Non for Profit Careers – Project Manager at Benedictine Eye Hospital (BEH)

Job Title: Project Manager
Organisation: Benedictine Eye Hospital (BEH)
Funding Source: Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust Fund
Duty Station: Uganda
About BEH:
Benedictine Eye Hospital (BEH) is a Specialised Private Not-For-Profit Hospital of the Benedictine Fathers of Uganda offering high quality Eye Care Services and Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities.
About Project:
Benedictine Eye Hospital is implementing a five year project for the elimination of blinding trachoma. This project is funded by Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust Fund through a number of partners including CBM, an international NGO committed to Building an Inclusive Society. Benedictine Eye Hospital will be implementing the project in the districts of Bugiri, Namayingo, Namutumba and supervising project operations in Nakapiripirit district on behalf of CBM. The aim of the project is to reduce the burden of Blinding Trachoma in these districts by at least 65%.
Job Summary: The Project Manager will primarily coordinate and provide logistical and administrative support to the activities in Busoga (districts of Bugiri, Namayingo and Namutumba) and Karamoja (districts of Nakapiripirit and Napak).
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Prepare a detailed work plan for Project implementation.
  • Coordinate and monitor project implementation activities in the above named districts of Busoga and Karamoja by CBM partner hospitals in Uganda.
  • Establish good working relationships with the district leaders, focal persons and other stakeholders within the region to enhance local cooperation and community support for the project.
  • Collect project implementation reports from CBM partner hospitals participating in the project and combine them into one report to be submitted to CBM and other partners including The Carter Center and Ministry of Health of Uganda.
  • Ensure that the patient tracking system for referral and follow-ups is established and is actively utilized
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Degree in Social Work and Social Administration (SWASA) or Public Health or Community Education or a health related area from a recognised tertiary institution.
  • At least five years of similar work in reputable organizations.
  • Postgraduate training in Management or Public Health is desirable
  • Past exposure and experience in Project Planning and Management is an added advantage
  • The candidate must be willing meet tight deadlines and to travel extensively within the region.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications apply to the address below: The Medical Director Benedictine Eye Hospital P. 0. Box 923, Tororo, Uganda.
Or e-mail your applications and CV to: prosarach@yahoo.com
NB: Please indicate your telephone numbers; we shall only contact you via e-mail and telephone.
Deadline:  17th September 2014 by 5.00pm.
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