Palladium Job Vacancies in Kenya

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Quality Improvement Advisor

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience3 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Administration / Secretarial

Responsibilities

The proposed QI Advisor will assist county-level structures conduct information sharing and learning between facilities while coordinating with the already existing QI teams at facility level. There is also need to sustain the Q.I gains made by URC in Kwale, Taita Taveta & Kilifi counties, which going forward fall under our mandate.
The Quality Improvement (QI) Advisor will also work closely with Ministry of Health (MOH) officials at County, Sub-County & facility level to support improvements in HIV Care and treatment, RMNCH and TB and S/he will be responsible for advancing the science of improvement in health care service delivery at both county and facility levels in accordance with the Kenya Quality Model for Health (KQMH).

Key Responsibilities
The incumbent will:

  • Work with S/CHMTs to establish quality indicators for respectful care in the five coastal counties
  • Engage with S/CHMTs and Implementing partners to support quality improvement work in line with the Kenya Quality Model for Health.
  • Support existing or help establish functional QI systems at all levels (Facility, sub-county and county)
  • Support dissemination of key DDIU findings to CQI teams at facility level and county level for use in data-driven interventions.
  • Conduct quarterly meetings with health care service providers at the facility and sub-county level to review DDIU findings
  • Work closely with other output leads and different thematic areas to coordinate the establishment and monitoring of Quality Improvement initiatives
  • Support regular county level structure for information sharing and learning between facility teams with regard to quality improvement.
  • Capacity building of county, sub-county and facility level health management teams to be quality improvement coaches.
  • Conducting routine healthcare facility audits on quality improvement.
  • Participate in the design, development and implementation of integrated project work plans together with other technical staff
  • Identify gaps in quality of care on a quarterly basis
  • Support Sub county and hospital management teams in implementing QI by adopting/promoting relevant guidelines and protocols
  • Support performance review of QI teams at sub county level
  • Facilitate application of quality standards at health facilities in activities and interventions in model sites by planning, testing and implementing interventions to close gaps
  • Prepare monthly reports and updates as and when required.

Requirements

  • A minimum of degree in Medicine, Nursing or Pharmacy
  • Three (3) year’s experience managing National and County health systems.
  • Hands on skills of health care and health care coverage issues. Those with prior clinical practice and quality improvement process experience will be preferred.
  • Experience in advising, training and mentoring on Quality Improvement efforts at county level
  • Prior experience of working with County/sub-county and facility health management teams
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in teams
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability and willingness to travel in the field as and when required
  • Exceptional verbal, interpersonal and written communications skills
  • Familiarity of health sector in coastal region will be an added advantage.
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili

Family Planning Trainer

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationMBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience8 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Medical / Health

Roles for the Family Planning Trainer Job

  • Carry out training needs assessment for service providers in the selected counties
  • Oversee clinical quality assurance support initiatives e.g. training, facilitative supervision, quality monitoring, client experience monitoring etc. to partnering service providers and in the selected MOH facilities to ensure delivery of quality Family Planning services
  • Recommend and oversee implementation of Quality Improvement plans
  • Ensure that all quality assurance and improvement structures, processes, and outcomes are effective
  • Participate in the programme?s MNCH Technical Working Group meetings.

Family Planning Trainer Job Requirements

  • At least a Master’s degree in Reproductive Health, Public Health, or Health Systems Strengthening with previous FP service delivery experience
  • A thorough understanding of the Kenyan National FP Guidelines.
  • Expertise of sexual and reproductive health issues with particular emphasis on high-quality family planning service delivery in Kenya
  • Expertise on clinical Quality Assurance processes, especially for FP.
  • At least 8 years? experience in Quality Assurance policy development and implementation.
  • At least 8 years? experience in setting clinical standards for quality in various settings.
  • At least 8 years in monitoring and evaluation of the quality of health services in a variety of settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and accountably.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.Ability to write high quality written documents in plain and clear English is vital

Senior Pharmacist Technical Assistance

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationMBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience12 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Pharmaceutical

