seminars.

    • Prepare analyses, recommendations, briefing notes, white papers, and assessments for internal and client use.

    Position Requirements

    • A degree in Medicine, Nursing or Midwifery.

    • At least 8 years’ of progressively increasing responsibility work in quality improvement management, planning, and programming in Kenya or a similar context.

    • Demonstrated clinical expertise in primary care and comprehensive understanding of generally accepted quality of care approaches in Kenya and East Africa.

    • Experience in interacting with host country agencies, including national and county government, development partners, civil society and community-based organizations is essential.

    • Prior experience developing strategic plans, workplans, and/or activity plans for large technical assistance programs that include quality improvement.

    • Ability to communicate effectively and high comfort level writing and presenting data and information in a compelling way to different audiences.

    • Excellent written and spoken English and ability to communicate across technical disciplines and non-technical audience required.

  • Experience in Months: 96

  • Level of Education: Bachelor Degree

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Palladium Director of Quality Improvement Jobs in Kenya

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