Supervisor: Project Director (NAHSS)
Reporting to the Project Director, the Program Assistant (NAHSS)Will monitor and coordinate the State, Hub-Spoke Clusters and Implementing partners' implementation of NigeriaQual activities; He/She will support the NAHSS project team in the implementation of all health system strengthening activities; Communicate with implementing partners and state ministries of health on NigeriaQual activities and generate inferences and reports from project.
Basic Function: Under the direction of Program Director and Program Manager, the Administrative Assistant will be responsible for the provision of administrative and logistical support services to the NAHSS team
Implementation and Evaluation
Assist in the development of the overall framework for NigeriaQual implementation including annual assessments, project reviews, impact assessments, process monitoring, operations monitoring and lessons-learned workshops.
Assist in the process for identifying and designing the key indicators for program areas, to record and report physical progress against the Annual Result Framework, Program Targets.
Coordinate the activation of Hub-Spoke Clusters within NAHSS Year 1 Focus States and the activities of Cluster Network Teams
Participate in National QI Task team meetings and advocacy meetings
Prepare and share action items from all meetings and coordinate/ track implementation of action items.
Assist in the process for identifying the key parameters for monitoring project performance. Design the format for such performance reports.
Support Implementing Partner staff and site staff to implement and collate reports of site QI project activities over time, collect quarterly reports and provide feedback and recommendations to the Project Director and Program Manager
Participate in the implementation of the NigeriaQual project, revising and updating tools, indicators, methods and formats
Assist in developing and coordinating the QI activities of State MPTeams
Support State MP teams to understand, interpret and utilize Quality Assessment reports and program data for quality improvement purposes
Collate State MP teams' quarterly work plans, quarterly reports of initiatives implemented and monthly meeting reports.
Provide technical assistance to site and network QI teams when necessary
Perform other duties as assigned
Prepare reports on findings from NigeriaQual evaluations and program evaluations as required, working closely with technical staff and implementing partners
Guide the regular sharing of outputs/findings with project staff, implementing partners and primary stakeholders.
Facilitate communication between those carrying out field implementation and decision-makers on the number and quality of activities undertaken for each project component.
Identify lessons learned and implications for the project's next steps. Participate in these events when possible.
Applicant should possess BA, BS or equivalent degree, a minimum of 1 year experience. S/he should have knowledge and skills usually acquired through education/training in Quality Improvement and familiarity with the Nigerian health system. Applicant must possess excellent team spirit, be able to multi-task and work independently.
Minimum of 1 year experience with HIV/AIDS programs or related health service programs;
Experience in Quality Improvement in HIV care is an added advantage.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Must have the ability to make inferences from data analysis and present findings in both oral and written form
Report writing and presentation skills
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Power point
Be willing to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders
Flexibility, willing to travel and work weekends.
Have a clear understanding of the health system structure and HIV/AIDS environment of the country.
Have a supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening local partners and building local capacities for self-management.