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Health Care Regional Coordinator, Primary Health Care Project Iraq

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Management Systems International (MSI)
Location: Various Provinces
Last Date: September 25, 2011
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Health Care Regional Coordinator, Primary Health Care Project Iraq, Various Provinces

Company Profile: Management Systems International (MSI) is a global international development firm based in Washington, D.C. providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. MSI is part of Coffey International Development, a global international development consulting firm. Together with Coffey ID, MSI now has more than 1,500 development professionals worldwide, a corporate presence in 11 countries and manages more than 200 projects worldwide. It currently manages more than 20 long-term projects in countries, including Iraq, Sudan, Colombia and Russia. Broadly, MSI implements a range of analytical and field projects in its core technical areas, including democracy and governance, strategic management and performance improvement, organizational capacity building, human development and natural resource management. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Project/Proposal Summary:
The Iraqi Ministry of Health is currently engaged to move forward with stabilizing and reorganizing its health services. Ensuring access to routine, high quality and equitable healthcare has emerged as a critical need and the Government of Iraq is committed to improving the quality of primary healthcare (PHC) services. To assist with these efforts, USAID’s Primary Health Care Project Iraq (PHCPI) has been designed to support the Iraqi Ministry of Health (MoH) to achieve its strategic goal through putting in place key building blocks to support the delivery of quality PHC services at the community and facility levels. Within this framework, PHCPI includes three components: 1) Strengthening Supportive Management Systems and Processes, 2) Strengthening Quality Clinical Care, and 3) Building Community Partnerships for PHC. These components, separately and together, will assist the Government to implement quality care for its population and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of PHC services. The Community Partnership component focuses on: 1) patient rights; 2) establishing effective behavioral change strategies with clients that foster healthy life style practices; and 3) developing and working with civil societies and other community groups to effectively link with PHCs. The PHCPI will last 4 years. The PHC Regional Coordinator position is local position. The assignment is for (1 year) with possibility of renewal. The selected candidate is supposed to start as soon as possible.

**Please note that this is a local position. Only Iraqi citizens are eligible to apply.**

Position Summary:
The PHC Regional Coordinator reports directly to the Regional Director on a variety of issues relating to the development and management of PHC Centers in their assigned province. The Regional Coordinator is responsible for developing and supporting improvement collaborative activities at facility and district levels. Additionally they will liaise with district officials and staff of targeted clinics and provide direct mentorship and technical assistance to strengthen systems and management capacities for providing high quality primary health care services.

Responsibilities:
• Coordinate baseline assessment and other evaluation activities in the assigned province and district(s);
• Assist provincial and district health offices in the assigned provinces to identify and implement specific clinical and management support interventions for improving PHC services;
• Assist district and facility staff to evaluate needs for improving quality of primary health services delivery;
• Plan and manage PHC technical assistance and training activities within the district(s) assigned, in close collaboration with the Regional Coordinator and technical advisors;
• Assist providers and managers to identify needs for improved PHC services and build skills to collect, interpret, and use data to evaluate impact of project activities;
• Coordinate activities between project component advisors, MOH in the PHCs;
• Coordinate all logistical work of PHCHI meetings at the provinces;
• Provide support in the preparations for meetings, conferences and training activities and sessions and ensure all paper work is processed properly in coordination with the regional Offices;
• Maintain working relationship with DOHs personnel to support PHC Project and its mission, and specifically assists in the implementing of the MOH capacity development plans and activities
• Collect data, and identify needs at the primary health care facilities;
• Assist facilities in improving community outreach to increase demand and utilization of services;
• Assist regional office director in managing activities related to DOH and PHCs;
• Prepare provincial/district level reports monthly/quarterly.

Qualifications:
• BA/BS in nursing, allied health, MD and/or a master’s in public health is required.
• 5 years direct experience supporting health sector development.
• English level 3 or above.
• Excellent writing and interpersonal skills.
• Iraqi citizenship is required.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

To apply, please visit our website:
www.msiworldwide.com
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