Amref Health Africa Vacancy announcement

Amref Health Africa would like to invite qualified and competent applicants to apply for the following vacant post.

Amref Health Africa (formerly African Medical Research Foundation) is the premier African-led international health development organization headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. Founded in 1957 as the Flying Doctors of East Africa to bring critical health services to remote communities, Amref Health Africa in the intervening years has broadened its mission to include training of some 500 thousand community health workers and managing the design and implementation of health development projects in more than 30 countries across Africa. With a focus on women and children, Amref Health Africa strives to overcome the most critical health challenges facing the continent: maternal and child health, HIV & TB, malaria, clean water and sanitation and surgical and clinical outreach. Amref Health Africa has offices in Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa, South Sudan, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda as well as in Europe and North America. The organization employs over 1,000 people.

Although Amref Health Africa has been formally registered in Ethiopia in 1998, a full-fledged country program was started in 2002. Since then, the country program has grown from one project in Addis Ababa to over 20 projects in five regions (Addis Ababa, Afar, North Shewa, Oromiya and Southern Nation, Nationalities and People Region). Amref Health Africa Health Africa, Ethiopia is working in health development with the motto of lasting health change in Africa.

1. Regional Program Officer – USAID Integrated Youth Intervention (IYA)

Location: Jimma

Job Summary:
The Regional Program Officer is expected to contribute to the Kefeta activity’s programmatic and operational leadership and management at the regional and cities levels. They will oversee Kefeta implementation by national CSO partners in the assigned clusters. The primary role would be to ensure quality implementation as per set Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) throughout activity implementation both technically and operationally. The position holder will be coaching and mentoring the Project team hired by the implementing CSO partners.

Skill and educational background

Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Business Administration, Public Health, Project Management or equivalent work experience preferred;
Minimum 7 years of professional experience, should include minimum 2 years of experience in project management;
Experience in building capacity of peers, and local CSOs and government stakeholders;
Experience of representing an organization in external forums; and
Experience in project design, project management, training and capacity building. Experience working with USAID programming is a plus.
Ability to exercise sound judgment and diplomacy, particularly related to negotiation and conflict management in a multi-stakeholder environment is required;
Strong interpersonal communication, presentation, teamwork, and analytical skills;
Excellent written and oral English and Amharic language and communication skills with a variety of audiences including business, government, the general public and the media;
Strong IT literacy and skill
Willingness to travel

Application way

Interested applicants please visit our website https://amref.org/job/regional-program-officer-2/to submit your application. You will be directed to our online portal where you will need to create an account in order for you to be able to submit your application. Your application should include quoting Regional Program Officer – AYA for Jimma duty station in the subject line of a cover letter, detailing why you are the best fit for this position, your CV with relevant skills and experience. Closing date will be 2nd July, 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

*On your application, please indicate for which location you are applying.

If you face any challenge applying on our website contact us at [email protected].

2. Project Assistant – Primary Health Care (PHC)

Location: Jigjiga

Job Summary:
Under the direct supervision of PHC Project Officer, the Project Assistant is responsible to the overall project intervention in the region/zone and is accountable to the delivery of set results. S/he engage in the project planning, implementation and reporting. S/he also works and support M&E team the monitoring and evaluation activities of projects and participates in operational research, knowledge management, concept note development and ensures the quality of the project intervention.

Skill and educational background

Minimum of BSC Degree in Public Health / Health Science, or relevant disciplines

Required Skills and Experience:

Minimum of 3-year relevant experience on Primary Health Care Service delivery
Knowledge and experience on Ethiopia Primary Health Care System,
Expertise in identifying and adapting best practices and success stories
Experience of working in the duty station
Ability to establish a strong relationship with government, community and other partners in the project operational areas
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required
Excellent computer skills including Microsoft office applications (word, excel and PowerPoint) and navigating the internet
The candidate must have strong analytical, problem solving, negotiation and networking skills.
Should be a team player and comfortable to receive instructions.
Experienced in developing quality plans and reports
Working knowledge of English both writing and speaking skills is required
Knowledge of working area Local Language is desirable
Prior NGO experience is desirable
Previous experience on Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded projects is advantageous

Application way

Interested applicants please visit our website https://amref.org/job/project-assistant-8/ to submit your application. You will be directed to our online portal where you will need to create an account in order for you to be able to submit your application. Your application should include quoting Project Assistant – PHC based in Jigjiga in the subject line of a cover letter, detailing why you are the best fit for this position, your CV with relevant skills and experience. Closing date will be 4th July, 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

*On your application, please indicate for which location you are applying.

If you face any challenge applying on our website contact us at [email protected].

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