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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

PROGRAM OFFICER Job at Amref Health Africa - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Program Officer

Jobs at:
Amref Health Africa

Deadline of this Job:
Friday, April 27, 2018.

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda



 
JOB DETAILS:
“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."

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”. Amref Health in Africa is seeking to hire qualified persons to fill the following positions. 
 
PROGRAM OFFICER

Job Summary:
The Program 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 adequate y plan, timely implement and effectively monitor the execution of the prefect activities while ensuring adherence to available MOH set standards; and incorporating lessons learnt over time to_ improve systems and process for enhanced service delivery.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provides technical guidance and lead the implementation process of the integrated health program in the supported districts assigned.
  • Improves 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
  • Assists 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 EGPAF program team.
  • Strengthens the quality of health services and data through supportive supervision and monitoring visit to the supported health facilities.
  • Participate 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.
  • Facilitate the interpretation and use of M&E data, through the quarterly district level and facility ever review meetings between the project, the district health team and health care workers; guide the identification of performance gaps and development of remedial actions.

Qualification, Experience, Skills:
The qualified candidate will have a medical Degree and/or a Master's degree in Public Health with at least:
  • 5 years of professional experience working in HIV/AIDS prevention, chars & treatment, MNCH, Family Planning, nutrition and malaria programs.
  • Hands no knowledge and skills in, designing, planning, implementing and monitoring . Malaria, MNCH, PMTCIQ clinical care and Pediatric ca re programs.
  • Good understanding of the quality improvement framework of MOH and quality improvement principles
  • Good knowledge of the decentralized health system and community structures
  • Practical experience in managing ART and MNCH services at district levels.
  • Sound understanding of current issues and developments in the field of Malaria, MNCH and HIV/AIDS.
Job application procedure
Please send an updated CV including three work related referees and cover letter addressed to the Human Resources Manager, Amref Health Africa in Uganda through jobs. amrefuganda@amref.org  
Emails should not exceed 2MB. The closing date for submitting applications is Friday, April 27, 2018. We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted.