Marie Stopes International Social Franchise Medical Adviser Job in Kenya 2013

Purpose:

Working with the Senior Adviser the Medical Development Team, the Health Markets Team, MSI’s international  partners and related technical colleagues, the post holder will be responsible for leading Quality Assurance within the Social Franchise programme  ensuring that it is closely aligned to the Quality Assurance Framework of the organisation.

A key part of this role will be working with the Health Markets Team to implement the African Health Markets for Equity (AHME) project within Social Franchising over the project life of 5 years.

Job Title: Medical Adviser – Social Franchise

Location: East Africa
 
Accountable to:
  • Director within MDT
  • Reporting to AHME project management team for  aspects of the project
Probationary Period: 6 months

Marie Stopes International (MSI) is a marketing focused, results oriented social enterprise. We develop efficient, effective and sustainable family planning programmes in the UK and overseas.

The UK division provides services to men and women over 130,000 times a year.

The primary responsibility of this role is to further MSI’s Goal: THE PREVENTION OF UNWANTED BIRTHS and its mission of ensuring the individuals right to: CHILDREN BY CHOICE NOT CHANCE

It is a role requirement that the job holder must fully comply with, promote and live MSI CORE VALUES:

  • mission driven
  • customer focused
  • results orientated
  • pioneering
  • sustainable
  • people centered
Key Responsibilities

Quality Assurance

  • Develop and implement a 5 year strategy for quality assurance within social franchise ensuing alignment with the MSI Quality Assurance Framework and adherence to AHME project requirements
  • Lead the development, review,  update and implementation of the MSI clinical standards in SRH and integrated disease services for social Franchise, ensuring they are aligned with WHO, MSI and national guidelines
  • Lead the development, review,  update and implementation of the MSI process for monitoring quality in SRH and integrated disease services for social Franchise, ensuring alignment with national systems and adherence to AHME project requirements
  • Develop a system for monitoring major and minor complications in SF and forming and following up of action plans where required
  • Co-ordinate the programme for monitoring of social franchise programmes across the partnership
  • Provide ongoing support and up to date information in regards to safe abortion, SRH and integrated services as required to MSI regional and   franchise  offices
  • Participate the annual strategy development and business planning for the Medical Development and Social Franchise teams
  • Contribute to the annual quality assurance reports for SF and MDT
Measure
  • Strategy developed and agreed with head of MDT and project manager AHME and aligned with MSI QAF
  • Quality scores for SF participating in AHME
  • Strategy developed and agreed with head of MDT and project manager AHME and aligned with MSI QAF
  • Strategy developed and agreed with head of MDT and project manager AHME and aligned with MSI QAF
  • Procedure for establishing measures of assessments with roll out date agreed with head of MDT and SF
  • Quality scores for SF participating in AHME
  • As per MDT incident reporting policy
  • Regular reporting to MDT and SF teams
  • Modify and produce training materials where required
  • Contribution to annual report
Training and Capacity Building
  • Responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of technical assistance, training and support throughout the Social Franchise Partnership.
  • Work closely with third party service providers and partners to ensure alignment with training materials and processes.
  • Have oversight of training programme provided by third party service providers ensuring they meet MSI standards
Measure
  • By quality scores for participating SF
African Health Markets Equity (AHME)
  • Work in partnership with the Health Markets Team to support the scale up of provider networks and scope of services through social franchising in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya while ensuring high levels of quality are implemented and maintained.
  • Work in partnership with the Health Markets Team to ensure quality within the AHME project is rolled out according to project specification
  • Develop quality standards for entry assessment, performance improvement and maintenance of Social Franchisees
  • Ensure alignment of MSI, ‘Safecare’ and National standards for quality
  • Implement and monitor quality standards according to MSI methodology and in accordance with AHME project requirements
  • Report on defined quality matrix to Donors, MDT and other partners as determined by the AHME project manager
  • Review Government standards for reporting within Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya and align AHME standard accordingly
Measure
  • Determined by project specification years 1-5
  • Determined by project specification years 1-5
  • Determined by project specification years 1-5
Disease integration
Ensuring the implementation of existing MSI standards and monitoring for the following:
  • Post abortion care
Development of non family planning standards and monitoring systems, adhering to National Guidelines in line with project specification proposal as follows;
  • Maternal Health (including antenatal care, attended delivery and post natal care) and perinatal conditions
  • Cervical cancer screening
  • HIV integration
  • Tuberculosis
  • Malaria
  • Diarrheal disease
  • Acute Respiratory Infection
  • Nutrition
  • Iron folate
  • Multivitamins
Conferences and seminars
  • Participate in organising and presenting at MSI, MDT and Social Franchise conferences and  seminars
  • Participate in Donor and other third party conferences and meetings
Skills and Experience

Qualifications:

  • Clinical qualification such as a nurse, midwife, doctor
  • Further qualification  e.g. MSc in Health/Management or related discipline (desirable)
  • Qualification in quality systems (desirable)
Experience:
  • A minimum of 5 years working at management level in a healthcare organisation, with decision making roles.
  • Recent experience of applying Quality Assurance systems  at a senior level
  • Developing and implementing policies and standards across complex organisations
  • Development and implementation of monitoring systems across complex organisations.
  • Conducting quality auditing and monitoring
  • Data analysis and action planning
Skills:
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills to work independently and in teams
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Ability to interface at all levels with a commitment to delivering the highest standards of quality in healthcare.
  • Decision making abilities
  • Ability to analyse and interpret data
  • Ability to produce and present reports at Executive and Board level
  • Ability to produce and present reports downstream to providers and in country teams
  • Strong IT skills in Word, Excel, Power-point
  • Interpretation of national and international guidance
  • Presentation and training skills
Attitude / Motivation:
  • Pro-choice
  • Assertive and diplomatic
  • Able to be flexible and adaptable in the working environment
  • Team player, enjoys working across teams and collaboration
  • Self motivated
  • Results and outcomes focused
Applications quoting the position title with detailed CVs with contact details of 3 referees (2 of which should be immediate former supervisors) should be submitted to:
People and Development Dept
pd@mariestopes.or.ke
Marie Stopes Kenya
On or before 19th April, 2013

NB: Please clearly indicate on the subject as ‘Medical Adviser- Social Franchise’

Marie Stopes International is an equal opportunity Employer



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