USAID Grant Sexual Reproductive Health Manager Employment Vacancy – Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG)

Organization: Uganda Health
Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG)
Project Name: USAID/Uganda
Social Marketing Activity
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Chief of
Party
About US:
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Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG) is a
Company Limited by Guarantee, whose Vision is “A good life for all Ugandans.”
We envision a Ugandan society with good life, when products and services in
Reproductive Health, HIV, Malaria and Child Health are accessible, affordable
and effectively utilized by all those in need. 
Our Mission is “To improve the quality of life of Ugandans, through the
provision of superior and affordable health care solutions.”  Our Core Values are; Integrity, Transparency,
Accountability, Teamwork, Excellence, Flexibility, and Equity.
About USAID Project:
UHMG was
awarded the USAID/Uganda Social Marketing Activity, a four-year cooperative
agreement for a health sector-wide program. The program’s goal is to contribute
to a reduction in new HIV infections, total fertility, maternal and child
mortality, malnutrition and malaria, and to improve access to family planning.
This four-year activity aims to improve utilization of and increase the uptake
of health-related social marketing products and services among under-served
Ugandan consumers and communities in rural and urban areas.
Job Summary: The Sexual
Reproductive Health Manager will be responsible for coordinating UHMG’s Sexual Reproductive
health program activities so as to positively contribute to the national
strategy of reducing Sexual Reproductive Health mortality and morbidity in the
country. The incumbent will also be responsible for coordinating the team to
support the quality improvement of Sexual Reproductive Health service delivery in
the private health sector as well as creating demand for Sexual Reproductive
Health services amongst the target audiences.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
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Steer the development and implementation of SRH
plans in accordance with global and national
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SRH priorities as well as UHMG’s Strategic Plan.
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The incumbent will also update the Sexual
Reproductive Health program strategies in line with the project’s objectives,
while incorporating emerging priority needs and best practices nationally and
worldwide.
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Coordinate work planning and budget development for
Sexual Reproductive Health services, ensuring the focus on national priorities.
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Ensure quality SRH programming that is relevant to
the objectives of the project and the goals of UHMG, and that they are
well-aligned with national and international SRH policy frameworks. Provide technical
assistance/guidance in the implementation of SRH plans both at the service
provision level and community level. Ensure all project activities are
conducted in accordance with agreed work plan.
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Support UHMG SRH technical resources capacity,
through development of relevant job aids, manuals for quality programming
support.
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Provide technical direction and assistant regarding
SRH issues and priorities to ensure timely implementation of SRH activities in
UHMG targeted intervention areas.
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Analyse SRH challenges to services uptake, and
increase their utilization and design strategies to address these challenges in
liaison with the Communications team.
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Coordinate capacity building to equip the targeted
service providers with skills to provide quality services in Sexual
Reproductive Health care, especially in technical understanding/implementation
of quality integrated SRH service delivery and SRH commodity logistics management
for sustained supply of SRH health products and utilization of services.
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Monitor and supervise Sexual Reproductive Health
services delivery and ensure that quality standards are maintained.
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Work with the Product Facility and Marketing teams
to enhance the distribution network of the SRH commodities across the country.
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Work in liaison with the Product Facility
Procurement and Supply Chain Manager to establish consumption patterns of SRH
commodities in the country and conduct timely ordering of SRH supplies from international
manufacturers to avoid stock outs.
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Ensure effective budget management and
administration of project finances, including adherence to UHMG and donor
financial management guidelines and policies.
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The job holder will also facilitate information
sharing and coordination of SRH program activities with relevant development partners,
SRH implementing partners, local government departments, health centers, NGOs,
CBOs and other community stakeholders in order to show case the desired impact
in Sexual Reproductive health in particular, and greater attribution from the
private health sector to overall national performance, while maintaining
constant coordination with the donor in strategic project implementation.
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Offering technical support during work plan and
proposal development, and support UHMG’s resource mobilization drive through
the development and review of SRH related funding proposals, abstracts for submission
at the national and international level, and showcasing UHMG SRH best
practices, development of proposals to raise sufficient resources for sustainable
delivery of SRH services.
