Project Manager, Health Systems Advocacy for Africa NGO Careers – AMREF Health Africa

Organisation: AMREF Health
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Program Manager,
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 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.
Job Summary: The Project
Manager, Health Systems Advocacy for Africa will be responsible for the overall
administrative and technical implementation of the project. The Project Manager
will provide managerial and technical leadership in the implementation of the
project to ensure it achieves clear and tangible advocacy outcomes and results
that can easily be attributed to the project interventions in line with the
project overall objectives. The incumbent will develop and execute key
strategies to strengthen advocacy initiative to promote technical visibility of
the project and contribute to influencing, improvement and development of
respective national and district level government policy as well as advocate
for improvement of HRH and commodities for SRH. She/he will also be responsible
for supporting the development, coordination and implementation of Amref Health
Africa in Uganda Country advocacy strategy in line with the Global advocacy
strategy and the new business plan.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

The ideal candidate should preferably hold a
Bachelor’s degree in Health related field or Social Sciences with a Masters’
degree in Public Health, Health Systems Research and Management, Development
Possession of a post-graduate qualification and
training in health advocacy, information science, health advocacy monitoring
and evaluation, Media management, project planning and management is added
At least five years of professional work experience
at the national and international levels with progressively increasing
responsibilities in health advocacy with bias in SRHR. (Essential)
Previous work experience in developing proposals
for large institutional donors and funding bodies (Essential)
Good track record of success in implementing
successfully health advocacy projects (Essential)
Experience in communication and relevant
scientific journals publications preferably on Maternal and Child health or SRH
Previous experience in health policy analysis,
development, review and implementation
Extensive knowledge and experience of the
operations of ministry of health in Uganda
Excellent written and verbal communication
skills, including well developed proposal and report writing skills (Essential)
Proficient analytical and research skills
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: 11th
December 2017
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