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Project Assistant – PHC, Amref Health Africa

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Project Assistant – PHC, Amref Health Africa, July 9 2022

Organization: Amref Health Africa

Position: Project Assistant – PHCJob Time: Full-Time

Job Type: Contract

Place of Work: Afar, Borena, Gambella, Jijiga, and South Omo Zone, Ethiopia

Application Deadline: July, 20/2022 




Job description

1. Background

Through its Improving Primary Health Care Service Delivery (IPHCSD) program, Amref will work to strengthen the functionality of and bi-directional linkage across Ethiopia’s primary health care delivery platforms—HP to the health center to primary hospital—for improved RMNCH-N outcomes.

More focus will be given on approaches that contribute to ensuring equitable access to and utilization of essential health services, improving the quality of essential health services, and strengthening oversight and accountability.

Amref Health Africa would like to recruit a Project Assistant for its Primary Health Care Service Delivery (IPHCSD) project which will be operational in Oromia Region, Borena Zone The job holders will be based in Afar, Borena, Gambella, Jijiga, and South Omo Zone and have frequent field visits and reports to IPHCSD Project Officer.

2. Job Overview

Under the direct supervision of PHC Project Officer, the Project Assistant is responsible for the overall project intervention in the region/zone and is accountable to the delivery of set results.

S/he engages in the project planning, implementation and reporting. S/he also works and supports M&E team in 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.

3. Specifics Roles and Responsibilities

  • Prepare periodical activity and budget plans (detail implementation work plan) and submit them to the project officer with the required format
  • Prepare and submit weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to the project officer
  • Implement the project activities together with other project staff and partners, including health offices, Primary hospitals, primary health care units (health centers and health posts)
  • Use readily available materials, guidelines, manuals, and others to ensure the quality of the project implementation
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual project procurement plans and raise purchase requisition
  • Compile and submit periodic internal and government reports
  • Facilitate and participate in regular meetings with the project team and government and other relevant stakeholders as per the project plan
  • Organize and facilitate project-relevant workshops, training, post training-follow up, mentorship and coaching as per the project plan
  • Participate and support technical/integrated supportive supervision at the project intervention area
  • Facilitate, participate and represent Amref/the project in meetings and workshops to ensure strong partnership and collaboration at all levels
  • Participate in operational research, innovation, project idea and concept note development
  • Participate and support project monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Develop and document best practices, lessons, case stories, work films and pictures properly
  • Perform any other assignment as requested by the supervisor

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Job requirements

2.4 Required Academic Qualifications and Training

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

2.5 Skills and Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in Primary Health Care Service delivery
  • Knowledge and experience in Ethiopia’s Primary Health Care System,
  • Expertise in identifying and adopting 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 receiving 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

Terms of employment: 1 year with the possibility of extension based on the availability of funds and performance

Number required: 1 (One) in each location

Work Unit/Department: Program

Reports to: PHC Project Officer

Supervises: None


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