6 Program Officer NGO Job Opportunities – AMREF Health Africa

Organisation: AMREF
Health Africa
Mbarara, Uganda
AMREF Health
Africa is an international African organization founded in Kenya in 1957. Our
Headquarters are in Nairobi with major programmes in Ethiopia, Kenya, South
Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, and two regional nubs in Southern and Western
Africa based in South Africa and Senegal Respectively. Working with and through
African communities, health systems and governments, Amref Health Africa aims to
close the gap that prevents people from accessing their basic right to health.
Amref Health Africa is committed to improving the health of people in Africa by
partnering with and empowering communities. Our Vision is Lasting Health Change
in Africa.

About USAID RHITES Project:

Health Africa is implementing the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance
Services in the South West Uganda project that aims to increase the
availability, accessibility, and quality of integrated health services
including HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment; maternal, neonatal, and
child health services; family planning; nutrition assessment and counseling and
support; malaria prevention and treatment; and other primary care services.
The Program Officer will steer the planning and implementation of the
integrated health program activities in the districts of support. The incumbent
will work closely with a team of Technical Advisors to ensure that all
technical guidance is incorporated into the district work plans to increase the
availability, accessibility, and quality of integrated health services
including HIV prevention, care, and treatment, TB, maternal, neonatal and child
health, family planning, and other primary care services. She/he will work
closely with the District Health Department to adequately plan, timely
implement and effectively monitor the execution of the project activities while
ensuring adherence to available MOH set standards; and incorporating lessons
learnt over time to improve systems and process for enhanced service delivery.
Duties and Responsibilities:  
Offers technical guidance and lead the
implementation process of the integrated health program in the supported
districts assigned.
Improves the quality of and access to MNCH, Family
Planning, HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and Nutrition 
services in project-supported sites by adopting and institutionalizing
quality improvement and Site Improvement and 
Systems Monitoring (SIMS) approaches 
Assists in setting up and running special clinical
services and track progress at individual sites through site visits and
district reports, in collaboration with MOH and the EGPAF program team.
Coordinates and participates in capacity building
of district and site teams through organizing and conducting mentoring and
coaching; CMEs and occasionally formal trainings.
Offers technical guidance and support to the
district teams for annual and quarterly work plan development
Manages project finances and other resources
related to implementation of activities in the assigned district in line with
the Foundation finance guidelines.
Prepares and submits monthly, quarterly,
semi-annual and annual programmatic district performance reports and their
submission in stipulated deadlines
Strengthens the quality of health services and
data through supportive supervision and monitoring visit to the supported
health facilities.
Actively participate in process of data auditing
and verification to assure internal consistency and validity of project
activity monitoring data  reported by all
districts, through quarterly data verification and auditing visits.
Coordinates with the district health departmental
leadership and other relevant implementing partners in the districts of support
to ensure smooth implementation of project activities.
Facilitate the interpretation and use of M&E
data, through the quarterly district level and facility level review meetings
between the project, the district health team and health care workers; guide
the identification of performance gaps and development of remedial actions.
Renders support in the identifying, documenting,
disseminating and scaling up best practices in Malaria, MNCH, Family Planning,
Nutrition, HIV prevention, PMTCT and C&T 
Skills and Experience:  
The ideal candidates for the Program Officer
vacancies must hold medical degrees and/or a Master’s degrees in Public Health
A minimum of five years of professional experience
working in HIV/AIDS prevention, care & treatment, MNCH, Family Planning,
Nutrition and malaria programs.
Practical knowledge and skills in designing,
planning, implementing and monitoring Malaria, MNCH, PMTCT, clinical care and
Pediatric care programs.
Broad knowledge and understanding of the quality
improvement framework of MOH and quality improvement principles
Good knowledge of the decentralized health system
and community structures
Practical experience in managing ART and MNCH
services at district levels.
Broad understanding of current issues and
developments in the field of Malaria, MNCH and HIV/AIDS.
Strong skills in teamwork and networking.
Excellent verbal communication and writing skills.
to Apply:
candidates are encouraged to send an updated CV including three professional
referees and cover letter addressed to the Human Resources Manager, Amref
Health Africa in Uganda via E-mail to: jobs.amrefuganda@amref.org. Emails
should not exceed 2MB.
Deadline: 29th January, 2016
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