USAID MAPD Program Manager RMNCH Job Opportunity – Jhpiego

Job Title:       Program Manager RMNCH
Organisation: Jhpiego
Project Name: USAID Malaria
Action Program for Districts (MAPD)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated
with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years in East and Southern Africa,
Jhpiego has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing
effective, low-cost, hands-on solutions that strengthen the delivery of health
care services, following the household-to-hospital continuum of care. Jhpiego
partners with organizations to build sustainable, local capacity through
advocacy, policy development, human resources for health and quality and
performance improvement approaches.
About USAID MAPD Program:
The Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) is a five-year project
funded by U.S Agency for International Development (USAID)/PMI. The project
aims to prevent and control Malaria illnesses and deaths in order to minimize
the social economic effects of the disease among the overall population of
Uganda especially in children under-5 years of age.
Job Summary:  The Program Manager RMNCHwill provide
technical and program oversight in the areas of maternal, newborn and child
health in Uganda. The project will operate over a one-year period.
Responsibilities will include providing technical and programmatic guidance in
the development, implementation and monitoring of maternal, newborn and child
health activities under this project.
Key Duties and
Provide technical oversight, and ensure
appropriate support for the implementation of project activities in maternal,
newborn and child health
Refine evidence-based clinical training
materials, job aids, and curricula, supervisory systems and other training
materials needed for implementation of maternal, newborn and child health to
meet the needs of the donor and the Government of Uganda
Provide mentoring and capacity building at the
individual and organizational level in maternal, newborn and child health
including but not limited to:
Lead “trainer of trainers” sessions in Helping
babies breathe, Helping mothers survive, Baby Friendly Hospital initiative etc
follow-up and supportive supervision to project-supported health facilities, as
The incumbent will coordinate assessments, site
strengthening, follow-up and supervision, advocacy, demand creation, policy
support, capacity-building and M&E across program sites as required by
program activities
Actively participate in all Technical Advisory
Group Meetings, and represent Jhpiego in professional fora by participating and
presenting in pertinent meetings and conferences
Analyze potential maternal, newborn and child
health strategies within the context of the program and explain these, as
necessary, to policymakers, funding agencies, and/or program staff
Work closely with health care providers, local
authorities, community members and program team members to identify clinical,
community-based service delivery issues that impede access to care
Guide Ministry of Health, professional
associations, other national stakeholders in the revision/development of
evidenced-based standards for competency in maternal, newborn and child health
Work collaboratively with all local stakeholders
and implementing partners, especially the Ministry of Health and other
implementing partners, in order to ensure that all activities conform to the
requirements and regulations
Author and co-author abstracts and presentations
for journals and conference
Supervise technical staff
Build and maintain excellent relationships with
the donor and in-country stakeholders and develop rapid responses to donor
Work in liaison with M&E staff to design,
implement a plan to track data/results related to maternal, newborn and child
Ensure timely implementation of all project
Work closely with the program team to prepare
donor reports and project reports
Manage the data collection, analysis and
development of conclusions and recommendations to further strengthen project
Ensure availability of resources/facilitate the
procurement of equipment and supplies required for project implementation
Proven track record of managing a project team
and fostering team work
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant for the Jhpiego Program Manager
RMNCH job placement should hold a medical degree (doctor or nursing) or
Master’s in Public Health
A minimum of five years’ experience applying
maternal, newborn and child health;
Qualification as a “master trainer”; experience
training health workers on clinical aspects related to MNH
Previous experience in building capacity at
individual and organizational levels
Experience with a mix of practical technical
skills in maternal, newborn and child health necessary for strengthening maternal,
newborn and child health service delivery at the regional, national level
Proven ability to liaise with senior MOH
officials and dignitaries, executives of NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, the private
for-profit business community, and senior members of the donor community;
Demonstrated in-depth understanding of Ugandan
healthcare system, particularly the public health system, experience living and
working in Uganda preferred
Strong skills in word processing and Excel
spread sheets
Familiarity with USG administrative, management
and reporting procedures and systems
Excellent written, presentation, communication
and organizational skills in English
Ability to travel up to 50% time
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandans are encouraged to apply
online by uploading an updated resume, cover letter and three professional
references at the web link below.
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