28 Oct 2021

HIV CQI Program and Evaluation Team Lead at International Training and Education Center for Health

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Job Description


Organization Overview

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 is announcing the following vacancy to be filled immediately.

Position : HIV CQI Program and Evaluation Team Lead (1)

Reports to: Country Representative.

Supervises: HIV CQI Mentors and Data Manager/ and Analyst.

Duty station: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with up to 50% domestic travel. This position may include early morning or late evening calls to work with colleagues across multiple time zones, including Seattle (USA).

Position Summary

HIV CQI Program and Evaluation Team Lead provides technical leadership and directs program implementation for all program activities leading to achievement of the 95-95-95 goals for HIV epidemic control in Tanzania. S/he will develop, implement, and monitor HIV CQI activities in 3 target regions and implement program evaluation activities. S/he is responsible for leading the development and implementation of SOPs and other tools related to HIV adult treatment, retention, PER and PrEP across all program regions and facilities and implement evidence-based quality improvement approaches, program data, and regular, pro-active communication measures to guide program development, and management. The HIV CQI program and Evaluation Team Lead will work in close collaboration with the Country Representative, CQI Regional Mentors and Data Manager and Analyst to incorporate CQI methodologies as a key approach to achieve program outcomes and use data to drive decision-making. HIV CQI Program and Evaluation Team Lead will closely work with the Seattle based Senior Research and Evaluation Advisor to develop and implement Program Evaluation Projects.

Specific Rules and Responsibilities

Programmatic Leadership and Administrative Oversight

Serve as technical expert at l-TECH Tanzania on the development and management of the HIV continuous quality improvement and evaluation portfolio.
Lead and participate in the development and implementation of high quality and sustainable programs in Tanzania
Lead and supervise the team on all aspects of program implementation, from design to planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation, status review and progress of programs.
Provide technical assistance as regards capacity building, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation to key governmental and non-governmental partners.
Provide oversight to program administration; develop strategies to guide the development of cross-cutting programs and cross fertilization between teams.
Develop work plans that align with budget and support routine budget monitoring for program in collaboration with Senior Program Manager and leadership team.
Represent l-TECH funder, MOH and stakeholder meetings and consultative meetings with key experts in HIV care and treatment clinics in Tanzania.
Lead and provide technical support in adaptation and implementation of the program’s monitoring and evaluation framework including understanding and integrating set performance indicators in routine facility meetings
Supervise staff by establishing goals, providing ongoing feedback and development, and conducting annual performance reviews.
Collaborate with Human Resources to recruit and hire program staff in country
Review local and international consulting agreements for their designated group to assure that the scope of work, deliverables, and compensation terms are clearly defined
Participate in field office-based orientation for l-TECH staff and consultants
Program Technical Oversight

Provide overall QI/M&E leadership and technical guidance to relevant program areas.
Support the development of proposals, protocols, and instruments for selected assessments and evaluations included in the l-TECH Tanzania annual work plan.
Ensure the development of annual Monitoring and Evaluation plans and ensure proper monitoring of program activities, in collaboration with Senior Research and Evaluation Advisor
Lead and support adherence to protocols and SOPS
Ensure systematic, consistent collection, compilation, and dissemination of program activity indicator data.
Facilitate monthly work plan review process with the team to make adjustments to work plan based upon progress and shifting priorities.
Participate in field office-based orientation for l-TECH staff and consultants.
Provide oversight and guidance in the development of country-specific plans for new staff orientation and capacity and professional development and managing time and attendance (time sheet, leave time approval, etc.).
Reporting and Dissemination

Provide program progress reports on goals and objectives per internal and external reporting requirements.
Dissemination of findings and developing presentations for donors and stakeholders, etc.
Ensure submission of all required donor reports by scheduled deadlines. Other duties as assigned
Perform other duties as assigned by the l-TECH Tanzania Country Representative.
Required Qualifications

Medical qualification (MD, MBChB or equivalent) with post-graduate degree/diploma in Public Health or equivalent qualification relevant to public health and/or HIV and AIDS care and prevention.
At least 10 years’ experience directly implementing HIV care, treatment, and prevention services in limited-resources settings professional experience responding to the HIV epidemic in Tanzania.
At least 3 years working with Quality Improvement and/or public health evaluation projects, and knowledge of monitoring and assessment techniques, procedures, and protocols.
Demonstrated professional experience providing technical leadership and oversight of a PEPFAR-funded HIV care, treatment, and prevention program in Tanzania.
Knowledge in PEPFAR reporting system (DATIM) and MER indicators
Knowledge in Tanzania HIV data management systems especially CTC-2, CTC-3 and DHIS-2.
Demonstrated clear and concise writing and communications skills. Experience with report and publication layouts, newsletters, report writing, editing, or article publication desired
Fluency in English and Swahili
Ability to travel
Preferred Qualifications

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

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Method of Application

If you meet the criteria given above, please send an application letter and CV combined in one PDF document indicating your present employer and position, telephone contact, names and addresses of three professional referees. To be considered, your application must be received by 16.30 HOURS November 5th 2021. Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted. All correspondences should be emailed to: [email protected]

Note: l-TECH Tanzania is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status.







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