AMP Health, Project Management Associate

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About the portfolio organization

AMP Health works with public sector teams to help them develop the leadership and management capabilities needed to achieve ambitious goals. We believe that teams are at the heart of a government’s ability to deliver quality services. Talented individuals cannot thrive within institutions that confine them. The best policies cannot lead to meaningful change without the backing of a competent team that can execute on them. But teams – small groups of dedicated, capable people – have the power to do extraordinary things.
Our approach combines embedded mentoring and capability development; experiential learning through interactive in-person and online training; executive coaching; curated self-directed learning; and peer exchange across countries to build highly effective public sector teams.

About the Fellowship role

AMP Health has grown rapidly over the past two years. Increasingly, we are managing more complex, multi-country partnerships supported by larger grants.
We are looking for a motivated and organized Project Management Associate to support our efforts to partner with public sector teams and manage large, complex projects. The ideal
candidate will have a passion for having a positive social impact, and experience in project management, as well as excellent communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills.

Location: Flexible within Africa, though Johannesburg, South Africa would be preferred
Employment: Full-time, one-year Fellowship
Starting Date: 1 June 2023


Key responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain project plans, including timelines, budgets, and resource requirements
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and implement best practices in project management
  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration between project teams and stakeholders, including funders and our public sector partners
  • Monitor project progress, identify and resolve issues, and ensure project deliverables meet quality standards
  • Prepare regular project reports and presentations for internal and external stakeholders
  • Provide guidance and support to project team members to ensure project goals are met
  • Ensure project compliance with grant agreements and relevant regulatory requirements
  • Collaborate with our Learning team to strengthen our project management training with for our partner teams


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field
  • Proven experience in project management, with experience working with complex donor-funded projects preferred
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies, such as Agile, Scrum and Waterfall, and tools such as Trello, Asana or similar
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Passion for improving healthcare and a commitment to the mission of AMP Health
  • Excellent English communication skills are essential; a working knowledge of French and/or Portuguese would be a major advantage

Must Haves
  • Based in an air-hub city within Africa (e.g. Johannesburg, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, etc.)
  • Willing to travel locally and internationally for up to 15% of working time

About the LGT Impact Fellowship

As part of LGT Venture Philanthropy's and Lightrock's strategic efforts to scale positive impact, the LGT Impact Fellowship was established to provide additional know-how and capacity to portfolio organizations and companies. Each year a limited number of professionals are nominated to work full-time for one year with the organizations and companies supported by LGT Venture Philanthropy and Lightrock in Latin America, Africa and India as per the above job description.

How to apply

Submit your application via the "Apply" button. Please note that we only accept online applications and that multiple applications are not allowed. However, you are invited to mention additional preferences in your application.
Moreover, please make sure to read all information in the application form carefully and answer the questions accordingly (additional information about the questions are marked with "i").