Clinical Governance Lead At Tetra Tech

Opportunity to contribute towards Fiji’s health sector.
Full time contract until 30 November 2021
Suva, Fiji
The Program
The Fiji Program Support Facility (the Facility) was established in 2017 to support and implement Australia’s aid programs such as health, education, Australia Awards and governance in Fiji. The Facility also supports the Australia Awards and education programs in Tuvalu. The Facility integrates cross-cutting themes, including gender equality, disability inclusion, climate change, emergency preparedness and response and civil society engagement, across sectoral programs. In particular, the Facility seeks to strengthen program outcomes by better addressing the needs of targeted beneficiaries including those who are often marginalised.
Australia is supporting Fiji’s health sector to respond to health challenges through the Facility’s Health Program. Its high-level objectives focus on:
1) Better curative and preventative health services (e.g. service quality, Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs), communicable diseases and maternal & newborn services), and
2) Strengthening health systems (e.g. planning, finance, workforce and information).
The funding for the program is approximately AUD20million over 5 years to January 2022 and delivered through a range of activities (interventions) to achieve the program’s objectives where activity implementation modalities include technical advice, procurement of technical services and goods, capacity building and training support, support to Ministry led initiatives and innovations and grants to civil society organisations (CSOs).
Support to Fiji’s health sector is a key component of the Facility. The focus of the support is on strengthening health service delivery as well as health systems strengthening.
The Position
The National Clinical Governance framework provides for the establishment of Clinical Governance systems and processes in each of the hospitals and public health services. Twomey Tamavua Hospital has made important progress in the arrangements for Clinical Governance with a Clinical Governance Sub-committee established and function. Relevant training has been delivered to all staff members and a baseline audit has been conducted using the IFC/World Bank audit tool ‘Guide to Assessing Health Care Organisations’.
The Clinical Governance Sub-Committee has identified and prioritized the need for a dedicated position to take the lead role in driving the establishment and fulfilment of the minimum standards of all domains of the clinical governance system of the hospital.
Reporting to the Medical Superintendent, the position of Clinical Governance Lead is the single accountable manager of with responsibility for the organisation’s Quality Management System, leading, coordinating and monitoring all quality assurance activities.
In conjunction with the Senior Nurse, the position is responsible for coordinating hospital wide infection prevention and control (IPC) programs which includes surveillance, analysis and reporting of healthcare acquired infections, educating staff about Infection Prevention & Control and assisting in the development of health.
The Person
The ideal candidate will have proven experience in programme development and implementation with ability to conduct system/process analysis and production of investigative reports, including action plans. The successful candidate will also have experience in data collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation. We seek an outstanding and highly motivated individual with excellent communication and writing skills including ability to effectively analyse, plan and accomplish target within set timeframes.
This position is locally engaged and only available for citizens of Fiji. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
This program is managed by Tetra Tech International Development on behalf of the Australian government.
Tetra Tech International Development has a 40-year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors right around the world, including Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, USAID and the UK’s Department for International Development (now known as the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office). Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people’s lives.
Tetra Tech International Development has robust policies and guidelines which exemplify our commitment to safeguarding and technical excellence in gender equality. Our team of dedicated GEDSI advisers work closely with our staff and partners to ensure a context-specific and consistent approach is applied to all our programmes to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalised groups.
Tetra Tech International Development is also committed to respectful workplaces and does not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment of any kind.
Tetra Tech International Development is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to child protection.
How to apply
Please note that applications will only be accepted via the Tetra Tech International Development Website: Tetra Tech International Development Careers
For any enquiries, please contact [email protected] and quote the job reference number 498849.
Applications close: Friday 26 March at 5:00pm (local time)

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