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

Organisation: Uganda
Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB)
Reports to: Executive
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
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
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
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
Perform any other duties as may be assigned by your
Supervisor and or Board of Directors
Qualifications, Skills and
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
High degree of work ethics, integrity and
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
Protestant Medical Bureau
P.O. Box 4127
Kampala, Uganda
Email to: upmbadmin@upmb.co.ug
Deadline: 31st August, 2015
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