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Program Officer, Quality Improvement


Published by Jobstanzania on 6:16:00 pm

The Ariel Glaser Pediatric AIDS Healthcare Initiative (AGPAHI), an affiliate of Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Organization (EGPAF) is Tanzanian led and managed national organization focusing largely on HIV and AIDS and other related health programs. AGPAHI implements all its programs in collaboration with Tanzania Government Entities through the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) and President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government (PO RALG) and other stakeholders. AGPAHI supports the provision of high-quality HIV and other health services and ensures that efforts are well-integrated into existing regional and district health systems.

AGPAHI is implementing various projects that are highly demanding and thus the organization is looking for a motivated, result driven, qualified and competent people to fill various positions as per the AGPAHI organogram

JOB TITLE: Program Officer, Quality Improvement 
LOCATION: Shinyanga and Mwanza
REPORTS TO: Regional Program Coordinator

The CQI Specialist will be responsible for providing capacity building and mentoring to health facilities in regions supported by AGPAHI.
The primary function of this position will be to assist supported facilities and CHMTs to develop continuous quality improvement teams, implement quality improvement plans, report and documenting all quality improvement initiatives.


Major Duties and Responsibilities
Development and coordination of AGPAHI’s QI approach
 Development, implementation and monitoring -AGPAHI QI plan
 Development of tools and indicators:
 Develop and maintain quality improvement monitoring tools that are used by AGPAHI staff to monitor AGPAHI supported sites
 Develop and monitor quality improvement indicators at all AGAPHI supported sites; work with departments and program officer to analyze and improve performance based on site assessments on those indicators

Capacity building of AGPAHI staff in QI principles
 Build the capacity of all technical staff to integrate QI principles into their work and various departments
 Provide on the site QI mentoring (refresher training) for all program officers previously trained in QI
 Work with all departments to facilitate internal program component quality improvement by initiating quality improvement initiatives in each department where necessary
 Coordinate regular meetings to share M&E and QI data and patient outcomes so that departments know how effective the program is and what are the areas that need more support and focus
 Work with Program Officers PMTCT and C&T to ensure they apply QI principles in routine supportive supervision; carry out regular performance measurements at sites;
analyze QI data; provide QI feedback to site staff, CHMT and RHMT; and attend QI meetings at site level when able.

Capacity building of -AGPAHI sub grantees in QI principles
The PO QI is responsible for the oversight of QI activities and ensuring systematic use of QI principles by all AGPAHI sub-grantees
 The PO QI will be responsible for overseeing site level training and efforts to build site capacity to implement quality improvement activities, working in collaboration with QI TOTs and appropriately trained AGPAHI staff.
 Lead efforts to conduct site specific assessments of quality improvement capacity and monitor program officers’ QI activities
 Initiate QI activities in health facilities that are identified as requiring QI interventions based on analysis of C&T, PMTCT/EID, LAB, TB/HIV, PITC, SCM, CL data
 Oversee data collection activities related to quality improvement efforts. This may include, but not limited to, working with AGPAHI M&E staff and working with sites to routinely submit agreed upon clinical data.
 Support RHMT and CHMT QI teams in implementing the National Quality Improvement Guidelines and National Comprehensive Supportive Supervision & Mentoring Guidelines
 Manage data and information generated from routine monitoring and evaluation and quality of care report and disseminates data/reports as appropriate to RHMTs, CHMTs, sites and partners.
 Work with relevant staff to coordinate regular feedback to and information exchange with all stakeholders, including sub-grantees, in partners programs to share experiences in order to improve quality in prtners’s program
 Ensure regular quality improvement meetings take place at site-level with the program officer responsible in attendance (reviewing data, flow charts and setting/following up action plans through PDSA cycles) to strengthen QI in existing health management structure
 Conduct routine meetings to review information and data for program quality with M&E, CMT, other technical program officers and operations staff where needed

Representing -AGPAHI to MOHSW, DONORS, and other stakeholders concerning QI activities
 Work closely as -AGPAHI’s primary liaison person with National AIDS Control Program and University Research Company (URC) to support them in implementation of National QI program. Participate in meetings and assist in conducting trainings as requested when appropriate
 Use results of QI interventions to develop reports, best practice documents and guidelines in collaboration with other -AGPAHI staff; to share with AGPAHI, site staff and partners
 Conduct semi-annual QI campaigns by expanding QI initiatives at health facilities, synthesizing and analyzing semi-annual data, presenting QI findings and publishing literature (e.g. abstracts) in collaboration with QI TOTs and appropriately trained staff.
 Undertake any other duties as assigned by the Senior Program Officer, Quality Improvement

Qualifications, Skills and ability
 Degree in Medicine, Nursing or Social Sciences
 Master’s degree in Public Health will be an added advantage
 Experience of working with donor funded projects
 Experience working with health facilities in HIV/AIDS Programs and Research
 Experience in capacity building, such as planning and facilitating trainings and providing technical assistance
 Experience in implementing quality improvement initiatives
 Ability to travel to the field 50% of the time.

HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV (not exceeding four pages) and names and contact information of three referees before close of business on Sunday 25th February, 2018 to the Human Resources and Administration Manager, Ariel Glaser Pediatric AIDS Healthcare Initiative, by e-mail to recruitment@agpahi.or.tz

Please mention the title of the position in your email subject and do not attach any document other than the CV and cover letter. Submission can also be dropped physically or by post in the address below:

Ariel Glaser Pediatric AIDS Healthcare Initiative
Plot 372, House No. 7 Chole Road (Near Coco Beach)
P.O. Box 38252 Dar es Salaam
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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