2 Project Officer NGO Job Placements – AMREF Health Africa

 Project Officer (2 Job
Organisation: AMREF
Health Africa
Duty Station:
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.
Job Summary:  The Project Officer will lead the planning and
implementation of the integrated health program activities in the districts of
support. Shel 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. Sheihe 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 processes for enhanced service
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Offers 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) approaches
  • 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.
  • Coordinates and participates in capacity building of district and
    site teams through organizing and conducting mentoring and coaching; CMEs
    and occasionally formal trainings.
  • Provides technical guidance to the district teams for annual and
    quarterly work plan development
  • Manages project finances and other resources related to
    implementation of activities in the assigned district in line with the
    Foundation finance guidelines.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual programmatic
    district performance reports and their submission in stipulated deadlines
  • Strengthens the quality of health services and data through
    supportive supervision and monitoring visit to the supported health
  • Participate in process of data auditing and verification to assure
    intemal consistency and validity of project activity monitoring data
    reported by all districts, through quarterly data verification and auditing
  • 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.
  • Assists in identifying, documenting, disseminating and scaling up
    best practices in MNCH, Family Planning, Nutrition, HIV prevention, PMTCT
    and C&T
  • Coordinates with the district health departmental leadership and
    other relevant implementing partners in the districts of support to ensure
    smooth implementation of project activities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate 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 MNCH, PMTCT, clinical care and Pediatric care programs.
  • Good understanding of the quality improvement framework of MOH and
    quality improvement principles o Good knowledge of the decentralized
    health system and community structures
  • Practical experience in managing ART and MNCH services at district
  • Sound understanding of current issues and developments in the field
    of, MNCH and HIWAIDS.
  • Strong skills in teamwork and networking.
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills.
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: 4th January 2019
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