Governance for Quality Improvement Team Lead at Chemonics International Inc.: (Deadline 1 February 2023)

Governance for Quality Improvement Team Lead, Rwanda Health Systems Strengthening (HSS NEXT) Activity 

Chemonics International Inc. is a US-based international development consulting company that operates in over 80 countries and is dedicated to helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives. This requisition is for an anticipated USAID funded project in Rwanda, USAID/ Rwanda Health Systems Strengthening (HSS NEXT) Activity.

Chemonics seeks a Governance for Quality Improvement Team Lead for live 5-year USAID/ Rwanda Health Systems Strengthening (HSS NEXT) Activity. The $24.9 million activity is to improve the resilience of the Rwandan health system and optimize resources to sustain quality services and equitable health outcomes for all Rwandans. The specific objectives of the HSS Next Activity include (1) Health financing optimized to enable equitable access to high quality health services without financial hardship; (2) Leadership, management, and governance strengthened at all levels to improve quality and efficiency; and (3) Health workforce management strengthened to improve quality of health services.

The Governance for Quality Improvement Team Lead will provide quality improvement technical and programmatic direction with respect to HSS programing, ensuring that activities and strategies are in line with HSS technical and programmatic guidance. The Governance for Quality Improvement Team Lead will be responsible to ensure that HSS Next meets Rwanda HSS targets, specifically under Objective 2.

Responsibilities include:  

Provide strategic direction to and oversight of program activities focused on strengthening health governance at all levels to improve the quality and efficient of health services. Activities to contribute to this goal which the Team Lead with manage may include, but will not be limited to:

  • Support the MOH, district teams and health facility managers in the planning and management of health services and resources, including using data for evidence-based decision-making and planning.
  • Increase coordination between provinces and districts in the planning and management of health


  • Strengthen DHMTs’ ability to lead and manage district health issues, including defining DHMT functionality standards, indicators and SOPs to enable performance measurement.
  • Organize and support inter-district peer learning exchange visits between DHMTs
  • Support an improved and sustainable accreditation system that provides a way to measure healthcare quality based on data
  • Build the capacity of hospitals to improve their own compliance with accreditation standards
  • Support and advocate for the institutionalization of and budgeting for the accreditation system for health care facilities.
  • Conduct annual accreditation evaluations at the public hospital level.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in international development, public health, finance, health systems strengthening, workforce development, supply chain or a closely related field. Advanced degree in these areas preferred.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant work experience in area of specified technical expertise (quality improvement) of donor-funded programs, managing complex activities that involve coordination with multiple project stakeholders.
  • Previous experience working in Rwanda, East Africa or countries implementing health systems strengthening.
  • Strong understanding of successful approaches to strengthening leadership, management, and governance to improve the quality and efficiency of the Rwandan health system to sustain quality services and equitable health outcomes.
  • Deep knowledge of Rwanda’s national quality improvement and accreditation framework and processes.
  • Strong ability to maintain partnership with the Government of Rwanda (GOR) to strengthen the capacity of host-country institutions and local organizations to improve equitable access and utilization of high-quality, evidence-based, and respectful public health services
  • Proven ability to build and maintain a strong, diverse, inclusive, cohesive team where all team members are empowered and supported, including stakeholders and partners.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethical and transparent practices and commitment to staff care.
  • Strong interpersonal, representation and oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English required.

Application instructions:

Please apply by using this link. Applications must be submitted by COB Eastern Time (ET) on February 1, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.

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