USAID SHOPS Training and Capacity Building Specialist Job Opportunity – Abt Associates

Organization: Abt Associates
Project Name: USAID Strengthening
Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) project
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Abt Associates
is an international development organization composed of dedicated
professionals who provide technical assistance, research, analysis, and
practical training services in more than 128 countries.
About USAID SHOPS Project:
Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) project is
USAID’s flagship initiative in private sector health. SHOPS focuses on
increasing availability, improving quality, and expanding coverage of essential
health products and services in family planning and reproductive health,
maternal and child health, HIV and AIDS, and other health areas through the
private sector. In Uganda, the healthy mother voucher program has two
objectives: to provide access to maternal child health care services from
accredited private facilities and to build the capacity of a local organization
to manage the voucher program.
Job Summary: The Training
and Capacity Building Specialist will lead capacity building activities of
local partner organizations, especially the voucher management agency (VMA).
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
The incumbent will also develop terms of reference
for a local VMA and assess partners relative to those terms.
If requested, lead the selection process to identify
the VMA for this project.
Together with the chosen VMA, develop clearly
defined standards of practice, including policies regarding pricing,
beneficiaries, benefits and providers.
Marshall technical resources to build the capacity
of the VMA relative to the terms of reference and standards of practice.
Supervise voucher management operations.
Provide oversight and supervision for the monitoring
and evaluation of the voucher program.
Support the Clinical Advisor as s/he builds the
capacity of participating providers.
Collaborate with project teams to develop, advise,
and support training
Work in liaison with other technical leads to ensure
an integrated approach across all project activities.
Provide mentorship and supervision to staff and
consultants working on the capacity building component of the program.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should preferably hold a Master’s
degree in health management, public health, communications, business
administration, or other relevant field.
A minimum of eight years of relevant work experience
in capacity building and training in the health sector, preferably in public health
and/or community health activities.
Previous experience with private sector health
service delivery at the provincial and/or district level in Uganda is required.
Ability to write technical papers and reports.
Strong abilities to implement capacity building
activities and workshops
Computer skills.
Advanced written/oral skills in English; knowledge
of Ugandan national languages are an advantage.
Extensive professional experience in Uganda.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join Abt Associates’ USAID
Project should send a cover letter and updated CVs to
using the subject “Uganda Voucher Program”
Deadline: 4th December, 2015

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