Program Officer,Quality Improvement- Vacancy

 The Ariel Glaser Pediatric AIDS Healthcare Initiative (AGPAHI) is a non–governmental organisation that plays a pivotal role in complementing the Government of Tanzania’s efforts towards the attainment of its development goals. AGPAHI strives to provide quality and integrated HIV/AIDS health services to children and families. 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 staff to fill the following positions.

JOB TITLE: Program Officer, Quality Improvement
LOCATION: Mara
REPORTS TO: Regional Program Coordinator
The purpose of this job is to provide assistance to supported facilities and CHMTs to develop continuous quality improvement teams, implement quality improvement plans, report and document all quality improvement initiatives.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
  a) Participate in the development and implementation of the Quality Improvement work plan and monitor the activities under this work plan to ensure they are executed as planned in the different regions;
  b) Initiate Quality Improvement activities in health facilities that are identified in the different activities run under the program based on analysis of C&T, PMTCT/EID, LAB, TB/HIV, PITC, SCM, CL data for reporting purposes to the donors;
  c) Participate in the development of tools and indicators that will be used in the field to ensure the work done and data collected is accurate, efficient and elaborate;
  d) Assist in the development and maintenance of the quality improvement monitoring tools that are used by AGPAHI staff to monitor AGPAHI supported sites;
  e) Carry out regular performance measurements at health facilities and analyse the Quality Improvement data to ensure staff and sub-grantees apply Quality Improvement principles in their routine supportive supervision at the health facilities;
  f) Conduct site specific assessments of quality improvement capacity and monitor program officers to ensure data collected is of the required standard and quality;
 g) Oversee data collection activities related to quality improvement efforts by regularly sampling data from different health facilities to ensure the data collected is to the standards required by the donors;
 h) Support RHMT and CHMT QI teams in the implementation of the National Quality Improvement Guidelines and National Comprehensive Supportive Supervision &

Mentoring Guidelines to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of the programs;
  i) Facilitate frequent trainings and workshop sessions that build the capacity of all technical staff to integrate QI principles into their work and various departments in order to improve the their performance;
  j) Coordinate on-site Quality Improvement mentor programs and refresher courses for all program officers that have had previous trainings in QI to initiate quality improvement initiatives in each department;
  k) 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;
  l) Manage data and information generated from routine monitoring and evaluation and disseminate data and reports to RHMTs, CHMTs, sites and partners for decision making;
 m) Coordinate regular feedback to and information exchange with all stakeholders to share experiences in order to improve quality in partners’ program;
  n) Organise meetings at site-level with program officers in the review of data, flow charts and follow up of action plans through PDSA cycles in order to strengthen Quality Improvement in existing health management structure;
  o) Act 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;
  p) Use results of QI interventions in the development of reports, best practice documents and guidelines in collaboration with other -AGPAHI staff to share with AGPAHI, site staff and partners;

Conduct semi-annual Quality Improvement campaigns to expand of Quality Improvement initiatives at health facilities,

Qualifications, Skills and ability
  a) Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine, Nursing or Social Sciences from a recognised institution
  b) Current registration with the Medical Council of Tanganyika or equivalent professional body
  c) Three (3) years of relevant work experience

Technical Competencies
  a) Knowledge of national laws and regulations governing paediatric AIDS services and operations;
  b) Experience working with donor funded organisations requiring community level engagement;
  c) Knowledge of relevant AGPAHI donor requirements;
  d) Ability to produce comprehensive reports;
  e) Proficiency in the use of databases such as Microsoft Access, Epi-Info and analytical software, such as STATA, SPSS, R;
  f) Skills in operational research;
  g) Good facilitation skills and ability to deliver training; and
  h) Discretion with confidential information.
  i) Ability to gather appropriate information for decision making;
  j) Ability to openly consult with colleagues;
  k) Ability to set priorities accordingly;
  l) Ability to speak up in the face of unreasonable requests;
 m) Ability to apply new changes; and
  n) Ability to learn and retain new knowledge.

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 Wednesday 31st October, 2018 to the Human Resources and Administration Manager, Ariel Glaser Pediatric AIDS Healthcare Initiative, by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Please mention the title of the position in your email 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

AGPAHI is an equal opportunity employer, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted