Global Fund Project Operations Officer Career Jobs – East, Central and Southern African Health Community (ECSA-HC)

Job Title:     Operations Officer
Organization: East, Central
and Southern African Health Community (ECSA-HC)
Project Funding Source:
Global Fund
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Director,
About US:
The East, Central and Southern African Health Community (ECSA-HC) is a
regional intergovernmental organization set up in 1974 to foster cooperation
that will lead to the strengthening of health care programmes in the region and
promote the attainment of the highest possible standards of health among member
states. The Member States of the ECSA Health Community are Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi,
Mauritius, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
About Project:
The Global Fund Project is a 4-year project that commenced in November
2015 to support National TB Reference Laboratories in 18 countries namely:
Botswana, Burundi, Eritrea, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique,
Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda,
Zambia and Zimbabwe to improve TB diagnosis in the ECSA Region.  ECSA-HC is coordinating and facilitating the
project as a Principal Recipient while Uganda Supra National Reference
Laboratory (SRL) is the Sub-recipient and implementer of the project.
Job Summary: The Operations
Officer will support the ECSA Health Community Global Fund Project (GF).
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Provide leadership and overall support for the
The incumbent will manage the planning,
initiation and implementation of the project
Provide operational support and supervision
of  project activities
Work closely with regional partners, donors,
ECSA-HC team and other stakeholders in the implementation of the project
Ensure that the project utilizes GF standardized
protocols, policies and guidelines
Ensure that all activities are consistent with
established best practices.
Actively participate in the development of
annual program budgets;
Ensure implementation of project related
activities are in  line with the  approved budgets
Ensure all program activities are implemented in
compliance with GF requirements.
Actively promote the quality of the project by
setting up quality assurance mechanisms
Oversee all tasks executed by the other members
of the project  implementing team
Establish or adapt existing systems and
procedures for successful implementation of the project.
Develop an annual implementation plans,
procurement plans and budgets under the guidance of the Project Coordinator.
Regularly monitor the execution of the annual
implementation plan as well as the procurement plan and budget.
Prepare monthly sight reports, summarizing the
activities undertaken and key implementation challenges.
Ensure timely submission of interim financial
reports and progress reports on project performance indicators, working closely
with the project Finance officer and M&E officer.
Maintain an inventory of all project assets in
the Uganda SRL’s possession working with the Finance officer and entire project
Develop and maintain an administrative system to
track all GF documentation at the SRL.
Facilitate follow-up and approval of GF specific
contracts and documentation
Ensure orientation of the GF project staff on
all relevant Uganda SRL policies and procedures.
The incumbent will develop and maintain filing
system for each project Country.
Perform any other task relevant to the project
as assigned by the Supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should hold a bachelor’s degree in
biological sciences or a relevant social science field. A post graduate
qualification in management and administration will be an added advantage.
A minimum of five years of relevant work
Previous experience in donor funded projects is
Prior experience in management in the health
sector is required.
Language: Fluency in both spoken and
written English
Age: Between 28 and 55 years
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications comprising of a cover letter expressing the candidate’s motivation
for the job and current curriculum vitae with names and contact/addresses of
three referees should reach the address below;
Director General,
East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community,
P.O. Box 1009, Arusha, Tanzania
Email to: and copy
Deadline: 31st
August, 2016
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