U.S. CDC Project Vacancies – Program Manager at Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Job Title:   Program Manager
Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Funding Source: U.S. Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:  Outreach Head of Department
About US:
The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is an International NGO which
seeks to “Strengthen Health Systems in Africa with strong emphasis on Infectious
Diseases through Research and Capacity Development.” IDI has five operational
areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and
Treatment, Training, Research, and Outreach programmes. With funding from
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/PEPFAR, IDI has been
implementing comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the mid-western Uganda
Districts of Kiboga, Kibaale, Kyankwanzi, Hoima, Masindi, Buliisa and
Kiryandongo since 2009. IDI has recendy won a five year follow on project with
the title “Accelerating Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Service Delivery through Health
System Capacity Building and Technical Assistance of District Health Teams and
Health Facilities in Western and West Nile Regions in the Republic of Uganda
under PEPFAR.”
Job Summary:  The Program Manager will provide overall
leadership to the Project under the guidance of the IDI Outreach Head of
Department/Project Principal Investigator. The incumbent will manage all
aspects of the Project including technical, financial and administrative
oversight; as well as monitoring evaluation and reporting functions. In
addition, the job holder will ensure the project activities are in compliance
with the donors, Government and IDI’s policies and procedures.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide leadership and overall technical
    and management responsibility for the Project implementation, including
    staff and project activity supervision.
  • Oversee the quality and timely reporting
    to the donor and other Project stakeholders.
  • Develop work plans, budgets and narratives
    as required.
  • Provide technical guidance and
    backstopping support to the Project team.
  • Responsible for monitoring and tracking
    Project expenditure and ensure all required reports are submitted to the
    donors and other stakeholders in a timely manner.
  • In charge of managing sub-granting
    contracts with districts and ensuring that the terms and conditions of
    MoUs/financial agreements are complied with.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should hold a
    Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) from a recognized
    university and an Advanced Degree in Public health or a related health
    field. Possession of a post graduate diploma in Project Planning and
    Management will be an added advantage.
  • At least eight years of successful
    management of public health/Health Systems strengthening/ HIV & AIDS
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the
    functioning of the decentralized Local Government System of Uganda.
  • Working knowledge of PEPFAR/US Government programming
    policies and regulations, procedures and practices, which bear on project
    management in support of cooperative agreements.
  • Detailed working knowledge and experience
    with issues around the HIV/AIDS response. Project planning skills and a
    good understanding of sub-granting systems to local governments.
  • Strong oral and written communication
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including
    the ability to work with the DHTs and supported Health Facilities.
  • Past experience working with and
    supervising large numbers of professional and support staff
  • Fluency of the local languages within the
    supported districts is desirable.
How to Apply: 
All interested candidates should submit their applications, cover
letters, updated CVs (with 2 professional referees) and copies of their
academic credentials to:
The Human Resources Manager,
Infectious Diseases Institute,
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University,
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: Monday 18th May 2015
by 5:00PM

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