Integrated Service Delivery & Quality of Care Advisor

Location: 
Kano, Nigeria
Programme: 
MNCH2
Contract type: 
Full time – 40 hours, Fixed term, until May 2019
Closing date: 
Thursday, 21 June, 2018
We are looking for an outstanding and experienced Integrated Service Delivery (ISD) & Quality of Care (QoC) Advisor, who will provide strategic leadership and oversight of Quality of Care, service delivery and demand strategies for our MNCH2 project until May 2019.
Responsibilities: 

The Advisor will work closely with programme staff (Advisors at HQ, STLs and Officers in the MNCH2 States) and counterparts at federal and state level to make sure that outputs contribute to and work coherently to improve quality of MNCH services, in the following ways:

  • Provide strategic direction to the delivery of quality maternal, newborn and child health and related services for women and children in northern Nigeria through capacity building of health workers, improved conditions at facilities, effective facility audits and HRIS data management systems.
  • Ensuring the programme effectively achieves a significant increase in the delivery of quality services for women and children through an integrated package of essential MNCH, routine immunisation and family planning services.
  • Contribute to increased and effective investment in the quality of health services by government through effective planning and budgeting.
  • Ensure demand for quality services by communities and make sure that health services meet the needs of women, newborn and children.
  • In collaboration with the Accountability and Advocacy Advisor ensure availability of robust data and strengthened use of data on MNCH services for evidence based decision making by government and services providers to facilitate evidence based planning and decision making.
  • Contribute to the generation and dissemination of high quality data, including on QoC.
  • The Integrated Service Delivery & QoC Advisor will work with and report to the MNCH2 Technical Director, to make sure that the QoC strategy is successfully aligned with other programme strategies and contributes effectively to achieving the results as outlined in the programme logframe.
Person specification: 

Qualifications               

  • An advanced degree in public health or a relevant field

Experience                   

  • Experience with the development of Quality of Care and Service Delivery strategies and in having a leading role in the implementation of these strategies, overseeing a large team of highly skilled professionals, under a large development programme in Nigeria.
  • Understanding and experience working with key existing MNCH and RI strategies in Nigeria.
  • In depth experience working effectively with Local Government Area, State and Federal level authorities.

Skills and attributes                  

  • Being an excellent leader and team player, with outstanding interpersonal skills and comfortable working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Familiarity with the political, social, economic, and cultural context of Northern Nigeria required.
Application process: 
  • To apply, please send your CV with a cover  note detailing how your  your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role to Christian Haussner at opportunities@options.co.uk. Candidates should state the role in the subject header
  • Closing date for applications is: 21st June 2018
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
Other information: 

Options is an equal opportunities employer

Candidates require the right to work in Nigeria.

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