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Program Assistant position needed at Amref Health Africa

Program Assistant position needed at Amref Health Africa, January 27 2022




Organization: Amref Health Africa
Employment: Full Time

Deadline: February 3 2022


 Jan 26, 2022 –  Feb 3, 2022




Amref Health Africa is an 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 envision to bringing lasting health change for Africain more than 30 countries across the continent. With a focus on women and children, the organization strives to overcome the most critical health challenges facing the continent: maternal and child health, HIV & TB, malaria, water and sanitation and health systems strengthening. Amref Health Africa in Ethiopia has been working in Ethiopia since 2002 in close collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health implementing a range of projects in maternal, neonatal and child health, reproductive health, health systems strengthening, health workforce development, water and sanitation, HIV/AIDS and non-communicable diseases across the country, supported by a wide range of multilateral and bilateral donors, corporates and foundations.

Amref Health Africa would like to recruit Program Assistants for RESET Plus FP project and other Amref Projects based in Wolaita Soddo, Borena, Afar/Semera and Waghimra clusters and will report to Program Officer.

Terms of employment: one year with possible extension

Duty Station: Wolaita Soddo (3), Borena (2), Afar,Semera (2) and Waghimra (2).

Required number: –  9

Purpose of the Job

Under the supervision of Program Officer, the Program Assistant will be responsible for the implementation of the projects including provision of technical support and capacity building activities for the Amref implementing woredas, health facilities and community health actors to ensure RESET Plus FP activities and other Amref Projects is integrated and implemented for better outcomes. He/she will monitor day to day activity of the projects and participate on projects identification, community planning and follow up implementation of the activities.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Preparing weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual detail implementation work plan
  • Implementing program activities together with district health office, health facilities, health extension workers, schools representatives and other relevant program beneficiaries.
  • Carry out community mobilization activity and organize awareness creation campaign together with woreda health office staff and consortium members.
  • Ensure all projects activity implementation are strongly integrated, aligned, coordinated and in synergy with woreda health office Activities.
  • Conduct training on SRH/FP, Gender & others for different health professionals, students, different groups & community representatives.
  • Coordination of activities within the context of the area and ensuring implementation in collaboration with government stakeholders and beneficiaries
  • Provide targeted technical assistance to HW/HEWs and project beneficiaries through field visits
  • Ensure program implantation in line with Amref Health Africa’s organizational objective and government policy, strategies and guidelines
  • Planning and Facilitation of timely procurement of goods and services for the projects needed at field
  • Prepare and submit timely the monthly, quarterly, biannual and annual quality narrative reports to the program officer.
  • Prepare work plan and cash advance request
  • Actively participate in operations research, evaluations and assessments
  • Organize and participate in review meetings, forums with partners and program beneficiaries
  • Gather, compile and disseminate case stories from the field
  • Undertake other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

Job Requirements

  • Diploma/Degree in any health related field/public Health, Community development or sociology.
  •  5 years for Diploma/3 year of degree relevant work experience on SRH/FP and Youth and woman empowerment
  • Good believe in team spirit and Organizational rule and regulation
  • Familiarity with the government health system
  • NGO experience is an desired
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Communication & writing skills in both Amharic & English, local language of the operational area is plus.
  • Excellent computer skills: Ms Windows, Ms Word and Excel,
  • In addition the ideal candidate must have strong analytical, problem solving and networking skills.
  • Be a team player and communicator and work under minimal supervision.
  • Has experience in pastoralist community and interest to work in hard areas to reach pastoralist community.
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

If you are Interested? Please visit our website CLICK HERE to make 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 a cover letter detailing why you are the best fit for this position and your CV with relevant skills and experience. Closing date will be February 3, 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Telephone call to the office is strongly forbidden. Candidates MUST refer the position title on the subject line of their applications. Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.



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