Reports to: Deputy Country Director
Duty Station: Kampala,
AMREF is the largest indigenous health development non-governmental organization based in Africa. Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments, AMREF aims to close the gap that prevents people from accessing their basic right to health. AMREF is headquartered in Nairobi, and has programmes in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Southern Sudan, South Africa and West Africa. Employing over 800 staff and with an annual operating budget of approximately $70 million, AMREF is a knowledge resource for donors and partners. For more information visit our website www.amref.org
Job Summary: The Programme Manager SCHAP will provide technical and management leadership focusing on all the strategic and operational aspects of HIV/AIDS Prevention Activities and develop valuable networks with the districts, Ministry of Health and CDC.
Spearhead the project strategy development and implementation within the relevant districts and ensure that all AMREF initiatives in the region are fully aligned to the Uganda country strategy.
Offer leadership to the development and implementation of high quality projects in line with AMREF’s values and principles.
Ensure that AMREF is represented at local and district levels that are relevant to the Foundation’s work.
Liaise and network with relevant AMREF partners and collaborators to improve AMREF visibility, coordination of activities and promotion of shared advocacy agenda.
Ensure that the agreed project plans and budgets are monitored very closely and that high levels of quality, accountability, reporting and transparency are maintained throughout.
Ensures programme growth by participating in the development of new project initiatives.
Contribute to change management and strategic growth of the Uganda Country programme by actively participating in the management meetings.
Responsible for the management of assigned budgets and assets in the programme under the direction of the Country Director.
Link AMREF to the Ministry of health by interacting with the AIDS Control Programme (ACP) and other relevant departments and Committees.
Support the project teams to develop and conduct appropriate Operations Research in the programme.
Support quarterly, semi-annual and annual project implementation reports based on agreed priority areas, work plans and budgets and in collaboration with CDC.
The applicant must have a Masters Degree in Public Health or relevant area.
A Degree in Public health, M.B.Ch.B.
Post graduate degree in public health or closely related field.
Skills and Experience:
A minimum of five (5) years’ of direct experience of managing complex integrated and behavioral change programmes in Health development, with a reputable international NGO.
Experience of advocacy, operations research and publications in the health field.
Evidence of documentation of project experiences to support programme development and evidence-based advocacy.
Producing high quality financial and activity reports for donors and organizational use in a timely fashion.
Experience in managing community health development programme and working for International NGOs.
All candidates should send an updated CV including three professional referees and cover letter to the: Human Resources Manager, AMREF Uganda by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .Emails should not exceed 2MB.
NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.
Deadline: Friday 29th November 2013