Program Manager, JMEDICC NGO Jobs – Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

Job Title:       Program Manager, JMEDICC
Organisation: Makerere
University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: MUWRP Executive
About US:
The Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) is a non-profit HIV
research program that was established in 2002 as a result of a memorandum of
understanding between Makerere University and The Henry M. Jackson foundation
for Advancement of Military Medicine Inc. of USA (HJF). The primary purpose of
MUWRP is to develop, evaluate and provide interventions to mitigate disease
threats of public health importance to Uganda. Activities include; vaccine development
and building of vaccine testing capability in Uganda, conducting of
epidemiological and basic research and provision of HIV Treatment, care and
support in Kayunga, Mukono and Buvuma Districts.
Job Summary: The Program
Manager, JMEDICC will be responsible for the overall management and
implementation of the JMEDICC program including management of program
personnel, budget and resources, as well as close coordination with the JMEDICC
Senior Technical Advisor, study clinical lead, study coordinator, Uganda
organizations, and international partners to ensure all components are
successfully completed.
Key Duties and
Clinical Research Management:
Manage all MUWRP’s JMEDICC operations including
protocol and SOP development, training and implementation of protocols from
patient enrollment to successful data capture.
The incumbent will develop and drive program
plans keeping MUWRP and JMEDICC leadership informed of progress.
Ensure standards of ICH/GCP, GCLP are practiced
and SOPs are followed
Ensure all Ugandan and USG regulations are
Serve as a liaison between MUWRP and other
agencies involved in JMEDICC activities locally and internationally.
Provide leadership and overall supervision of
the research study operations.
Manage all site operations including management
of program staff, performance, renovations, logistics, supplies and equipment,
security and personnel issues in conjunction with the study coordinator and
relevant MUWRP departments.
Identify training needs and foster a productive
team environment
Work in liaison with MUWRP administration to
develop, execute and manage program budgets.
Prepare program presentations and reports as
Build strong relationships with primary
implementing partners in Uganda and Government of Uganda and other in-country
Maintain good relationships and open
communication with U.S. counterparts.
Function independently, but escalate items as
needed for higher level visibility, input, or action.
Complete other tasks as needed.
Provide systematic reports to review progress of
activities to inform MUWRP and JMEDICC management

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant must have five years of post MBchB
or post a first degree in other health related profession or three to five
years post MPH or MSC degree
A minimum of three to five years’ experience in
project planning and management
Proven ability to implement high quality
clinical research studies.
Significant experience in managing in-country
partners, stakeholder relationships, and team of technical and administrative
Ability to facilitate discussions of
complicated, multi-faceted issues and clearly communicate the decisions,
implications, and actions in easy to understand ways.
Ability to build mutual respect and cooperative
relationships with highly skilled partners, such as physicians and scientists.
Ability to inspire action from groups or
individuals not in direct chain of command. Ability to excel in fast-paced,
changing, and challenging environments and to quickly adapt to new technology
and tools.
Ability to multi-task and respond creatively to
trends, challenges and changes in the field.
Strong written and oral communication.
Solid organizational and analytical skills,
highly organized, detail-oriented and self-motivated.
Outstanding MS Office skills.
Ability to travel as required to Kampala and
other sites as needed on a regular basis.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should download the
application form, download here,
attach it together with application letters, CVs, Photocopies of academic
qualifications and three professional referees. The position number (Check top
of advert) and preferred location should clearly be stated in the application
Please send applications to:
The Human Resources and Administration Manager
Makerere University Walter Reed Project
Plot 42 Nakasero Road.
P.O. Box 16524 Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 18th September 2017
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