Integrated PHC Advisor
Palladium Group
Bauchi, Bauchi gallego, ng
4d ago
source : Ecadoo

Project Overview and Role The IHP Integrated Primary Health Care Advisors provide technical guidance on and oversight of integrated primary health service activities including capacity building at state local government health authority LGHA facility and community levels providing expert technical assistance in integrated service delivery in the areas of reproductive maternal newborn and child health plus nutrition and malaria RMNCH N and malaria with a focus on enhancing service delivery within a stronger more sustainable health system Responsibilities With the Bauchi State Technical Director and field staff provide technical assistance for implementing integrated primary health care services as per the PHCOUR including integrated RMNCH N and malaria at the state the Local Government Health Authority LGHA the facility and community levels in IHP supported states areas LGHAs Provide ongoing technical assistance and capacity building to relevant state level MDAs and technical working groups such as with the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency SPHCDA the LGHA Ward Development Committees WDCs local non governmental organizations NGOs and PHCs to implement State strategies and plans that guide IRMNCH N and malaria such as the PHCUOR MSP PHC revitalization OIRIS and the State Malaria Operational Plan and rapidly scale up integrated delivery of quality high impact IRMNCH NM services Contribute to building the capacity of MTOTs TOTs relevant SPHCDA LGHA and relevant HRH structures to use proven and sustainable skill building and learning approaches and quality improvement methodologies for the delivery of high impact IRMNCH N and malaria interventions at the community level and in public and private facilities Work with relevant government technical staff implementing partners and technical working groups providing expert contributions to adapt federal guidelines tools and procedures for State implementation of quality integrated primary healthcare service delivery at scale Provide technical support to the SPHCDA LGHA and facilities in strengthening the relevant structures and systems required to strengthen quality improvement processes in line with the national Quality of Care Strategy for MNCH including routine integrated supportive supervision ISS establishing and maintaining effective Quality Improvement Teams and development and implementation of quality improvement plans focused on measurable improvement aims critical quality gapsand regular monitoring and analysis of key performance indicators at the community and facility levels including the private sector Mentor during skill building efforts for health workers and relevant community based structures in support of integrated service delivery quality improvement use of data for decision making and other skills required for effectively managing the reliable delivery of quality high impact integrated RMNCH N and malaria services at PHC and community level In consultation with local stakeholders help to prioritize meaningful RMNCH N M indicators e g quality of care process and outcome measures aligned with State and Federal monitoring guidance and tailored to the specific needs of SMOH LGHA PHC and community health workers Analyze data needs and availability for provision of quality RMNCH N M care e g point of care clinical decision making and for monitoring of prioritized performance indicators address identified gaps including content and quality of routine HMIS data e g PHC registers patient forms and skills of SMOH LGHA and health workers to calculate visualize and interpret key performance indicators e g as part of a dashboard Contribute to the development review of SPHCDA SMOH program strategies annual workplans and budgets Support timely complete and accurate recording and reporting of PHC facility based and outreach services and program progress including performance monitoring using approved program monitoring and reporting tools and prioritized performance indicators As appropriate collaborate with local Professional Associations to support clinical capacity building and mentoring of providers e g CHEWS midwives nurses Professional associations may include but not be limited to PAN NISON SOGON NANNM XX Support collaboration with BREAKTHROUGH ACTION and seamless alignment of social and behavior change with service delivery using the circle of care especially at PHC and community level For malaria collaborate with the counterparts from the U S Presidential Malaria Initiative PMI the Walter Reed Military rsquo s HIV Research Program MHRP State Malaria Elimination Program SMEP state level malaria counterparts and other entities working in malaria prevention and control Support advocacy efforts related to integrated delivery of RMNCH NM with State Ministry of Health and SPHCDA for adoption of new evidence based RMNCH nutrition and malaria best practices at health facilities and the community Contribute to IHP continuous learning and adaptation CLA and the development of knowledge management products related to IRMNCH N and malaria and apply lessons learned to improve the program design and implementation in IHP supported states Contribute to IHP routine reporting success stories and publications Reports directly to Bauchi State Technical Director Requirements MBBS MD or Nursing or Midwifery degree plus a Master s degree in Public Health Nursing or a related field or an advanced post graduate degree in a related field is essential At least eight 8 years relevant experience in one or more of technical areas Family planning maternal health newborn health child health nutrition and malaria Experience in integrated PHC service delivery at health facilities and community Experience implementing programmes at the primary health care level is an advantage Familiarity with performance indicators in at least 2 technical areas Familiarity with applying quality improvement methodologies to improve quality of primary services including identifying and overcoming critical gaps and monitoring performance indicators to guide continuous improvement Familiarity with Nigerian public and private sector health systems at the state LGHA and community levels is highly desirable Knowledge of local culture and a deep understanding of the social political and ethical issues surrounding the delivery of RMNCH NM services High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication Ability to speak Hausa Demonstrated experience managing stakeholders and building capacity at sub national levels Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency delivering relevant IRMNCH NM training packages and supporting retention of health worker competencies e g through mentoring supervision Ability to function work independently as well as part of a team Well developed computer skills Ability to travel within IHP focal state at least 50 time

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