Apr 16, 2018

Project Assistants(4)

  • Amref Health Africa
  • Ethiopia
Full time NGO Jobs/Nonprofit/Social Services Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Vacancy at Amref Health Africa

Project Assistants(4)

Amref Health Africa is the premier 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 in the intervening years has broadened its mission to include training of some 500 thousand community health workers and managing the design and implementation of health development projects in more than 30 countries across Africa. With a focus on women and children, Amref Health Africa strives to overcome the most critical health challenges facing the continent: maternal and child health, HIV & TB, malaria, clean water and sanitation and surgical and clinical outreach. Amref Health Africa has offices in Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa, South Sudan, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda as well as in Europe and North America. The organization employs over 1,000 people.

 Amref Health Africa would like to recruit a project assistants for its “AGO project. The job holders will be based in Afar Regional State and reports to the project Officer/Manager.

 Under the supervision of Project Officer, the Project Assistant will be responsible for the implementation of the project including provision of technical support and capacity building activities for the project woredas, health facilities and community health actors to ensure sexual reproductive health is integrated and implemented for better outcomes.  He/she will monitor day to day activity of the project and participate on project social work activities of project identification, community planning, follow up implementation and monitoring of the activities. 


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparing weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual detail social work implementation work plan
  • Implementing action project activity together with district health office, health facilities, health extension workers, schools representatives and other relevant project beneficiaries.
  • Carry out community mobilization activity and organize awareness creation campaign together with woreda health office staff, AGO Project Amref staff and consortium members.
  • Ensure all project activity implementation are strongly integrated, aligned, coordinated and in synergy with AGO- project Activities.
  • Conduct training on social mobilization & others for different health professionals & community representatives.
  • Develop work plan that includes objectives and deliverables
  • Coordination of activities within the context of the area and ensuring implementation in collaboration with government stakeholders and beneficiaries
  • Provide technical advice or support in solving problems faced in the implementation period.
  • Provide targeted technical assistance to projects through field visits
  • Ensure project 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 projects
  • Prepare and submit timely the monthly, quarterly, biannual and annual quality narrative reports to the project officers.
  • Prepare work plan and cash advance request
  • Work with the program accountant, M & E officer and procurement officers to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in resource utilization
  • Actively participate in operations research, evaluations and assessments
  • Organize and participate in review meetings, forums with partners
  • Gather, compile and disseminate case stories from the field
  • Effectively utilize the Amref information management system, HR information system and other knowledge management platforms
  • Undertake other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor 

Job Requirements

Job Requirements

  • Diploma in any health related field/public Health, Community development or sociology. First degree is A plus.
  • Experience of 3 years related to social work
  • Good believe in team spirit and Organizational rule and regulation
  • Familiarity with the government health system 
  • NGO experience  is an advantageous
  • Good interpersonal  skills
  • Communication & writing skills in both Amharic & English, local language is a plus
  • Excellent computer skills: Ms Windows, Ms Word and Excel
  • Having motor bicycle driving license is advantageous  
  • 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.

Terms of employment: one year 

Duty Station: Awash, Argoba, Gewane and Dalifagie

Required number: - 4

If you would like to join Amref’s team, please quote the position, reference number in the subject matter and send your CV and application letter with remuneration requirements and contact details of three work-related referees, through Etrecruitment@amref.org or to the Human Resources Department, Amref Health Africa by P.O Box 20855/1000, Addis Ababa.

The closing date for submitting applications is 25th April 2018. We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


•           Telephone call to the office is strongly forbidden.

Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.


How to Apply

online or post office and in the Awash 7 killo field office 

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