9 Aug 2022

Regional Project Officer (Eastern Africa) at Amref

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Job Description


JOB SUMMARY

The Regional Project Officer will provide planning, coordination and technical support to countries
implementing SLL in the Eastern Africa hub for quality execution of project activities as per Ministry
of Health COVID-19 vaccination priorities and monitor the achievement of project deliverables as per
the overall Project’s objectives. The role will be based in East Africa.
Job Responsibilities

KEY AREA ACTIVITIES

Program Planning
and Implementation
Oversight (40%)
• Support the development and implementation of Countries’ SLL
implementation plans.
• Ensure that the Countries’ implementation plans are closely monitored
and reviewed periodically.
• Ensure quality implementation and performance of all projects.
• Work closely with the Regional Programme Managers and Country
Managers for follow through of recommendations made during weekly
review sessions.
• Provide technical input in the growth of the GHS program portfolio and
overall management of health initiatives in the Unit.
Technical Program
Support (30%)
• Provide technical support to country teams in development and review
of project documents such as budgets, workplans and M&E plans.
• Provide technical support to strengthen the capacity of country teams
to align with MOH priorities and enhance COVID-19 vaccine
deployment in the respective countries.
• Support development of technical briefs for GHS Unit.
• Identify promising practices and models for follow through and
incubation.

Monitoring,
Evaluation,
Reporting (20%)
• Organise and Lead periodic program review meetings (Monthly,
Quarterly and Annual Program Review meetings).
• Participate in weekly review sessions with the countries and flag any
issues that need management attention in a timely manner.
• Work closely with the GHS M&E team for timely compilation of
technical reports on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, biannual, annual
basis observing donor-specific deadlines and requirements in
compliance with relevant Amref policies and regulations.
Knowledge
Management and
Learning (10%)
• Leading research work including documentation, dissemination and
publications of project innovations and impact stories.
• Convene periodic cross learning platforms and forums for the SLL
program.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Knowledge
• Bachelor’s degree in Public Health or related field.
• Master’s Degree is an added advantage.
Required Qualifications and Experience
• Eight (8) years relevant work experience in management of national/regional health programs.
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• Solid experience leading diverse teams and preferably regional teams. Demonstrated experience
of contributing to national/international public health emergency discourse to influence public
health programming.
• Experience and strong reputation working with or liaising with Ministries of Health would be an
advantage.
• Demonstrated leadership showing strategic thinking in design and execution of projects, including
steering work planning, managing and mentoring colleagues, and overseeing compliant and costeffective use of resources to deliver on objectives.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of current issues in UHC, Public Health emergencies and GHS.
• Project management skills.
• Strong skills in process facilitation and stakeholder management across diverse groups, including
government and development partners.
• Strong interpersonal skills and experience working with cross-cultural teams.
• Fluency in English, including excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Report writing and presentation skills.

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Closing Date : 22nd August, 2022.







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