Human Resources ManagementHuman resource management involves making sure that people with the right training are well-supported and able to provide necessary services.
In any health care budget, staff costs are among the highest. Yet human human resource management cannot be compromised. It entails identifying needed positions, hiring competent people to fill them, assuring that staff have ongoing training and support to perform their jobs, that their performance is measured, their professional growth and development is nurtured, and that they are compensated appropriately. Managing attrition and retirements are also critical.
JSI helps organizations manage human resources effectively. We provide technical assistance to ensure that human resources policies meet standards, licensing, and accreditation requirements. We build organizational capacity to conduct worker training and promote best practices to retain health workers to ensure a system that operates smoothly and meets end-clients’ needs.
At the country level, JSI also helps ministries improve their national human resources policies and strengthen HR information systems. We assist with leadership governance at national, sub-national, and facility levels, and set up training and retention programs for community health workers. JSI also develops and conducts staff training in public health, clinical services, and gender and cultural competencies.
JSI is assisting the government of Liberia in establishing a pipeline of young leaders - motivated and able workers - through training and mentoring for future success.
The Last Ten Kilometers project improves services in rural Ethiopia by enlisting community volunteers to map health data in their villages.
Through strategic internship appointments, the NUMAT project pairs university students with health training institutions to support understaffed initiatives and increase access to health services for communities in Northern Uganda.
The Healthy Women in Georgia project trains teachers to lead an after-school program that offers a safe place for teens to learn about and discuss topics such as reproductive health, substance abuse, STIs, early marriage, and other social issues.