Project Director Non-profit Careers – AMREF Health Africa

Job Title:          Project Director
Organisation: AMREF Health
Duty Station: Kampala,
About AMREF:
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.
About Project:
The CDC-funded project Accelerating Epidemic Control in Fort Portal
Region in the Republic of Uganda under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS
Relief (PEPFAR) seeks to support implementation and acceleration of
comprehensive HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs for HIV/AIDS
epidemic control. It will entail implementation of targeted combination
prevention HIV services including HIV Counseling and Testing to key and
priority populations; HIV care and treatment; TB/HIV prevention, diagnosis, and
treatment; elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission (eMTCT); Voluntary
Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC); services for orphans and vulnerable children
(OVC); and associated laboratory and strategic information (SI) services
through a health systems strengthening approach. Additionally, the successful
applicant will work closely with the Ministry of Health (MOH) to strengthen the
technical capacity of Regional Performance Monitoring Teams (RPMTS) and District
Health Teams (DHTs) for an effective public health decentralized HIV/AIDS
response. Expected outcomes include improved access, coverage and quality of
HIV services ensuring 90% of people living with HIV (PLHIV) know their status;
90% of people diagnosed with HIV infection receive antiretroviral therapy
(ART); and 90% of those on treatment are virally suppressed.
Job Summary:  The Project Director is primarily responsible
for all aspects of the project, in the areas of management, leadership and governance;
HIV clinical service delivery; strategic guidance and facilitating
collaboration with USG stakeholders, governments, and institutions. The Project
Director leads HIV Prevention, Care, Treatment and Support project; and
provides technical oversight, strategic leadership, and builds the capacity of
district key actors in all technical aspects of program service delivery. The
incumbent will directly report to the Country Director; and take responsibility
for project design, operational plan development, quality assurance, networking
and Liaoning with key stakeholders in day to day implementation of HIV
prevention, Care and Treatment service delivery.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold an advanced degree
    in Public Health, Epidemiology, Pediatric Health, International
    Development or other relevant field; a Medical degree is highly desired
  • A minimum of ten years of experience in
    managing and providing technical oversight to clinical and prevention
    programs, particularly in the area of HIV/AIDS care and treatment, TB,
    eMTCT, key population targeted HCT and Biomedical prevention. .
  • Previous exposure and experience in managing,
    designing and implementing HIV/AIDS treatment, care and support programs;
    targeted HCT for key population, and biomedical prevention.
  • Experience working with both Ministry of
    Health (MOH) and CSOs to plan and implement HIV care and treatment

  • Ability to develop and adhere to
    high-level budgets of up to several million dollars encompassing multiple
    program areas spread across large geographies
  • Proven practical experience in project
    design, operational plan preparation, implementation, and management of
    HIV public health/international development programs funded by CDC.
  • Prior experience managing 20 or more
    professionals while representing a range of technical expertise and
    working in multiple locations across a large geographic area
  • Experience working on CDC, PEPFAR, and/or
    other donor-funded HIV/AIDS, treatment, care and support projects or
  • Proven track record in international
    development project management, including: strategic
    planning/visioning/leadership, work-planning, donor relations, contract
    compliance, financial management, personnel management and results
  • Hands on experience on direct supervision
    (coaching and mentorship) and performance evaluation of professional and
    support staff.
  • Must be able to travel within the region
    and be available for occasional international travel to participate in
    global or regional conferences and/or meetings as requested
  • Advanced Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Fluency in speaking, reading and writing
    in English is required.
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: Emails should not exceed 2MB.
Deadline: 6th October
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