Apply now Job no: 495758
Work type: Contract
Location: Fiji
Categories: International development

  • 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.

Download File ToR Project Brief - Clinical Governance.pdf

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.

Further enquiries can be directed to quoting the job reference 495758.

Applications close 6.00pm (Fiji time) 13th December 2017.


Coffey 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. Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people's lives.

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