Senior Quality Improvement Advisor -Shinyanga


Hours: Full-time regular; [Not Eligible for Overtime]
Location: Tanzania (one based in Dar es Salaam, one based in Shinyanga)
Salary: Commensurate with required experience and qualifications
Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party

University Research Co., LLC (URC)
URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.
Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS; TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.
URC's mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission (www.urc-chs.com).

Division & Project Overview:

The Quality and Performance Institute (OPI) is a division of URC that has implemented quality improvement and operations research programs in health care since 1981 and continues to be at the cutting edge health care improvement work in countries around the world
The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) is the QPI's leading project that is dedicated to improving health, population and nutrition services through technical support to service delivery institutions, country Ministries of Health, USAID country missions, and cooperating agencies. The project carries on the work of the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (www.hciproject.org) and is focused on building the capacity of host country providers and managers to apply modern quality improvement methods, make essential services accessible who need them, and ensure mat care is delivered in compliance with standards and client needs, for every client, every time..
An important global objective of the ASSIST Project is knowledge management: to facilitate documentation and sharing of evidence for improvement of specific care processes, based on the work of individual 01 teams, large-scale improvement efforts, and/or research, and to make this information readily available through Web technology.
Under the leadership of the Deputy Chief of Party, the incumbent will be responsible for ensuring smooth running of multiple continuous quality improvement efforts through capacity building and coordinated implementation of modern quality improvement initiatives for better III health outcomes in Tanzania


Roles and Responsibilities:

The senior quality Improvement Advisor will be responsible for [brief overview of the- position]. The primary duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Work in close collaboration with the MOHCDEGC leadership, HIV/AIDS implementing partners as we as partners to support development and effective implementation of modern Quality Improvement approaches for prevention, care, treatment and support services to achieve better health outcomes across the of care.
• Support needs-based quality improvement capacity building for RHMTs and, CHMTs while supporting them in providing leadership to improvement initiatives.
• Work with RHMTs, CHMTs and IPs to apply QI approaches to routine facility practices to bridge performance gaps .
• Support MOHCDEGC to establish systems for continuous learning and implementation of continuous Quality Improvement methods as well as the spread of successful innovations throughout the health sector.
• Work with the MOHCDEGC to improve the competency and capability of health workers by strengthening quality training programs, including advocacy for quality improvement within core curricula for health providers.
• Assist the MOHCDEGC in improving performance of health care providers by applying evidence-based innovations and continuous monitoring techniques.
• Work with MOHCDEGC to establish performance monitoring system for tracking priority QI indicators across collaborating sites to show improvement in processes and care outcomes.
• Draft quarterly and annual project monitoring reports and other related documentation such as donor reports, program updates and reviews.
• Work with MOHCDEGC and Implementing Partners in identifying and' communicating "best practices" in improvement of healthcare delivery through newsletters, training and coaching session's publication and research.
• Participate in drafting project Country Operational Plans, Mission Country Operational Plans and conducts relevant research.
• Oversee the implementation of the Country Operational Plan ensure ASSIST and PEPFAR programmatic goals and objectives are met.
• Actively participate in business development activities and advise URC on new opportunities
Preferred Qualifications:

Required Experience and Qualifications
• At least 8 years' experience working in the area of HIV prevention, care and support (including; ART, PMTCT, MVC, VMMC, PIT etc)
• Knowledge of Tanzania health and social services system, ability and willingness to travel frequently to rural communities.
• Strong time management and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to work well independently.
• Post graduate degree in public health, medical field, social services, or related field
• Desired Experience and Qualifications
• Outstanding verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to systematically package and document learning from field for various audiences
• Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple competing priorities.
• Experience in quality improvement approaches is desirable.
• Good written and oral communication skills in English and Swahili

Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in Tanzania for an indefinite period without a' need for sponsorship will be considered for this position


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

For immediate consideration, please visit URC's Career Opportunities on the their website page above

You must upload your CV/Resume and your Cover Letter where indicated or send your application package through email to gkessy@urc-chs.com by 7th July 2016.

Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor
Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well,

Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest.

URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
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