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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

SENIOR RNMCH ADVISOR Job at Amref Health Africa - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Senior RNMCH Advisor

Jobs at:
Amref Health Africa

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

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

“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.
Role of Incumbent:
The Senior Technical Advisor, Reproductive Health, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) will provide technical leadership and strategic level oversight in development, implementation and monitoring of MNCH and FP activities. The incumbent will work closely with the Project Team to ensure technical quality of the RMNCH interventions design and implementation strategies and processes based on sound and current scientific evidence.
She/he will mentor and supervise a team of Technical Advisors including Technical Advisors for Family Planning, Program Officers.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Supervise and provide strategic oversight and direction for RMNCH services i
  • Support the project team to efficiently apply innovative methods to build/strengthen health care service provider capacity/skills to manage, deliver and provide quality, RMNCH services, integrated with other services at facility and community levels
  • On a routine basis, use performance data at various levels (regional, district and facility level) to focus and tailor technical support I needs and inputs to performance needs and : targets
  • Ensure that the project RMNCH activities are informed by evidence, adhere to national policies and guidelines, and are well-coordinated and demonstrate intended results
  • Working closely with supervisor and other team members, develop, implement and track annual, quarterly and monthly RMNCH work plans (and budgets) for RMNCH activities ’
  • Support district and facility teams to continuously use performance data to identify Every parlance gaps, design, implement and track improvement projects for RMNCH services treatment
  • Spearhead the integration of these services with RMNCH services in the MCH units and Community settings. '

Qualifications Experience & Qualifications

  • Medical Doctor with a Master's Degree in Obstetrics & Gynecology, or Public Health, or another relevant field
  • 6
  • 8 years of professional experience working in RMNCH programs Prior experience working with USAID and donor projects is highly desirable
  • Significant experience collaborating and developing partnerships with Ministries of Health/National Programs, DHOs, donors, NGOs, and/or other stakeholders on RMNCH initiatives in alignment with national strategic plans; experience working initiatives within Uganda strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to build capacity through formal and informal training, coaching, mentoring, and ongoing professional development in maternal, new born and child health, family planning and nutrition
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the Ugandan health care system, particularly the public health system (district health services) and good knowledge of the community support structures
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.  
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.