Several Medical Officer Job Opportunities – Marie Stopes International (MSI)

Organisation: Marie Stopes
International (MSI)
Reports to: Outreach Team
Leader
Duty Station: Central and
Western Regions, Uganda
About US:
Marie Stopes International (MSI) is an international non-profit
organisation providing personalised contraception and safe post-abortion care
services to women and girls. Our local teams of professionals are passionate
about the work they do in communities across 37 countries. The services we
provide give a woman the power to choose when she has children so that she is
free pursue her plans and dreams for herself and her family.
Job Summary: The Medical
Officer is mainly responsible for ensuring the delivery of high quality family
planning and counselling and service provision by his/her outreach team. In
addition to the team leader, each outreach team includes at least two
additional providers (trained in comprehensive counselling, PAC/PAC FP, STMs,
and LARCs), and one transport assistant. S/he must be qualified and competent
to provide permanent methods. S/he is responsible for quality of service
delivery provided by the Outreach Team. S/he is responsible for correct,
complete and timely submission of all outreach records and performance data.
S/he is responsible supporting outreach team empowerment: 1) meet and exceed
MSI global minimum standards for quality and agreed programme deliverables; and
2) comply with all MSI Uganda policies and procedures.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
Compliance to Clinical Standards and Operating Procedures
  • Ensure
    compliance with set Outreach protocols and standards
  • Ensure
    that all the required monitoring tools (including but not limited to:
    stock cards, stock management checklists, Outreach checklists,
    Quality Assurance Checklists) are available and properly used by team
    members
Data Quality Assurance
  • Ensure
    integrity and authenticity of all financial and programmatic data and
    documentation
  • Ensure
    proper record keeping, including: client records, informed consent forms,
    stock cards, and event tracking
  • In
    charge of the completion of HMIS data validated by public health
    facilities and is cross-referenced with CLIC and vehicle tracking data
 Clinical Quality Assurance:
  • Assure
    standards of all services, counselling and infection prevention
  • Ensure
    monthly self-administered quality assurance assessments are done and that
    necessary steps are taken to improve performance
  • Ensure
    team members receive training as necessary and performance improves
    accordingly
Logistics Management:
  • Correct
    storage and forecasting of stock minimum and maximum levels
  • Prepare
    and submit monthly stock reports to Outreach Operations Officer
  • Correct implementation of stock management
    protocols
Partnership and Coordination:
  • Effectively
    liaise with Communications to effectively coordinate demand creation
    activities
  • Build
    partnerships within the districts with NGOs/CBOs to help in
    mobilization of clients for FP services
  • Effectively
    collaborate with SF Coordinators to ensure opportunities for coordination
    and collaboration are maximized.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a University Degree in Medicine. or Health
    Science or similar;
  • Previous
    exposure and experience and knowledge of FP service delivery at community
    level
  • Previous
    experience managing and motivating teams
  • Ability
    to manage and implement activities to agreed work plans, within budget and
    in time
  • Experience
    working with public sector facilities desirable
  • Knowledge
    and ability to provide; Clinical service Provision, Family Planning,
    Community Outreach and Social Marketing an added advantage
  • Fluent
    English both Oral and Written
Personal Competencies:
  • Initiative: Thinking ahead and
    taking action to make the most of opportunities by finding the optimum
    solution
  • Innovative: Thinking creatively
    and outside of the box so that ideas generated create a positive outcome
  • Effective Communication:
    Communicating through active listening and good questioning techniques,
    using appropriate body language, ensuring information is clear and
    concise.
  • Responsive: Being responsive to
    changing priorities and demands
  • Working Efficiently: Planning,
    prioritising and organising work to ensure work is accurate and deadlines
    are met
  • Sharing Information: Sharing
    information and knowledge whilst maintaining confidentiality
  • Focus on Learning: Taking
    responsibility for keeping knowledge and skills updated and for seeking
    opportunities to develop further
  • Commitment: Awareness and
    understanding of goals, vision and values and how your role impacts on
    this and going the extra mile to meet role requirements
  • Driven: Drive and determination
    to deliver results
  • Accountable: Taking
    responsibility for appropriate decisions that you make, and the actions
    and behaviour you demonstrate
  • Embracing Change: Openness to
    embracing change within the organisation and being able to adjust
    plans/activities accordingly
  • Motivated: Motivation towards
    achieving quality results to maximise potential
  • Team Player: Working as part of
    a team by being supportive, flexible and showing respect for each other
The Medical Officer is required to demonstrate MSI Uganda’s core values
of:
  • Accountability of all staff to each other
    and our clients and stakeholders
  • Equality of opportunity and access
  • Value for money in the management of our
    resources
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their electronic applications including a cover letter, updated CV and academic
documents via E-mail to: vacancies@msiu.or.ug
Deadline: 30th September, 2016
by 12:00 Noon

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