Project Officer USAID Project Jobs – Amref Health Africa


Job Title:         Project

Organization: Amref
Health Africa

Duty Station: Uganda


About US:

Amref Health Africa
is the largest international health development organization based in Africa.
With headquarters in Kenya, Amref Health Africa has offices in Ethiopia,
Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Africa and Western Africa
providing services to over 30 countries. 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
increasing sustainable health access to communities in Africa through solutions
in human resources for health, health service delivery, and investments in
health. 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,
Africa CUAMM, Another Option, and Medical Concierge Group.


Job Summary:  The Project Officer 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 process for enhanced service delivery.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

technical guidance and lead the implementation process of the integrated health
program in the supported districts assigned.

the quality of and access to MNCH, Family Planning, 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

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.

the quality of health services and data through supportive supervision and
monitoring visit to the supported health facilities.

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.

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.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant for the Project Officer job placement must have a medical degree
and/or a master’s degree in Public Health

years of professional experience working in HIV/AIDS prevention, care &
treatment, MNCH, Family Planning, Nutrition and malaria programs.

knowledge and skills in designing, planning, implementing and monitoring
Malaria, MNCH, PMTCT, clinical care and Pediatric care programs.

understanding of the quality improvement framework of MOH and quality
improvement principles

knowledge of the decentralized health system and community structures

experience in managing ART and MNCH services at district levels.

understanding of current issues and developments in the field of Malaria, MNCH


How to Apply:

All interested
candidates Please 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 

Emails should not exceed 2MB.

NB: We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Amref Health
Africa is committed to the principles of safeguarding at the workplace and does
not tolerate any form of abuse, discrimination or harassment.


Deadline: 28th August 2020


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