Programme Manager DFID RISE Jobs – Marie Stopes International

Job Title:        Programme Manager – RISE
Organization: Marie Stopes International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: DFID RISE Project Director 
About US:
Marie Stopes International is a global organisation
providing personalised contraception and safe abortion services to women and
girls. Our local teams of professionals are passionate about the work they do
in communities across 37 countries. The services they provide give a woman the
power to choose when she has children so that she’s free pursue her plans and
dreams for herself and her family.
Marie Stopes International is implementing a five year,
multi-million pound sexual and reproductive health programme funded by the
United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID). The programme
will increase access to family planning for women, men and young people in six
regions of Uganda through a combination of: (i) increasing awareness of the
benefits of modern contraception; (ii) increasing access to quality
contraception in the private and public sector; and (iii) improving the supply
of quality family planning services at public health facilities. The project
will be strongly committed to leaving no one behind and as a result will have a
strong focus on reaching young people, people who are poor and people who are
Job Summary:  The Programme Manager – RISE will track the
delivery of agreed project results and KPIs across all intervention areas. S/he
will ensure that donor standards are reached in the implementation of the
project and that the implementation of the project aligns with MSI’s global
standards for clinical quality, project management and data management and
verification.  S/he will assist the
Project Director in coordination of the consortium of organisations
implementing the project; ensuring that the activities of all partners are
aligned and implemented efficiently and effectively, in order to meet agreed
country-level targets and deliver good value for money. S/he will assist the
Project Director in the preparation, review and periodic revision of detailed
country-level implementation plans, monitor and respond to partner performance
and be responsible for driving communication between the partners in country,
and across the programme.  S/he will
assist the Project Director in the management of Stakeholder relations and
engagement – the project works closely with the Ministry of Health at central
level as well as regional and district level in addition to working with the
donor and other development partners. This role is subject to the successful
award of the contract and the project is due to commence in 2018. The role will
be for a minimum of one year and may be extended for the full duration of the
project (5 years).
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Coordination and Stakeholder Engagement:
  • Develop a calendar for
    monthly consortium partner review meetings; send out invitations; take
    meeting minutes; keep track of agreed action plans; maintain a tracker of
    progress made against planned actions and identify areas for escalating to
    the Project Director for action.
  • Do the preparatory work
    for the annual work planning workshop by consolidating draft activity
    plans and budgets from consortium partners into one project plan; and
    analysing them for alignment with the technical proposal and project
  • Serve as the secretariat
    for the RISE Steering Committee (comprising a mix of Government of Uganda
    and donor representatives and SRH technical experts). The committee is the
    national governance platform that will ensure that RISE programme
    activities are on track.
  • Assist in the setting up
    of meetings between the RISE project team and representatives of
    DFID-Uganda, the Ministry of Health and associated institutions,
    bi-lateral and multi-lateral agencies, and district local governments as
    and when necessary.
  • Represent the RISE project
    whenever delegated by the Project Director.
Monitoring and Data Management
  • Develop an Early Warning
    System for tracking project performance that will include (but not limited
    to); a monthly performance dashboard of the project’s technical and
    financial Key Performance Indicators and Log frame indicators.
  • Work with consortium
    partners to establish monthly and quarterly reporting templates that are
    aligned with project deliverables; obtain monthly performance reports from
    consortium partners within the stipulated time-frame; analyse performance
    trends and identify areas that require remedial action ahead of the
    monthly review meetings.
  • Work with the RME team to
    ensure that data verification and data quality assessments are conducted
    every quarter for each consortium partner.
  • Assist the Project
    Director develop a Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL)
    plan, in collaboration with the RME team, to ensure that learning is
    promptly integrated into ongoing implementation.
Compliance and Documentation
  • With guidance from the MSI
    donor compliance team and MSI DFID team, the Programme Manager will
    develop a calendar and tracker for all DFID reporting requirements and key
    compliance areas and disseminate these among all consortium partners;
    ensuring that guidelines are disseminated to all consortium partners; that
    there is a risk mitigation plan for the project; and that all required
    reports are submitted on time.
  • Manage the quarterly donor
    report writing process by collating high quality draft narratives that use
    donor compliant language, from consortium partners and Channel
    Leads/Implementation Leads; performing the initial formatting and editing
    of the draft report before review by the Project Director and all the
    relevant MSI internal reviewers – within the stipulated time frame.
  • Monitor actual expenditure
    against budget to ensure alignment with work plans, delivery milestones
    and donor requirements.
  • Ensure the programme
    adheres to guidelines in MSI’s Project Cycle Management manual.
  • Schedule monitoring and
    supervision field visits for the Project Director and Programme Manager to
    all consortium partners to ensure technical and financial compliance.
    Where necessary internal audits will be initiated.
  • Establish an orderly and
    up to date filing system for key project documents (including the donor
    agreement, budget, log frame, technical and financial donor reports and
    relevant donor correspondence).
  • Perform any other duties
    as may be requested by the project Director in support of achieving
    project deliverables.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • At least five years of
    work experience especially in private sector or NGO (essential)
  • Demonstrable experience
    managing donor grants or funds (essential)
  • Experience in writing
    donor reports for large grants, including narrative and results matrices
  • Experience leading or
    working in cross-functional teams or inter-departmental teams (desirable)
  • Experience in Marie Stopes
    systems and processes (desirable)
  • Fluent in English with
    excellent verbal and written communication skills (essential)
  • Strong IT skills,
    including Microsoft Office package (essential)
  • Strong quantitative and
    qualitative analytic skills (essential)
  • Master’s degree in Public
    Health or related subject or equivalent proven employment experience
Personal Attributes
  • Approachable with strong
    interpersonal & listening skills together with the ability to empower
    their team
  • Track record of delivering
  • Results focused
  • Self-motivated and a
  • The highest levels of
    integrity, strong ethical attitude
  • IT literate
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to
join the Marie Stopes International in the aforementioned capacity are
encouraged to Apply Online by clicking on the link below.
Click Here –>
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Deadline: 6th July 2018
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