CDC Project Manager Careers – AMREF Health Africa

Job Title:          Project Manager
Organisation: AMREF Health
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About AMREF:
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 Project:
The CDC-funded project Accelerating Epidemic Control in Fort Portal
Region 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. It will entail implementation of targeted combination
prevention HIV services including HIV Counseling and Testing to key and
priority populations; 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 suppressed.
Job Summary:  The Project Manager will provide strategic
oversight in the implementation of high quality HIV and AIDS programming
through the provision of technical guidance and capacity building of Amref
Health Africa staff and local implementing organizations. The Project Manager
will also build strategic partnerships with stakeholders in the HIV/AIDS
sector, including donors. Additionally, the Project Manager will support and
participate in activities to contribute to country program growth in the Health
sector and specifically in HIV/AIDS. This position will ensure the technical
and methodological soundness of activities and, in collaboration with the
project team and partners, support the design of service delivery strategies,
based on sound and current scientific evidence.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate must hold a medical
    degree and/or a master’s degree in Public Health or other clinical
  • At least five years of professional
    experience working in a management position in HIV/AIDS prevention, care
    & treatment programs.
  • Previous experience in managing, designing
    and implementing HIV/AIDS treatment, care and support programs; targeted
    HCT for key population, and biomedical prevention.
  • Prior experience in working on CDC,
    PEPFAR, and/or other donor-funded HIV/AIDS, treatment, care and support
    projects or programs.
  • Hands-on knowledge and skills in
    designing, planning, implementing and monitoring PMTCT, ART including
    Pediatric care, and TB/HIV programs.
  • Hands-on experience in working with health
    systems at the district level.
  • Computer literacy i.e. Good working
    knowledge of Microsoft office programs including MS Excel, MS Word and MS
    Power Point.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of
    current issues and developments in the field of HIV/AIDS and especially
    PMTCT, ART and HCT.
  • Good training skills
  • Strong skills in leadership, teamwork and
    networking. Good verbal communication and writing skills.
  • Willingness to work and travel in rural
    settings in Uganda
  • Fluency in speaking, reading and writing
    in English is required.
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 Email to:
Emails should not exceed 2MB.
Deadline: 6th October

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