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Business Development, Research and Grants Manager Career Opportunity – Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB)

Organisation: Uganda
Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB)
Reports to: Executive
Director
About UPMB:
The Uganda
Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB) was founded in 1957 as a registered faith
based Non-Governmental Organization under the Trustees Incorporation Act (CAP
165) as Registered Trustees of the Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau. UPMB
brings together Protestant Churches in Uganda involved in Provision of Health
Services. It serves as a link between Government and / or Development Partners
and UPMB-Member Institutions and provides support to its members through
capacity strengthening, coordination, lobbying and Advocacy, public relations
and translation of government policies.
Job Summary:  The Business Development, Research and Grants
Manager will be responsible for Business development, initiating and implementing major research and
grant fundraising drives for the organization. The incumbent will also work collaboratively
with the Executive Director to identify funding needs and compile applications.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Ensure UPMB’s assisted health and other programmes/
projects promote collaboration and cooperation with other partners where
applicable
·        
Represent UPMB at relevant events in-order to ensure
that it is acknowledged as a legitimate partner/actor
·        
Instill a sense of common purpose and destiny
throughout the UPMB Member units through inspiration and striving for
excellence
·        
In charge of overseeing the research process at UPMB
·        
Identify funders through contacting potential
partners; discovering and exploring opportunities.
·        
Arrange, communicate and disseminate research
findings, improvement in service delivery
·        
Work collaboratively and network with other similar
organizations in terms of grant writing and management
·        
Evaluate and manage call for grants
·        
Work closely with the Executive Director you will be
responsible for compiling an activity schedule for applications, complete
proposals
·        
Work closely with the Executive Director to identify
funding needs and compile applications
·        
Manage communications with probable donors/partners
and to keep Management informed of the progress
·        
Maintain full records for all donations/partnerships
by maintaining a database and paper files
·        
Represent UPMB on the relevant National stakeholder
working groups and committees, health advisory committees and Ministry of
Health
·        
Perform any other duties as may be assigned by your
Supervisor and or Board of Directors
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant should be a Health Professional with a
Master’s Degree in Public Health or Health Management or Health Administration
·        
Possession of professional qualifications in
Management is an added advantage
·        
A minimum of five years’ experience in Health
Management in Uganda with district level exposure
·        
Computer literacy skills i.e. working knowledge of
computer based data analysis using programs NVINVO for qualitative data
analysis, Excel STATA or SPSS for quantitative data analysis is a MUST
·        
At least some publications locally or
internationally of peer reviewed work to prove research potential
·        
The applicant must be a good communicator and serve
as an advocate for the organization
·        
Prior experience working in Church based
institutions, with a very good grasp of health sector goals, and policies.
·        
Working experience in fundraising and financing
interlinkages with other sectors and development partners
·        
Sound leadership skills
·        
Excellent communication and negotiation skills
·        
Highly capable of managing significant budgets.
·        
The applicant is an all-round strategic focused
person
·        
High degree of work ethics, integrity and
confidentiality
·        
Good problem solving and decision making skills
·        
High degree of integrity and honesty
·        
Demonstrated skills in advocacy and networking
·        
Ability to use research findings to influence policy
at national/district level.
·        
Excellent resource mobilization skills with track
record in fundraising and knowledge in proposal writing
·        
Skills and abilities in qualitative and quantitative
·        
Research methodology
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications with e-mail addresses, telephone numbers and two
references should be addressed to:

The Executive
Director
Uganda
Protestant Medical Bureau
P.O. Box 4127
Kampala, Uganda
Email to: upmbadmin@upmb.co.ug
Deadline: 31st August, 2015
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Uganda

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