Program Director Employment Placement – Uganda Cancer Society (UCS)

Job Title:   Program Director
Organization: Uganda Cancer
Society (UCS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Uganda Cancer
Society (UCS) is a nationwide umbrella organisation dedicated to eliminating
cancer as a major health problem in Uganda by coordinating all organisations in
the fight against cancer. UCS is also focused on patient support programs and
resource mobilization for various cancer activities at national level.
Job Summary: The Program
Director provides technical oversight for program development, program
implementation, information management, financial management, audit,
monitoring, evaluation, and capacity building in accordance with donor agencies
and along UCS guidelines. Further, the job holder contributes to dissemination
of results and project achievements and is ultimately accountable for the
program quality assurance, synergy and impact in line with donor and UCS
commitments. The incumbent will work closely with the Board  to assume the responsibility for UCS
representation; donor liaison; fundraising; facilitating UCS’s work through
partner organizations; UCS program strategy development and organizational
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Program Strategic Planning and Management:
Oversee the design and development of project
strategies and plans with project teams in line with the overall Uganda Cancer
Society strategic plan.
Responsible and accountable for the programmatic
management of all in country projects
Develop and strengthen project staffs’ understanding
on project cycle management, partnership and participatory capacity assessment
of partner organisations.
Ensure that project staff are implementing program
activities in line with donor requirements to achieve project outcomes.
Ensure staff are conducting regular project
monitoring, review and evaluation to achieve quality programs.
Manage the preparation of timely and cost effective
operational plans, budgets and strategic plans with the project teams.
Program Financial Management:
The incumbent will ensure financial training for
non-financial staff for in effective country program financial management,
including procurements, project implementation, compliances, project financial
Support the budget planning processes to ensure that
project funds are expended according to laid down procedures and plans.
Collaboration, Networking, Representation, and Communication:
Build and strengthen linkages, collaboration and
networking with other civil society organizations and government and other
relevant institutions to enhance UCS visibility, project activities, and
Represent UCS in various platforms and maintain
positive linkages with government decentralized departments and other relevant
stakeholders with regarding UCS activities.

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should preferably hold a BA/BSc Degree
or equivalent in Social Sciences, Development Studies and other discipline
relevant to UCS program focus areas (Education, Health/HIV, etc.).
Possess an MA/MSc. Degree with
Postgraduate/specialized training in project planning, monitoring/evaluation.
At least five to ten years of previous management
experience of humanitarian assistance, rehabilitation and/or development
Significant work experience with international NGOs
and/or non-profit organizations
Proven NGO experience in program design, development
and management
Proposal and report writing skills
Experience in liaising with government officials and
a variety of donors
Prior experience in organizational development and
quality improvement is desirable
Taking the lead and establishing something new in
the world of work
Sport and play experience
Excellent organizational skills and ability to
multi-task on a constant basis
Excellent interpersonal communication skills to
build rapport with staff, partners, government officials, donors and community
Ability to work under pressure meeting deadlines in
a fast paced fluid environment
Good problem solving skills
Dynamic, proactive self-starter able to work
Effective cross-cultural communication skills
Able to work with uncertainty and be interested in
creative and flexible responses and innovative practice
Strategic thinking and planning skills
Knowledge of program management tools and procedures
Working knowledge and skill in people management
Knowledge of influence management, organizational
assessment and development
General knowledge of budgetary control and financial
management, including ability to read and understand financial data
Written and verbal communication in English Language
Ability to secure donor funding
Proven experience in proposal development and report
An interest in learning
Proposals packaging, gender mainstreaming,
governance, civil society strengthening skills is desirable
A positive attitude with a mind-set of delivering
development services in a professional manner
Values excellence, integrity, respect, innovation,
pro-active problem solving, and adaptability
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to physically deliver their
application to the following address:
Uganda Child
Cancer Foundation Office
Upper Mulago
Hill Road-Uganda Cancer Institute Campus
Old Mulago
P.O. Box 3935
Kampala Uganda
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