AMREF Non-profit Jobs – Project Manager

Job Title:  Project Manager
Organization: AMREF
Duty Station: Luwero,
Reports to: Program
About US:
Amref Health Africa is an
International NGO founded in Kenya in 1957. Our Headquarters are in Nairobi
with major programmes in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, and
two regional hubs in Southern and Western Africa based in South Africa and
Senegal Respectively. Working with and through African communities, health
systems and governments, Amref Health Africa aims to close the gap that
prevents people from accessing their basic right to health. Amref Health Africa
is committed to improving the health of people in Africa by partnering with and
empowering communities, our Vision is Lasting Health Change in Africa.
Job Summary: The Project
Manager HIV/AIDS will refine the strategic direction and develop solid longer
term project growth in the districts of operation. The incumbent will play a
lead role in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation,
documentation and advocacy aspects of the HIV/AIDS project and will directly
manage project staff as assigned. He / she will also provide technical
coordination, administrative leadership and management of all projects in
districts of operation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Project Management:
  • Ensure
    that Amref Health Africa’s projects in the districts of operation have a
    clear strategy and operational guidelines that are aligned to Uganda
    Country programme;
  • Actively
    coordinate the development and implementation of high quality projects
    that are consistent with Amref Health Africa’s core mission, values and principles;
  • Spend
    time in the field to ensure that the assigned portfolio of work is
    integrated within the districts and within the country programme and that
    project experiences are consistently documented, widely shared and
    utilized for evidence-based advocacy at the local and national level;
  • In
    charge of improving the visibility/credibility of Amref Health Africa in
    the districts of operation, among communities, donors and government
    structures and to ensure prudent management of and quality reporting on
    activities and budgets;
  • Work
    closely and network with relevant Amref Health Africa partners and
    collaborators to improve Amref Health Africa’s visibility, coordination of
    activities and promotion of shared advocacy agenda;
  • Represent
    Amref Health Africa at fora at local level that are relevant to the
    Foundation’s work at the local level and provide relevant feed to and from
    relevant partners;
  • Organize
    and participate in steering committee meetings and other relevant for a
    Quality Assurance – Continuous quality improvement on the project; and
  • Significantly
    contribute to development of concept papers and proposals.
2. Accountability & Human
Resource Management: 
Manage the usage of all resources available
to the assigned portfolio ensuring quality and cost effectiveness and make sure
that staff complies with the HR policies.
3. Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Oversee
    the planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting activities of the
    various projects in the district;
  • Actively
    contribute to the change management and strategic growth of the Uganda
    country programme by keeping the Country Director informed of developments
    and issues of interest to Amref Health Africa;
  • Collect
    and analyze data to facilitate quality planning and the development of
    indicators to measure project impact; and
  • Establish
    and maintain regular systems of project monitoring and evaluation in close
    collaboration with projects’ staff and other relevant stakeholders.
4. Capacity and Team Building:
  • Actively
    promote participatory and supportive management of the Amref Health Africa
    team to ensure innovation and professional growth;
  • Mentor,
    train and supervise all staff at the field stations of Operation
  • Mentorship
    and coaching of staff.
5. Reporting: Ensure prudent management of and quality
reporting on activities and budgets.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should hold a degree in Social Sciences, Health, related field.
    Post graduate training in Public Health is desirable; and
  • Additional
    training in project management, TB, Malaria and HIV AIDS are desirable.
  • Five
    or more years’ experience in HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health, preferably
    in an NGO environment;
  • Past
    exposure and experience in managing community health development
  • Integrated
    health programme development;
  • Health
    strategy development, resource mobilization and proposal writing;
  • Possess
    excellent interpersonal and people management; and
  • Skills
    in leadership and team building.
  • Strong
    team leader and player;
  • Excellent
    communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent
    networking and organizational skills;
  • Strong
    project and people management skills;
  • Willingness
    and ability to work in Luwero on full-time basis and to travel to all
    projects areas for a minimum of 75% of his/ her time;
  • Excellent
    listening skills combined with an eye for details and the ability to see
    the bigger picture;
  • A
    clear thinker with strong conceptual and analytical skills and the
    capacity to weigh options and to make informed strategic choices;
  • Possess
    the ability to seek, provide and accept constructive criticism and to
    promote personal and organizational growth through lessons learnt;
  • A
    personal commitment to Amref Health Africa’s values;
  • A
    high degree of integrity and credible work ethics; and
  • Result-oriented
    and able to balance conflicting priorities and to produce high quality
    results under tight deadlines.
How to Apply: 
All candidates are strongly
encouraged to send an updated CV including three work related referees and
cover letter addressed to the Human Resources Manager, Amref Health Africa in
Uganda to Emails should not exceed 2MB. 
Deadline: Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 by 5 pm.
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