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Non-profit Jobs – Program Manager Consultant at StrongMinds

Organization: StrongMinds
Reports to: Executive
Director
About US:
StrongMinds is
an international social enterprise that focuses on one of the most underserved
populations and one of the most pervasive mental illnesses in the world.  We treat depression among women in Africa,
where access for mental health treatment is extremely limited.  We presently operate in Uganda, a
post-conflict and highly impoverished country where 1 out of every 4 adults
suffers from depression.  As the only
organization with a model specifically designed to scale a solution for
depression in Africa, we provide a simple, innovative and cost effective
approach.  Group interpersonal
psychotherapy, facilitated by trained community workers, is a proven technique
which helps these depressed women return to and maintain their full mental
health.  Ultimately, StrongMinds helps
women who suffer from depression to turn around their lives, and those of their
family.
Job Summary:  The Program Manager consultant will support
StrongMinds launch a new group psychotherapy project in Uganda which recently
received funding.  The consultant will
work with the StrongMinds Executive Director and Uganda team to develop a
complete project implementation plan, to include budget, milestones and Gantt
chart, for the first year of the program. 
This will require a field visit to Kampala, Uganda if the consultant is
not already located in that location. 
The Program Manager consultant’s deliverable will likely require 4 full
time weeks of work, with a preferred start date of mid-September.  We offer competitive compensation. After
completion of the above deliverable, there is an additional opportunity for
this consultant to provide ongoing Program Management of the project during the
one-year implementation period, on either a full or part-time basis.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·        
The applicant should have at least eight years’
experience implementing public health programs in Africa, with a focus on
community based treatment services.
·        
Excellent writing and project planning/management
skills
·        
Proven ability to communicate with peers.
·        
Demonstrated ability to work well with teams, and to
collaboratively include all team members in project planning work. 
·        
The consultant must be a big picture thinker who is
able to also determine the details required to ensure this project is
successful.
NB: Candidates
located in Kampala and with experience working in the mental health field will
receive preferential consideration.  
How to Apply:  
All suitably qualified
and interested candidates should send their résumés with cover letter to:  sryan@strongminds.org with ‘Program Manager’
in the subject line.
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