Project Officer – RMNCH USAID Project Jobs – AMREF Health Africa

Organisation: AMREF
Health Africa
Duty Station:
Uganda
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.
About USAID Project:
The USAID -funded
Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services-North, Lango Project
implemented by John Snow, Inc and Partners including Amref Health Africa,
CUAMM, Another Option, and Medical Concierge Group.
Job Summary:  The Project          Officer-Reproductive,
Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health (RMNCH) will lead the planning and
implementation of the integrated health program activities in the districts of
support. She/he will coordinate with a team of Technical Advisors to ensure
that all technical guidance is incorporated into the district work plans to
increase the availability, accessibility, and quality of integrated health
services  including HIV prevention, care,
and treatment, TB, maternal, neonatal and child health, family planning, and
other primary care services. She/he will work closely with the District Health
Department to adequately plan, timely implement and effectively monitor the
execution of the project activities while ensuring adherence to available MOH
set standards; and incorporating lessons learnt over time to improve systems
and processes for enhanced service delivery.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provides technical guidance and lead the implementation process of
    the integrated health program in the supported districts assigned.
  • Improves the quality of and access to Reproductive, Maternal,
    Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) with particular reference to
    Family Planning integration with HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and Nutrition
    services in project-supported sites by adopting and institutionalizing
    quality improvement and Site Improvement and Systems Monitoring (SIMS)
    approaches
  • Assists in setting up and running special clinical services and
    track progress at individual sites through site visits and district
    reports, in collaboration with MOH and the JSI program team.
  • Coordinates and participates in capacity building of district and
    site teams through organizing and conducting mentoring and coaching; CMEs
    and occasionally formal trainings.
  • Provides technical guidance to the district teams for annual and
    quarterly work plan development
  • Manages project finances and other resources related to
    implementation of activities in the assigned district in line with the
    Foundation finance guidelines.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual programmatic
    district performance reports and their submission in stipulated deadlines
  • Strengthens the quality of health services and data through
    supportive supervision and monitoring visit to the supported health
    facilities.
  • Participate in process of data auditing and verification to assure
    internal consistency and validity of project activity monitoring data
    reported by all districts, through quarterly data verification and
    auditing visits.
  • Facilitate the interpretation and use of M&E data, through the
    quarterly district level and facility level review meetings between the
    project, the district health team and health care workers; guide the
    identification of performance gaps and development of remedial actions.
  • Take a lead and participate in identifying, documenting,
    disseminating and scaling up best practices in RMNCAH with particular
    focus on Family Planning integration with Nutrition, HIV prevention, PMTCT
    and C&T Coordinates with the district health departmental leadership
    and other relevant implementing partners in the districts of support to
    ensure smooth implementation of project activities.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The qualified candidate should have a medical degree and/or a
    master’s degree in Public Health
  • Seven years of experience in leading RMNCAH with due focus on Family
    Planning, Nutrition, HIV/AIDS and malaria programs preferably with USAID
    funded projects.
  • Hands-on knowledge and skills in designing, planning, implementing
    and monitoring family planning, PMTCT, clinical care and Pediatric care
    programs.
  • Good understanding of the quality improvement framework of MOH and
    quality improvement principles
  • Good knowledge of the decentralized health system and community
    structures
  • Practical experience in managing RMNCAH with notable experience in
    facility and community based RMNCAH with due focus on family planning,
    safe delivery, and integration of RMNCAH with HIV/AIDS prevention, care
    and treatment services at district levels.
  • Sound understanding of current issues and developments in the field
    of, RMNCAH and HIV/AIDS.
  • Experience in RMNCAH commodities forecasting and district logistics
    management is desirable.
  • Strong skills in teamwork and networking. Excellent verbal
    communication and writing skills.
  • Experience in implementing a USAID funded project and field based
    experience is essential.
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: jobs.amrefuganda@amref.org. Emails should not exceed 2MB.
Deadline: 11th March 2019
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