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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Project Manager, Health Systems Advocacy for Africa Job at AMREF Health Africa - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Project Manager, Health Systems Advocacy for Africa

Jobs at:
AMREF Health Africa

Deadline of this Job:
11th December 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Job details:
Reports to: Program Manager, RNMCH
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 nubs 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: The Project Manager, Health Systems Advocacy for Africa will be responsible for the overall administrative and technical implementation of the project. The Project Manager will provide managerial and technical leadership in the implementation of the project to ensure it achieves clear and tangible advocacy outcomes and results that can easily be attributed to the project interventions in line with the project overall objectives. The incumbent will develop and execute key strategies to strengthen advocacy initiative to promote technical visibility of the project and contribute to influencing, improvement and development of respective national and district level government policy as well as advocate for improvement of HRH and commodities for SRH. She/he will also be responsible for supporting the development, coordination and implementation of Amref Health Africa in Uganda Country advocacy strategy in line with the Global advocacy strategy and the new business plan.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Health related field or Social Sciences with a Masters’ degree in Public Health, Health Systems Research and Management, Development Studies
  • Possession of a post-graduate qualification and training in health advocacy, information science, health advocacy monitoring and evaluation, Media management, project planning and management is added advantage.
     At least five years of professional work experience at the national and international levels with progressively increasing responsibilities in health advocacy with bias in SRHR. (Essential)
  •  Previous work experience in developing proposals for large institutional donors and funding bodies (Essential)
  • Good track record of success in implementing successfully health advocacy projects (Essential)
  • Experience in communication and relevant scientific journals publications preferably on Maternal and Child health or SRH
  • Previous experience in health policy analysis, development, review and implementation
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of the operations of ministry of health in Uganda
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including well developed proposal and report writing skills (Essential)
  •  Proficient analytical and research skills (Essential)
Job application procedure
All candidates are encouraged to send an updated CV including three professional referees and cover letter addressed to the Human Resources Manager, Amref Health Africa in Uganda via Email to: . Emails should not exceed 2MB.