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Track SRH work plan implementation, documentation,
and dissemination of results in a timely manner, in line with UHMG program
reporting requirements.
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Take part in UHMG’s expanded planning, monitoring
and reporting through the organisation’s integrated approach.
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Prepare and submit periodic status reports to the
supervisor for project monitoring and evaluation.
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Mentor and supervise the Youth and Gender Officer of
the Project, and ensure all functions under their care are performed
satisfactorily.
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Conduct timely performance appraisals for staff
supervised.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
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The ideal candidate for the USAID UHMG Project Sexual
Reproductive Health Manager job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree or
higher in Medicine and Surgery, Nursing, Social Sciences, Public Health, or
other related degree.
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Possession of a Master’s Degree in Public Health or
related field is mandatory
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Post Graduate training in health communication is an
asset.
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Post graduate Diploma in Project Planning and
Management is essential.
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Previous exposure and experience in working with
National and community SRH intervention programs; Specific hands-on knowledge
and skills in Planning, designing, implementing and monitoring maternal and
child health programs especially in prevention approaches is mandatory.
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A minimum of five years’ relevant experience working
in Sexual Reproductive Health programming for development/humanitarian
projects/programs in a donor environment, and in monitoring public health communication-related
projects of similar scope in a social marketing field.
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This position requires an innovative person with
specific hands on knowledge and skills in planning, designing, implementing and
monitoring Sexual Reproductive Health programs especially in prevention
activities, with an understanding of social cultural and economic issues
related to Sexual Reproductive Health.
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The applicant should be results driven and able to
deliver on set targets, with networking capabilities and able to manage
competing priorities.
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The incumbent will also play a leading role in the
development of SRH intervention strategies and frameworks, hence this will
require a self-driven, seasoned, and experienced person with skills to manage
and oversee these technical areas.
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This position requires a person who has strong
skills in SRH programming, leadership, communication, and documentation, to
effectively and proactively reinforce the organization’s commitment to strong
SRH interventions for the desired impact.
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S/he must focus on quality, improvement
effectiveness and efficiency, and model independence, objectivity, ethics,
integrity, professionalism, and avoidance of bias and conflict of interest.
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The person should have the ability to work under
minimum supervision with resilience, and maintain a clean and transparent SRH
implementation system as per set procedures.
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Demonstrable results in previous work environment
should reinforce claims to this experience.
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Training in quantitative and qualitative data
collection, (knowledge, attitudes, perceptions, surveys, focus group discussions,
etc.) is required.
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Previous experience working with USAID programs will
be an added advantage.
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Computer literacy i.e. Proficiency in relevant
computer applications and databases, with practical skills and experience
required
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Highly self-motivated, focused, disciplined
professional, with the drive and dynamism to work under pressure with competing
deadlines, and possess the ability to make an immediate impact.
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Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical
and result-oriented skills
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Prior experience in managing objectives with the
customer in mind.
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Good judgment, initiative, high sense of
responsibility, tactful, ability to plan, organize and measure outcomes of
interventions.
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Exemplary and honest, with a high level of energy
and integrity, and able to work under minimum supervision.
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High degree of flexibility, innovativeness
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Good record keeping skills
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Excellent communication and presentation skills
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Good report writing, and interpersonal skills.
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Team player with the ability to make positive
contributions.
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S/he should be detail- and results-oriented, have
strong conceptual, analytical, and reporting skills, with expertise in
information gathering, analysis and timely reporting, be proactive in
instituting innovative, sustainable, and cost-effective interventions, and work
dedicatedly to fulfill the organization’s goals, while upholding the Core Values
of UHMG.
How to Apply: 
If you believe
you match the requirements listed above, please deliver your resume (CV),
copies of certificates, references, and cover letter clearly indicating
position applied for on the “top left-hand side of the envelope”
Send to:
The Human
Resource Manager,
Uganda Health
Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG),
Plot 20-21,
27-28, Martyrs Crescent, Ntinda.  Kampala.
Uganda
Or Deliver the application
documents to the UHMG Office Reception.
Deadline: 
Monday, 30th November 2015 by 16:00 hours (East African time)

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