International NGO Technical Manager Job in Uganda

Nov 25, 2016

International NGO

Job title: Technical Manager - Uganda
Job Summary: The position of Technical Manger will oversee all technical aspects of the program, ensuring coordination across technical approaches and alignment with national objectives and strategies. 

S/he will provide technical leadership for HIV, TB and malaria case management, prevention and advocacy, communication and social mobilization (ACSM) activities.

Specific Job Responsibilities:
Program Quality:
  • With key program staff and stakeholders, ensure the Global Fund Program’s strategic objectives for TB, HIV and malaria are fully accomplished and meet expected technical quality standards.
  • Ensure that plans for the program interventions are adhered to and are in line with national objectives and strategies.
  • With the Program Director, oversee periodic technical reviews and manage changes in program direction and focus.
  • In collaboration with program and SR staff, provide guidance and technical oversight to partners and other collaborating agencies to ensure that lessons of sound practice are documented and disseminated.
  • Provide vision and leadership in design of strategies to engage key populations organizations of women, children and migrant populations in program activities.
  • Support design and implementation of effective communication and mobilization strategies to increase uptake of services.
  • Ensure the delivery of quality training and technical assistance to all SRs.
  • In collaboration with the M&E Director, track progress towards relevant performance indicators, analyzing reasons for shortfalls and adapting program strategies as needed.
  • With ICT4D technical advisors, identify and implement technology solutions to improve program efficiencies.
Management and Administration:
  • Manage program, including tracking of financial and material resources.
  • Support elaboration of Program Update/Disbursement Requests (PU/DR) in collaboration with other program staff.
  • Review SR reports, provide feedback on implementation progress and performance, and identify solutions to address challenges and weaknesses.
  • Ensure staff compliance with all our clients and Global Fund administrative and operational procedures and policies, as well as applicable donor regulations.
  • Liaise with technical counterparts in the Ministry of Health, other Principal Recipients, and other local and international stakeholders engaged in HIV, TB and malaria activities in Uganda.
  • Represent our client’s at all relevant technical working groups, sectoral meetings and coordination forums.
Human Resource Management:
  • Lead, manage and supervise a staff team to meet program objectives.
  • Conduct periodic reviews of staff performance in keeping with our client’s performance management system and mentor staff to ensure high levels of motivation, commitment, capacity, and teamwork.
Qualifications and Skills:
  • Master’s or Doctoral Degree in Public Health, Medicine, or related field
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in malaria programming and provision of technical assistance to government and non-government partners
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in senior management position; strong preference for experience in the management of large-scale health programs in an African country
  • Experience in management of multiple sub-recipients in complex, high risk environments
  • Knowledge of Global Fund regulations required
  • Proven leadership and inter-personal skills and ability to build and motivate diverse and talented teams
  • Public relations skills and ability to work well both within a team and independently
  • Strong representational skills and ability to interface with multiple stakeholders, representatives, and partners (including representatives of government agencies) in a professional manner on an ongoing basis
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure and to prioritize competing demands
  • Strategic, analytical and decision-making skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Professional proficiency in English oral and written communication skills; strong demonstrated writing skills required (reports, evaluations)
  • Willingness and ability to travel in-country (sometimes on short notice) up to 50% and out of the country up to 10%
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their applications including detailed CVS to Recruitment Manager on email before 29th November 2016.


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