Locally known as the Walter Reed Southern Highlands AIDS Program, the Henry Jackson Foundation Medical Research International(HJFMRI) is an international non-governmental organization working in several countries conducting research studies and providing care and treatment to people affected by HIV/AIDS. HJFMRI is funded by the Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief PEPFAR. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHSW), HJFMRI has been leading a comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and treatment program in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania since 2004 with support from the President's Emergency Plans for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The program is based in the Mbeya and has since extended to more than 100 health facilities in Mbeya, Rukwa and Ruvuma regions, which collectively represent a catchment area of about 6 million people. Mbeya region is one of high prevalence regions in Tanzania and expansion of HIV care and treatment programs is critical. Walter Reed Program is seeking qualified candidate to fill the positions below.
JOB DESCRIPTIONS Job Title Remediation and Mentorship Advisor Reports to CQI Director Location Mbeya headquarters
General Overview: Under the supervision of the CQI Director, the CQI Remediation and Mentorship Advisor will provide technical advice to the HJFMRI HIV program and ensure that quality improvement initiatives are implemented in a timely and sustainable manner. The improvement initiatives will adhere to the Tanzanian Quality Improvement Framework in Health Care. The Remediation and Mentorship Advisor will be part of the CQI team at HJFMRI, with close links to the technical staff and with the main focus to carry out evidence based improvement activities throughout the HIV prevention, care and treatment cascade provided by the organization, as well as provided by supported health facilities and outreach partners. Quality of program activities and remediation efforts will be measured and analyzed and feedback to senior management on a regular basis is expected. S/he will be based in Mbeya with frequent (50%) travels to the Southern Highland regions and occasional travel to Dar Es Salaam for different program activities.
• Primary Duties and Responsibilities: • Build an organized mentorship capacity at the regional and district levels and develop tools for tracking mentorship activities and achievements. • Organize trainings for new mentors from supported clinical sites across the regions of the Southern Highland Zone to increase the regional pool of mentors • Organize trainings for selected HJFMRI clinical staff to improve their capacity to offer high quality mentorship when relevant • Plan and coordinate, together with the technical advisors, all clinical mentorship activities supported by the program, including care and treatment, prevention of mother to child transmission, pediatric, HIV/TB, nutrition and quality improvement. • Develop an SOP for mentorship planning and support HJFMRI Regional teams in developing and implementing these plans. • Develop a clear SOP for mentorship activities by HJFMRI field teams to follow when at the sites and ensure ongoing updates of said SOP. • Review supportive supervision data and other reports on a regular basis to guide planning of mentorship visits by regional pool of mentors together with HJFMRI staff, in order to best meet the identified needs. • Review SIMS data provided by the WRAIR US Embassy team and facilitate the implementation of remediation visits to SIMS sites • Support and advise technical advisors on necessary remediation and action plans, based on SIMS and supportive supervisions visits • Collaborate with the CQI Advisor to develop clinical program quality indicators, track them over time and use the results to guide site mentorship plans. • Provide direct technical assistance to HJFMRI field staff in performing mentorship, working with them in facilities approximately 50%of the time. • Develop a positive working relationship with RHMTs and CHMTs across all supported regions and model this for' other staff. • Any other duties to support the program as assigned from time to time
Secondary Responsibilities: Maintain a list of all active mentors from supported facilities in the regions and guide and monitor their activities. Together with the technical advisors, develop a continuing medical education (CME) program to offer to facility staff at the time Of mentorship visits Participate in all HJFMRI technical program meetings, data reviews, and planning meetings and work to ensure all program needs are being considered when planning mentorship activities. Monitor mentorship performance by carefully reviewing reports and tracking site performance over time.
Required Skills, Knowledge & Experience: • MD or equivalent, a degree in Public Health is an added advantage. • At least 2 years of experience in planning and implementing HIV! • AIDS care and treatment programs, PEPFAR experience is an added advantage • Prior experience preforming mentorship • Ability to travel at least 50% of the time within the region • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication and presentations skills in English • Excellence in coaching, facilitating and team building skills • Demonstrates initiative, creativity and flexibility in problem solving • Basic understanding of monitoring and evaluation and data analysis is an added advantage
Cover letters and resumes should be sent to the Human Resources
P.O. Box 6396,
NOTE: to be considered, applicants must put the TITLE OF THE JOB in the SUBJECT LINE.
Deadline for submission of the application is April 20th 2016. Those who do not meet the minimum requirements as detailed below should not submit applications.