|University Research Co.,LLC (URC)|
in Tanzania 2021: New Job at University Research Co.,LLC (URC) 2021
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Quality Improvement Manager
Salary: Commensurate with required experience and qualifications
Reports to: Portfolio Director, Africa Region
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University Research Co., LLC (URC)
is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care,
social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit
affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in
over 45 countries, including the United States.
Established in 1965,
URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and
social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health
workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to
critical problems. Internationally, we expand access to and improve the
quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health;
infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive
health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children
and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to
issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching
URC’s mission is to provide innovative,
evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide.
Please join us in carrying out our mission (http://www.urc-chs.com/).
Division & Project Overview:
five year, CDC-funded Sustain and Accelerate a Comprehensive HIV
Response in the United Republic of Tanzania under the President’s
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) will support the Government of
Tanzania strategy for comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment
(C&T) addressing the entire continuum of care. The project will
provide rapid, flexible support to accelerate evidence-based HIV
prevention and treatment program implementation at both facility and
community levels, as well as aligned health systems strengthening
activities towards epidemic control (with the aim of reaching 95-95-95
goals) in the United Republic of Tanzania.
Roles and Responsibilities:
is currently seeking a Quality Improvement Manager to provide
management oversight throughout he vision, direction, and technical
implementation of continuous quality improvement (CQI) strategies.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the
- Provide strategic
leadership and vision in the development and implementation of CQI
strategies and approaches aimed to support the MOH efforts to provide
rapid, flexible support to accelerate evidence-based HIV prevention and
treatment program implementation;
- Lead the routine collection of
and analyzation of data to inform CQI service delivery of targeted
populations with tailored approaches to ensure programmatic gains do not
leave any sub-population behind;
- Lead and oversee implementation of CQI activities to ensure quality of service delivery;
- Train staff to ensure that they have skills in CQI tools and approaches;
- Develop simple CQI tools relevant for the project at all levels;
the project team and the Quality Specialists based in the regions are
using CQI for improving quality of technical assistance to implementing
partners, facilities and/or communities;
- Assist the project team
members and health unit service provider teams in documenting, managing
and disseminating results of their QI work;
- Coordinate with other program staff on M&E and QI efforts.
- Support in-country evaluations and assessments
- Provide inputs into periodic project progress reports
Required Experience & Qualifications
- Advanced Degree in Public Health, Medicine, Health Administration or related field with minimum of ten years’ experience
ability to apply quality improvement methods and tools (e.g., root
cause analysis, process mapping, etc.) to create the project’s technical
framework, conceptual models and change packages.
- Considerable experience with USG-or CDC-funded activities
least 5 years of experience in advising, training and mentoring of the
improvement efforts including building a cadre of improvement coaches
ability to work in a team environment and establish effective
relationships with senior government officials, civil society and
- Strong oral and written communication skills in English; and
- Demonstrated integrity and fidelity.
Desired Experience & Qualifications
Considerable experience with USG-funded HIV programs in Tanzania.
candidates who are eligible to work in Tanzania for an indefinite
period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this
This position is contingent upon securing award.
For immediate consideration, please visit URC’s Career Opportunities page at www.urc-chs.com/career-opportunities.
must upload your CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where indicated. Also,
please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well.
to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have
met the required experience & qualifications for this position will
be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around
the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV
in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us
otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest.
URC is an E-Verify Employer
URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
We value and seek diversity in our workforce.