Health and Rights Programme Manager – Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA)

Organisation: The Open
Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA)
  Kampala, Uganda
OSIEA Director
The Open
Society Initiative for Eastern Africa OSIEA’s particular focus will be on
pastoralism, land tenure governance, food systems and market access, governance
and anti-corruption climate change and a fair investment framework. The Open
Society Initiative for Eastern Africa promotes vibrant, tolerant democracies in
the region by awarding grants, developing programs, and bringing together
diverse civil society leaders and groups. The Open Society Initiative for
Eastern Africa (OSIEA) is implementing the health and rights program which advances
health rights in the region and current areas of focus include maternal health,
harm reduction, palliative care, access to medicines, and health rights of
marginalized populations.
 The Health and Rights Programme
Manager will oversee the execution and advancement of the health and rights
program in the Eastern Africa region. The incumbent provides leadership and
management of grants as well as relationships with partners.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
Provide a bold vision for innovative work that
will add value to the existing efforts in the region by identifying
grant-making, operational, and advocacy strategies to promote health rights in
Eastern Africa
and collaboration:
Supervise and mentor staff and ensure a team
leadership approach that fosters information sharing, learning, and growth.
Coordinate and serve as the key focal point with the Public Health Program for
collaborative work in Eastern Africa to maximize results and impact.
Implementation: Grant making
to civil society and other partners advancing health rights strategies in the region.
Capacity building of health rights actors, particularly civil society. Conduct
relevant legal and policy analysis for internal and external audiences. Write,
edit or commission reports and advocacy documents on health rights priorities.
Skills and Experience: 
The ideal candidate for the Health and Rights
Programme Manager must hold an Advanced degree in a relevant field.
A minimum of ten years’ experience, five of which
one should have served as a Manager with an understanding of the principles and
practices involved in the effective management of a complex program.
Significant experience in and/or demonstrated
commitment to strengthening civil society: experience working with a range of
civil society actors.
Exhibit commitment to the protection of human
rights and substantive knowledge of health rights issues in the Eastern Africa
Extraordinary initiative, creativity and capacity
to think strategically.
Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and
effectively with a diverse array of people.
Team spirit and respectful working and
decision-making style.
Ability to manage several simultaneous projects in
a fast-paced environment.
Excellent organizational skills and close
attention to detail.
Integrity, diplomacy and professionalism will be
Willingness to travel as needed.
to Apply:
express you interest by sending your resume and cover letter to jobs@osiea.org
31st December 2015
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