Monday, March 27, 2017

Partners In Health (PIH)/Inshuti Mu Buzima (IMB) ,Eastern Province Senior Clinical Advisor Jobs in Rwanda

Job Title: Eastern Province Senior Clinical Advisor
Location: Rwinkwavu, Rwanda
Overall Responsibilities:
The Eastern Province Senior Clinical Advisor is an integral member of the IMB cross-site clinical and district-based leadership teams Kayonza and Kirehe and would be based at Rwinkwavu.

Leadership of district programs includes working with each IMB clinical program manager to set strategic goals, develop work-plans, establish clear metrics, and provide feedback and support where necessary to achieve each program’s goals in the districts of Kirehe and Kayonza.
On the district level, the Eastern Province Senior Clinical Advisor will work closely with the IMB District Project Director [DPD] in Kayonza and Kirehe to build relationships with and accompany our government partners in executing our shared clinical priorities. The Eastern Province Senior Clinical Advisor will lead and oversee the implementation of all clinical programs at each level of the district’s health sector: community, health center, and hospital and district health leadership.
As an IMB clinical leader, the Eastern Province Senior Clinical Advisor will: be a member of Executive Committee and help with cross-site management issues in Kayonza and Kirehe; meet and communicate with donors; and represent IMB to our GoR partners in the districts of Kirehe and Kayonza, particularly on issues related to the medical programs they oversee for their district and for cross-sites programs.
Eastern Province Senior Clinical Advisor key responsibilities:
  • Support the implementation of the District Health System Strengthening at the districts of Kirehe and Kayonza in collaboration with District Health Authorities.
  • Support initiatives around building local clinical capacity in a thorough, systematic way especially at the district hospitals and health centers across the 2 districts
  • Support integrated information systems to connect all levels of District health care in the two districts.
  • Support accreditation related activities in order to attain full accreditation and sustain those achievements at the hospitals and health center level in the 2 districts.
  • Assist implementation of IMB’s strategic research and medical education initiatives in the two districts
District-based Leadership Responsibilities
  • Works closely with the District Project Director [DPD] and other IMB district leaders to coordinate daily clinical activities at each level of the district health sector: community, health center, and hospital.
  • Engages the District Health Unit (DHU) office for clinical matters and to support institution settings for primary care and innovative initiatives such as MESH, Community Health integration, NCDs, Mental Health, etc.
  • Supports the Medical Director to reinforce Hospital Accreditation, quality improvement at the Hospital and works closely with Medical director to coordinate all IMB’s accompaniment programs within the district.
  • Collaborates with the District Clinical officers, who are regularly collaborating with the medical Chief of staff and the Chief of nursing to support maintenance of high quality care delivery at the hospital.
Reinforces the existing relationship with hospital management and the DHU
IMB Clinical Leadership Responsibilities
Program management
  • Works under close supervision and guidance from the Deputy Chief Medical Officer (DCMO), Health System Strengthening to set overall priorities and push forward cross-departmental priorities
  • Meets regularly with Deputy Chief Medical Officer (DCMO), Health System Strengthening and other members of the clinical leadership team (at least once per 2 weeks) to discuss progress of each program and coordinate interventions across the district.
  • Active member of the Executive Committee to set overall policies and priorities for the organization
  • Design, in collaboration with DCMO, strategies and interventions that responds to district level specific health system strengthening priorities.
  • Budget holder for district level health system strengthening initiatives.
  • Identify areas and contribution needed from IMB to support accreditation efforts at district hospital and health center level
  • Meets regularly with and helps coordinate our communications with donors
People Management
  • Provide leadership to district based clinical staff; providing them with sound direction to foster performance to the required standards to deliver the results.
  • Ensure performance management by carrying out performance planning and appraisal reviews for all staff under direct supervision of the Senior Clinical Liaison officer ;
  • Collaborate with HR & Department of Mentorship and Training in identifying capacity gaps/training needs assessments of district clinical staff and ensure their capacity is improved.
  • Kinyarwanda, English and French proficiency required
  • Medical doctor with at least 2 years of post-graduate clinical experience
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative, work cooperatively with a diverse team, and commitment to learning and improving finance and managerial skills
  • Highly responsive via e-mail and phone
  • Strong communication, writing and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to exercise good judgment and diplomacy
  • Ability to work under pressure, handle multiple assignments, prioritize work flow, adapt to fluctuating workload, and meet deadlines.
  • Computer skills in word processing and spreadsheet programs including Microsoft Office Excel and PowerPoint
  • Proven commitment to social justice
How to apply:
If you believe that you are the right candidate for the above position, please submit your applications: CV and application letter to
Applications should be submitted not later than 11 April 2017.

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