Intern – IHSS, Amref Health Africa Vacancy Announcement

Intern – IHSS, Amref Health Africa Vacancy Announcement; March 11 2024



Organization: Amref Health Africa

Position: Intern – IHSS

Location: Addis Ababa

Employment: Contract, Internship

Date of Announcement: March 11, 2024

Deadline: March 21, 2024






Job Description


About Amref:

Amref Health Africa was founded in 1957 and has since grown to become the largest African-based international health development organization, currently implementing more than 150 programs which directly reach more than 20 million people across 35 countries in Africa. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, Amref has fully-fledged offices in Ethiopia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Senegal, South Sudan, and Zambia; eleven advocacy and fundraising offices in Europe and North America; and a staff complement of over 1,500.


The Ethiopia Country office is registered in 2002 and operational for more than two decades. Currently, we are operational in all regions of Ethiopia with more than 300 staffs and wide portfolio of PHC, RMNCAYH-N, Youth Development, WASH and DPC including NTDs. Our vision is to bring about ‘Lasting health change in Africa’, by supporting Ethiopia’s vision of healthy, productive and prosperous society.  We believe that the power to transform Africa’s health lies within its communities, and therefore strive to ensure that health systems are not only functional but that communities are empowered to hold these systems accountable for the delivery of quality and affordable health care.

About Integrated Health Strengthening (I-HSS) Project

Integrated Health System Strengthening Project is a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) investment currently being implemented with Amref Health Africa and MOH to support the design and implementation of a platform mechanism/s for health systems strengthening for primary health care (PHC) in Ethiopia. This investment focuses primarily on the sub-national level (regional and district) with links to national efforts. The design will focus on integration of key HSS pillars – e.g., Human Resources for Health (HRH), Health Care Financing (HCF), Data, and Leadership and Governance – to support PHC administrators and managers toward optimizing health systems for improved service delivery.

Role Description:


The HSS interns are expected to be part of the HSS project internship program. They will play a vital role in supporting various teams within HSS to deliver various project activities. They will get guidance and capacity-building support across the different core functions within the project. The project aims to build interns’ technical and leadership capabilities and make them future leaders and technical experts. We want to hire professional interns willing to learn new things and grow their career in the non-profit health sector.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support country office staff working in project technical implementation (50% of time), operations and leadership (25% of time) and monitoring and evaluation (25% of time)
  • Participate in the review of proposals, research tools, guidelines, and other documents prepared by/for the project
  • Conduct basic research on HSS-related topics as requested by program teams
  • Support in the preparation and review of various documents
  • Organize meetings, events, and other engagements as assigned by the mentor/supervisor
  • Prepare meeting notes and briefs of various project engagements
  • Update/input project data and information into AIMS regularly
  • Participate in capacity-building activities and events facilitated by the program or Amref


  • Undertake any other assignments given by the project staff

Job Requirements


Qualifications and Competencies: 

  • MD or University degree in social sciences, development, public health, project planning and management or other relevant fields.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Basic computer skills
  • Organization skills
  • Good team player and values diversity
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Passion for bringing lasting change in health in Africa and a desire to create positive social impact.

Required Number of People: Two (2)


How to Apply


Interested applicants please visit our website to submit 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 quoting I-HSS Intern in the subject line of a cover letter, detailing why you are the best fit for this position, your CV with relevant skills and experience. Closing date will be March 21, 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you face any challenge applying on our website contact us at

Duly note that Amref Health Africa does not require applicants to pay any money at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process and has not retained any agent in connection with recruitment. Amref Health Africa is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.


Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for these positions!



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