Quality Improvement Officer
|Title:||Quality Improvement Officer|
|Duration:||One year (Extendable)|
|Salary:||As per NTA Salary Scale|
|Organization:||(MSH) Management Sciences for Health (AFIAT)|
|Work Experience:||At least Five of experience in the design i Years|
REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION:
REQUIRED MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Specific Knowledge and skills
COMPETENCIES:Â Â Â Â Â Â
Duties & Responsibilities
The five-year USAID Assistance for Families and Indigent Afghans to Thrive (AFIAT) program seeks to improve health outcomesâ€”particularly for women of childbearing age and preschool childrenâ€”in rural and peri-urban parts of Afghanistan.Â An important objective of the program is
to improve the quality of primary and secondary health services in targeted rural areas. Access to quality primary health care remains a pressing concern in Afghanistan.Â Both real and perceived problems with the quality of services have contributed to low utilization of health care even though many services are now broadly available. In 2013 Afghanistan introduced a National Strategy for Improving Quality in Health Care which highlights priorities and interventions to improve the quality of care for the years ahead; in 2018 a more targeted framework was designed for the private health sector.
The need to ensure that private facilities meet minimum standards to protect public health and safety is particularly critical. SafeCare (SC) is an ISQUA accredited standards-based approach for measuring improving and recognizing the quality of healthcare services in Low and Middle-Income Countries. It will be implemented in Afghanistan through the technical assistance of PharmAccess under the AFIAT program.Â PharmAccess is an innovator and catalyst for practical changes that can be scaled up and improve how healthcare markets function. This is key to advancing the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in particular the targets relating to the realization of Universal Health Coverage.
Safe Care is a set of internationally recognized quality standards and a step-by-step improvement path. This unique standards-based and International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) accredited incremental approach empowers healthcare providers to move upwards in clinical and business performance. To date almost 6 000 SafeCare quality assessments have been performed globally. Based on these standards SafeCare also provides the tools instruments and methodology that can be used by partners governments and healthcare providers to improve the services they provide for people. Since its successful launch in 2010 and having reached 3000 healthcare facilities in PharmAccess core countries Nigeria Kenya Tanzania and Ghana PharmAccess is now ready to bring this standards-based approach and supporting digital technology to the rest of the African continent and Asia (including Afghanistan and India).
TheÂ Quality Improvement Officer will support implementing the SC Quality Improvement approach across selected private health facilities in the AFIAT targeted provinces including Kabul Balkh Kandahar Nangarhar Herat and other provinces while the project is expanded.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Technical Activities (90%)
Interested candidates should go apply through the below link and submit an application form for positions they are suitablyÂ qualified for.
Please click the employment opportunities tab and select Afghanistan from the list of countries. A list of positions will appear please select those you wish to apply for. Candidates who do not apply through the above-mentioned link will not be considered for the shortlist. Female candidates are highly encouragedÂ to apply.
Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race color religion sex sexual orientation age national origin citizenship physical or mental handicap.Â
Note: The deadline for applications is for two weeks. However interviewsÂ of suitableÂ candidates may begin as applications are received. Please apply early.Â