2 Regional Coordinator Non-profit Job Placements – Malaria Consortium

Organization: Malaria
Duty Station: Uganda
Salary: USD 22,758 gross
per annum
Reports to: Program
About US:
Malaria Consortium is the
world’s leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the comprehensive
control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia.
Malaria Consortium works with communities, government and non-government
agencies, academic institutions, and local and international organisations, to
ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services, providing
technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities
for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning. Malaria Consortium
works to improve not only the health of the individual, but also the capacity
of national health systems, which helps relieve poverty and support improved
economic prosperity.
About Project:
Malaria Consortium Uganda has
received funding from DFID/UNICEF to implement the Strengthening Uganda’s
Response to Malaria (SURM) project which will focus on reducing the impact of
the leading causes of U5M morbidity and mortality in 16 districts in Northern
Uganda. The project will address lagging maternal and neonatal mortality
through a combination of iCCM and selected maternal and neonatal care
interventions. The project is implemented with UNICEF and spans a five-year
period (April 2018-March 2023) in 16 districts in the Northern region of
Job Summary: The Regional
Coordinator has overall responsibility for the management of the regional
office (Gulu or Lira) and staff and for the coordination of project activities
in the region. The person in this role is responsible for the implementation of
the project activities in the districts of operation in their region, ensuring
technical quality of all activities through regular liaison with and
supervision from the projects’ Kampala-based Project Specialists. The Regional
Coordinator has administrative line management responsibility for the project
staff located in the Regional Field Office.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Technical (50%)
  • Provide strategic leadership and guidance to
    the Regio
    nal project team
  • Liaise effectively with a range of local
    stakeholders including DHTs, NGOs and private sector bodies in the
    districts of implementation to ensure effective coordination and delivery
    of activities
  • Lead the design and planning of both preventive and curative interventions for
    the region
  • Work closely with the Project Specialists in
    the development of the annual and monthly project work plans
  • Responsible for coordinating and implementing
    key malaria control interventions including LLIN
    distribution, intermittent preventive
    treatment uptake among pregnant women, diagnosis and treatment of malaria
    as well as training and mentorship of health workers on management of
    uncomplicated and severe malaria
  • Ensure documentation and sharing of lessons learned and success stories
  • Undertake any other relevant duties assigned
Monitoring and evaluation
  • Support the Regional field office team
    including the M&E to collect and analyze complete programmatic data in
    a timely fashion
  • Participate and support periodic evaluations
    and reviews of SURM activities
  • Work closely with the SURM M&E Officer and
    M&E Speciali
    st in the
    monitoring and evaluation of project activities
  • Support the conduct of surveys as required
Reporting (15%)
  • Prepare and submit relevant programmatic
    reports for the region to the Project Director
  • Ensure relevant financial reports for the region are submitted to Management
  • Maintain regular communication with the SURM
    Kampala office and compile work plan updates from the region
  • Work closely with the project team at the
    region and Kampala office to disseminate all relevant project docu
    mentation to the district health teams
    and other stakeholders in the region
Administrative (10%)
  • Responsible for effective and coordinated
    management of the region and financial, logistic, administrative and
    technical activities
  • Supervise the Regional field office team
  • Remain up-to-date on the security situation in
    the Region and ensure all staff working out of the regional office
    (including organisational and external visitors) adhere to the Malaria
    Consortium security regulation and follow SOPs
  • Provide
    updated on field office activities on weekly basis by sending weekly
    activity reports to the Program Manager
  • Actively participate in relevant internal
    coordination and technical meetings
  • Ensure the region’s activity and financial
    reports are s
Representation (10%)
  • Represent the project at regional and district
    levels on programmatic issues in coordination with the Program Manager
  • Attend relevant district, regional and
    Kampala-based meetings as deemed relevant or as request
  • Manage the planning of and ensure the smooth
    conduct of all visits from internal and external visitors to the regional
    field office’s area of operation
Other (5%)
  • Adhere to all project policies and procedures
  • Adhere to internationally recognised humanitarian and development principles at
    all times during the implementation of the project

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant for the Malaria Consortium Regional Coordinator job opportunity
    should hold a p
    ost graduate degree in a health related field
    including Public Health,
    Health or an equivalent
  • Five
    years’ experience in project management, including financial
    management, human resource management and report writing
  • Familiarity with districts and Ministry of
    Health implementation structures
  • Significant experience working for
    Non-Governmental Organisations
  • Experience working in networks and building strong
    working relationships
  • Experience working on a DFID or UNICEF funded
  • Previous
    xperience in coordinating
    public health programmes with NGOs or donor institutions
  • Experience in effectively managing diverse
  • Excellent diplomacy and stakeholder liaison
    skills and experience in working in partnerships to deliver programmes
  • Strong networking skills and the ability to develop strong relationships
  • Excellent communications and presentation
    skills and proficient in word-processing and data management software
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Experience in capacity building/ transferring of skills
How to Apply:
All interested applicants are
encouraged to apply online at the web link below.
Deadline: 27th April 2018
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