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Quality Improvement/Gender Program Officer (1 Position) at Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS)

Job Title: Quality Improvement/Gender Program Officer (1 Position)
Reports to: Technical Manager
Position Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Overall Job Summary:
The Quality Improvement/Gender Program Officer (QI/G PO) is responsible for ensuring smooth
running of multiple continuous quality improvement and gender efforts and initiatives. QI/G PO
is responsible for capacity building, and coordinating implementation of quality improvement
and gender activities for better health outcomes at supported Police and Prison health facilities.
She/he will integrate both quality improvement (QI) and gender approaches in HIV care and
treatment, prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT), HIV early infant diagnosis
(EID), adherence and psychosocial support and TB interventions. She/he will be responsible to
take leadership in addressing gender dynamics that affect uptake of HIV and TB services in
police and prisons health facilities. Also She/he will be providing technical support to zonal
teams and health facilities on implementation and addressing prevention of gender-based
violence (GBV) and violence against children (VAC) and facilitate continuum of care for GBV,
IPV and VAC survivors among PLHIV and TB clients. QI/G PO will ensure national standards,
guidelines and policies on QI, GBV are followed and standard operating procedures and job aids
developed to enhance program performance.
She/he will be the focal point to link with community partners and stakeholders including the
law enforcement – police, judiciary; social welfare to facilitate continuum of care for GBV, IPV
and VAC survivors. She/he will provide oversight to ensure national standards, guidelines and
policies on GBV and VAC are followed and standard operating procedures and job aids
developed to enhance program performance. She/he will work with zonal teams and police and
prisons health facility management teams to identify training needs, organize and conduct
trainings to healthcare providers and joint supportive supervision and mentorship for quality
assurance. She/he is overall responsible to promote a positive profile of gender integrated
program among other stakeholders for sustainability.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Quality Improvement:
• Work with technical manager/team to develop specific quality management plan and ensure
QI goals and objectives are met.
• Provide relevant support for effective implementation of QI strategies for HIV and TB
prevention, care, treatment and support services across supported sites.
• Support needs-based continuous quality improvement training and mentor zonal and health
facility management teams as well as health care providers for integration of QI methods
and best practices into routine facility activities.
• Conduct routine site visits to support quality improvement activities and build site capacity
to implement quality management activities, working in collaboration with established QI
teams.
• Ensure supported sites have national quality improvement guidelines and planned activities
are in line with priority quality of care services.
• Conduct supportive supervision to QI teams and ensure functionality of those teams
including documentation of QI teams’ regular meetings and follow up of action plans.
• Work with monitoring and evaluation team to establish performance monitoring system for
tracking priority QI indicators across supported sites to demonstrate improvement in
processes of care outcomes.
• Provide technical assistance to improve the competency and capacity of health providers by
strengthening quality training programs, including advocacy for quality improvement in the
supported sites.
• Work with program team in identifying and communicating best practices and success in
HIV and TB service delivery through progress reports, on the job training and coaching
sessions
Gender
• Facilitate and oversee the planning and implementation of GBV and VAC activities across
HIV and TB interventions, and ensure availability of national GBV and VAC guidelines
• Provides technical and programmatic support for GBV and VAC-related interventions.
• Plan, organize and facilitate trainings and coaching for GBV and VAC according to
MoHCDGEC approved curriculum.
• Provides technical support to strategize and design interventions for male friendly services
at supported heath facilities.
• Ensures screening services for intimate partner violence and linkages to appropriate services.
• Conduct field monitoring and supportive supervision to provide feedback and guidance to
staff to improve the services provided in screening, identification, counseling, referrals,
linkages and management of GBV and VAC cases among PLHIV and TB clients.
• Conducts regular joint supportive supervision and mentorship to health care providers and
peer educators to improve quality of services as per national guidelines on GBV and VAC.
• Prepare monthly summary report and provide periodic progress reports and input for the
preparation of the quarterly reports.
• Lead monthly and Quarterly performance review of health facilities and zones on
programmatic GBV indicators.
• Identify and document lessons learned and best practices for scale up across HIV and TB
interventions.
• Perform any other duties as may be required by supervisor
Qualification, Experience and Skills required;
• Degree in public health, Nursing, social work, or other relevant area
• Minimum of 5 years of experience providing Technical Assistance in developing and
strengthening Quality Improvement in Tanzania, including assessment of HIV and TB care
practices at health facilities,
• Experience in development of QI plans, and QI capacity building programs
• Professional work experience in programmatic and technical experience in addressing
gender dynamics while implementing HIV and TB programs.
• Demonstrated experience developing CQI frameworks, strategies, plans, guidelines, tools in
the Tanzania health sector context
• Experience developing or implementing QI data management systems is added advantage.
• Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills
• Demonstrated experience in planning, implementation and monitoring of gender programing
to prevent GBV among PLHIV and TB clients
• Experience facilitating gender trainings and workshops with focus on GBV;
• Demonstrated excellent English and Swahili language skills (both written and oral)

How to apply:
Interested applicants should send their application cover letter one-page maximum and CV four pages’ maximum to [email protected] by (10 th November 2020) with a subject line of ‘USAID Police and Prisons Activity’. 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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