Program Manager Job Placement – Uganda Network of AIDS Service Organizations (UNASO)

Job Title:   Program Manager
Organisation: Uganda Network
of AIDS Service Organizations (UNASO)
Project Name: Prevention of
HIV and AIDS in Communities of Karamoja Project (PACK))
Funding Source: Irish Aid
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Grants Management
Unit (GMU) Coordinator
About Us:
Uganda Network of AIDS Service Organizations (UNASO) was established as
a membership organization in 1996 to provide a platform for coordination,
Advocacy, resource mobilization, capacity building and information sharing
among civil society AIDS service organizations (ASOs). With its secretariat in
Kampala, UNASO has a membership of over 2,000 AIDS service ionizations involved
in HIV& AIDS and Health work. UNASO’s vision is “A Ugandan Society free of
HIV and AIDS and its impact”; while her Mission is; “to provide leadership
to ASOs for collective response to HIV& AIDS and Health through effective
representation, coordination and enhanced capacities.”
About PACK Project:
A Civil Society organizations’ consortium (CSO-C) with support from
Irish is implementing a five-year project “Prevention of HIV and AIDS in
Communities of Karamoja” (PACK); The consortium comprises of Alliance of Mayors
and Municipal Leaders on HIV/AIDS in Africa (AMICAALL), National Forum of People
Living with HIV Networks in Uganda (NAFOPHANU), Straight Talk Foundation (STF),
The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) and Uganda Network of AIDS Service
Organizations (UNASO) was formed in 2015 in order to implement a “Prevention of
HIV and AIDS in Communities of Karamoja” (PACK) Program. It’s also to test the
feasibility of funding CSOs in responding to the HIV/AIDS epidemic through a
grant that is for and is managed by the civil society. In the consortium,
AMICAALL will strengthen capacity of municipalities and lower local government
and community leaders in Karamoja while STF will provide HIV and AIDS
prevention and SRH information targeting adolescents, youth and young women in
the region. TASO will carry out community support engagements and NAFOPHANU will
build capacity of PLHIV networks in the region and address HIV stigma and
discrimination as a key barrier to utilization of services. UNASO will be the
Grants Management Unit (GMU) for administering the grants and providing
technical and financial management support to the consortium.
Job Summary:  The Program Manager will be responsible for
PACK Program quality assurance, accountability, and documentation and learning.
H/she supports program design, implementation, and utilization of information
collected at different stages. The incumbent will support program in planning
and execution of monitoring and evaluation activities, ensuring quality in
accordance with accepted standards, providing essential feedback for learning,
accountability and decision making. The jobholder will be responsible for
providing internal capacity building for program staff on monitoring and
evaluation activities as well as review and development of necessary tools that
feed into needs of UNASO and donor reporting requirements. H/she will maintain
procedures for operating efficiently and effectively for the CSO-C Grants
Management Unit and Consortium partners. H/she will provide strategic guidance
to teams consortium partners in ways that promote UNASO’s mandate. He/she will also
be able to develop efficient strategies and tactics to ensure that PACK program
deliver the expected outcomes.
Key Duties and
  • The incumbent will provide technical and
    professional leadership to plan, implement, monitor and oversee PACK
    program activities
  • Responsible for the successful delivery of
    the PACK program and management of the inter-dependencies in CSO-C partner
  • Plan and proactively monitor
    implementation of inter-connected PACK program activities
  • Coordinate PACK cross-program activities
  • Responsible for effective quality
    assurance and the overall integrity and coherence of the PACK program –
    focusing inwardly on the internal consistency of the program, and
    outwardly on its coherence with CSO-C partners
  • The incumbent will manage the PACK
    program’s budget, monitor expenditure and costs against delivered and
    realized outputs as the program progresses
  • Ensure there is allocation of common
    resources and skills within the PACK program’s CSO-C individual activities
  • Develop and control deadlines, budgets and
    PACK activities
  • Assess program performance and aim to
    maximize resources
  • Resolve PACK programs’ higher scope issues
  • Prepare and submit program reports for
    donors at regular intervals
  • The jobholder will manage risks to the
    PACK program’s successful outcome
  • Align the PACK Program outcome to UNASO’s
    overall mandate and mission.
  • Keenly review consortium partners work
    plans, targets and cash flows to achieve intermediate and overall goals of
    PACK Program
  • Regularly monitor CSO- Consortium partners
    to ensure PACK Program guidelines are maintained
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The Program Manager must hold a Masters
    Degree in a field relevant to development work such as Social Sciences,
    Social Work, Public Health, project planning and management, Business
  • Other relevant training or certification
    to augment university degree and work experience
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of
    progressively responsible, professional experience in HIV/AIDS
  • Five years of experience developing and
    managing large scale health/HIV/AIDS programs. Significant experience in
    partner coordination and relationship management required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in supporting a
    comprehensive approach to HIV/AIDS including strategic planning,
    monitoring and reporting in the areas of demand creation, Advocacy,
    systems strengthening and service delivery
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications, curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional
certificates/ testimonials either by post or hand delivery addressed to the:
Executive Director,
Uganda Network of AIDS Service Organizations (UNASO),
Plot 190, Kiira Road. Ntinda- Kyambogo Route,
P.O. Box 27346 Kampala, Uganda
Email to:
For hand delivery, please deliver to the address above between 8.00am
to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.
NB: Please indicate a
daytime telephone contact and names and contact details of three professional
referees. Also, in your application letter and on the cover of the envelope,
clearly indicate which position you are applying for.
Deadline: 7th October,
2016 by 4:00 PM
NB: If you do not hear
from us by 28th October, 2016, please consider your application
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