Senior Health Systems Strengthening Advisor Job Dar es salaam at PSI Tanzania | Deadline: 30th January, 2019

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Jobs in Tanzania 2019: Senior Health Systems Strengthening Advisor Job Dar es salaam at PSI Tanzania | Deadline: 30th January, 2019
Who we are
With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do. 

Join us
PSI and its local affiliates manage malaria control programs in 32 countries and are world leaders in malaria control implementation delivering 42 million treated mosquito nets and almost 19 million quality-assured ACTs for confirmed malaria cases in 2016. PSI also supports national Ministries of Health to scale up malaria diagnosis especially in the private sector and to improve tracking of malaria patients through surveillance and health information systems, especially DHIS2. 

Job Purpose
The Senior Health Systems Strengthening Advisor will execute and recommend strategies to improve and ensure quality, professionalism, client safety, and regulatory compliance for all PSI health areas.

Your Contribution
  • Builds capacity of public, private and PSI providers in clinical services, including reproductive health services;
  • Oversees training, certification and supportive supervision plans;
  • Manages and supervises a team of quality assurance supervisors who support the government to routinely audit private, public and PSI providers on their clinical quality and adherence to SOPs;
  • Develops, monitors and reviews the implementation of quality assurance policies and procedures and facilitates development or changes to SOPs, policies, training materials, and other documents for all health services;
  • Develops and maintains clinical SOPs as well as obtains requested information, resolves problems, and identifies opportunities for improvement;
  • Ensures systems used in QA are properly maintained (e.g., QA audit records, HNQIS, master supervision schedule, provider certification records);
  • Conducts drills, reviews and evaluates patients’ medical records, to ensure competence and compliance to SOPs among private and PSI providers and regularly notifies Senior Management Team of quality/compliance trends and service failures;
  • Reviews, monitor and tracks risk management guidelines and procedures for adverse results, responds to surveys on quality issues and reports of adverse results; Prepares action-taken reports for Senior Management Team;
  • Leads annual internal medical audit and coordinates periodic external medical audits to verify that facility procedures and records are in conformance to applicable SOP and regulatory requirements; and recommends appropriate data-gathering mechanisms, procedures, etc;
  • Actively participates in MOH and partner coordination meetings/technical working groups ensuring the establishment and maintenance of linkages with other implementing partners at the national level;
  • Supports the government in developing evidence-based policies, guidelines, training curriculums and protocols based on international base practices 
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What are we looking for?
  • Medical degree preferably with specialization in obstetrics and gynecology;
  • At least 10 years’ experience with reproductive health programming in Tanzania;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with various partners including MoH, private sector medical providers, NGOs, Local governments, CBOs, and other stakeholders;
  • Valid registration under the Tanzanian Medical and Dental Practitioners Association;
  • Strong understanding of the clinical aspects of reproductive health services;
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor technical staff and medical providers;
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills (excellent communication and presentation skills);
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team as well as individually;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision;
  • Good management skills; and
  • Valid national driving permit with demonstrated ability to drive is an added advantage.

How to Apply:
Application for the position must include:
  • A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position against the listed requirements.
  • Detailed curriculum vitae showing contact address, email, and day -time mobile phone number (s) and three (3) referees, ONE being your last employer.
The application will be considered valid if sent/received before 1700hrs, Wednesday, 30th January, 2019. Please note that only short -listed candidates meeting the above requirements will be contacted. Send you application to [email protected].tz in MS Word or PDF file. Indicate the name of position on the subject line of your email.