Abt Associates seeks a Quality Improvement Officer to
support a family planning project under SHOPS Plus. SHOPS Plus is
USAID’s flagship initiative in private sector health. The project
seeks to harness the full potential of the private sector and catalyze
public-private engagement to improve health outcomes in TB, family
planning, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and other health areas. In
Nigeria, SHOPS Plus will capacitate public and private providers to scale
up family planning, especially Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs)
in FCT and Plateau States.
The Quality Improvement Officer will be responsible for
ensuring trained health workers at the designated States are providing
FP/LARC services according to quality standards. He/she will support health
facilities in the state to adhere to quality standards in the delivery of
FP/LARC services. This position reports directly to the FCT State
coordinator with a dotted line to the Quality Improvement Specialist (QIS)
Key Roles and Responsibilites
    Helps to design the enhanced training package for
FP/LARC and keeps personal knowledge/skills/ attitudes up-to-date regarding
    Lead on the operations with the American College of
Nurse Midwives (ACNM) state officials to design and implement practical, a
sustainable supportive supervision system and other relevant quality
improvement processes for FP/LARC service delivery
    Provide additional training and coaching/mentoring
at the facility level as needed to assure that providers are ready to
provide unbiased, high-quality FP/LARC services.
    Work closely with the RH/FP Quality Improvement
Specialist (QIS) and other State Team members to support the state to
follow-up and monitor health workers trained on FP/LARC, and ensure
adherence to quality standards (including infection prevention and unbiased
FP counselling)
    Collaborate with relevant stakeholders at the
state, facility, and community levels to identify gaps in FP/LARC service
delivery and design interventions to address the gaps.
    Work closely with the RH/FP Technical Director,
Quality Improvement Specialist (QIS) and M and E Director to undertake
facility quality assessments and surveys
    Work with State officials and supply chain programs
to ensure health facilities have the necessary equipment and supplies to
provide high quality FP/LARC services
    Provide support to private sector facilities to
adhere to quality standards in the provision of FP/LARC services
    Work collaboratively with other technical staff and
project partners to ensure effective and timely program coordination for
    Participate in the development of strategy
documents, work plans, and reports
    Contribute to the Activity Monitoring, Evaluation
and Learning system
    Attend relevant meetings at state level and ensure
effective linking, learning and sharing
    Attend to other duties as may be identified or
Preferred Skills / Prerequisites
    RN/RM, degree in clinical nursing/midwifery,
relevant paramedical degree or M.B.B.S degree, or experiential equivalent.
(Master’s Degree in Public Health is an advantage)
    3-5 years of current FP/LARC service delivery
    3-5 years adult learning training experience
    A 3-5 years demonstrated knowledge and experience
in designing and implementing clinical quality improvement and supportive
supervision systems (specific experience with FP/LARC is desirable)
    Extensive knowledge of the Nigerian public and
private health sectors
    Strong knowledge and experience of FP/LARC service
delivery in resource poor settings
    Willingness to learn basic statistical analysis and
generate good report
    Familiarity with different sociocultural and
developmental issues related to RH/FP in Nigeria and the international
community; familiarity with community engagement approach.
    Strong interpersonal, oral, and written
communication skills.
    Excellent computer, management and organizational
    A proven team player.
    Ability to anticipate and solve problems.
    Ability to travel within the state at least 50% of
the time.
Minimum Qualifications
    ( 3+ ) years of experience OR the equivalent
combination of education and experience.
here to apply

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