Quality Assurance and Training Coordinator – Population Services International (PSI) Vacancy Announcement (Semera)

Quality Assurance and Training Coordinator – Population Services International (PSI) Vacancy Announcement; March 8 2024



Organization: Population Services International (PSI)

Position: Quality Assurance and Training Coordinator

Location: Semera

Employment: Full time

Deadline: March 21, 2024





Job Description


Position Title: Quality Assurance and Training Coordinator

Department/program: AYSRH/RISE

Level: TBD

Reports to: Area office lead

Dotted line reports: Sr. Technical Advisor, SRH

Based in: Semera

Vacancy type: External/Internal

Required number: One

Duration of contract: Indefinite based on performance and availability of funds.

Remuneration: As per organization pay scale plus other PSI/Ethiopia staff benefits.

Application Deadline: March 21, 2024

Who we are?

We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non‐profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives to HIV testing. We are a $560m enterprise based in Washington, DC, operating in the private and public sectors in more than 65 countries.

Join us!

There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds – from the medical industry to the music business – all with unique skills we bring to the job.

PSI/Ethiopia wants to reimagine healthcare, put the consumer at the center, and whenever possible, bring quality care to the front door.  We achieve health impact in Ethiopia by working with both government and private partners and harvesting technology innovation to bring quality care closer to communities, schools, and homes.   We empower consumers by including them in the design of healthcare solutions, offering them more healthcare choices, and helping them to have a voice in influencing national priorities.  We work with all market actors in the health system to understand their needs, designing and delivering solutions so that market systems can sustainably serve consumers for the long term, helping to support the Government of Ethiopia in achieving Universal Health Coverage.

We are looking for an innovative Quality Assurance and training Coordinator with strong communication, partnership and facilitation skill for Smart Start Scale-up Program called RISE (Roadmap to Integrate Smart Start in Ethiopia) to oversee the day-to-day operation of RISE which is a scale-up and institutionalization program that involves geographic expansion as well as system influence to embed the innovation (Smart Start/Family Circle) as part of the Ethiopian Public Health System.

Under the supervision of the Area office lead, the Quality Assurance and Training Coordinator will be primarily responsible for, overall coordination of regional Quality Assurance and Training activities to ensure efficient delivery of FP/SRH quality services.

Sounds like you? Read on!

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Working Under the direct supervision of the Area office lead you are responsible to quality and training aspects of the SRH activities. More specifically, you will:

•   Lead in the overall coordination of regional Quality Assurance and training activities to ensure efficient. Delivery of FP/SRH quality services and achievement of PSI Ethiopia’s mission

•   Implement the quality of care and training of PSI/E’s RISE project jointly with the regional and district level. Health bureaus.

•   Supporting regional and district health offices in setting up a system to ensure client-provider safety at service delivery points.

•   Work with the Senior Technical Advisor cascade the QA/QI tools, SOPs, Quality Standards, and tracking systems at the regional and district level.

•   Ensure best quality of FP clinical care by regular monitoring and competency assessment of service providers with support from the Senior Technical Advisor, QoC and Training.

•   Support Quality of care evaluation/audit activities at the regional and district level jointly with the health providers.

•   Ensure action plans related to internal/external QoC evaluations/audits and supportive supervision findings are timely completed.

•   Ensure equitable and quality service delivery on adolescent’s access to modern contraception per the designed SMART START/FAMILY CIRCLE tools; in compliance with MOH rules and regulations and national guidelines and work closely with government stakeholders to create quality agreements, ensure quality standards are met, and resolve issues related to quality service delivered promptly and effectively.

•   Develop and ensure timely execution of the quality-of-care evaluation/audit Plan, coordinate regulatory inspections, and report significant SMART START/FAMILY CIRCLE design fidelity issues and standard clinical quality deficiencies to responsible bodies.

•   Prepare quality assurance operational plan and report periodically the implemented activities to Senior Technical Advisor QoC and Training.

•   Generate insight into the experience of married adolescent girls to track whether they are getting quality service or not.

•   Support standardization of approaches married adolescent girls tailored clinical service delivery particularly national-level manuals/guides and site visit program checklists.

•   Ensure on-time report for the AEs happened in the RISE operating sites as per the PSIE guideline.

•   Build up strong relations with the Regional Health Bureau and non-governmental agencies to promote quality of care and partnership at the local level and provide technical support at regional levels including TWGs.

•   In close consultation with the regional health bureaus and with a reference to different training materials and standards; the training road map within RISE, develop a training plan and contribute to train HEWs and WDAs.

•   Follow and support the Master TOT trainees at the respective regions so that they will effectively cascade the training to the HEWs as well as the Design and deliver the Master TOT so that the training will be cascaded effectively and efficiently.

•   Document and communicate the data base of the trainees to the RHB and PSI/E central team so that it will be used to closely track the costing of trainings so that the data will be regularly analyzed to work towards cost optimization.

•   Support the RHB to design and run a functional dashboard to document and track the data on trained HEWs and WDAs on Smart Start/Family Circle-RISE.

•   Ensure the quality of the trainings delivered at different levels in the region by fostering regular program quality audit in close collaboration with the RHB staff at different level.


Job Requirements


Your Background

What are we looking for? The basics:

·      Master’s degree in public health, SRH or related fields with three (3) years of demonstrated experience


·      Bachelor’s degree in public health, SRH or related fields with five (5) years of demonstrated experience

What would get us excited:

·      Experience in existing Health Extension program and PHCU in Ethiopia a plus

·      Ample experience in improving and enhancing the quality of FP service in general and adolescent-friendly

FP program in particular

·      Knowledge of tools, concepts, and methodologies of QA in clinical service delivery

·      Experience facilitating training

·      Able to work within a very innovative and dynamic type of program.

·      Have a problem-solving mentality.

·      Computer application skills.

·      Experience in partnership management

·      Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and other local languages.

·      Good time management and organizational skills.

·      Excellent interpersonal skills and good team spirit.

·      Willingness to travel up to 40% time away from regional office.

·      Ability to follow deadlines, accuracy, and attention to detail.

·      Ability to deliver in time under stressful situation without compromising quality.


How to Apply


Are you intrigued? Apply!

By following our 3 steps application process:

1. Fill out the mandatory application form using the following link: Online Application Form. It will only take 5 to 10 minutes.

2. Send your CV and application letter to recruitment@psiet.org clearly mark “Application for Quality Assurance and Training Coordinator Position” in the subject line.

3. Check your email and make sure you receive an automatic response acknowledging receipt of your CV. If you don’t receive the automatic response, check again your subject line and if needed, re-submit your CV and application letter with the correct subject.

Application deadline is March 21, 2024. We’ll call or e-mail you back if there is a good fit on both sides.

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.


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