Senior Program Officer – RMNCAH/SRH NGO Careers – Amref Health Africa

 

 

Job Title:    Senior Program Officer –
RMNCAH/SRH

Organization:  Amref Health Africa

Duty Station:  Mbarara,
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 hubs 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
RMNCAH/SRH Senior Program Officer under the supervision of the Program Manager
RMNCAH will be responsible for providing management and technical assistance in
day to day implementation of the Amref Health Africa, Uganda’s supported
projects. He/She will support the program manager in business development,
networking and partnership management; specifically active participation in the
relevant technical working groups- TWGs at the ministry of health. The Senior
Program Officer will supervise project managers and will be primarily
responsible for ensuring that the achievement of specific project goals and
objectives are attained timely and in the desired quality. The Officer is
expected to support routine planning and implementation of field level
projects’ activities; coordinate and monitor/supervise timely implementation of
project activities at project implementation area. He/She will be responsible
for organizing and conducting skills enhancing supportive supervision (e.g.,
training follow up/ technical support) to the field projects management staff
and Amref supported partners. He/She will support/assist in the preparation of
timely monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual reports to the country office
and donors. The Senior Program Officer shall be based at the Amref Uganda
office in Kampala, with frequent trips to the field.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Programme
management:

·       
Supports
the program manager in the RMNCAH program strategy development and
implementation;

·       
Participates
in the overall project design, planning, launching, implementation and assist
in coordinating assessments, trainings, review meetings and monitoring in line
with Amref’s values and principles;

·       
Provides
over all assistance in the development of detailed project implementation
annual, periodic plans and budgets specifically for RMNCAH/SRH projects

·       
Supports
the program manager to ensure that Amref is represented at local, district,
national and international levels that are relevant to Amref work in
RMNCAH/SRH;

·       
With
support from the program manager, liaises and networks with relevant Amref
partners and collaborators to improve Amref Uganda’s visibility, coordination
of activities and promotion of shared advocacy agenda;

·       
Assists
the program manager to ensure programme growth by participating in the
development of new project initiatives;

·       
Supports
monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual project implementation reports based
on agreed priority areas, work plans and budgets

·       
Operations
Research and knowledge management:

·       
Works
with the program manager to support the project teams to develop and conduct
appropriate Operations Research in the programme;

·       
Responsible
for maintaining confidential files and information regarding the assigned
projects

Accountability
& Human Resource Management:

·       
Provide
supervision to project staff to ensure compliance with AMREF’s policies and
procedures;

·       
Conduct
periodic staff performance appraisal in accordance with AMREF’ s appraisal
policy

·       
Supports
the program manager to develop a participatory and supportive Amref team to
ensure innovation and professional growth through Building team spirit to
increase productivity

Monitoring and
evaluation:

·       
Ensures
that periodic project reviews are done with key stakeholders/partners

·       
Guide
the project teams while designing/preparing for project reviews/evaluations

·       
Finance
management:

·       
Responsible
for assigned budgets and assets in the programme

·       
Supports
project managers with budget management and tracking, liaising with the program
accountants

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Medical degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or
Nursing/midwifery with minimum of 5 years’ experience;

·       
Commendable
experience in designing, overseeing, and implementing in RMNCAH/SRH projects in
public health and health service delivery, preferably in NGOs;

·       
Demonstrated
technical expertise in RMNCAH/SRH particularly with training and strategies;

·       
Experience
with and understanding of the different levels of the Uganda health system and
structure

·       
Demonstrated
experience to effectively provide technical assistance, competency-based,
advocacy and gender-related programming

·       
Must
demonstrate strong interest, passion and commitment to work with adolescents
and youths;

·       
Exceptional
interpersonal communication, teamwork, partnering, and consensus-building
skills;

·       
Demonstrable
experience of working effectively safeguarding children and vulnerable
populations.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send an updated CV including three work related referees and cover
letter addressed to the Human Resources Business Partner, Amref Health Africa
in Uganda through jobs.amrefuganda@amref.org
Emails should not exceed 2MB.

 

NB: Only
short-listed candidates will be contacted. Amref Health Africa is committed to
the principles of safeguarding at the workplace and does not tolerate any form
of abuse, discrimination or harassment.

 

Deadline: 16th October 2020

 

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