Project Manager – Health

GOAL is currently seeking to hire a competent person to join
our Uganda team. This is an exciting opportunity for you to join an extremely
dynamic International NGO and to use your skills. If you are familiar with
working within the international development aid sector and have a strong
background in the areas mentioned, then you are the one we are looking for!
Project Manager
About the Role: The primary purpose of the role will
be to manage the ACT Health Forward project, including directly leading
project, implementation, supporting the research component, providing active
on-the-job training /mentorship for any project staff and volunteers, ensure
quality assurance and lead project reporting (narrative and financial). The Project Manager – Health will report to
the Deputy Programme Director – Health/Accountability and support them to
develop GOAL Uganda’s Health programme strategy and expand the portfolio of
Key Duties and
ACT Health Forward Project Implementation (60%)
project implementation in line with approved plans, relevant donor
requirements, international best practice and the Codes of Conduct to which
GOAL is a signatory
deliver all project components and trainings (Citizen Report Cards, Community
dialogues, DHMT meetings, People Centred Advocacy, Social & Behaviour
change) to influence changes in the 3Rs
field visits to follow up implementation of social contracts, quality
improvement plans, and advocacy strategies developed from activities of demand
and supply side stakeholders within the district. 
/coach/mentor community advocates do develop district-based people-centred
advocacy strategies
engagements for district health management team to increase responsiveness of
the supply side in addressing health concerns within the district.
and facilitate implementation of social and behaviour change strategies
targeting priority behaviours which negatively affect health seeking behaviours
of vulnerable groups within the district.
and update WDWW tool with district and national policy discussions and civil
society initiatives on health advocacy & accountability that may influence
the results of the project.
update issues emerging from project implementation in the project issues log
Oversight of Monitoring, Learning and
Documentation (15%)
The Project Manager
will be directly responsible for achieving project targets and monitoring
progress against the project results framework and indicators
in collaboration with the MEAL team on all aspects of project research (data
analysis, risks to research, endline survey questionnaires, baseline/endline
report writing, dissemination of findings, field validation workshops, etc.)
barrier analysis for priority behaviours identified from the project baseline
which negatively impact health seeking behaviour of vulnerable groups within
the district.
and document all project processes and outputs (management and continuous
improvement of existing monitoring systems)
out of each project component using tools; ensuring adherence to designated
tools, procedure manuals and information flow procedures.
project database, process tracker and sharepoint folders are up to date 
of findings from project research to stakeholders within the district
reviewing and providing feedback to project reports submitted by project staff
and volunteers/Interns
all weekly, monthly and quarterly narrative reports and workplan updates are
submitted on time 
project files on GOAL sharepoint folder (reports, communications, etc.)
any necessary revisions to all strategic documents including logframe
(milestones, indicators, etc.)
Manage ACT Health Forward project budget (10%)
spending on the ACT Health Forward project budget, review detailed transactions
and provide recommendations
financial reports to highlight any challenges in burn rate, cost allocations
and prior approvals as necessary
budget projections and initiate budget realignments as necessary

Skills and Experience:
  • Master’s
    degree in relevant field – public health, social science, political
    development, public policy
  • Minimum of
    ten (10) years’ work experience – at least two of which in social
    accountability or people-centred advocacy
  • At least
    five (5) years’ experience directly supervising senior level staff (human
    resource management)
  • Detail
    oriented, highly organised and able to multi-task effectively
  • Highly
    analytical and systematic thinker
  • Ability to
    design social accountability interventions using Citizen Report Cards
  • Ability to
    design social and behaviour change interventions using designing for
    behaviour change framework
  • Ability to
    manage an intervention with multiple components with strong measures for
    quality assurance
  • Superb
    communication skills (writing, editing, verbal and presentation)
  • Strong
    budget management experience
  • Work
    experience in Uganda, with the accordant knowledge of civil society
    operating environment, trends in health sector, etc.
  • Experience
    working on social accountability / advocacy in multiple contexts within
  • Strong
    understanding and network of health advocacy actors in Uganda (individuals
    and civil society organisations)
  • Experience
    working on social and behaviour change interventions influencing changes
    in community health practices, norms in multiple contexts within Uganda
  • Experience
    delivering on results-based programme (for public or private organisation)
  • Experience
    in conducting financial or programme audits
  • Experience
    in designing / implementing qualitative monitoring systems (Most
    Significant Change, Outcome Mapping / Harvesting, etc.) 
Code of Conduct and Accountability within GOAL
GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has
values and behaviours framework which defines our code of conduct. Any
candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following
key areas of accountability:
  • Comply with
    GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, Code of
    Conduct, health and safety, data protection and confidentiality, do no
    harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols.
  • Report any
    concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any
    wrongdoings within our programming area.
  • Report any
    concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.
Children and vulnerable adults a must be
safeguarded to the maximum extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and
failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any
other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to
safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the
selection process for all candidates.
Established in 1977, GOAL is an international
humanitarian agency, with a global team of 2,400 personnel, dedicated to
alleviating the needs of the most vulnerable communities. Currently operating
in 13 of the world’s most vulnerable countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of
humanitarian and development programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in
disaster situations, to focusing on nutrition, food security, and building
greater resilience and sustainable livelihoods.
General description of
the country programme:
First operational in Uganda in 1979, the
current GOAL Uganda country programme focuses on Health (including WASH, Health
Accountability and Nutrition programming); and a market based systems approach
to improving agricultural livelihoods and WASH. GOAL Uganda mainstreams gender,
child protection, social behaviour change and resilience strategies across all
programming. GOAL works on a district focused approach and uses a mixture of
direct implementation and partnerships with national and international civil
society organizations, local government, the private sector and communities to
give effect to our mission.
GOAL Uganda has a skilled team of approximately
100 personnel and manages an annual operating budget of approximately €8.7
million (2018). GOAL is currently operational in the North, South, East and
West of Uganda with six established offices in Kampala, Lira, Bugiri, Abim,
Kaabong and Agago Districts. GOAL Uganda country programme is funded by a
number of donors who include Mastercard, charity: water, Irish Aid and some
small foundations.

Our package includes a competitive salary,
health insurance cover for up to 3 dependents, comprehensive 24-hour personal
accident cover, terminal benefits equivalent to one month for each completed
year of service and our working hours provide for a half day on Fridays.  GOAL promotes a learning and development
environment with training & study opportunities aligned to our staff
development policy.
How to Apply:

Interested applicants who meet the requirements should submit their applications by email with at
least 4 reference contacts (3 from the last three employers, and 1 character
reference), and daytime contact number to; The
Human Resource Manager, GOAL Uganda:  indicating the title for the position applied
for in the subject line by 24th January 2020.  PLEASE
Deadline: 24th
January 2020
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