Project Manager US Non-profit Careers – IntraHealth International

Job Title:      Project Manager
Organisation: IntraHealth
Duty Station: Mbale,
Reports to: Chief
of Party
About US:
International is a non-profit organization that was founded in North Carolina,
United States and has been working in over 30 years in over 100 countries.
IntraHealth has empowered health workers to better serve communities in need.
IntraHealth fosters local solutions to health care challenges by improving
health worker performance, strengthening health systems, harnessing technology,
and leveraging partnerships. In collaboration with governments, nongovernmental
organizations, and private- sector organizations around the world, IntraHealth
champions the needs and contributions of health workers—from doctors and nurses
to community health workers to health facility managers—and works to ensure
they have the tools, supplies, information, training, and support they need to
provide communities they serve with the best possible opportunity for health
and well-being.
Job Summary:  The Project Manager (PM) will continuously
liaise between different members of the project technical team, who are based
in both Uganda and the United States, to facilitate communication and
activities across the team.  The PM will
contribute a deep understanding of the Ugandan healthcare system to inform the
design and implementation of project activities. The PM will plan and execute
all research activities and manage budgetary and logistical issues. The PM will
report day-to-day to RHITES-E’s Chief of Party but will also receive technical
guidance and instructions from US-based staff and partners. In particular,  the PM will work very closely with staff from
ideas42, which is the primary partner on this project advising on behavioral
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Point Person
  • Serve as primary point of contact for project and maintain
    continuous communication between Uganda and US-based project technical
    team, including IntraHealth/Uganda staff, IntraHealth/US staff, ideas42
    personnel, and other in-country stakeholders.
  • Attend weekly full-team conference calls and communicate with
    US-based team by email multiple times per week; attend in-person staff
    meetings in Mbale
  • Align and harmonize technical inputs and guidance from
    IntraHealth/Uganda staff, IntraHealth/US staff, ideas42, and other
    partners for smooth project implementation
  • Plan and execute all project research, prototype development,
    intervention, and capacity-building activities. Prototype development,
    implementation, monitoring, and evaluation activities may involve extended
    periods (1-2 weeks at a time) of field travel to remote sites.
  • Contribute local contextual knowledge (understanding of cultural
    norms, health system structure, service delivery, etc.) to inform
    intervention design and implementation.
  • Ensure research ethics procedures are followed, including in-country
    IRB approval, data collector supervision, and field-based activity
  • Draft and revise project reports and other technical documents in
    coordination with technical team and ideas42; reproduce print materials as
  • Plan and participate in dissemination of project results including
    meetings with partners, government & community stakeholders, and the
    greater global health community including presentations, publications,
    conference abstracts, etc.
  • Organize field travel for the project technical team, partners and
    international visitors
Grant Management:
  • Participate in budget and activity planning
  • Hire and coordinate training of short-term consultants such as data
    collectors and translators, interpreters.
  • Work with the finance department to track expenses; submit monthly
    expenses for inclusion in QuickBooks
  • Ensure real expenditures and real activities align with workplan;
    review budget and activity plan with local finance team, as needed
  • Ensure compliance of all IntraHealth and donor procurement
  • Manage other tasks, as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal applicants for the Intrahealth International Project
    Manager job opportunity should hold a Master’s degree in public health,
    social development or related field and at least 5 years of relevant work
  • Previous experience managing a research project; qualitative
    research experience is a plus
  • Experience with international donor-supported projects and US-based
  • Knowledge of Ugandan healthcare system, global evidence on sexual
    reproductive health interventions
  • Knowledge of and experience with behavioral science and/or
    human-centered design is an advantage
  • Prior field work experience in Eastern Uganda preferred
  • Demonstrated skills in data collection, data management, and ethical
    research implementation
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; experience writing
    reports, giving presentations, and attending multi-organizational
    stakeholder meetings
  • Advanced interpersonal skills with both Ugandan and international
    colleagues; project advocacy skills are a plus
  • Strong organizational, planning, multi-tasking, administrative, and
    management skills
  • Ability to draft and monitor project budgets and formulate financial
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work an alternative schedule (including evenings and
    weekends), as requested
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite and data analysis software packages
  • Requires lifting of 0-10 pounds occasionally
  • Travel to field study sites is required
  • Fluency in English is required, fluency in local languages is a plus
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the IntraHealth
International should apply by clicking on the web link below.
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