5 USAID UHMG Project Career Jobs – Clinical and Quality Officer

Organization: Uganda Health
Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG)
Project Name: USAID/Uganda
Social Marketing Activity
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Health Systems
Strengthening Manager
About US:
Uganda Health
Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG) is a Company Limited by Guarantee, whose Vision is
“A good life for all Ugandans.” We envision a Ugandan society with good life,
when products and services in Reproductive Health, HIV, Malaria and Child
Health are accessible, affordable and effectively utilized by all those in
need.  Our Mission is “To improve the
quality of life of Ugandans, through the provision of superior and affordable
health care solutions.”  Our Core Values
are; Integrity, Transparency, Accountability, Teamwork, Excellence,
Flexibility, and Equity.
About USAID Project:
UHMG was
awarded the USAID/Uganda Social Marketing Activity, a four-year cooperative
agreement for a health sector-wide program. The program’s goal is to contribute
to a reduction in new HIV infections, total fertility, maternal and child
mortality, malnutrition and malaria, and to improve access to family planning.
This four-year activity aims to improve utilization of and increase the uptake
of health-related social marketing products and services among under-served
Ugandan consumers and communities in rural and urban areas.
Job Summary: The Clinical
and Quality Officer will contribute to the strategic direction of the USAID Project’s
regional programming by ensuring that the proper application of clinical
service standards at static and outreach sites. The incumbent also ensures proper
clinical representation of UHMG in the regions, at the district level,
increasing UHMG collaboration with District Local Governments (DLGs) and
partnership with other stakeholders in the region and ensure proper integration
of clinical activities into outreach service delivery. The incumbent will
support and strengthen UHMG presence and support programs effectiveness in the
region with core focus on the clinical aspects of program implementation. The
incumbent will also play a supportive role in the development of HSS strategies
and frameworks, hence this will require a self-driven, seasoned, and experienced
person with skills to manage and oversee these technical areas.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Ensure adoption of approved SRH and MCH service
standards at all service delivery points in the assigned region.
·        
The job holder will also support service providers
to adopt integrated quality assurance tools and standards in line with the MOH quality
assurance department requirements.
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Coordinate planning and implementation of quality
assessments and quality improvement initiatives in all Good Life Clinics and
other service providers in assigned region.
·        
The incumbent will ensure proper integration of
districts technical staff in strengthening service delivery in all health facilities.
·        
The job holder will coordinate the establishment and
orientation of quality improvement teams at each service delivery point
·        
Ensure appropriate clinical standards are met during
service delivery in outreaches.
·        
Work with SRH, MCH, and HSS managers to adopt SOPs
and ensure their availability and use in assigned regions.
·        
Work closely with the Regional Program Coordinator
to undertake capacity building initiates to improve skills of service providers
in quality services delivery through training, coaching, CMEs, peer support
visits, etc.
·        
Document and share quality assurance activities with
relevant development partners in liaison with the supervisor.
·        
Ensure all health service delivery data is captured
into DHIS II on time.
·        
Prepare and submit weekly, monthly and quarterly
progress reports on the project’s clinical and quality assurance activities.
·        
Send periodic status reports to the supervisor for
project monitoring and evaluation.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The Clinical and Quality Officer vacancies should
hold Bachelor’s Degrees or higher in Medicine and Surgery, Nursing, Social
Sciences, Public Health, Humanities, or other related degree.
·        
Membership with professional medical/health bodies
required.
·        
Possession of Post Graduate training in health
communication will be an added advantage.
·        
Post graduate diploma in Public Health is essential,
including training in clinical services management.
·        
At least four years’ relevant experience working in
SRH and MCH programming for development/humanitarian projects/programs in a
donor environment, and in monitoring public health communication-related
projects of similar scope in a social marketing field.
·        
Prior experience in working with National and
community SRH and MCH intervention programs;
·        
Specific hands-on knowledge and skills in planning,
designing, implementing and monitoring maternal and child health programs
especially in prevention approaches is mandatory.
·        
Prior exposure and experience working with Health
Service Providers and in supporting private health facilities, Community Based
Organizations (CBOs), and districts in providing quality clinical products and
services is also required.
·        
Demonstrable results in previous work environment
should reinforce claims to this experience.
·        
Additional training in quantitative and qualitative
data collection, (knowledge, attitudes, perceptions, surveys, focus group
discussions, etc.) is mandatory
·        
Previous experience working with USAID programs will
be an added advantage.
·        
Computer literacy i.e. Proficiency in relevant
computer applications and databases, with practical skills and experience
required
·        
The applicant should be an innovative person with
specific hands on knowledge and skills in planning, designing, implementing,
monitoring, and reporting of health systems strengthening and service delivery
improvement programs especially in prevention activities, with an understanding
of social cultural and economic issues related to health.
·        
The person should be results driven and able to
deliver on set targets, with networking capabilities and able to manage
competing priorities.
·        
The person should have the ability to work under
minimum supervision with resilience, and maintain a clean and transparent
quality assurance implementation system as per set procedures.
·        
Highly self-motivated, focused, disciplined
professional, with the drive and dynamism to work under pressure with competing
deadlines, and possess the ability to make an immediate impact.
·        
Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical
and result-oriented skills
·        
Prior experience in managing objectives with the
customer in mind.
·        
Good judgment, initiative, high sense of
responsibility, tactful, ability to plan, organize and measure outcomes of
interventions.
·        
Exemplary and honest, with a high level of energy
and integrity, and able to work under minimum supervision.
·        
High degree of flexibility, innovativeness
·        
Good record keeping skills
·        
Excellent communication and presentation skills
·        
Good report writing, and interpersonal skills.
·        
Team player with the ability to make positive
contributions.
·        
S/he should be detail- and results-oriented, have
strong conceptual, analytical, and reporting skills, with expertise in information
gathering, analysis and timely reporting, be proactive in instituting
innovative, sustainable, and cost-effective interventions, and work dedicatedly
to fulfill the organization’s goals, while upholding the Core Values of UHMG.
How to Apply: 
If you believe
you match the requirements listed above, please deliver your resume (CV),
copies of certificates, references, and cover letter clearly indicating
position applied for on the “top left-hand side of the envelope”
Send to:
The Human
Resource Manager,
Uganda Health
Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG),
Plot 20-21,
27-28, Martyrs Crescent, Ntinda.  Kampala.
Uganda
Or Deliver the application
documents to the UHMG Office Reception.
Deadline: 
Monday, 30th November 2015 by 16:00 hours (East African time)
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