No Experience Volunteer Programme Officer (Francophone) NGO Jobs – African Palliative Care Association (ACPA)

Organisation: African
Palliative Care Association (ACPA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
African Palliative Care Association (ACPA) is driven by a profound
desire to reduce unnecessary pain and suffering from life-limiting illnesses
across Africa and was formally founded in Tanzania in 2004.  We work collaboratively with existing and
potential providers of palliative care services to help expand service provision
(although we don’t provide direct clinical care to people living with
progressive, life-limiting illnesses). We also work with governments and
policymakers to ensure the optimum policy and regulatory framework exists for
the development of palliative care across Africa.
Job Summary: The Volunteer
Programme Officer (Francophone) will support APCA with on-going programme
planning, implementation and communication of palliative care interventions in
French-speaking countries across Africa. He/ she will work under the direction
of the Programmes Director. The post holder can either be based at the APCA
Secretariat in Kampala, Uganda or work remotely from any part of the world.
Key Duties and
  • Be the anchor in the organisation for
    French-to- English and English-to-French translations for all APCA
    documents and Programmes.
  • Translation support for APCA’s programme
    • Provide support in the
      development of the French arm of APCA’s small grants programme including;
      a review of applications received from applicants in French speaking
    • Involvement in planning,
      implementation, and communication to partners from Francophone countries
      supported by APCA working closely with the Programmes Director and other
      staff members from the programmes department.
    • Support the monitoring,
      evaluation and reporting functions for APCA’s partners from francophone
    • Support the translation of
      project related documents including; works plans and budgets for APCA’s
      French speaking partners.
    • Support the development and
      review of APCA’s reports in French e.g annual reports, donor reports,
      activity reports, etc.
    • Proof reading of APCA’s
      translated documents between French and English.
  • Contribute to the effectiveness of APCA’s
    communication function.
    • Support APCA’s communication
      team to produce information and articles in French for uploading on
      APCA’s website and ehospice platform.
    • The incumbent will also
      coordinate and support a network of the palliative community in French
      speaking Africa through a social network, with support from APCA’s communication
      team and other staff.
  • Support the Membership Officer at APCA in
    communication with Francophone members of APCA.
    • Provide organisation
      development and administrative support for French speaking countries and
      partners of APCA.
    • Act as a liaison with APCA’s
      partners in French speaking Africa.
    • Support staff in the
      management of APCA’s correspondence, appointments, and business conducted
      in French language.
    • Respond to public inquiries
      and queries from French speaking countries in Africa relating to all
      APCA’s work.
    • Support the dissemination of
      APCA’s French information, resources, and materials to APCA’s French
      speaking partners.
    • Work with other APCA staff to
      ensure that all contacts of APCA French speaking countries are properly
      updated, managed and stored.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The Volunteer Programme Officer
    (Francophone) should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant
    field with working and translational abilities for French to English and
    vice versa from a recognised institution.
  • Additional training in Project Planning
    and Management is an added advantage.
  • Proficiency in written English and French
    is a must.
  • Good writing skills in French and English
    to the level of report writing.
  • Ability in working with a diverse staff
    team and stakeholders which is spread across borders.
  • Be knowledgeable and updated about the
    organisation to be able to give adequate and relevant information to
    French speaking countries in Africa and current and potential partners
    outside Africa.
  • Ability in working with a diverse staff
    team and stakeholders which is spread across borders.
  • Three years’ experience in supporting
    programming in a multi lingual environment especially French and English
    and preferably in the health sector.
  • Experience working in Africa or with
    Africa related programmes.
  • Working within a context of a diverse
    staff team in terms of professions, culture and beliefs.
  • Good understanding of chronic care
    environment especially palliative care and end of life care is an added
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of
    chronic care environment especially palliative care and end of life care
    is an added advantage.
  • Computer literacy
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office
    computer software packages.
  • Understanding the use of social media
  • Public relations
  • Working with partnerships
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should post, email or hand deliver
your updated CV, covering letter, and names of three referees to:
addressed to:
The Executive Director,
African Palliative Care Association,
Plot 95 Dr Gibbon’s Road, Makindye,
P.O. Box 72518 Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 21st August
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