AMREF Careers – Deputy Country Director

Organization: AMREF
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Country
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 Deputy
Country Director will be responsible for managing the programs and offer
technical and managerial oversight support to Amref Health Africa in Uganda
team to achieve objectives and maintain strong relations with the relevant
government offices including Ministry of Health. The Deputy Country Director
represents the office in liaising with Amref Health Africa headquarters, One
Amref global teams, as well as donors and in-country partners. The Deputy
Country Director will also spend 100% of his/her time managing Amref Health
Africa in Uganda RMNCH, HIV/ AIDS, TB, Malaria and WASH programs. The Incumbent
is responsible for taking a lead in new business development and providing
technical oversights for the national and regional health system strengthening,
human resource for health, researches, advocacies, and resource mobilization.
As a member of the Amref Health Africa Senior Management Team, contribute to
strategic and operational development and delivery of quality programming, in
line with the Amref Health Africa Vision, Strategic Directions, and Mandate.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Assist
    the Country Director in defining Amref Health Africa- Uganda’s overall
    strategy, develop clear operational plans for execution, and continually
    identify opportunities for Amref Health Africa to add value and maximize
  • Maintain
    a thorough understanding of the health landscape in Uganda and the
    Ministry of Health’s key priorities and challenges.
  • Maintain
    appropriate bi-directional communication with Amref Health Africa
    headquarters to ensure that Amref Health Africa’s strategic directions are
    being fully leveraged
  • Develop
    and manage program, activities, and budgets in collaboration with program
    and support staff.
  • Manage
    Amref Health Africa’s RMNCH,, TB/HIV/Malaria, WASH and e-learning
    programs, including the management of several staff members, development
    of relationships with key relevant government partners, donor agencies,
    and other and international stakeholders.
  • Provide
    technical and managerial oversights for the development and implementation
    of a comprehensive program strategy and work plan.
  • Plan,
    manage and execute specific programmatic initiatives, such as the
    emergency responses and clinical and outreach programs.
  • Develop
    and implement facilitative supervision and ensure that field staff gets
    onsite training, coaching and mentoring to improve quality of services
    rendering to target beneficiaries.
  • Mentor,
    train and manage the individual performance of the staff under program
    management, ensuring that their performance is aligned to the strategic
    business plan of Amref Health Africa.
  • Work
    closely with Ministry of Health officials; coordinate and collaborate with
    top-management officials of MoH and other line ministries and other
    agencies related to the program
  • Discuss
    plans and strategies with different stakeholders to ensure proper
    understanding of the projects concepts, timeline and reporting
  • Identity
    research topics and provides technical oversights for the design and
    implementation of applied researches, and use evidence for future
    programing and improving quality.
  • Steer
    the institutional and unrestricted fundraising efforts and management of
    relationships with existing and potential donors.
  • Regularly
    review all programme reports, assessing quality of the programmes and
    ensuring compliance with relevant regulations.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should hold a first degree in Medicine (MD) and a Masters degree
    in public health (MPH) or equivalent.
  • At
    least seven years’ experience in a senior leadership role working with
    international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) or at a similar
  • Possess
    the ability to manage a complex health projects and experience in working
    with multidisciplinary and cultural teams
  • Significant
    experience in Amref’s strategic directions notably on health system
    strengthening, human resource for health, RMNCH, TB/HIV/Malaria, and WASH
    program design, quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Past
    experience in new business development, donor relation management,
    networking, and relation building.
  • Past
    experience of team building, leading and developing a team of senior staff
    with different backgrounds and expertise.
  • Excellent
    track record in program development and good knowledge of relevant
    government offices, donors and private sectors
  • Proven
    experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a
    clear way forward.
  • Practical
    skills and expertise in planning, financial and budget management as well
    as people management.
  • An
    overall understanding of operational, financial and support services
    management processes.
  • Communicate
    effectively in English orally and in writing
  • Excellent
    computer and organizational skills.
  • Strong
    work ethics, flexibility, and high level of integrity.
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 Emails should not exceed 2MB.
Deadline: Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 by 5 pm.
Those who earlier applied for the position of Deputy Country Director may not
need to re-apply.
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