Programme Officer NGO Careers – African Palliative Care Association (APCA)

Job Title:    Programme Officer

Organisation: African Palliative Care Association (APCA)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Driven by a profound desire to reduce unnecessary pain and suffering from life-limiting illnesses across Africa, APCA was formally founded in Tanzania in 2004.  We work collaboratively with existing and potential providers of palliative care services to help expand service provision (although we don’t provide direct clinical care to people living with progressive, life-limiting illnesses). We also work with governments and policymakers to ensure the optimum policy and regulatory framework exists for the development of palliative care across Africa.


Job Summary:  The Programme Officer will support APCA with on-going programme planning, implementation and coordination of palliative care interventions across

Africa. He/ she will work under the direct supervision of the Programmes/Research Manager. The post holder can either be based at the APCA Secretariat in Kampala, Uganda or work remotely from any part of the world.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Programme Development and Support

  • Prepare concept notes and contribute to proposal development when requested.
  • Support partners in developing sustainable national level palliative care programmes.
  • Provide or source for technical assistance to partners for organisational development (finance, administration), project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Liaise with partners to identify needs and priorities and develop the annual scope of work.
  • Prepare accountabilities and follow up of payments for the various projects.
  • Prepare quality interim, yearly and close-out reports on time and in accordance with donor
  • Programme Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Communications\• Develop, update and implement work plan
  • Compile monitoring and evaluation data for projects, and enter these into the indicator tracking and other monitoring and evaluation tools and generate, tracking reports
  • Lead and participate in programme learning meetings and promote the sharing of best practices.
  • Contribute regularly to the APCA communications programme, through manuscripts, webinars, articles, blogs, tweets, photos, interviews, etc.
  • Supporting APCA’s M&E system retrieving data from previous project reports.
  • Support project Evaluations and documenting the impact of APCA’s work
  • Participate in trainings aimed at building capacity
  • Support Programmes/Research Manager for project reporting – monthly, quarterly and annual.
  • Sharing information for other M&E purposes – PMP, SP, database etc.
  • Strategic Advocacy.
  • Donor liaison


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The applicant should hold relevant qualifications


How to Apply:

Please send an email of your full CV, cover letter, salary expectation, date when available to

start and names of three referees to: addressed to:


The Executive Director

African Palliative Care Association

P.O. Box 72518, Kampala, Uganda


Deadline: 2nd May, 2021


NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


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