USAID Project Careers – Project Manager – Advocacy at MUCOBADI

Organisation: Multi
Community Based Development Initiative (MUCOBADI)
Project Name: USAID
Advocacy for Better Health Project
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Program
Manager
About US:
Multi Community Based
Development Initiative (MUCOBADI) is a local NGO founded in 2000 by Community
Development Volunteers and currently working in 10 Districts of Bugiri, Mayuge,
Buikwe, Butaleja, Budaka, Bududa, Kitgum, Pader, Lamwo and Abim. MUCOBADI’s
current programming focuses on Health, Rights and Social Accountability,
Livelihoods and WASH. Working in partnership with PATH, MUCOBADI will implement
a four-year USAID-funded programme (Advocacy for Better Health).
Job Summary:  The Project Manager – Advocacy will be
responsible for the management and technical oversight of the Advocacy for
Better Health project including planning, technical oversight and management of
programme staff and partners CBOs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Project Management Support:
  • Offer
    Program/Technical support to assigned staff to ensure the project is
    implemented as planned
  • Manage
    MUCOBADI/PATH partnership agreement especially the programming component
  • Actively
    coordinate the development of timely and quality annual, quarterly and
    monthly work plans
  • Steer
    MUCOBADI’s resource mobilization processes through writing concept notes
    and proposals
  • Take
    lead of program staff to document significant change stories with guidance
    from M&E Officers
  • Actively
    participate in quarterly District Management Committees, Extended District
    Health Team (EDHT) and other Sector meetings to identify and articulate
    issues relating to policy advocacy
2. Technical Management
Support (Support Advocacy Program Officers in)
  • Responsible
    for the planning, conducting community, policy and stakeholder mapping
  • In
    charge of developing and translating communication materials into local
    languages.
  • Working
    to build and maintain working partnerships and collaborations with
    partners, media and CSOs
  • Responsible
    for assessing and strengthening the Capacity of Health Facility Management
    Committees
  • Providing
    community monitoring and oversight role for health and social services
  • Responsible
    for building the capacities of partner CBOs in policy research and budget
    analysis
  • Managing
    the development of advocacy and communication strategies
3. Quality Control and
Reporting:
  • Regularly
    monitor assigned staff in activity implementation to ensure adherence to
    Standards
  • Works
    in liaison with PATH Regional teams to ensure technical quality in
    implementation.
  • Responsible
    for the collection of M&E data, compilation and submission of relevant
    activity/periodic reports
  • Regularly
    review monthly/quarterly/annual programme reports and ensure that project
    reports are consolidated and submitted within the timeframes
  • Ensure
    proper financial controls in accordance with policy and project approved
    expenditure
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should hold a degree in Social Work, Social Sciences,
    Development Studies and any other relevant humanities. Possession of a
    Post Graduate Diploma qualification in project planning and management,
    M&E and other related fields
  • At
    least three years’ experience in project management including 1-2 years in
    social accountability and civic empowerment in an NGO setting
  • Excellent
    verbal, written communication and facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated
    knowledge of advocacy and Uganda’s health and social services
    decentralization systems
  • Strong
    computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Motorcycle
    riding license is a MUST.
How to Apply: 
All interested candidates are
encouraged to send a 1 page cover letter and CV (Max 3 pages) to
info@mucobadi.org or hand deliver/post to:
Attn: Fin & Admin Manager
Multi Community Based
Development Initiative (MUCOBADI)
P.O. Box 285, Bugiri, Uganda;
Plot 02, Ayazika Road, Ndebba
Cell, Bugiri Town Council (50m Off Kampala-Tororo Highway)
Deadline: Friday, 13th February, 2015 by 5:00pm

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