Senior Program Officer RMNCAH/SRH NGO Careers – Amref Health Africa

 

Job Title:        
Senior Program Officer RMNCAH/SRH

Organization: Amref
Health Africa

Duty Station: Kampala, 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.

 

Job Summary:   The Senior Program Officer-RMNCAH/SRH will be
responsible for providing management and technical assistance in day to day
implementation of the Amref Health Africa, Uganda’s supported projects. He/She
will support the program manager in business development, networking and
partnership management; specifically active participation in the relevant
technical working groups-TWGs at the ministry of health. The Senior Program
Officer will supervise project managers and will be primarily responsible for
ensuring that the achievement of specific project goals and objectives are
attained timely and in the desired quality. The Officer is expected to support
routine planning and implementation of field level projects’ activities;
coordinate and monitor/supervise timely implementation of project activities at
project implementation area. He/She will be responsible for organizing and
conducting skills enhancing supportive supervision (e.g., training follow up/
technical support) to the field projects management staff and Amref supported
partners. He/She will support/assist in the preparation of timely monthly,
quarterly, bi-annual and annual reports to the country office and donors. The
Senior Program Officer shall be based at the Amref Uganda office in Kampala,
with frequent trips to the field.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Programme
management:

·       
Supports
the program manager in the RMNCAH program strategy development and
implementation;

·       
Participates
in the overall project design, planning, launching, implementation and assist
in coordinating assessments, trainings, review meetings and monitoring in line
with Amref’s values and principles;

·       
Provides
over all assistance in the development of detailed project implementation
annual, periodic plans and budgets specifically for RMNCAH/SRH projects

·       
Supports
the program manager to ensure that Amref is represented at local, district,
national and international levels that are relevant to Amref work in
RMNCAH/SRH;

·       
With
support from the program manager, liaises and networks with relevant Amref partners
and collaborators to improve Amref Uganda’s visibility, coordination of
activities and promotion of shared advocacy agenda;

·       
Assists
the program manager to ensure programme growth by participating in the
development of new project initiatives;

·       
Supports
monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual project implementation reports based
on agreed priority areas, work plans and budgets

Operations Research
and knowledge management:

·       
Works
with the program manager to support the project teams to develop and conduct
appropriate Operations Research in the programme;

·       
Responsible
for maintaining confidential files and information regarding the assigned
projects

Accountability
& Human Resource Management:

·       
Provide
supervision to project staff to ensure compliance with AMREF’s policies and
procedures;

·       
Conduct
periodic staff performance appraisal in accordance with AMREF’ s appraisal
policy

·       
Supports
the program manager to develop a participatory and supportive Amref team to
ensure innovation and professional growth through Building team spirit to
increase productivity

Monitoring and
evaluation:

·       
Ensures
that periodic project reviews are done with key stakeholders/partners

·       
Guide
the project teams while designing/preparing for project reviews/evaluations

Finance management:

·       
Responsible
for assigned budgets and assets in the programme

·       
Supports
project managers with budget management and tracking, liaising with the program
accountants

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Medical degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or
Nursing/midwifery with minimum of 5 years’ experience;

·       
Commendable
experience in designing, overseeing, and implementing in RMNCAH/SRH projects in
public health and health service delivery, preferably in NGOs;

·       
Demonstrated
technical expertise in RMNCAH/SRH particularly with training and strategies;

·       
Experience
with and understanding of the different levels of the Uganda health system and
structure

·       
Demonstrated
experience to effectively provide technical assistance, competency-based,
advocacy and gender-related programming

·       
Must
demonstrate strong interest, passion and commitment to work with adolescents
and youths;

·       
Exceptional
interpersonal communication, teamwork, partnering, and consensus-building
skills;

·       
Demonstrable
experience of working effectively safeguarding children and vulnerable
populations.

 

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 jobs.amrefuganda@amref.org 


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: 24th August 2020

 

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