DfID ACT Health Programme Manager Career Vacancy – GOAL International

Job Title:      ACT Health Programme Manager
Organisation: GOAL
Project Name: DfID-Uganda
Accountability Can Transform (ACT) Health
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: ACT Health
Programme Director
About GOAL:
GOAL is an
international humanitarian agency dedicated to alleviating the suffering of the
poorest of the poor.  We are a
non-denominational, non-governmental and non-political organisation. GOAL
Uganda country project focuses on two of GOAL’s three strategic sectors: Health
(including WASH and health accountability programming); and Livelihoods. GOAL
Uganda mainstreams HIV, gender, child protection and the environment/DRR across
all programming. GOAL works on a district focused approach, and uses a mixture
of direct implementation and partnerships with local civil society
organisations, private sector partners and District Local Government to give
effect to our mission.
About DfID ACT Health:
GOAL received funding
from DfID-Uganda for Accountability Can Transform (ACT) Health and began
implementing the programme in 16 Districts of Uganda in 2014. The programme is
implemented in consortium with four Ugandan partner NGOs and communities to
assess health service / utilisation status and document proposed improvements
in quality and use of health services. The foundations of the ACT Health
programme are: dissemination of Citizen Report Cards through health worker
dialogues, community dialogues and meetings between community members and
health centre staff. In the community level dialogues, participants agree on
agree on priority issues and actions to address challenges at a local level.
The progress is reviewed every six months. The programme also has
evidence-based, people-centred district and national advocacy components.
Throughout implementation, the programme tries to balance focus on
responsibility, responsiveness and relationships to improve health outcomes.
Job Summary:  The ACT Health Programme Manager will support
the director in supporting programme implementation, people-centred advocacy
planning and delivery and the ACT Health team composition.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Upward Accountability to Donor DFID (25%)
Actively monitor spending on the DFID budget, review
detailed transactions and provide recommendations
Highlight any challenges on the burn rate and
propose realignment options
Prepare and submit budget projections
Draft all quarterly reports and workplan updates for
submission to DFID
Maintain DFID files for the programme (reports,
communications, etc.)
Sub-Grant Management for Four Downstream Implementing Partners (35%)
Provide significant support to programme and
budgetary planning for partners
Oversee the programmatic review / approval of
downstream partner agreements
Oversee grants opening meetings for downstream
Lead input to GOAL internal grants management
processes (monthly partner review meetings)
Regularly review partner narrative reports and flag
issues for discussion with partner teams
Review partner financial reports and monitor burn
rates, variance allowances
Quickly respond to queries on budget variance, etc.
arising from partners
Programme Management (30%)
Organise and plan trainings and technical support
for field teams
Regular field visits and provide support to GOAL
field teams, partner implementing teams and Kampala colleagues
Offer timely support to district-based
people-centred advocacy strategy development
Actively monitor national policy discussions and
civil society health advocacy & accountability (WDWW)
Significantly contribute to district and national
level advocacy guide and strategies
Other Duties (10%)
Because this is a new position, roles and responsibilities
may shift from those currently envisioned
Special assignments as agreed with supervisor and
ACT Health team
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
The ideal candidate for the ACT Health Programme
Manager vacancy should hold a relevant  Bachelor’s
At least five years’ work experience
Prior experience with People-Centred Advocacy
Skills in writing donor reports
Skills in budgetary and programme planning,
monitoring and management
Sub-grant/sub-award management, preferably for a
large institutional donor (USAID, EU or DFID)
Working knowledge of institutional donor rules and
Highly detail oriented
Excellent organizational and planning skills
Highly analytical and systematic thinker
Exceptional communication skills (writing, editing,
verbal and presentation)
Ability to build consensus among peers and partner
Confidence and belief that communities can
self-advocate and make change
Ability to manage change and uncertainty with a
positive and constructive attitude
Initiative and proactivity in problem identification
and proposing solutions
Good team player who is comfortable adapting to a
situation that will change and evolve over time
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested applicants should send their applications which must
include at least 4 reference contacts (2 professional, 2 character references,
including your supervisor and the most recent/previous employer), and daytime
contact number to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL Uganda via E-mail to:
NB: Please Do Not Attach Certificates and indicate the
Position applied for in the email subject.
Deadline: 24th February, 2016

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