Regional Clinical Quality Assurance Manager USAID RHVP Project Careers – Abt Associates

Organisation: Abt
Project Name: USAID
Reproductive Health Voucher Program (RHVP)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Quality
Assurance Advisor
About Abt:
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. Abt seeks to implement a five-year project
funded by the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID).
About USAID RHVP Project:
Abt Associates is
implementing the five year Uganda Voucher Plus Activity (in its second year)
which is increasing access to safe motherhood services in private facilities in
Northern and Eastern Uganda by engaging private providers in contracts to
provide quality safe motherhood services to qualified impoverished women
presenting a voucher purchased in communities..
Job Summary: The
Regional Clinical Quality Assurance Manager will provide clinical mentorship
and technical support supervision of RMNCH activities in accredited Private
Health Facilities in line with MoH policy for CQI in MNCH.
Job Summary:  The Regional Clinical Quality Assurance
Manager is responsible for ensuring the overall quality service delivery,
coordination and technical supervision of all field activities under the Uganda
Voucher Plus Activity in the region.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Prepare and monitor the implementation of the monthly, quarterly and
    annual Voucher Plus Activity work plans as defined in the Activity’s scope
    of work to ensure access to high quality comprehensive obstetric care
    & FP services within the accredited health facilities in the region.
  • Directly manage, coach and mentor the regional GOI mentor midwives
    on all aspects of the Uganda Voucher Plus Activity by providing leadership
    for efficient and effective operational delivery of the voucher covered
    RMNCAH services.
  • Create and maintain good collaborative working relationships and
    linkages between the Voucher Plus Activity and her stakeholders including
    attending all relevant meetings that advance the Voucher plus agenda at
    both the District local governments and region.
  • Oversee the capacity building efforts for providers at accredited
    health facilities in the region to ensure adherence and maintenance of
    high quality standards of service delivery through needs assessments and
    development of QI plans to address the identified needs periodically.
  • Provide direct and regular technical support to all CEMONC
    facilities within the region to enhance access to comprehensive obstetric
    care services for voucher covered clients in the region.
  • Prepare and implement annual quality improvement plans for all
    accredited health facilities in the region through regular support
    supervision and mentorship visits as required.
  • Support providers to create and support client/patient referral from
    BEMONC to CEMONC and follow up linkages at all accredited health
    facilities in the region to ensure access to all voucher covered services.
  • Support all accredited health facilities to access & use MOH
    registers and HMlS booklets to ensure monthly reporting to districts as
  • Support and link accredited health facilities to access FP
    commodities, AFlVs for EMTCT, vaccines for childhood immunization etc,
    within the districts by working closely with DHO‘s offices.
  • Oversee the implementation of corrective QI recommendations arising
    from the annual Clinical Audits for the Voucher Plus accredited health
    facilities within the region to ensure achievement of the expected RMNCH
  • Prepare and submit accurate, complete and timely periodic reports on
    all voucher Plus activities in the region.
  • Perform any other duties as directed by your supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID Regional
    Clinical Quality Assurance Manager job placement should hold a medical
    degree (MBchB from a recognized University)
  • Completion of internship and
    registration with the Uganda Medical & Dental Practitioners Council
  • Possession of a Master’s Degree in Obstetrics
    and Gynecology or Public Health will be an added advantage
  • Specific training and or experience in
    RMCH technical areas is added advantage
  • A minimum of three years of experience
    in a supervisory position managing maternal & reproductive health
    programs in reputable NGOs (desirable)
  • Previous exposure and experience as a
    practicing clinician/surgeon in a busy CEMONC facility
  • Experience working with private health
    sector providers (desirable)
  • Experience working with District local
    governments and other local players in health(desirable)
  • Proven abilities to plan and implement
    capacity building activities and workshops
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    mentorship and coaching providers on clinical and medical Issues
  • Advanced written, presentation, and communication
    skills in English
  • Ability and willingness to travel
    extensively in the region
  • Understanding of Eastern and Northern
    Ugandan dialects (desirable)
  • Must be Ugandan national
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID Project are
encouraged to send their updated resumes / CVs and application letters that
provide details of the applicant’s specific qualifications via Email to Please clearly include the position title in the subject
of the E-mail.
Deadline: 6th July 2018
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