Associate Director, Continuous Quality Improvement & Public Health Evaluation at FHI 360

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 below:Job Title: Associate Director, Continuous Quality Improvement & Public Health EvaluationRequisition: 2018200940Location: AbujaBasic FunctionWith the Director Monitoring & Evaluation, The Associate Director CQI and PHE will lead the expansion of FHI’s Operational Research and Public Health Evaluation (PHE) activities in Nigeria, with an emphasis on generating new knowledge based on existing activities of FHI Nigeria Projects and any new research projects that advance FHI’s MissionS/he will also play a lead role in researching and implementing continuous quality improvement (CQI) strategies especially in terms of data quality for FHI Nigeria projects.Duties and ResponsibilitiesTake a leadership role in all QA/QI processes within FHI Nigeria and among FHI’s Implementing Agencies especially in terms of data collection and verification.Take a lead role in implementing and documenting CQI processes in facilities, CBOs, state level actors towards the attainment of graduation status.Develop and track graduation benchmarks at the state level in close collaborator with the Lab and Health Systems Strengthening DirectorateProvide leadership, management, and administrative oversight for FHI’s research, public health evaluation activities in Nigeria.Have an in-depth understanding of FHI’s research and public health programs and link activities/opportunities in Nigeria to ongoing research and public health evaluation activities in FHI.Foster and maintain working relationships with researchers or interested stakeholders within the USAID Mission, other donors, national and state level Ministry of Health, local NGOs, international cooperative agencies and other in-country partners.Help shape FHI’s research and public health evaluation portfolio across a range of technical areas, including HIV/AIDS, FP/RH, TB, Malaria and other topics, as appropriate.Represent goals/objectives of research/PHP to in-country partners including USAID and other sponsors.Participate in, coordinate, and assure quality of research and public health evaluation projects conducted in Nigeria.Build research and evaluation capacity of staff working in the FHI-Nigeria office.Promote and utilize best practices and other standards developed by international normative bodies.Liaise with FHI-HQ for relevant research capacity building, implementation and collaboration opportunities.Actively seek and broker collaboration opportunities by communicating regularly with in-country partners to develop new research ideas, utilize research results, and scale-up promising programs.Liaise between FHI, USAID/Nigeria, implementation partners, MOH and other in-country stakeholders to ensure partners are informed of FHI’s research interests, directions, and capabilities.Provide technical assistance to stakeholders in the design of projects, protocols, manuals and data collection forms.Develop concept papers and research papers to improve and or extend existing monitoring and evaluation activities.Represent FHI at National and International events.Perform other duties as assigned.

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