US Citizen Jobs – Operations Manager at Innovation Program for Community Transformation (InPact)

Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: Innovation Program for Community
Transformation (InPact)
Duty Station: Kanungu, Uganda
Eligible Citizenship: USA (American)
Salary: Monthly Stipend of 550 dollars per month
About GHC:
Global Health Corps pairs intelligent and
passionate fellows with organizations that require new thinking and innovative
solutions. We provide these young leaders with the tools to remain connected
after their fellowship year finishes, deepening their ability to enact change
through heightened skills and strong partnerships. We currently place fellows
in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia.
About InPact:
Innovation Program for Community
Transformation (InPact) is a non-profit Ugandan organization established in
2010 that works to improve the health and wellbeing of young people aged 10-30
years in the Southwestern district of Kanungu. Our community transformation
programs are designed to mobilize and apply the energy, creativity, and
innovation of young people in the implementation of high-impact interventions
that provide solutions to challenges and needs of young people.  Our core intervention areas span through the
four major sectors of health, education, livelihoods, and the environment.
InPact empowers young people by equipping them with productive skills, creating
spaces for advocacy around issues that concern youth, increasing access to
youth-friendly services and youth-sensitive information, and supporting gender
equity in all we do. Our initiatives target youth within their communities,
bringing quality services closer to them to facilitate access and utilization.
We also provide tailored youth-friendly services, including running a
youth-focused medical health facility that provides a range of health care
services, including: maternal, newborn and child health care; adolescent
reproductive health care; and management of other illnesses, such as
non-communicable diseases that affect the communities in general, and
specifically the youth.
Job Summary:  The
Operations Manager will ensure that a system is in place for the efficient
day-to-day running of the health facility. Within a defined operational
framework, the incumbent will ensure policies and operational practices provide
effective procurement of products and associated equipment, and provide a high
level of service while maximizing value for money. The job holder will
guarantee that a robust risk management system and performance management
framework are implemented, liaising with all key stakeholders as appropriate.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
the day-to-day operations of the health facility, including planning and
overseeing maintenance schedules
closely with heads of departments to oversee the timetabling of all staff to
ensure the effective running of the health facility
in liaison with the health facility manager to ensure that a robust performance
management framework is in place for the health facility
adequate internal quality control and external quality assurance procedures are
in place
monitor performance reports and initiate corrective actions, liaising with all
key stakeholders where necessary
robust systems, policies and procedures for the procurement of supplies and
oversee the implementation of these systems
the procurement process from receipt of requisitions to the process of
purchasing orders
equipment needs and provide input into the tendering processes for the
procurement of equipment.
and implement business process changes and cost reduction schemes in operational
procurement in accordance with the health facility’s annual work plans and
strategic aims
excellent relationships with all stakeholders including clients, suppliers and
all queries, complaints and requests for information from clients and suppliers
are dealt with promptly and that all necessary follow-up actions are completed
satisfactorily in writing, email or by telephone as deemed appropriate
out special projects or any other reasonable duties as directed by the health
facility manager
Qualifications, Skills and
ideal candidate should be an American who holds a Bachelor’s degree in
management, business administration, project planning and management, social
sciences, or another relevant field
knowledge and experience in organizational effectiveness and operations
in business and/or project management
literacy and advanced Excel knowledge
to work and travel to rural communities
ability to work independently and collaboratively
communication and leadership skills relevant to project work
degree of creativity and flexibility in planning, implementing activities, and
problem solving
to learn and adapt to other cultures
keen interest in community development and empowerment
and dependable in handling resources
experience in coordination and supervision is desired
in planning and organization desired
communication and knowledge management skills are an added advantage
experience working in a health facility is desired
Job Terms and Conditions: Fellows will be provided with housing,
health insurance and a living stipend of $550/month. Additionally, fellows will
receive an award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year.
Flights to and from the placement site and all other costs associated with GHC
programming are included, including $600 in professional development funds. The
housing area provided by InPact is in a secure private premise within walking
distance (approximately 500 meters) from the InPact Office and Health Facility
in Kanungu, a rural area in Uganda.
The living stipend and completion award may be paid out in USD or local
currency, as determined by the placement organization.
How to Apply:
All applicants who desire to be placed by
the Global Health Corps in the aforementioned organization should express
interest by clearly following the instructions at the web page below.
Deadline: 2nd February, 2016
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