2 Project Manager NGO Job Vacancies – AMREF Health Africa

Organisation: AMREF Health
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
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 CDC Project:
The CDC-funded project Accelerating Epidemic Control in the Republic of
Uganda under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) seeks to
support implementation and acceleration of comprehensive HIV prevention, care,
and treatment programs for HIV/AIDS epidemic control in Mubende Region (Kiboga,
Kyankwanzi, Luwero, Mityana, Mubende, Nakaseke and Nakasongola districts and
all associated municipalities). It will entail implementation of targeted
combination prevention HIV services including HIV testing especially among key
and priority populations (KP/PP); HIV care and treatment; TB/HIV prevention,
diagnosis, and treatment; elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission (eMTCT);
Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC); services for orphans and vulnerable
children (OVC); and associated laboratory and strategic information (SI)
services through a health systems strengthening approach. Additionally, the
successful applicant will work closely with the Ministry of Health (MOH) to
strengthen the technical capacity of Regional Performance Monitoring Teams
(RPMTS) and District Health Teams (DHTs) for an effective public health
decentralized HIV/AIDS response. Expected outcomes include improved access,
coverage and quality of HIV services ensuring 90% of people living with HIV
(PLHIV) know their status; 90% of people diagnosed with HIV infection receive
antiretroviral therapy (ART); and 90% of those on treatment are virally
Job Summary: The Project
Manager will manage, direct and provide leadership oversight for activities
intended to increase the capacity of Ministry of Health and other stakeholders
to respond effectively to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Amref Project
    Manager vacancy must hold a Degree in Human Medicine. Advanced University
    degree (Masters) in Public Health, development, public administration,
    social sciences or related field with two years of experience;
  • HIV/AIDS work experience (especially
    within the context of health systems strengthening or health systems
    development); or quality assurance/quality management. Advanced HIV
    training is required for this post.
  • At least five years’ experience in the
    development of health service delivery and the management of health
    systems, emphasizing the revitalization of primary health care systems in
    rural areas and communities.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in a
    program management position with responsibility for improving the results
    of the public health services.
How to Apply:
All 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: 30th
September 2016
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