NGO Jobs – Program Manager at Protecting Families against HIV/AIDS (PREFA)

Job Title:  Program Manager
Organization: Protecting Families against HIV/AIDS (PREFA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Executive Director
About PREFA:
Protecting Families against HIV/AIDS (PREFA) is an indigenous Non-
Governmental Organization (NGO) that was formed to contribute to Uganda’s
efforts in enhancing access to quality HIV/AIDS prevention, care, treatment,
and support services to families with a historical focus on Elimination of
Mother-to-Child Transmission.
Job Summary:  The PREFA
Program Manager will be responsible for the overall management of program
activities, and leads a team of professionals that will provide technical
support to districts and other partners implementing Elimination of
Mother-to-Child Transmission (eMTCT) of HIV services in PREFA supported areas
of Uganda. She/he will travel extensively to provide this support and guidance at
regional, district, and community levels.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for the overall coordination
    of respective PREFA programs and to ensure effective implementation of
    program activities and attainment of desired project results.
  • Provide timely technical support to the
    program team.
  • Ensure a well-motivated and skilled
    program team in place to provide high quality eMTCT services.
  • Ensure an effective mechanism for
    obtaining feedback on program implementation and lessons learned are in place.
  • Ensure regular program meetings to review
    progress in implementation of eMTCT activities.
  • Operational plans and budgets and standard
    operating procedures are in place for program implementation.
  • Ensure timely preparation and submission
    of program reports to the Ministry of Health and PREFA donors as required.
  • Responsible for the overall management of
    program budget to ensure value for money.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants should hold a Medical
    Degree and Master’s Degree in Public Health or related field.
  • At least two years’ experience in team
    management and five years of professional experience working in HIV/AIDS
    prevention and care.
  • Practical experience working with partners
    at district and community level in HIV/AIDS work. Good understanding of
    current issues and developments in the field of HIV/AIDS and especially
    eMTCT, VCT and ART.
  • Excellent track record of working with
    Local Government.
  • Willingness to work and travel in rural
    settings in Uganda.
  • Strong skills in Management, grant
    proposal writing and Networking with Excellent verbal communication and
    writing skills.
  • Competency in Microsoft Word, Power-Point,
    Excel and Internet.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit a
current detailed CV, application letter, copies of testimonials/ certificates
and three professional references with telephone contact and send them to:
The Executive Director
Protecting Families Against HIV/AIDS (PREFA)
Plot 71 Lithuli Avenue Bugolobi,
P.O. Box 25769, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: Friday, 20th March, 2015, by 5:00pm
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