Project Officer NGO Job Vacancies – Amref Health Africa

Job Title:   Project Officer  
Organization:  Amref
Health Africa
Duty Station:  Kampala,
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 hubs in Southern and Western
Africa based in South Africa and Senegal Respectively.
Job Summary:  The Project Officer is expected to provide a
consistent and high quality technical support in relation to community
mobilization activities. The position involves training and monitoring of
community health workers, Community Health Extension Workers and hygiene
promoters with frequent trips to the project sites and organize hygiene
promotion. As part of the assignment the position holder is expected to
identify, design and develop communication materials and manuals on appropriate
hygiene promotion, health promotion and diseases prevention, and conduct a
rapid base line survey and need assessment. S/he is expected to liaise with
communities, local authorities and other agencies regularly to ensure
coordination and effective implementation activities and participate on meeting
regarding MNCHN and WASH; collect data and statistics concerning issues that
relates with health and WASH and prepare and submit on weekly/monthly basis.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Lead the
development and the implementation of a COVID-19 responsive social behaviour
change communication strategy and framework.
·       
Using
the social behavior change strategy, mobilize the community around the
promotion of key hygiene messages using appropriate inter-personal, mass media
and digital approaches, materials and methods.
·       
Organize
community groups, generate community resources and educate them on sustainable
community involvement in the COVID-19 hygiene promotion interventions,
particularly, house-hold hygiene promotion.
·       
Conduct
an assessment of community structures, local service providers, peer educators
and social mobilizers who can assist the incumbent to implement wide ranging
community mobilization activities in COVID-19 control, prevention and
management.
·       
Coordinate
with project coordinator to ensure consistent community mobilization in the
target areas.
·       
Provide
quality control for the Social Behaviour Change Communication interventions.
·       
Participate
in development of knowledge products to promote learning on SBCC in a pandemic
emergency response.
·       
Provide
technical input in development and implementation of SBCC capacity building
interventions at national and county levels.
·       
Participate
in support supervision activities individually and in collaboration with
national and county MOH stakeholders.
·       
Identify
new program opportunities through rapid assessments and proposal development
inputs and writing as needed.
·       
Provide
technical support in the development and writing of new concepts and proposals
for fundraising.
·       
Work
closely with the M&E officer in provision of weekly updates highlighting
potential bottlenecks and lessons learnt.
·       
Regularly
assess and provide feedback and recommendations on the quality of SBCC programs
and interventions.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant for the Amref Health Africa Project Officer career placement must
hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences/Public Health/Nursing or any other
related field.
·       
At least
three years of relevant work experience.
·       
Knowledge,
training and experience in WASH and community mobilization/SBCC
·       
Knowledge
on and experience working through Community Health structure
·       
Demonstrated
skills in program planning, implementation and monitoring.
·       
Demonstrated
skills in peer group training, Training of Trainers and development of training
materials.
·       
Excellent
English written and verbal communication skills.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send an updated CV including three work related referees and cover
letter addressed to the Human Resources Business Partner, Amref Health Africa
in Uganda through jobs.amrefuganda@amref.org
NB: Emails should
not exceed 2MB.
Deadline: 17th June 2020
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