Project Manager – East African Non-Communicable Disease Alliance (EA NCDA)

Job Title:    Project Manager
Organisation: East African
Non-Communicable Disease Alliance (EA NCDA)
Reports to: Co-Chair,
Steering Committee for the East African NCD Alliance
Salary: 1,100 USD per month
About US:
The East
African Non-Communicable Disease Alliance (EA NCDA) is an Alliance unites
national organisations from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zanzibar under
the aim of better representing the voices of patients affected by NCDs, their
families and the communities concerned. The aim of the Sustainability
Initiative is to accelerate the political response to NCDs in the region by
developing the organisation’s advocacy capabilities and conducting a joint
campaign over the next two and a half years. 
The Danish NCD Alliance (DNCDA) will support the work by offering
technical expertise in governance, accounting, advocacy and communication. The
EA NCDA’s international partners will offer technical expertise in relation to
monitoring and evaluation, research, advocacy and lobbying, reviewing and
reporting.
Job Summary:  The Project Manager will mainly coordinate and
manage this campaign across the Alliances’ member organisations. In this role,
the incumbent will have the opportunity to support the development and shape
capacity building and advocacy activities across the Alliance. The Project
Manager will be responsible for a diverse set of activities including building
the abilities of the East African NCDA and its members to work with local,
national and regional organisations and governments to respond to the needs of
patients with NCDs. This is an exciting role for a passionate and organised
individual who will help lay the foundations for the Alliance’s activities for
years to come.  
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Take part in capacity building activities including
coordinating twinning activities other NCD Alliances; draw up funding bids;
develop and maintain an electronic communication platform; draft papers on
current research and development; and create intern and volunteer programmes.
·        
Build advocacy activities including drafting position
papers on regional and international NCD plans; develop a review process for
annual national reports to the UN and coordinate advocacy around these;
coordinate development of a benchmark survey for NCD activities in East Africa
conduct stakeholder meetings; and create East African NCD Alliance Charter.
·        
Carry out monitoring and evaluation on East African
NCD Alliance activities including setting up M&E guidelines for capacity
building and advocacy activities; devising follow up for the Charter; and drawing
up reports to donors (professional accountancy services will be provided)
·        
Coordinate meetings and workshops on NCDs including
preparing invitations, agendas, reporting back on key findings, arranging
transport and accommodation for participants.
·        
Technically support the Steering Committee
Secretariat as required by developing annual plans, drafting agendas,
accounting and other administrative processes as necessary.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicants for the Project Manager placement
should preferably hold an Undergraduate degree or higher diploma in project
management or related field
·        
At least two years of related work experience
·        
Comprehensive project management experience,
including managing budgets
·        
Excellent communication skills
·        
Prior experience developing grant proposals
·        
Past exposure and experience creating or updating
websites or other electronic platforms
·        
Confident communicator who is able to adapt to
different audiences
·        
Prior experience conducting research/benchmarking exercises
·        
Event/meeting organising experience
·        
Confident independent worker who is happy to engage
with a range of partners
·        
Fluent in English (both written and spoken),
Kiswahili desirable and French would be an asset
·        
Proficient in Microsoft Office
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a 1-page cover
letter and updated CV to skababiito@uncda.org
Deadline: 14th September
2015
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