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UK Charity Jobs – Senior Health Manager at African Prisons Project (APP)

Job Title:     Senior Health Manager
Organisation: African
Prisons Project (APP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
and UK
Reports to: Country
Director
Salary: 
£7,000 – £9,500 per annum
About US:
The African
Prisons Project is an international non-profit organization that works to
restore dignity and hope to prisoners across Africa. APP works holistically to
change the way that criminal justice issues are addressed in the countries in
which we work and empower prisoners to drive positive change.
African Prisons
Project believes that prisons should have comprehensive health services which
are relevant and appropriate for the needs of the prison population. There
should be adequate basic living space, nutrition, recreation space and
sanitation facilities to provide a healthy environment for prisoners and prison
staff.
Job Summary:  The Senior Health Manager will be responsible
for providing leadership, project delivery and guidance to the charity to
strengthen our health projects in African prisons by;
·        
Facilitating an increase in prisoners’ access to
health services and sanitation facilities
·        
Promoting and facilitating positive health-related
attitudes and practices among staff and inmates.
·        
Promoting healthy minds and bodies through healthy
behaviour messages and sports programmes
·        
Improving nutrition through sustainable agricultural
solutions in prisons
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·        
The Senior Health Manager will promote health and
social wellbeing of men, women and children in prisons through increasing
access to health care services in prisons in Uganda. The target beneficiaries’
are the prisoners, prison staff and prison communities in selected prisons.
·        
The Senior Health Manager will be responsible for
delivering the charities strategic health plans and resources in prisons. Will
work at all times within the prisons rules and our charities policies and
procedures.
·        
The incumbent will oversee and set up any number of
health programmes in prisons. This role will require managing a number of
projects in a number of prisons in the region.
·        
Increase the training and deployment of Prison
Village Health Team programmes in prisons. This includes working and taking
guidance from the Ugandan Ministry of Health’s Village Health Team and
customising to the unique requirements and demands of the prison environment,
This involves offering tailored and specific training for prisoners and prison
staff in key health promotion and prevention strategies
·        
Use information, education and communication
strategies to promote healthy behaviour including healthy behavioural messages
and sports programmes.
·        
Oversee programmes which provide nutritional support
for prisoners’ diets through developing sustainable agricultural solutions in
prisons including prisoner led vegetable gardens and livestock programmes.
·        
Manage projects which construct and refurbish health
and sanitation facilities in prisons using solar, biogas and other relevant
technologies.
·        
Carry out research into mental health needs in
Ugandan prisons.
Key Performance Indicators:
·        
The role will be objective led and key areas will
be:
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The number of staff and prisoners trained and
participating in Prison Village Health Teams
·        
The number of health awareness sessions/campaigns
·        
The number of prisoners, prison staff and prison
staff families reached.
·        
The number of health services available and
accessible to prisoners
·        
The number of referrals to health services
·        
The percentage of reported cases receiving timely
care and support
·        
The number of facilities constructed or improved
·        
The number of agricultural programmes implemented
and their impact on the nutritional status of the inmates.
·        
Adequate assessments are carried out in accordance
with good working practice.
·        
Manage a comprehensive monitoring, evaluation and
lessons learning system, including external third part M&E.
·        
Ensure reports for donors, both financial and
narrative, in accordance with donor requirements are submitted to the highest
standard.
·        
Give regular reports to HQ, local government and
partners as required, including monthly and quarterly reports.
·        
To actively communicate and work with local partners
and communities on programme development, proposal articulation and report
writing.
·        
To build and maintain positive and professional
relationships with existing and possible new partners and to identify areas for
funding opportunities through in-country and external relationship building
with stakeholders, including the bilateral and multilateral development
partners and the submission of self-sustainable programme initiatives.
·        
Maintain a regional brief in regard to health
developments in surrounding countries and to participate in regional forums and
meetings in line with the charities plans.
·        
Build strong relationships with core donors in order
to maintain and increase their support and diversify the funding base of the
programme.
·        
Support operational activities of programme staff,
and provide strategic input to solve problems and resolve conflict.
·        
His/her management responsibility may be changed
from time to time as our needs and structures evolve.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·        
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a good
Honours degree in medical discipline (2.1 or above) or equivalent industry
health qualification.
·        
Possession of a postgraduate in qualification in
Health Economics or Business Management would be advantageous.
·        
At least five years or more experience of
administrative or managerial responsibility in an health environment
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding or experience of
the requirements of providing and delivering health projects in a prison or
similar context.
·        
Advanced oral and writing skills, and an ability to
present information and arguments clearly; excellent interpersonal skills; IT
skills appropriate to an office or NGO (field) environment
·        
Prior experience in dealing with Commissioners and
an ability to work consultatively within democratic structures; sympathy with
the aims, objectives and health values at the highest levels having a
commitment to the highest possible standards
·        
Proven ability to take initiatives in developing
relationships, initiatives and options for action that might benefit the
charities academic aims
It is
anticipated that the successful candidate may be either:
·        
An established health manager, doctor or nurse who
now wishes to provide strategic thinking, management, administrative support
and all-round service to an NGO working in human rights, health and education
·        
A senior health administrator who has worked closely
in the medical world, and seeks a leading role in the service of a charity who
aims to achieve health in a prison community
·        
Individuals with appropriate qualifications but
different kinds of career experience are encouraged to consider applying
Salary: This role is also available to
applications from around the world, and we will pay approx. £7,000 – £9,500 per
annum or Ugandan shillings equivalent.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send an updated CV and covering
letter to our UK office
Jessica Harper,
Office & HR Manager
Address: Unit
16, 95 Miles Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 3FH
Email to:
jessicaharper@africanprisons.org
NB: Please do not apply unless you have the right
qualifications and experience. This role will be popular and we will only be
reviewing applications who send us their CV and covering letter which are no
more 3 pages long. We do not need to see certificates.

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