Family Planning (FP) Advisor NGO Career Jobs – AMREF Health Africa

Job Title:          Family
Planning (FP) Advisor
Organisation: AMREF
Health Africa
Duty Station: Uganda
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 USAID RHITES-N Lango Project:
The USAID-funded Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Services-North, Lango project implemented by John
Snow, Inc. and partners including Amref Health Africa, Africa CUAMM, Another
Option, and Medical Concierge Group.
Job Summary: The Family
Planning (FP) Advisor will provide technical and program oversight and
direction in the areas of family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH) for the
RHITES- Lango Project. Responsibilities include providing leadership and
technical guidance in the development and implementation of family planning/reproductive
health (FP/RH) activities and in coordination with other program technical lead.
S/he ensures integration of these activities in other technical areas. 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 current scientific evidence. S/he will advise
on policy, programmatic, national and USG strategies for integrated
implementation of FP initiatives. S/he works in collaboration with other
technical teams, DHMT and health facilities to support quality implementation
of FP services. S/he will also continuously engage with the Ministry of Health and
FP Technical Working Groups at the national level to bring RHITES-Lango FP
related work into the limelight. This position reports to the Senior RMNCAH
Advisor.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provides
    technical leadership in FP within specific FP activities and RHITES Lango
    program-wide to ensure integration of FP services.
  • With
    technical oversight, provides technical leadership in design, development,
    planning, implementation, and capacity- building of specific FP technical
    components of programs.
  • Provides
    timely and adequate technical support to health programs on reproductive
    health, including guidance on improving service quality, increasing use of
    priority FP interventions, supporting and motivating frontline health
    workers (clinicians, nurses), and building capacity (including on-the-job
    training) on select FP topics.
  • Responsible
    for planning and scheduling own work flow and timetables, within FP
    technical area.
  • Maintains
    a constructive dialogue and technical exchange with technical (MNCH, HIV,
    TB, Nutrition) and other technical program teams to effectively support
    integration and support health workers in the facilities to offer quality
    FP services.
  • Champions
    provision of sexual reproductive health services to the youth and
    adolescents.
  • Work
    in close collaboration with the M&E team, reviews, analyzes, and
    evaluates the effectiveness of FP activities and provides recommendations
    for improvements.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the AMREF Family Planning (FP) Advisor job placement
    should preferably hold a Bachelor of medicine & Surgery, or Bachelor
    of Science in Nursing and Midwifery from a recognized institution,
    Master’s degree in Reproductive or Public Health preferred
  • Seven
    years of increasing responsibilities at the district, regional and at
    national level in reproductive health or FP, including in a management or
    advisory role
  • Proven
    ability to manage complex large projects, set realistic priorities, and
    plan for the successful implementation of activities in a consortium.
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: jobs.amrefuganda@amref.org. Emails should not exceed 2MB.
Deadline: 27th April 2018
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