Thursday, May 30, 2013

Project Manager

Job ID:842



Employment Type:full time

 Experience: 3

Job Description:

Malaria Consortium Uganda was recently awarded funding by Comic Relief to implement the Malaria Control Culture project in Tororo District in Eastern Uganda. Tito project will run for three years (August 2013- July 2016). In order to address me malaria burden in Tororo Distinct. Malaria Consortium proposes following on the heels of a nationwide not distribution campaign expected to attain universal coverage of LLIN by implementing two methods of continuous net distribution (ANC services at health facilities, and primary schools); a strong communications campaign to strengthen healthy behaviours around malaria prevention and treatment (Including demand for and use of LLINs) and treatment seeking behaviour; and to strengthen diagnosis of malaria and the management of alternative causes of fever at health facilities This is expected to foster a ‘culture of malaria 0001101′ at community and health facility levels throughout Tororo District, thereby leading to a decrease in malaria morbidity and mortality, as well as malaria transmission Malaria Consortium is seeking a qualified Ugandan national to occupy the position of Malaria Control Culture (MCC) – Project Manager Job Purpose:

To manage Malaria Consortium Uganda’s Malaria Control Culture project, ensuring the quality of all planning, implementation, monitoring and operational research activities. Provide technical and implementation oversight and support to the field-based team and all field activities. Ensure effective documentation of project processes, lessons learned and impact, as well as dissemination of learning from implementation and operational research Provide on-going technical support to Tororo District leadership, the Ministry of Health (MoH)/ National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) and other partners and stakeholders as relevant to the project scope and in accordance with its approach to understanding and influencing positive change in health.

Job Requirements:

Project Background

Key Accountabilities.

In charge of the planning, Implementation, monitoring, evaluation and documentation of all the activities under Malaria Consortium Uganda’s Malaria Control Culture (MCC) project to Include (but not limited to):

    Lead the development and ensure approval of the project’s annual and periodic work plans including their monitoring and reforecasting in line with the agreed project scope and approach, as well as approved National Malaria Control Programme (NMC.P) policy and approaches
    Responsible tor oversight and management of the MCC budget including the development of annual budgets, project budget planning, reforecasting and expenditure
    Oversee effective quality implementation of the project’s monitoring and evaluation system including quantitative household level impact surveys. insecticide resistance monitoring, health facility assessments, knowledge attitude and practice surveys, and related qualitative assessments
    Ensure effective coordination with and capacity building support to Tororo District Health and Education leadership, and the Ministry of Health/NMCP. at all levels of the health system
    Ensure effective and collaborative relationships with all protect partners and that complementary approaches are established with other projects with similar geographical locations 01 technical approaches
    Wot* with Malaria Consortium Uganda’s Advocacy and Externals Communications officer to establish and ensure the MCC project’s advocacy objectives ate met
    Liaise with Malaria Consortium s UK office, and local partners, to ensure the effective planning, delivery of review of all project advocacy activities
    Provide effective support to all Comic Relief visits relating to both project planning, delivery and review, and for the purposes of Comic Relief fundt3ising and marketing
    Write the annual narrative report and liaise with the Finance Team to develop annual financial reports. In accordance with the donor and Malaria Consortium requirements
    In discussion with the Country Director, and according to Malaria Consortium guidelines, act as the project’s contact with the local and international media.

General support to the Malaria Consortium Uganda programme including (but not limited to):

    Technical support to other Malaria Consortium Uganda projects and the MoH/ NMCP and other partners in country, as required
    Support to needs assessments and the development of project proposals, as required
    Support to Malaria Consortium Uganda communications efforts including the documentation of case studies and success stories and the preparation and effective dissemination of project briefings
    Representation of Malaria Consortium Uganda within local and International forums, as appropriate.
    Adhere to all financial, administrative and security procedures of Malaria Consortium
    Other duties as assigned by the line manager.


    A Master's degree in International Health, Epidemiology 0r Communicable Disease Control or a Medical degree combined with substantial public health experience
    Minimum of three years of experience working in public health implementation or communicable disease control in Africa
    Substantial experience in project management, including relating to effective coordination and communication, report writing, financial management, and human resource management Familiarity with the Ugandan health system.
    Demonstrable experience and capacity in effective monitoring and evaluation, including the design and conduct of surveys, data analysis and interpretation relating to both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, documentation and dissemination
    Experience in designing and supervising behaviour change communications strategies
    Experience in carrying out field-based operational research
    Excellent communication skills, with strong leadership skills and a supportive management style
    Excellent diplomacy and stakeholder liaison skills, and experience in working in partnerships to deliver programmers

Experience in planning, implementing and reviewing advocacy activities or program mes
    A commitment to health systems research, an orientation towards inquiry and learning, and an appreciation and understanding of approaches to foster systemic and sustainable change.
    Demonstrable knowledge of good practice and innovative approaches in relation to malaria control and health systems strengthening, ideally within the Ugandan context
    Knowledge and experience of qualitative methodologies.
    Knowledge and experience of participatory development methodologies International experience especially relating to Implementation funded by British- based donors, ideally Comic Relief
    Comfortable using STATA or other statistical analysis packages.
How to apply:
The position is based in Kampala with up to 60% travel to Mbale and Tororo Districts.Candidates who fully meet the above requirements should submit a detailed CV, a covering letter explaining how and why you are suited to the role, and the contact details of three referees quoting the reference number MC UG/TEC 14/08/008 to not later than 7th June 2013. Note: A detailed Job Description/Profile of the position can be availed upon electronic request to the above email.

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