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Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Manager – (02 Posts)   at HJFMRI October, 2023

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About HJFMRI Tanzania

HJF Medical Research International, Inc. Tanzania (HJFMRI) implements two (2) PEPFAR supported HIV care and treatment programs through the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) of the US – Department of Defence (DoD) in close collaboration with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health (MoH) and the President’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG). The interventions supported under these two programs include HIV Testing Services, Adult and Pediatric Care and Treatment, PMTCT, TB/HIV Collaboration, CECAP, Supply Chain Management, Laboratory Services, Research and Community HIV Services including DREAMS.


The Southern Highlands (SHL) Program works with the Regional and Council Health Management Teams to implement these interventions in Rukwa, Katavi, Mbeya, and Songwe while in Ruvuma region, the program implements Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) intervention only.  The Tanzania People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) Program implements the same interventions in 21 Military Health facilities in both Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar.



HJF Medical Research International, Inc. Tanzania (HJFMRI-T) is seeking qualified candidates to fill the open positions listed below.



11. Job Title: Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Manager – (02 Posts)  
Reports to: Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Director 
Job Location: Mbeya and Songwe


The CQI Manager will provide technical support to the HJFMRI Tanzania SHL Program to ensure quality improvement initiatives are mainstreamed into a comprehensive HIV prevention, care, and treatment program. The position is part of a team of experts focusing on improving the quality of the HIV/AIDS services to the facilities and Regional and Council Health Management Teams (R/CHMTs) in HJFMRI supported regions. The position is based in Mbeya and Songwe with up to 50% of the time travels to the HJFMRI-T SHL Program supported sites. The CQI Manager reports to the CQI Director.


  • Provide technical support to the Regional and council health management teams (R/CHMT) and supported health facilities in mainstreaming CQI activities in their work plans and monitoring the implementation of such activities.
  • Capacitate the health facility and community teams to ensure quality improvement activities are practiced.
  • Revive, establish and/maintain CQI teams and support them to apply and monitor CQI interventions to address identified challenges in service provision.
  • Ensure availability and use of all national policies, guidelines, training manuals, recording, and reporting tools and information, education, and communication materials that relate to the Quality Improvement Program/Initiative.
  • Track facility and community performance in PEPFAR CQI indicators and utilize CQI approaches to address identified gaps.
  • Collaborate with USG staff to plan and conduct SIMS and CQI site assessments and coordinate remediation activities across the program.
  • Provide technical support and monitor the facility and community quality improvement meetings and gather reports for such on monthly basis.
  • Participate in QI meetings, forums, conferences, and technical work groups at local and national levels (GoT and USG)
  • Coordinate and conduct site-level CQI mentorships, and supportive supervisions.
  • Ensure consistency of HIV/AIDS care and treatment services in supported sites as per established national guidelines as HIV/AIDS services are decentralized to satellite levels.
  • Routinely analyze and interpret data for CQI indicators for gaps identification and prioritization of facilities and challenges to be addressed.
  • Coordinate and conduct trainings and workshops of health care workers in HIV/AIDS care related QI activities.
  • Work with SI unit to develop and rollout tools that will improve data quality and strengthen data use at facility and community, council, and regional levels.
  • Collaborate with R/CHMT to identify performance gaps and develop evidence-based interventions to rectify and maintain quality HIV/AIDS services.
  • Collaborate with HJFMRI technical leads and R/CHMT to develop an effective and coordinated approach to supportive supervision.
  • Communicate best practices and updates to ensure consistency in the program application and to maximize effectiveness in overall program implementation and management.
  • Develop quarterly and annual CQI implementation and performance reports and presentations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in medicine, nursing, or public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, or related field required.

Master’s degree in the relevant field preferred.

  • At least five (5) years’ experience in HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs supported by PEPFAR.
  • Experience in coordinating, conducting, and supervising health facilities in implementing CQI activities.
  • Experience in planning and implementation of HIV & AIDS programs, particularly PEPFAR funded programs.
  • Conversant with currently used systems for HIV/AIDS data management (CTC2 database, UCS, CTC analytics and monthly portal).
  • Conversant with national CQI policies and guidelines.
  • Excellence in mentorship, coaching, facilitating, and team building skills.
  • Conversant with data analysis, and presentation using Ms. Excel and other software.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills including a demonstrated ability to write technical documents and give state-of-the-art presentations.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time within the HJFMRI Tanzania SHL Program supported regions.
  • Analytical, problem solving and exceptional organizational skills.
  • Demonstrate high integrity and strong values, including confidentiality.
  • Ability to build and maintain sound relationships with multi stakeholders; competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels.
  • Ability to multitask, successfully manage work pressure, with minimum supervision.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications.
  • Ability to meet and communicate schedules and deadlines.
  • Demonstrate exceptional professional judgment.
  • Proven ability for data analysis and program management.




All applications (cover letter and updated CV with three professional referees, in PDF format) should be submitted to [email protected] not later than 13th October 2023. Hand-delivered applications shall not be accepted. To be considered, applicants must put the TITLE OF THE JOB in the SUBJECT LINE. As detailed in the job description(s) below, those who do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered.

HJFMRI is an equal-opportunity Employer. Women are encouraged to Apply.  

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