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MNH Quality of Care Officer

Date Posted: Nov 21, 2019

Job Description

As a federal enterprise, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its objective in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development GIZ operates in more than 130 countries around the globe. In Malawi, GIZ has been working for more than 50 years Malawi is a priority for German international cooperation and currently focuses on three priority areas: education, health and private sector development in rural areas. In addition to our work on these areas, we also work on public financial and economic management and social protection.

GIZ invites applications from suitable qualified Malawians for the following opening at the Malawi German Health Programme (MGHP):

Position: Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) Quality of Care Officer

Reporting to the Quality Management (QM) focal person of Ntcheu district, the officer is responsible for.


Tasks/Responsibilities

  • Support the Quality Improvement Support Team (QIST) in Ntcheu District Hospital to oversee, coordinate and document QI initiatives Support Work Improvement Teams (WiTs) to test QI initiatives with a focus on antenatal, labour/ delivery and postnatal care including nursery and theatre
  • Identify and document best practices and disseminate across the departments and within the district
  • Support maternal and perinatal death reviews including the implementation of action points
  • Promote audits of patient records including partographs to identify quality gaps and improve patient documentation
  • Facilitate mentorship sessions to improve clinical skills in MNH
  • Support capacity building of front line health workers in QI tools and techniques
  • Support selected health facilities to implement and document Q1 projects
  • Perform other duties and tasks at the request of management.


Required Qualifications, Competencies and Experience.


Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and Midwifery or Clinical Medicine.


Professional Experience

  • Between 6 months and 2 years professional experience in maternal and newborn health, i.e. experience working in maternity, implementing QI initiatives, reviewing maternal and neonatal deaths

Additional Competencies
  • Good working knowledge of ITC technologies Good communication, presentation and writing skills
  • Experience analyzing and using MNH and MDSR data to improve quality of care is an added advantage
  • Basic experience with accreditation processes and COHSASA standards is an added advantage
Duty station

The duty station is Ntcheu District Hospital with occasional travel to other selected health facilities in Ntcheu District,

Employment contract

The employment will be from 1st January till 31st July, 2020 with a possibility of an extension depending upon availability of resources and performance.


How to apply


Interested candidates meeting the above listed requirements should submit their application with a one-page cover letter demonstrating how they meet the above requirements, along with a detailed CV to:

Human Resource Manager,
GIZ,
P. O. Box 31131,
LILONGWE 3

Email: Giz-malawi-hr@giz.de 

The Job Title should be dearly mentioned in the subject line. Closing date for applications is Monday, 2nd December, 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


Skills Required


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  • Location
    Ntcheu
  • Company
  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    1
  • Apply Before
    03 Dec, 2019

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