Jobs at Uganda Initiative for Integrated Management of Non-communicable Diseases

Job Title:  UG15-Int: Program Manager
Placement Organisation: The Uganda Initiative for Integrated Management of Non-communicable Diseases (UINCD)

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About UINCD: 
The Uganda Initiative for Integrated Management of Non-communicable Diseases (UINCD) is a collaboration between Mulago Hospital, Makerere College of Health Sciences, the Uganda Ministry of Health, MEPI-CVD, Uganda NCD Alliance, and Yale University Global Health Leadership Initiative. The project is designed to establish the NCD clinic system where patients with Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, Heart Disease, Renal disease, etc, who are in stable states, can be reviewed at a single visit without compromising the quality of care.
Job Summary: The Program Manager will take lead in the local management of the UINCD Secretariat in accordance with the policies, procedures, and guidelines of Non-Governmental Organizations of Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist the Steering Committee to liaise with all stakeholders that will provide technical expertise (e.g., training, capacity development process, participatory strategic planning process, institutional strengthening, and policy advice) to the Initiative as may be required in the strategic plans for the Initiative
  • Maintain UINCD office management systems; create and maintain the members’ networking; and create a team-based, participatory work environment that promotes the sharing of information and learning from experiences among members
  • Take lead in the preparation of written materials (e.g., reports, research proposals, training materials, etc.), communication outputs (articles, newsletter, promotional materials, web-based articles etc.), and special reports for UINCD
  • Manage the Initiative with integrity, transparency and in an auditable format, including the regular development of budgets, monitoring of expenditures to ensure that they fall within budget, and providing to the Steering Committee quarterly financial reports together with other key financial records for substantiation and audit (original receipts, bank statements, and other financial records as necessary)
  • Promote knowledge transfer and learning by disseminating findings from surveys and assessments with all relevant stakeholders on a timely basis
  • Perform any other reasonable duties as may be assigned by the supervisor or management
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
    • The applicant must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine or Nursing from a reputable university
    • Additional post-graduate training in public health and /or project planning and management may be an added advantage
    • At least a year’s experience in the area of public health
    • The applicant must possess excellent communication and leadership skills relevant to project work
    • Creative and flexible in planning and implementing activities
    • Able to work under pressure with minimal supervision
    • Gender sensitive with wide understanding of gender issues
    • Willing to learn and adapt to other cultures
    • Highly organized with a good sense of judgment