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New Job Opportunity at l-TECH Tanzania, HIV Continuous Quality Improvement Mentor

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The International Training and Education Center
for Health (l-TECH) is a center in the University of Washington’s
Department of Global Health and has offices throughout Africa, Asia, and
the Caribbean. l-TECH’s 700 worldwide staff work in partnership with
local ministries of health, universities, non-governmental organizations
(NGOs), medical facilities, and other organizations to support the
development of a skilled health work force and well-organized national
health delivery systems. l-TECH’s activities occur primarily in the
technical areas of health system strengthening; health workforce
development; operations research and evaluation; and prevention, care,
and treatment of infectious diseases.

I-TECH Tanzania wishes to recruit gualified and experienced candidates to fill in the following vacant positions below…:

Position Title: HIV Continuous Quality Improvement Mentor(2)
: Country Senior Program and Grant Manager
Location: Kigoma and Shinyanga
Effective date: October 1, 2022

Position Summary
Quality Improvement (CQI) Mentor is the technical and implementation
lead for Continuous Quality Improvement program activities based in one
of the 2 target regions: Shinyanga and Kigoma. He/she is also
responsible for implementation progress, timeliness of activities,
overall quality, accuracy, and reporting of regional activities. She/he
will provide technical support to strengthen Quality improvement for HIV
care and treatment services offered at the regional, district, health
facilities. The CQI Mentor will focus on providing technical support to
target supported sites to use standardized national/international
acceptable CQI approaches to improve HIV care and treatment services at
health facilities and communities. He/she will build the capacity of the
sites to collect and use quality HIV care and treatment data for
decision making, using a CQI tools. He/She is responsible ensuring
consistent, high quality routine data collection, analysis, and
presentation needed to improve activity implementation and to meet I-
TECH’s commitment to funders and external stakeholders. S/he CQI mentor
will be responsible for supporting the development and implementation of
SOPs and other tools related to HIV adult treatment, retention, PEP,
and PrEP across all program regions and facilities. The CQI mentor will
participates in MOH TWGs, represent l-TECH at the region of support and
communicates regularly with relevant counterparts. S/he mentors and
facilitates in-service trainings incorporating Ql methodologies as a key
approach to achieve program outcomes and uses data to drive
decision-making. S/he leads and coordinates HIV CQI-related activities
including facility preparation, remediation plans and approaches, and
re-assessments, when required. In addition to providing technical
guidance regarding HIV adult treatment, retention, and PEP/PrEP. CQI
Mentors will work closely with CQI and Evaluation Technical Lead, other
Country Office program team members, external partners and HQ Team on a
daily basis.

This position is in Kigoma and Shinyanga, Tanzania,
with up to 60% domestic travel and may include early morning or evening
calls to work with colleagues across multiple time zones, including
Seattle (USA).
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Key Responsibilities
Technical Assistance, Collaboration, and Support (45%)

