Country Implementing Manager US Non-profit Careers – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Job Title:        Country Implementing Manager
Organization: Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Duty Station: Mbarara,
Reports to: Technical
About US:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to end
pediatric HIV/AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment
programs. We are a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS,
working in 15 countries and at 7,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission
of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today, because of the
highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners over the last 25
years, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States and
new infections in children have declined by 58% worldwide. EGPAF Uganda Country
program is currently implementing a number of projects in partnership with
various donors.
About Cap-TB Project:
Through the Catalyzing Pediatric TB Innovations (CaP-TB) project, EGPAF
will support the rapid roll out of models of care to improve pediatric TB case
finding, diagnosis and treatment and support the use of an innovative new
formulation of pediatric first-line fixed-dose combination TB treatment in 9
sub-Saharan African countries and India. This four-year project has been
approved for funding by UNITAID and aims to improve the morbidity and mortality
associated with pediatric TB in these countries and catalyze improvements in
care in other high-TB burden countries. Project implementation, operational as
well and financial reporting will be done using EGPAF’s standard tools and
techniques, as well as elements specifically developed for this UNITAID-funded
Job Summary: The Country
Implementation Manager is responsible for providing the day-to-day oversight
and coordination to effectively implement the CaP TB project in Uganda. He/she
will be a key member of the country and global CaP TB project team, and will
work in close coordination with EGPAF staff in Uganda and at the global level.
This position will work closely with representatives of the Ministry,
especially with the National TB program, as well as national and international
implementing partners, and representatives from other donors and normative
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as the key institutional resource and
focal point for the CaP TB project in Uganda. Support development of
appropriate country specific systems to ensure consistent, high-quality project
Oversee the in-country process of updating
country operational plans semi-annually.
Provide oversight and support to the CaP-TB
project staff in Uganda to ensure on-time and effective project implementation,
including programmatic, M&E and advocacy aspects.
Support human resource planning, annual work
plan and budget planning and monitoring, use of data for decision making and
ensuring program results.
Actively contribute in a timely fashion to
project reports to donor.
Send regular updates to the Country Director,
Technical Director and Global CaP-TB team,
Disseminate information and lessons learned
through the project to other national partners.
Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence by
providing, facilitating or coordinating high quality programmatic support to
national partners.
Provide support in the management of
relationships with partner organizations. Assist in the management of
relationships with country teams of key TB technical agencies which have a
presence in the country.
Regular communication and close collaboration with
the EGPAF regional directors and global CaP TB team will be required to provide
leadership, facilitation, coordination and support in managing and implementing
the CaP TB project. 

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant for the UNITAID Project Country
Implementing Manager job opportunity should hold a Bachelor of Medicine and
Bachelor of Surgery, preferred masters or other advanced degree in public
health, management or business
A minimum of eight years of management
The successful candidate will have demonstrated
experience supporting the implementation of complex health intervention
implementation programs, working collaboratively with donors and other
Strong program management skills will be
required. The country implementation manager will also work closely with the
strategic information and evaluations manager for the project to monitor key
project outcomes and work with others in the country team to appropriately
manage budgets and contracts.
Strong communication skills, the ability to work
well with a country and global team, and the ability to manage multiple
competing priorities will be key qualifications for this role.
position requires the ability to manage different agendas with different
timelines, the capacity to keep things moving forward and provide ongoing and
responsive guidance to country teams.
The Country Implementation Manager will be
thoroughly committed to EGPAF’s strategy and mission. He/she should have
demonstrated leadership and relationship management experience
Significant exposure and experience working with
TB related programing.
Show commitment to quality programs and
excellence in organizational and project management with the ability to achieve
strategic objectives.
Previous experience with managing large and/or
complex healthcare implementation projects.
Demonstrated ability to think strategically,
with equally strong practical ability to translate strategic ideas into
Demonstrated knowledge of the Uganda health
system, knowledge of the national Tuberculosis program will be strongly
preferred/essential. Integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and
self-directed with demonstrated passion for EGPAF’s mission and commitment to
working collaboratively with a management team.
Solid judgment and apparent leadership skills.
Ability to communicate with a range of
colleagues across diverse countries and cultures.
An individual who is able to handle a variety of
constituencies, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in a complex
environment with multiple priorities.
Strong analytical skills and common sense.
Strong work ethic.
Tactful, respectful, and keen diplomacy skills.
Ability to travel regularly, and at short
notice, within Uganda to visit the various project implementation sites.
Ability to travel abroad for meetings with other
CaP-TB implementation managers, and the Global CaP-TB team.
Excellent oral and written English skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their applications to this address;
The Senior Human Resources Manager, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS
Foundation (EGPAF), Plot 15 Kitante Close, P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda
E-mail to:
Deadline: 8th December 2017
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