Project officer (Semera)

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Requested by: Project manager
Department CD/NCD
Title Project officer
Duty station Semera, Afar region
Supervisor The regional coordinator
Duration 9 months
Project Strengthening Capacity to Promote Behaviour Change in Support of NTD Elimination and Control Programs

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  Project officer  based in  Semera, Afar region  and will report to the P roject Coordinator.




The Project officer under the supervision of the regional project coordinator will be responsible for providing management and technical assistance in day to day implementation of NTD Elimination and Control Programs. He/She will be primarily responsible for ensuring the achievement of specific project deliverables and targets in NTD Elimination and Control Program.

The officer is expected to carryout routine activity planning and implementation of filed level activities; coordinate and monitor/supervise timely implementation of program/project activities and the budget utilization under his/her custody. He/She will be responsible for organizing and facilitating trainings, conducting regular site visits, and provide technical assistance including coaching to health care providers working in public health facilities and partners.


  • Provide over all assistance in the development of detail regional annual and periodic plans and budgets.
  • Assist service delivery sites in meeting quality standards by providing training, training follow-up visits, clear performance feedback and technical support as needed, particularly in the area of Facial cleanliness and Environmental improvement ( F&E).
  • Closely follow school children focused behavioral change and communication activities
  • Collaborate with regional team leader, technical and program team to initiate and ensure successful implementation of ongoing and new initiatives.
  • Assist the regional and woreda health and education sector offices in demand creation activities.
  • Monitor the activity of NTD supported sites and provide necessary guidance and technical assistance
  • Ensure the proper implementation of project activities and monitor progress regularly with periodic supervision and review meetings in coordination with project implementing partners.
  • Conduct regular site visits, in liaison with other partners, to monitor progress and quality to ensure high standards of NTD services and effective use of all resources.
  • Identify with other technical staff and counterpart’s lessons learned and potential best practices related to NTD, participate in the documentation and dissemination of best practices.
  • Carry out other Amref Health Africa assignments as may be required and as directed by the regional coordinator, technical advisors and mangers at the country office.

Job Requirements

  • BSC Environmental health science, public health, or related fields.
  • Minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience which are directly related to SBCC/NTD/Trachoma/WASH
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English language.
  • Knowledge of local language is very advantageous


Terms of employment:  9 months with possibility of extension

Duty Station:  The job holders will be based in  Semera, Afar region