Clinical Governance Adviser

Suva, Fiji
Consultant (Long Term)
  • Opportunity for a clinical governance professional to contribute to development of the health sector in Fiji
  • Full time, 12 month contract (long term)
  • Based in Suva, Fiji. Travel within Fiji will be required
  • Preferred start date in February 2018

The Program

The Australian Government has established the Fiji Program Support Facility (the Facility) to implement its education, health and scholarship aid programs in Fiji and its scholarship program in Tuvalu. The Facility will also support the delivery of Australia’s emergency response efforts following natural disasters, and governance sector support when requested by the Fiji Government.

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, in particular financial planning, policy and management.

Coffey, through the Facility, is seeking applications for a Clinical Governance Adviser to contribute to the health program’s goals.

The Position

The Clinical Governance Adviser will support and work closely with colleagues in the MoHMS and the three divisional hospitals to continue improvements in institutionalising clinical governance and quality improvements in Fiji’s public health sector. Key areas will include strengthening quality patient safety standards, infection control, clearer accountability and quality improvement systems, with a focus in the area of maternal, neonatal and child health. The Adviser will initially undertake a review of the current implementation status of relevant policies and guidelines and then work collaboratively to develop and implement a Clinical Governance Improvement Plan, with associated budgets and resources.

The Person
The ideal candidate will have an advanced university degree (Masters level) in medicine or a health related field; combined with considerable experience in designing and implementing clinical governance and quality improvement systems to support health service delivery. Previous experience in program management and clinical service design and delivery in developing countries, with skills in supporting change, is required for success. Experience working with multiple stakeholders and mentoring and coaching professional colleagues from different social and cultural backgrounds will be required and experience in Fiji or another developing country is highly desirable.

This position is classified Category C, Level 3 (long term) under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. Please visit for further detail on the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework.

How to Apply

For a detailed position description and to apply for this position please visit and search for the job reference number 495758

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Applications close 6.00pm (Fiji time) 17 January 2018

This Facility is being administered by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company on behalf of the Australian Government.

Coffey is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to child protection.

Closing date: 
17th January 2018