Program Officer NGO Career Jobs – AMREF Health Africa

Job Title:          Program
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 Program
Officer will lead the planning and implementation of the integrated health
program activities in the districts of support. She/he will coordinate 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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provides
    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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the AMREF Program Officer job placement should have a
    medical degree and/or a master’s degree in Public Health
  • Five
    years of professional experience working in HIV/AIDS prevention, care
    & treatment, MNCH, Family Planning, Nutrition and malaria programs.
  • Hands-on
    knowledge and skills in designing, planning, implementing and monitoring
    Malaria, MNCH, PMTCT, clinical care and Pediatric care programs.
  • Good
    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.
  • Sound
    understanding of current issues and developments in the field of Malaria,
    MNCH and HIV/AIDS.
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: 27th April 2018
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