3 UHMG Non-profit Career Opportunities – Project Directors

Job Title:  Project Director (3 Career Opportunities)
 Uganda Health
Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
About UHMG:
Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG) is a Company Limited by
Guarantee, whose Vision is “A good life for all Ugandans”. We envision a
Ugandan society with good life, when products and services in Reproductive
Health, HIV, Malaria and Child Health are accessible, affordable and
effectively utilized by all those in need. Our Mission is “To improve the
quality of life of Ugandans, through the provision of superior and affordable
health care solutions.” Our Core Values are; Integrity, Transparency,
Accountability, Teamwork, Excellence, Flexibility, and Equity.
Job Summary: The Project
Director (PD) will be the principal representative of UHMG on the project.
He/she will be expected to ensure that all interests, obligations, and
deliverables of UHMG are met at the highest standards possible. He/she will
uphold the high image and values of the organization within the consortium,
with outstanding professionalism, social conduct, and personal presentation.
S/he will also represent UHMG in stakeholder fora, and will be the technical
link to Prime Organization on matters related to the project. S/he will provide
strategic direction to the project in liaison with the Managing Director. S/he
will be responsible for ensuring that the program achieves the objectives as
stipulated in the cooperative agreement. S/he will offer technical guidance,
financial accountability, and day-to-day project implementation oversight. S/he
will ensure preparation of project performance monitoring plans, annual work
plans, and reports in line with the donor requirements. S/he will ensure that
the UHMG Managing Director is updated on a monthly basis on progress made and
on issues that need the MD’s attention and engagement.
Key Duties and
  • Actively promote the image of UHMG in a professional manner among the
    project consortium implementers.
  • Act as the link between UHMG and the prime
    organization by providing periodic updates to UHMG senior management on
    the progress of the project.
  • Develop and oversee implementation of the
    project’s SBCC strategy.
  • Direct the BCC Managers and provide them
    with technical guidance in the design of Demand generation and behavior
    change communications.
  • Steer and supervise the Communications and
    Service promotion teams and oversee development and implementation of
    project Mass Media, Interpersonal Communication, BCC, and brand promotion
  • Work with the other technical managers to
    develop and implement operational researches on service uptake and
    effectiveness of communication approaches.
  • Develop the annual and quarterly
    communication Work Plan, and ensure implementation.
  • Develop and manage the Project budget and
    ensure value for money, and proper accountability (programmatically and
    financial) in regard to project activities.
  • Prepare timely periodic reports.
  • Ensure documentation of best practices
    under the project.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should preferable hold
    a Master’s Degree or higher in Communication, Public Health, preferably
    with specialization in marketing, or 
    other related degree within the Social Sciences field.
  • At least eight (8) years of progressively
    increasing responsibility in leading projects of similar scope in private
    sector and social marketing field.
  • Good working knowledge of and experience
    with USG-funded activity management, policies and procedures will be an
    added advantage.
  • Past exposure and experience in private
    sector approaches and have experience successfully implementing social
    marketing and behavior change communication programs in diverse geographic
  • Practical experience in all aspects of
    developing and maintaining communication and marketing strategies, and
    knowledge management experience in customer and market research.
  • In-depth program experience and an
    appropriate balance of technical, financial, administrative, managerial
    and interpersonal experience and oversight.
  • Demonstrated management skills, including
    relevant experience in direct supervision of professional staff.
  • Demonstrable results in previous work
    environment should reinforce claims to this experience.
  • High level of interpersonal, technical,
    and analytical skills including a demonstrated ability to interact
    effectively and collaboratively with and present information to a broad
    range of public and private sector counterparts, donors, implementing
    partners, host country institutions, international organizations, and
    other key stakeholders.
  • Possess the ability to apply principles of
    logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and
    practical problems.
  • Possess the ability to deal with a variety
    of abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced dynamic
    environment with multiple partners. Flexible and independent.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and
    oral and written communication skills (in English).
  • Excellent past performance references.
How to Apply: 
If you believe you match the requirements listed above, please deliver
your resume (CV), copies of certificates, references, and cover letter clearly
indicating position applied for on the “top left-hand side of the envelope”
Send to: The Human Resources Manager, Uganda Health Marketing Group
Ltd. (UHMG), Plot 20-21, 27-28, Martyrs Crescent, Ntinda. Kampala. Uganda or
Hand Deliver your application documents to the UHMG Office Reception or
Send via E-mail as a zipped folder to info@uhmg.org
Deadline:  Friday 3rd October 2014 by 16:30 hours (East
African time)
NB: Only short listed
candidates will be contacted.
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