2019-2020 Global Health Corps Fellow – Quality Management Officer

Global Health Corps
Lilongwe, Malawi
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Are you interested in using your skill set to make a global impact? Do you want to continue developing as a leader? Apply to be a 2019-2020 Global Health Corps Fellow! Global Health Corps is a leadership development organization that offers a yearlong paid multidisciplinary fellowship for emerging leaders, ages 21-30, through partnership with nonprofits and government agencies on the front lines of health, in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, and the US.

The Quality Management Officer will support the formulation, review, and dissemination of hospital standards for the country. They will also assist in the development and testing of innovative and cost-effective ways to perform capacity building and assessments, as well as contribute to the development of a database for standards, guidelines and policies. Lastly, they will be required to contribute to development and review of quality improvement frameworks for all levels of health care. Apart from supporting government officers, the Quality Management Officer will also interact with technical representatives from the international donor community and other key development partners. The Quality Management Officer will report to the Deputy Director of the Norms & Standards Division in the Quality Management Directorate.

-Coordinate stakeholders to develop national hospital standards for all thematic areas, including but not limited to: clinical practice, emergency care, palliative care, etc.
-Digitize and disseminate national hospital standards
-Create and maintain a database of standards
-Participate in dissemination of medical-legal curricula for health professions nationwide
-Coordinate departmental QM Focal Persons meetings at the Ministry Level

Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
-Bachelor’s degree*
-Preferred: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in public health, health administration, -business/public administration, or a related field
-At least one year of policy or regulations research analysis, including conducting literature reviews and managing large datasets*
-Experience with technical or academic writing, producing reports or other materials that summarize key findings*
-Demonstrated experience managing relationships with external stakeholders, e.g. government officials, the media, and/or donors*
-Demonstrated project management ability to ensure internal and external collaborators achieve a time-bound goal or project*
-At least one year of experience working in or with a government agency/department
-Experience working in a clinical health service delivery setting
-Experience with knowledge management, strategically organizing and sharing information
-Innovative and creative, analytical strategic thinker
-Self-starter, innovative and takes independent initiative
-Ability to build and nurture relationships in settings of political and cultural complexity
-Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with high ranking officials
-Ability to work flexibly, including handling an erratic schedule and/or location changes
-Ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities
-Interest in learning about the different branches in the Malawi Government, particularly the MOH

Fellows receive the following benefits:
-Monthly living and utilities stipend
-Health insurance
-A professional development grant of $600 and completion award of $1500
-Travel coverage to and from placement site, all trainings, and retreats

More information about this role and how to apply: https://ghcorps.org/quality-management-officer-m09-int/

Additional Information

Global Health Corps (GHC) offers paid fellowship roles across skillset from Monitoring & Evaluation, Communication, and Research, to Design/Architecture, Policy, and Data Analytics. Applicants do not need a health background to apply for the fellowship and we welcome candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Throughout the fellowship year, GHC provides continuous leadership development training, and provides support and programming for fellows once they become alumni. For a full list of 2019-2020 roles, visit www.ghcorps.org/apply. Each role has a different description, detailing responsibilities, and required & preferred skills and experiences. Apply TODAY and join a network of nearly 1000 change makers across 42 countries!