  • Implement
    project activities in collaboration with Ministry of Health (MOH),
    R/CHMT, Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS), Centers for Disease
    Control and Prevention (CDC), and other Implementing Partners Provide
    strategic advice and support RHMT and CHMT in planning and implement
    Quality Improvement interventions at target regions and health
    facilities, and present implementation challenges/gaps that need
    practice change at regional levels.
  • Lead regional
    operationalization of facility CQI plans, CQI targets that are based on
    the government and PEPFAR priorities in Tanzania
  • Lead the
    implementation of CQI collaboratives in the respective region and
    support coordination of activities with the other target regions
  • Build
    capacity to target health facilities to implement CQI initiatives to
    improve HIV care and treatment services: lead trainings, orientations,
    provide on-site mentoring, and coaching to all levels
  • Support the development and implementation of distance learning ECHO sessions
  • Work efficiently with the entire clinical team at the facilities for efficient and quality ART services delivery
  • Represent
    the project in the Regional Ql technical working group and provide
    technical support in the revision and or development of HIV CQI
    guidelines /operation manuals
  • Support R/CHMTs to develop CQI skills and integrate CQI into the CCHPs budgets
  • Work with the l-TECH team in Dar es Salaam to design and implement any other activities related to the program
  • Develop, adapt and/or revise program tools CQI Data Collection and Monitoring (30%)
  • Support
    facilities to collect monthly reports for CQI dashboard provide
    guidance and recommendations related to tracked indicators and outcomes,
    and implementation of PDSA cycles and share them with RHMT and CHMT for
    health services improvement
  • Assist sites in data utilization
    and seeks creative and innovative ways of capturing and presenting data
    and help the site to understand flow charts and process analysis for
    system improvement and quality health care provision.
  • Work with
    l-TECH’s Senior M&E Advisor and Data Manager and Analyst to
    implement course corrections or redesign strategies and interventions to
    ensure consistently high- quality data related to all community- and
    facility-based services
  • Provide technical support for onsite
    accurate data utilization for test-of-change (TOC) and timely
    dissemination and adaptation of best practices.
  • Oversee and
    supervise onsite use of existing data /dashboards including monthly
    DATIM, CQI dashboard, quarterly reports etc. to identify gaps and
    support the sites teams to implement CQI activities accordingly.
  • Oversee
    the whole cascade of CQI activities at the sites and communities’
    levels, monitor progress, conduct test-of-change each quarter and report
    results in quarterly review meetings.
  • Supervise and monitor converting the paper-based government run charts into electronic databases and report progress and gaps

Project Management (10%)

  • Support Planning, organizing, and implementation of high-quality project activities in a timely and on-budget manner
  • Proactively
    collaborate with the l-TECH Dar es Salaam and HQ office, MOH, THPS,
    CDC, and other stakeholders to implement project activities
  • Support development of annual project work plan and M&E plans with other program staff in Country and HQ
  • Maintain
    up-to-date knowledge regarding Differentiated HIV care, Continuous
    Quality Improvement, Comprehensive Management of HIV and AIDS, Task
    sharing and routine Cryptococcal infection screening and treatment among
    People Living with HIV approaches worldwide and in Tanzania and ensure
    project activities’ relevance in light of the strategic direction
    communicated by MOH, CDC, and other stakeholders /donors.

Reporting (15%)

  • Maintain thorough documentation of activities and deliverables
  • In
    collaboration with the l-TECH Dar es Salaam office and HQ, write
    program report to funders with data and lessons learned from
    implementation of regional activities.
  • Respond to ad-hoc reporting requests from l-TECH headquarters
  • Collaborate with l-TECH staff to frame, document and disseminate lessons across the I- TECH portfolio

Other duties as assigned (5%)

  • Perform other professional duties as assigned by the l-TECH Tanzania Country Representative.

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Required Qualifications

  • Master’s
    Degree or higher in Clinical Medicine, public health, Nursing, or other
    related fields, or a bachelor’s with at least 5 years of experience in
    monitoring and evaluation, preferably in the field of training and
  • Extensive knowledge of CQI, DSDMs, ART, PMTCT,
    TB/HIV, and other HIV treatment approaches in Tanzania or other East
    and/or Sub-Saharan African countries.
  • Extensive clinical
    experience in CQI, ART, DSDMs TB/HIV, HIV related training,
    comprehensive supportive supervision and mentoring
  • Experience working with Quality improvement projects
  • Knowledge of monitoring and assessment techniques and procedures
  • Ability to translate data into visual outputs (graphs, charts, diagrams, tables, etc.)
  • Demonstrated clear and concise writing and communications skills.
  • Fluency in English and Swahili
  • Ability to live in the region of provided support and to travel in the region

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in PEPFAR or other US government-funded programs is an advantage

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How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send their application to by Friday, August 30, 2022, at 5.00pm,
including Cover Letter, CV and contact details for reliable three
referees preferably your current or previous employers. Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.
l-TECH Tanzania is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a diverse workforce.

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