22 Jul 2020

Quality Improvement and Community Linkages Manager at THPS

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USAID ‘Uhuru Tuberculosis and Family Planning Integrated Facility Solutions’ Activity

Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS) is an indigenous NGO established under nongovernmental organization act No 24 of 2002 in 2011. THPS works in partnership with the Ministries of Health Community Development Gender Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) and Presidents Office – Regional Administration and Local Governments (PORALG) and Ministry of Health in Zanzibar with a goal of ensuring accessible high-quality health care services to Tanzanians; through strengthening of health systems for quality health services. THPS is currently implementing projects in comprehensive  HIV/AIDS  Prevention,  Care,  Support  and Treatment among general populations in Pwani and Kigoma regions; key and vulnerable populations across 25 district councils across 13 mainland Tanzania regions and Health laboratory services strengthening in all mainland regions and Zanzibar. Additionally, THPS implements research and evaluations across health programs to generate evidence that informs public health interventions.

THPS has been awarded a five years USAID Cooperative Agreement number 72067120CA00004 – Uhuru TB &FP LON Activity, aimed at improving access and use of quality Tuberculosis (TB) and family planning (FP) services for better health outcomes for Tanzanian citizens. The Activity will be implemented in Katavi, Kigoma, Rukwa and Songwe regions. THPS therefore is seeking competent, experienced, dynamic and qualified candidates to fill the positions listed below.

 Position Title:                  Quality Improvement and Community Linkages Manager

Reports to:                        Deputy COP/Technical Director

Position Location:          Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Overall Job Function

The Quality Improvement Community Linkages (QI/CL) Manager is responsible for planning, co-coordinating and managing the implementation of continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities. Provides technical support for integrating quality improvement and gender sensitive approaches and initiatives to all project zonal clinical teams on tuberculosis (TB) and reproductive health services implementation across all supported health facilities (HFs). Provides technical assistance to HFs and USAID Uhuru Activity teams including Facility Community Linkages Officers to ensure effective client linkages and referrals for TB and reproductive health services. Provides guidance to Facility Community Linkages officers to facilitate treatment adherence among TB and multidrug resistance TB patients. Provides leadership in designing, planning, coordination and implementation of QI projects across key program areas and documentation of success stories and best practices for scaling up. Supports program teams integrate CQI and use program data for monitoring. The position involves at least 50% field travel.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead planning and implementation of CQI activities for improved program
  • Integrate QI approaches and methodologies in TB and reproductive health
  • Work with zonal teams and R/CHMTs to formulate quality improvement indicators and solutions for potential barriers to access quality TB and reproductive health services including family
  • Coordinate training and mentorship to build R/CHMT, facility management and HF staff capabilities to implement the plan, do, study and act (PDSA) cycles and implement QI initiatives.
  • Engage with CHMTs and HFs to conduct regular QI learning sessions and collaborative forums to increase experience sharing and effective monitoring of quality data and
  • Lead and coordinate development of all SOPs, job aids, training materials, monitoring tools, and other materials needed to implement quality TB and reproductive health
  • In collaboration with the program M&E team, provide mentorship to zonal technical teams, R/CHMTs and facility QI focal persons to collect, analyze and use data, share results, best practices and lessons learned to foster the identification and spread of improved service delivery interventions.
  • Integrate gender sensitive approaches including screening and appropriate referral and linkage to medical treatment and /or psychosocial support for cases of gender-based violence and violence against children.
  • Work with zonal technical teams to develop QI/CL work plans, identify and monitor best practices for documentation and scaling up across supported
  • Review and input all technical QI/CL monthly, quarterly, semi – annual and annual progress reports prior to submission to ensure there is programmatic explanations for results
  • Prepare reports and other technical papers and provide periodic progress reports and monitor progress through agreed
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by

Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required

  • MD, Degree in Sociology or equivalent Health or Social Sciences related
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health is an added
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in quality improvement (QI) related programmatic initiatives across health-related interventions including TB and reproductive
  • Experience in working with donor supported programs and knowledge of US Government policies and
  • Technical knowledge and experience in the areas of GBV and VAC is an added
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and supporting multi-disciplinary teams in program planning and implementation for maximum productivity
  • Ability to build strong partnerships with relevant national, regional and district leaders
  • Proven experience in producing high quality English-language communication products such as progress reports, case studies, presentations.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, oral, and written communication skills

 

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      Method of Application

Interested applicants should send their application cover letter one page maximum and CV four pages maximum to ([email protected]) by 31st July, 2020 with a subject line of ‘USAID Uhuru TB & FP LON Facility Solutions Activity – Position’ e.g. USAID Uhuru TB & FP LON Facility Solutions Activity – Zonal Project Manager.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Please do not attach any certificates when submitting online.

THPS is an equal opportunity employer; women, people living with HIV/AIDS and people living with disability are encouraged to apply.






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