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Job Title: Project Officer

24 Jan, 2015

Website Amref Health Africa

Amref Health Africa is an International NGO 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 Title: Project Officer

Organization:AMREF

Duty Station:Uganda

Reports to:Project Manager

About US:

Amref Health Africa is an International NGO 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 Project Officer will steer the technical implementation of the MCH/SRH Project in Nakaseke District.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Planning and Coordination:
  2. Project Development: Actively contribute to formulating strategies to increase SMC and reduce HIV transmission through sexual routes in line with government strategies and policies.
  3. Capacity Development:
  4. Stakeholder Management
  5. Monitoring & Evaluation: actively monitor performance indicators and progress against milestones.
  6. Research and Documentation:
  7. Perform any other tasks:
  • Plan and coordinate the implementation of activities in the project;
  • Actively participate in district HIV/AIDS program review and annual planning meetings to provide technical assistance in defining tangible targets, project objectives, and revision of indicators.
  • Work with all relevant stakeholders to address training, especially in VHT and capacity-building needs and deliver relevant interventions to the beneficiaries in the project areas;
  • Liaise with the district health officials to assess health facility infrastructure needs with regard to MCH/SRH provision and plan for the provision of those within the project work plan and budget;
  • Work with the District Health Team to educate VHTs and beneficiaries on MCH/SRH activities including referral systems;
  • Develop appropriate I EC and other behavior change communication materials in coordination with ACP, District Health Teams, and other Behavioral Scientist and ensure appropriate translation into local languages, distribution, and utilization; and
  • Work closely with district local government to train TBAs communities, health workers, and VHTs on strategies to improve MCH/SRH activities and ensure quality aata collection in partnership with project M and E Officer.
  • Work in liaison with all relevant stakeholders, to implement community- based Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) linked to existing Ministry of Health systems, facilitate usage and ensure a solid records management systems;
  • In charge of increasing community participation in MCH/SRH and other relevant integrated health area activities using established structures and civil society partnerships; and
  • Work closely with District Health Teams to promote, review/ develop track and use health indicators in health system planning and identify best practices that can be translated into scale-up activities.
  • Take part in conducting research and documentation of best practices and lessons learnt;
  • Collection of human interest stories; and Dissemination.
  • Actively participate in national programmes implemented at district level but have a bearing on MCH/SRH programmatic areas e.g. Child health days, etc.
  • Represent the project manager on duties outside the district e.g., planning meetings, workshops, NGO Forum Meetings e.t.c.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Health related field or Social Sciences
  • At least four (4) years’ experience in implementing activities in MCH/SRH and Experience in project implementation, management, design and planning.
  • Demonstrated initiative and attention to detail;
  • Excellent computer skills including word, Excel, Outlook, Power point;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Possess excellent Oral and written communication.

How to Apply

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

Deadline: Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 by 5 pm

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