Project Officer

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AQH Project
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The Accessible Quality Healthcare (AQH) project, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), continues to support the implementation of the national health sector reform agenda and complements other donor-supported programmes with a focus on the primary health care level (PHC). The AQH second phase 4-year project aims to stimulate use of quality PHC services by all Kosovo citizens, with particular attention to the needs and inclusion of socially vulnerable populations. The project is implemented by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute.

The project is seeking applicants for the following position:

Project Officer

Job summary:

  • Provide technical support to the planning, implementation and evaluation of all project activities in compliance with the annual project plans. Close collaboration with municipalities to assist in organizing and implementing project meetings, workshops, training events. Assist with translation of project materials as required.

Essential competencies:

Master degree with background in public health with a minimum of 5 years’ work experience in the Kosovo health system.

Key responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the development of PHC services based on client/patient demand, with a special focus on vulnerable groups
  • Plan, implement and evaluate all activities in line with the agreed annual project plan and manage the delegated budget for activities in compliance with AQH financial management procedures, ensuring cost-effectiveness and value for money
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders at municipal and facility level
  • Develop and deliver health service training programmes
  • Implementation of the AQH action research agenda
  • Supervision of local consultant inputs and quality assurance of deliverables
  • Produce high quality reports in line with the agreed project reporting schedule

Key competencies:

  • In-depth knowledge of PHC in Kosovo
  • Managerial work experience and skills / work in a mid-level or senior management position
  • Demonstrable experience of project reporting and development of project implementation plans
  • Work experience with Ministries and decentralized public authorities
  • Experience of developing and delivering health service training programmes
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a changing, multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships and teambuilding; excellent inter-personal skills
  • Proven experience working with diverse communities, local partners and civil society institutions
  • Competent in core IT applications, particularly MS Office
  • Excellent written and oral skills in English, Albanian and Serbian
  • Able to produce high quality technical reports and excellent presentation skills
  • Full driving license and willingness to travel as required.

This is full-time position open only to national experts.

Qualified applicants should e-mail: 1) Curriculum Vitae; 2) Three references and 3) Cover letter explaining why they are qualified for the position to AQH Project Officer at

All documents should be in English. Please specify the position you apply under e-mail subject.

Closing date for submission of applications is Monday, 13th July 2020.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Interviews will take place week commencing 20th July 2020.

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