|Date Posted:||Jun 14, 2018|
|Closing Date:||Jun 26, 2018|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyNone|
|Years of Experience:||4 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Open Ended|
|Probation Period:||3 months|
About Futures Group Global Outreach:
Futures Group develops and delivers innovative, locally relevant, evidence-based solutions to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. Since 1971, we have assisted governmental and non-governmental agencies, foundations, and the private sector by designing, implementing and evaluating programs in HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, population and family planning, maternal and child health, infectious diseases, and gender. Futures Group has deep expertise in policy and advocacy, research and strategic information, health markets and private sector engagement, modeling and economic analysis, patient monitoring and management/HMIS, strategic consulting, and program management. In Afghanistan, Futures Group is implementing The Health Sector Resiliency (HSR) Project, a 5 year contract funded by USAID. The overall goal of the HSR Project is to support the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, to foster a strengthened, reformed and increasingly self-reliant Afghan Health system prepared for the decreased donor support anticipated over the coming decade. The HSR Project will primarily focus on governance, finance and human resources and will engage both the public and private components of health sector. The project will support the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) to strengthen and reform it’s systems at both central and subnational levels, applying and adapting relevant international best practices to support the MoPH to successfully navigate this upcoming transition period. The HSR Project will also include a robust learning agenda to guide project implementation and to determine the impact of systems strengthening and reform activities and their impact on health sector.
The KQ Officer contributes to the scale-up of the KQ program across HEMAYAT’s five key population regions. Through managing KQ relations and establishing trust within designated communities, the KQ officer will be key in building the capacity of the KQ midwife to comply with regulations and policies, improve quality of services and provide guidance in implementing the KQ specific portions of the Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Plan.
This position will report to the project Senior Health Advisor or Project Director based in Washington, DC and is locally managed by the Family Planning Services Integration Advisor.
Requires travel to provinces:
Duties & Responsibilities:
Carry forward HEMAYAT’s KQ implementation plan to all designated KQ midwife sites, providing orientation and technical support.
Establish and develop partnerships between each KQ and the linked health facility to increase access to FP/MNCH services and products.
Coordination with the HEMAYAT clinical mentors to assure clinical support and training.
Ensure productive partnerships between the KQ and BPHS implementers to increase their capacity to deliver key evidence-based interventions, engaging communities and professional associations in quality improvement, and assisting local partners in identifying new approaches to enhance the quality of services.
Improve referral system effectiveness between communities, facilities, and private sector providers to improve the continuum of care.
Lead outreach and technical trainings related to the KQ implementation, including primary and co-facilitation of larger workshops.
Provide the continuous mentoring/coaching to KQ midwives across the target provinces though on-site consultation and distance support including building technical/managerial capacity and business skills for sustainability.
Monitor KQ progress through monthly data, including strategizing to achieve integration goals, feedback to KQ midwives and creation of training plans.
Manage KQ kits including supply chain and assuring applicability of contents.
Facilitate learning and sharing of best practices between BPHS NGOs, KQ, and community groups
Explore ways of engaging KQ to more effectively deliver IEC/BCC messaging
Work closely with KQs to facilitate communication between the KQ, HFs and BPHS implementing agencies.
Conduct KQs quarterly meetings and community promotion events.
Provide technical support to the design, implementation and monitoring of the capacity building plan for the KQ as needed
Provide timely updates to project leadership and contribute to project reporting as required
Assume other responsibilities and activities, as requested by the Team Leaders.
Job Location:Afghanistan, Kabul
Diploma in Midwifery and/or Nursing .
4 years of relevant experience working in the midwifery sector, preferable at the community, service delivery and coordination level.
Solid understanding of Afghan culture.
Working experience at community and primary/secondary health facilities preferably within the private health sector.
Working experience in the design and implementation of work plans for health improvement.
Understanding of the MoPH policy and regulatory framework in relation to the private health sector, with emphasis on midwifery.
Understanding of quality improvement initiatives at public or private health facilities.
Experience conducting trainings or facilitating workshops or mentorship.
Demonstrated success in team building and relationship building with stakeholders .
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills .
Strong analytic skills; flexible and confident .
Fluency in Dari required and Pashto preferred
Excellent command of written and spoken English, particularly with regard to presentations and preparation of publications and reports
Excellent computer skills, including competence in word processing and internet/e-mail.
Ability to travel to the provinces.