NAFASI ZA KAZI QUALITY IMPROVEMENT OFFICER , INTRAHEALTH

Job Opportunity at IntraHealth, Quality Improvement Officer

Quality Improvement Officer

Technical QUALI01430
Posted: November 14, 2017
Full-Time
Mwanza, MWANZA, TZA

Job Details
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Why Choose IntraHealth

At IntraHealth, we are a global team of creative, committed humanitarians on a mission. We are advocates, technologists, health workers, and communicators. Program officers, finance experts, and technical leaders. We are passionate and diverse. And we’re united in our belief that everyone everywhere should have the health care they need to thrive. That’s why we work every day to improve the performance of health workers around the world and strengthen the systems in which they work.
For almost 40 years in over 100 countries, IntraHealth has partnered with local communities to make sure health workers are present where they’re needed most, ready to do the job, connected to the technology they need, and safe to do their very best work.
Our programs are designed with a deep understanding of and appreciation for the context of human rights, gender equality and discrimination, economic empowerment, and changing populations. And the longstanding relationships we’ve built with government agencies, private-sector partners, and members of civil society make our efforts stronger and more effective.
IntraHealth International Tanzania Office is implementing a five-year project (2016 -2021) named Tohara Plus Project for “Accelerating the Scale- up of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention for Maximum Public Health Impact in the United Republic of Tanzania, under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)”. This project is funded by PEPFAR through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
IntraHealth International Tanzania office is soliciting applications from suitable candidate to fill in the Male Circumcision (MC) Quality Improvement Officer Position for IntraHealth Tohara Plus Project. The position will be based in Mwanza.

SUMMARY OF ROLE
The Male Circumcision (MC) Quality Improvement Officer is required to provide assistance both programmatic and in clinical direction in implementation of Quality Improvement (QI) and Quality Assurance (QA) measures. He/she assists supported sites and CHMT to develop continuous VMMC quality improvement teams, implement quality improvement plans, report and documenting all quality improvement initiatives.
The MC Quality Improvement Officer reports to the MC Quality Improvement Advisor

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 
1.    Under the guidance of the MC Quality Improvement Advisor, Provide technical support, mentoring and supervision to supported VMMC districts and ensuring quality improvement and quality assurance in delivering VMMC services.
2.    Contribute to the attainment of all project targets and milestones associated with the implementation of VMMC activities and ensuring National and PEPFAR/CDC country VMMC targets are met.
3.    Provide technical assistance and organize and deliver training, seminars/workshops on MC quality assurance tools and techniques.
4.    Ensure VMMC services follows: WHO, PERFAR/CDC, Government of Tanzania and IntraHealth protocols, policies and guidelines and are consistent with established best practices.
5.    Maintain regular communications with MOHCDGEC/NACP and undertake special assignments from the MOHCDGEC/NACP and other partners.
6.    Participate in preparing annual QI/QA work plans, budgets, performance reports and quarterly reports.
7.    Provide technical assistance and monitor MC quality assurance activities, and progress related to impact and sustainability of interventions.
8.    Report and document all quality improvement initiatives.
9.    Perform other duties as assigned

MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRMENTS    

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1.    Advance Diploma in nursing or related field and clinical experience in Tanzania.
2.    Minimum three years’ experience working in HIV/AIDs programs desired.
3.    Experience in implementing quality improvement initiatives
4.    Experience in capacity building, such as planning and facilitating training, mentorship and providing technical assistance
5.    Working with local government officials and government health facilities desired.

Other Requirements
•    Ability to work an irregular schedule on occasion with the ability to travel frequently and on short notice
•    Strong communication skills.
•    Computer literacy in Microsoft Office applications.

Competencies
•    Innovation: Develops new, better or significantly different ideas, methods, solutions or initiatives within your role that result in improvement of IntraHealth's performance and meeting objectives, results and global commitments.
•    Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for all work activities, research and personal actions and decisions; follows through on commitments and focuses on those activities that have the greatest impact on meeting measurable high quality results for IntraHealth's success. Exercises ethical practices, respectful words and behaviors, and equitable treatment of others in all activities.
•    Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed upon strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; and monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary.
•    Interpersonal Relationships: Knowledge of and the ability to effectively interact within and across Divisions, Departments/Country Offices in a constructive and collaborative manner.
•    Effective Oral and Written Communication: Understands effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience; and receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors
•    Service Excellence : Knowledge of and ability to put into action customer service concepts, processes and techniques to access internal and/or external client needs and expectations and meet or exceed those needs and expectations through providing excellent service directly or indirectly.

Summary of Benefits:
IntraHealth International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package.  We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment which supports health workers so they can improve the lives of people throughout the world.
IntraHealth International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. This is also to include inquiry about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.
The closing date for receipt of applications is November 30th, 2017. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
IntraHealth International, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

To apply and learn more about IntraHealth Careers @:http://www.intrahealth.org/section/careers
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