Job Title: Project Manager
Organisation: IntraHealth International
Duty Station: Mbale, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party
IntraHealth International is a non-profit organization that was founded in North Carolina, United States and has been working in over 30 years in over 100 countries. IntraHealth has empowered health workers to better serve communities in need. IntraHealth fosters local solutions to health care challenges by improving health worker performance, strengthening health systems, harnessing technology, and leveraging partnerships. In collaboration with governments, nongovernmental organizations, and private- sector organizations around the world, IntraHealth champions the needs and contributions of health workers—from doctors and nurses to community health workers to health facility managers—and works to ensure they have the tools, supplies, information, training, and support they need to provide communities they serve with the best possible opportunity for health and well-being.
Job Summary: The Project Manager (PM) will continuously liaise between different members of the project technical team, who are based in both Uganda and the United States, to facilitate communication and activities across the team. The PM will contribute a deep understanding of the Ugandan healthcare system to inform the design and implementation of project activities. The PM will plan and execute all research activities and manage budgetary and logistical issues. The PM will report day-to-day to RHITES-E’s Chief of Party but will also receive technical guidance and instructions from US-based staff and partners. In particular, the PM will work very closely with staff from ideas42, which is the primary partner on this project advising on behavioral science.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Serve as primary point of contact for project and maintain continuous communication between Uganda and US-based project technical team, including IntraHealth/Uganda staff, IntraHealth/US staff, ideas42 personnel, and other in-country stakeholders.
- Attend weekly full-team conference calls and communicate with US-based team by email multiple times per week; attend in-person staff meetings in Mbale
- Align and harmonize technical inputs and guidance from IntraHealth/Uganda staff, IntraHealth/US staff, ideas42, and other partners for smooth project implementation
- Plan and execute all project research, prototype development, intervention, and capacity-building activities. Prototype development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation activities may involve extended periods (1-2 weeks at a time) of field travel to remote sites.
- Contribute local contextual knowledge (understanding of cultural norms, health system structure, service delivery, etc.) to inform intervention design and implementation.
- Ensure research ethics procedures are followed, including in-country IRB approval, data collector supervision, and field-based activity implementation
- Draft and revise project reports and other technical documents in coordination with technical team and ideas42; reproduce print materials as needed
- Plan and participate in dissemination of project results including meetings with partners, government & community stakeholders, and the greater global health community including presentations, publications, conference abstracts, etc.
- Organize field travel for the project technical team, partners and international visitors
- Participate in budget and activity planning
- Hire and coordinate training of short-term consultants such as data collectors and translators, interpreters.
- Work with the finance department to track expenses; submit monthly expenses for inclusion in QuickBooks
- Ensure real expenditures and real activities align with workplan; review budget and activity plan with local finance team, as needed
- Ensure compliance of all IntraHealth and donor procurement procedures
- Manage other tasks, as assigned
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The ideal applicants for the Intrahealth International Project Manager job opportunity should hold a Master’s degree in public health, social development or related field and at least 5 years of relevant work experience
- Previous experience managing a research project; qualitative research experience is a plus
- Experience with international donor-supported projects and US-based organizations
- Knowledge of Ugandan healthcare system, global evidence on sexual reproductive health interventions
- Knowledge of and experience with behavioral science and/or human-centered design is an advantage
- Prior field work experience in Eastern Uganda preferred
- Demonstrated skills in data collection, data management, and ethical research implementation
- Strong oral and written communication skills; experience writing reports, giving presentations, and attending multi-organizational stakeholder meetings
- Advanced interpersonal skills with both Ugandan and international colleagues; project advocacy skills are a plus
- Strong organizational, planning, multi-tasking, administrative, and management skills
- Ability to draft and monitor project budgets and formulate financial projections
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Ability to work an alternative schedule (including evenings and weekends), as requested
- Proficient with MS Office Suite and data analysis software packages
- Requires lifting of 0-10 pounds occasionally
- Travel to field study sites is required
- Fluency in English is required, fluency in local languages is a plus
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the IntraHealth International should apply by clicking on the web link below.