Quality Improvement (QI) Technical Specialist (NTAP project)-USAID

Master's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 653
Date Posted:Nov 24, 2019
Closing Date:Dec 10, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Health/Medical
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 - 8 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About FHI360/ NHTAP Project:


FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of:  Quality Improvement (QI) Technical Specialist (NTAP project).


We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of QI Technical Specialist for an anticipated multiyear USAID National Health Technical Assistance Program (NTAP) in Afghanistan. The activity aims to improve health outcomes through improved utilization of high-impact, sustainable, accessible, and quality health and nutrition services across Afghanistan. The program will enhance the Afghan Ministry of Public Health’s capacity to support the health systems and policies required to provide high-quality services across Afghanistan and ultimately improve health outcomes among Afghans nationally.

This position is subject to project award and funding.

Job Summary:

The QI Technical Specialist will be an FHI 360 employee working and placed at the NTAP office in Kabul. Under the guidance of the QI Associate Director, the QI Technical Specialist will assist with development, coordination, and implementation of related facility and community-based QI activities; monitoring consortium partner implementation of QI activities; and providing focused technical assistance as needed to government and consortium partner teams

Duties & Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of the position include:

·      Assisting in the development, implementation, and monitoring of QI and quality assurance activities, in conjunction with MoPH and consortium partners.

·      Providing technical support in the development and dissemination of tools, strategies for technical assistance and mentorship, reports, and other materials for QI capacity development.

·      Ensuring project implementation adheres to organization and project strategy and remains technically sound.

·      Working closely with assigned team to ensure activities and mentorship are implemented according to standard operating procedures (SOP’s) and national guidelines for QI and quality assurance standards.

·      Assisting with the implementation of the project by monitoring and documenting technical assistance and mentorship approaches, processes, and outcomes for QI activities.

·      Preparing reports and papers summarizing project results, assists with publications, web pages and presentation development, technical briefs, or other necessary documents to facilitate research, best practices, policies and procedures related to QI programming.

·      Conducting searches of published literature and international standards on evolving issues and best practices in assigned technical area.

·      Conducting analysis of program implementation to identify areas for improvement and propose appropriate technical assistance strategy and guidelines.

·      Delivering presentations at professional meetings and conferences.

·      Willingness to travel to national regions for technical assistance provision and quality assurance. 

Job Requirement:

·      Master’s degree in health, public health, or related field; experience in QI or accreditation preferred.

·      5-8 years of technical assistance experience in QI, health quality assurance, or accreditation with at least one prior management-level position.

·      Proficiency with database management software, Microsoft Office Suite, and on-line search tools required.

·      Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, Dari, and Pashto.

·      Has sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas.

·      Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with stakeholders.

·      Prior work experience in a similar position within a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private company.

·      Excellent organizational and analytical skills and strong ability to manage and meet multiple tasks.

·      Substantial experience of developing working relations with stakeholders and beneficiaries; quality improvement or assurance experience with a development agency preferred.

·      Working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures with providing technical support for primary health and nutrition activities/ projects highly desired.

  • Qualified female candidates particularly encouraged to apply

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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