USAID APS Project Manager Career Opportunity – Pathfinder International

Job Title:    Project Manager
Organisation: Pathfinder International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Job Ref: 2015-62
About US:
Pathfinder
International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place
reproductive health care at the center of all that we do—believing that it is
not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life
opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way
for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population
pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women,
men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services—from contraception
and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder
strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe
abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive
health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of
the people we serve.
About USAID Project:
Pathfinder will
be implementing a USAID Integrating Community Health APS, Community Health
Workers Project whose purpose is to strengthen the role of community health
approaches to reduce barriers to effective coverage in diverse systems (public,
private, or NGO) to support national policies and implementation plans. The
project will focus on addressing barriers impacting the scale and
sustainability of high quality Community Health Worker (CHW) programming.
Job Summary:  The Project Manager will be responsible for
providing strategic leadership and managerial responsibility and oversight to
the project which is led by the Pathfinder Uganda team. The Project Manager
responsibilities consist of leading health and community systems strengthening,
stakeholder engagement; preparation of project needs assessments, work plans
and reports, management of personnel and budgets, and monitoring and
evaluation/ tracking outcomes for on-time delivery. S/he will work with a
multi-disciplinary team and serve as the Pathfinder spokesperson on behalf of
the project to promote the project goals, achievements and strengths to key
stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
In charge of the preparation of project needs
assessments, work plans, training programs, study tours/site visits, budgets
and project briefs/updates and quarterly reports.
·        
Manage project personnel activities including hiring
of team members, training, mentoring and appraisal of staff.
·        
Offer technical support in the areas of health and
community systems strengthening, knowledge management, and capacity building.
·        
Work closely with the Project team to contribute
towards implementation of community based outreach services.
·        
Coordinate and provide technical assistance for all
advocacy work at the Local, District, and National levels while working with
partners to ensure timely implementation, policy compliances etc.
·        
Work closely with partners, coordinate and ensure
proper documentation of project interventions
·        
Provide updates to Pathfinder UG and HQ staff,
participate in technical and finance meetings as appropriate.
·        
Mentor and supervise assigned project staff
·        
Serve on the Senior Management Team to provide input
to the direction of country program activities.
·        
Perform any other duties as necessary and/or
assigned.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Master’s
degree in public health, international development, social science,
environmental health or equivalent.
·        
At least five years’ experience working with health
and community systems strengthening in Uganda
·        
Five to seven years’ program management experience
in an international NGO including supervision, monitoring, evaluation and
program design.
·        
Detailed knowledge and experience in strengthening
community and health systems in Uganda; and,
·        
Expertise in engaging stakeholders spanning
local/community, national and global levels.
·        
Expertise in managing complex partnerships.
·        
Experience with integration of health and
development efforts and proven ability to work effectively in a multi-region,
multi-partner, cross-cultural team environment.
·        
Experience in implementation of MEL plans.
·        
Strong skills in knowledge management and
translation (implementation to policy).
·        
Demonstrated flexibility and openness in responding
to changing work priorities and environment.
·        
Good collaboration and team participation skills.
·        
Excellent written (report writing), oral,
interpersonal, communication, and facilitation skills and a keen sense of
understanding for advocacy to get government support for the project and its
sustainability in the future.
·        
Willingness to travel frequently in furtherance of
project objectives as required.
·        
Proficiency in both English and local languages.
·        
Knowledgeable/experienced in computer applications,
in particular MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet etc.
·        
Self-driven; able to prioritize work according to
importance/deadlines while meeting conflicting work demands.
·        
Demonstrated donor solicitation, proposal writing
and report preparation skills.
·        
Diplomacy and tact.
·        
Working knowledge of major international donor
rules/regulations (USAID, Foundations etc.) and track record of implementing
donor funded projects.
·        
Demonstrated strong Family Planning/Reproductive
Health advocacy skills with public and private sectors.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to Apply online by visiting
the web link below.

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