AMREF International NGO Jobs – Project Officer

Job Title:  Project Officer
Organization: AMREF
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project
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:
  • 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.
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:
  • 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.
4. Stakeholder Management
  • 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
  • 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.
5. Monitoring &
actively monitor
performance indicators and progress against milestones.
6. Research and Documentation:
  • Take
    part in conducting research and documentation of best practices and
    lessons learnt;
  • Collection
    of human interest stories; and Dissemination.
7. Perform any other tasks:
  • 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 Emails should not exceed 2MB. 
Deadline: Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 by 5 pm.
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