Program Manager NGO Jobs – Medical Teams International (MTI)

Organization: Medical
Teams International (MTI)
Duty Station: 
About US:
Medical Teams
International is a faith-based not for profit health relief and development
organization with a Calling “Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break
barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world”. MTI-UG has
operations in West Nile and South western Uganda. We provide Comprehensive
Primary Health Care, Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS and Nutrition.
Job Summary:   The
Program Manager will be responsible for providing leadership and oversight to
all regional health facilities including programming, administration, staff
development and budget management. Responsible for the integrity of the program
model in accordance with MTI, MOH and donor requirements.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for ensuring all programs comply with MTI, MOH and donor
    requirements; ensure that staff adhere to all MTI policies, Code of
    Conduct and ethical standards
  • Collaborate with Director of Programs to develop the budget;
    responsible for monitoring financial performance of programs to ensure
    project objectives are achieved within allocated resources; analyse budget
    in Unit 4 ERP system and raise budgetary challenges to supervisor or
    Finance team
  • Responsible for ensuring the effective implementation of HR
    functions related to staff management (hiring, training, promotion,
    scheduling, disciplinary action, termination) and ensure training and
    capacity building of regional staff
  • Responsible for overseeing the effective implementation of Operations
    and Finance functions to ensure Programs Department is well supported in
    carrying out activities
  • Develop effective working relationships with relevant stakeholders,
    implementing partners and community leaders, including representing MTI at
    health coordination meetings and communicating relevant information back
    to staff
  • Lead the Field Management Team in developing regional objectives and
    change management
  • Ensure documentation of accurate records of business decisions,
    actions, and practices undertaken on all projects
  • Monitor the general dynamics and context of the region and identify
    potential risks to service delivery and security implications; coordinate
    actions to mitigate risks
  • Maintain effective communication between field and country office,
    submit weekly sitrep and regular budget analysis report, compile incident
    reports as required per policy
  • Respond to crisis and make final decisions for action, in
    collaboration with SMT as needed
  • Responsible for submitting the final draft of donor reports by coordinating
    timely submission of data and preliminary reports from all departments,
    ensuring accuracy and completeness of data, and timeliness of report
  • Conduct orientation and debriefs and evaluations with international
    volunteers; follow up on feedback accordingly
  • Responsible for the appropriate use of materials and assets in
    accordance with budget holder authority
  • Ensure direct reports have clear objectives, receive mentorship and
    participate in capacity building opportunities
  • Conduct performance evaluations and enforce disciplinary procedures
    as per MTI policy
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a health
    related field or a Master’s Degree in Project Planning and Management,
    Health Service Management, Public Health or Public Administration is
  • Registration with relevant council is required, as applicable to
    degree (Allied Health Professionals Council, Uganda Nurses and Midwives
    Council, or Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council)
  • Five years of progressive experience managing multi-donor health
    services projects with an international NGO is required
  • Experience in proposal writing
  • In-depth knowledge of humanitarian operations and project cycle
    management, with strong interdepartmental understanding
  • In-depth knowledge of Uganda MoH, WHO and UN health systems and policies
  • Knowledge of health strengthening methods and best practices
  • Knowledge of principles and current approaches to monitoring and
    evaluation in relief and development programs
  • Knowledge of HIS/HMIS and ERP databases
  • Knowledge of risk and security management principles and  best practices
  • Skilled in project cycle management
  • Effective leadership and people management skills, including
    developing, coaching and managing high performing teams
  • Skilled in building coalitions, negotiating and resolving conflicts
    effectively while preserving important relationships with partners and
  • Skilled in developing multiple solutions and able to take a swift
    decision, including in a high risk situation
  • Skilled in using HIS, HMIS and ERP database systems
  • Skilled in data analysis and writing reports
  • Skilled at using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Keen interest to mentor others
  • Ability to travel to health facilities frequently and at times  upon short notice
  • Ability to be decisive in emergency situations and use sound
  • Ability to exercise considerable initiative to plan, organize and
    follow through to meet deadlines
  • Committed to high ethical standards
  • Ability to support MTI Calling and adhere to the MTI Code of Conduct
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested applicants should email their application letters and
Curriculum Vitae including work related references to;
Only online
applications will be accepted. Your application will be reviewed if you have
fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such
as MS Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped
files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 2MB.
Please clearly indicate the Position Title and Location you are applying for.
Do not attach your Academic Transcripts. They will be requested if you are
short listed. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. MTI is an equal
opportunity employer.
Deadline: 26th July 2019 by 5:00PM
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