Responsibilities

ESHE has a need for one or more senior pharmacists. They will provide essential support to the MoH in one or two counties which are yet to be selected. DFID has asked ESHE to provide strategic TA and support to selected counties with FP supply challenges. Often such challenges are faced by the county pharmacists, as well as other key county staff, such as the RH coordinator and sub-county level staff including facility staff.
In addition, some counties have recently asked ESHE to provide a range of strategic and technical support to increase their FP programme delivery, including on a range of training, capacity building and mentoring initiatives for the county pharmacist and other staff. Requested support from the counties also includes support for FP commodity reporting and forecasting, which may be covered by the senior pharmacist, or by additional logistics and supply chain TA that ESHE is also sourcing. Other support is likely to focus on data quality audits and analysis for FP supplies and consumption.
The final and more specific details on the exact TA assignments that ESHE will support in health financing/economics will be agreed in early May with the selected counties. Further details will be developed into a finalised and agreed ToR for the assignments.

Length of assignment:

We anticipate that county level TA assignments will be around 10 – 15 days in total. The final length of the assignment will be determined by the needs of the counties and is expected to be finalised in mid/late May.

Deliverables:

The deliverables for each assignment will be developed and finalised in conjunction with the county health teams once the needs are finalised. We anticipate that the deliverables will training of county staff; training plans and ongoing performance monitoring of capacity improvements. Other deliverables may include the development of key reporting systems and tools for the county teams.
Summary reports of the assignment will be required and shall indicate key interventions and outcomes against the specific terms of reference for the assignments.
Requirements

  • At least a Master’s degree or equivalent level in public health or pharmacy
  • At least 12 years of professional experience working in public health, health systems strengthening and/or senior pharmaceutical positions
  • International experience preferable, especially providing similar types of pharmaceutical, supply chain strengthening and health systems TA in devolved structures
  • Experience in developing and supporting county health plans and supply chain reporting and forecasting
  • 10 years experience in providing technical support counties in the design and implementation of supply chain management interventions for FP commodities such as commodity security, forecasting, quantification, procurement planning, order management planning, distribution, Logistics Management Information System (LMIS), quality assurance among others.
  • 10 years experience in providing technical leadership and support to develop and implement strategies for strengthening commodity security and building supply chain management systems, pharmaceutical management, and capacities at county, sub-county and facility level.
  • Ability to provide on-site mentoring and on-job-trainings for pharmacy staff in commodity management, inventory management, pharmaceutical care, ordering and reporting of drugs, pharmacovigilance, storage, dispensing of drugs among others
  • Solid understanding of Kenya?s FP supply chain problems particularly in the context of decentralisation
  • Experience of conducting training of project staff on supply chain management; strengthen logistics management information systems for pharmaceutical commodities at implementing health facilities, pharmaceutical management and commodity management
  • Excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills, with experience working with government officials at the national or district level
  • Fluency in spoken English and excellent writing skills in plain English are required
  • Good team player with experience in stakeholder engagement
  • Ability to deliver high quality work in short periods of time
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to synthesise lots of complex information and stakeholders? views into easy to understand text

Adolescent Health Expert

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationMBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience12 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Medical / Health

Adolescent Health Expert Job Requirements

  • At least a Master’s degree or equivalent level in public health disciplines, social sciences, anthropology or similar
  • At least 12 years of professional experience in public health or social development, with a major focus on adolescents? and youths? health
  • In-depth understanding of the traditional and societal make-up of Kenya, especially in rural and traditional counties where girls are most marginalised
  • International experience preferable, especially providing similar types of adolescent health TA in devolved structures
  • Experience of providing TA in difficult environments, including Kenya?s arid lands, is a distinct advantage
  • The ability to liaise with senior MOH officials and dignitaries and members of the county health teams
  • Fluency in spoken English and excellent writing skills in plain English are required
  • Excellent facilitation skills and experience in carrying out effective community engagement interventions, adolescent FGDs etc
  • Good research skills
  • Good team player with experience in stakeholder engagement
  • Ability to deliver high quality work in short periods of time
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to synthesise lots of complex information and stakeholders? views into easy to understand text

 

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