Donor Project Manager – Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU)

JOB TITLE: Donor Project Manager
REPORTING TO: Senior Donor Project Manager
Take a front seat
role in the family planning and reproductive health revolution in Uganda. Marie
Stopes Uganda (MSU) is the largest and fasting growing organization of its type
in the country, preparing for a period of rapid expansion with support from the
UK and US governments. We aim to contribute 15 points to Uganda’s contraceptive
prevalence rate by 2015, saving and improving many thousands of Ugandan lives.
We are looking for two proactive, experienced project managers to manage a
diverse and high-value portfolio of sexual and reproductive health projects,
including oversight of a sub-granting programme. MSU is a client-centred
arid results-oriented social enterprise. We deliver high quality, effective and
sustainable family planning and reproductive health interventions across every
district of Uganda. MSU has 25% of the market share in modem contraceptives
and, in 2010, safely delivered 35,000 babies and contributed 4 points to
Uganda’s contraceptive prevalence rate. MSU has enjoyed 20% year on year growth
since 2007.
Working to strengthen
project management at MSU, this role will further our mission of ensuring every
Ugandan’s right to CHILDREN BY CHOICE NOT CHANCE, and you will adhere to MSU’s
core values:
  • Mission driven
  • Customer focused
  • Results orientated
  • Pioneering
  • Sustainable
  • People centered
As a member of the
donor projects team at MSU, the Donor Projects Manager (DPM) main role is to
facilitate the delivery of selected MSU donor projects, ensuring that
activities are well managed in accordance with deadlines, contractual targets
and budgets. A key deliverable will be the creation of high quality reports to
donors, in accordance with contractual deadlines. This person is expected to be
able to interface comfortably with key external stakeholders and donors as well
as MSU directors and managers. It is particularly important that the post
holder is able to sustain a close and collaborative partnership with
operational staff in the support office and field, so that project deliverables
remain a focus of operational activities. In particular, this post holder will
be able to work productively with the Research, Monitoring & Evaluation
team to ensure that programme activities serve the indicators in MSU’s M&E
framework, as well as the Finance team to ensure projects are delivered to
budget. Your role will be to ensure:
  • agreed performance indicators are
  • projects are implemented to
  • reports are delivered to donors in
    accordance with contractual requirements
  • onward granting is well managed
  • contractual documentation is well
    maintained all activities are donor compliant
  • projects are implemented in close
    coordination with other teams.
Skills and Experience
  • Degree in public health or related
  • Masters or equivalent in a
    relevant discipline Experience
  • At least 5 years’ experience
    managing multiple donor projects in the not for profit sector
  • experience of managing sub-grants
    to other organisations
  • Desirable: experience managing
    reproductive health projects.
  • Exposure to regular high level
    external donor meetings.
  • Proven excellent technical oral,
    written, and editing abilities; ability to present and write influentially
    for multiple audiences
  • World class project management
  • Ability to work well with others
    in team environments; must be able to satisfy stakeholders; should be able
    to work in deadline driven/results orientated atmospheres.
  • Able to work as part of a team,
    building consensus and driving change
  • Able to think strategically
  • Good planner.
Attitude /
  • Pro-choice and interested in
    reproductive health
  • Driven to deliver on project goals
    to achieve MSU’s mission
  • Keen interest in people and making
    a difference in the World
  • Motivated personally and
    professionally to develop as a senior manager and leader within MSI
  • Willingness to travel as requested
to apply:
Interested applicants
should submit an application letter together with their detailed curriculum
vitae only to the postal or email addresses below. This MUST reach MSU by close
of business 17 February 2012. Marie Stopes Uganda is an equal opportunity
Human Resource and
Administration Manager Plot 1020, Kisugu-Muyenga, P. O. Box 10431, Kampala –
quoting ‘Donor Projects Manager 2012′
(Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.) No Telephone Calls Please.

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