Jobs at AMREF International

Job Tittle: Project Manager Clinical & Diagnostics

Job Summary: The Project Manager will ensure implementation of the clinical & diagnostics programme in Uganda in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Clinical and Diagnostics Programme Technical leadership at AMREF headquarters. He/she will also be required to take lead in the design, monitoring and evaluation, documentation of key findings, partnership formation and advocacy aspects of the project including specialist outreach services, reconstructive surgery, safe motherhood and urology projects, community-based disease surveillance and the laboratory external quality assessment scheme. The Project manager will manage project staff  to help him/her achieve the following job objectives.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Represent AMREF in key forums to ensure the AMREF clinical and Diagnostics Programme plays a major role in strengthening Uganda’s health system
  • Manage partnerships and network with relevant stakeholders i.e. MoH, regional and district authorities and the technical leadership at headquarters.
  • Periodically coordinate with MOH and development partners to promote access to specialised medical services in hard-to-reach areas.
  • Advocate for better integration of obstetric fistula prevention and repair interventions into national safe motherhood activities.
  • Lead the coordination and provision of surgical correction and rehabilitation of deformities such as cleft lip and palate
  • Supervise and motivate staff under jurisdiction to optimise their performance
  • Work hand in hand with the local authorities to promote linkages between levels of care and the formal health system including disease prevention, detection and response programmes.
  • Develop and implement quality management and monitoring systems into health care services at all levels in partnership with the Ministry of Heath (MoH) and its partners
  • Play a role in procuring timely and quality medical supplies for outreach services and other projects.
  • Compile and submit reports when desired
  • Participate in operational studies related to project monitoring and evaluation to ensure data is captured and analysed to inform project progress.
  • Identify training needs for health workers and other project stakeholders and make deliberate efforts to address their capacity gaps
  • Take lead in developing, testing and documenting pilot models, tools and approaches for health systems strengthening activities to promote better access to quality health care
  • Conduct regular project and staff appraisals and incorporate recommendations into project work
  • Perform other duties as assigned by superiors.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must possess a bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery or a related field.
  • Possession of a master’s degree in public heath or health services management.
  • A minimum of three to five (5) years’ experience in clinical and diagnostic programs preferably in the NGO field.
  • Conversant with the MOH reporting guidelines and use of national SMC services
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Experience in Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and External Quality Assessment (EQA)
  • Good understanding of best documentation practices and evidence in regards to project experiences to support program development and evidence-based advocacy.
  • The applicant should possess extensive experience in local government health systems
  • Excellent track record in managing finances in an NGO
How to Apply:
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 .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 12th November 2013

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