3 Youth and Community Engagement Officer NGO Job Placements – Amref Health Africa

 

Job Title:    Youth and Community
Engagement Officer (3 Job Placements)

Organization:  Amref
Health Africa

Duty Station:  Iganga,
Mbale and Kalangala, Uganda

Reports to: HSS
Program Officer/ Cluster Coordinator

 

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. 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:  Amref Health Africa in Uganda is seeking to
recruit a Youth and Community Engagement Officer who among other duties will
lead the design and implementation of the youth activities and ensure
dissemination of gender-transformative information to key stakeholders in the
districts they are responsible for. He/she will strengthen the provision of GBV
prevention and management services for the target population. Provide technical
guidance in the development and implementation of activities that facilitate
linkages and referrals linkage between and within communities and health
facilities. T

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Design
strategies that will ensure that the needs of young people and women of
reproductive age are adequately addressed and enhance their access to a range
of key services that include family Planning/ Reproductive Health
information/services, post GBV care.

·       
Lead
development/adaptation of technical tools in consultation with the relevant
program staff and other key stakeholders at all stages of the project
implementation

·       
Provide
technical support and build capacity of program teams, district health teams,
CSOs/CBOs and other partners in integrating providing care and support services
to the young people and women of reproductive age.

·       
Provide
technical guidance during the development of programme annual work plan and
participates in the planning and budgeting activities

·       
Manage
project finances and other resources related to implementation of activities in
the assigned district in line with the project’s finance guidelines.

·       
Design
and/or adapt communication strategies that target the young people & women
of reproductive age to create behaviour change in the community.

·       
Develop
plans for promoting risk reduction and health seeking behaviours among
adolescents and Young women

·       
Take any
other assignments provided by the supervisors

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Social Work,
Public Health or any other related field

·       
Additional
training at post-graduate level in management of reproductive health programs
is of added advantage

·       
A
minimum of three years’ experience in management/coordination of
Adolescent/Youth Sexual Reproductive Health interventions /community
engagement.

·       
Knowledge
of Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health Policies and strategies

·       
Counseling
and supporting Youth, adolescents and their families.

·       
Adolescent
stakeholder analysis and management

·       
Report
writing

·       
Monitoring
and evaluation of projects

·       
Knowledge
of Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health Policies and strategies

 

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 to jobs.amrefuganda@amref.org Emails should not exceed 2MB.

 

NB: 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: 11th December 2020

 

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