Center Program Manager NGO Jobs – TASO Uganda

Organization:  The AIDS Support
Organization (TASO Uganda)
Duty Station:   Uganda
Reports to: Director
Program Management and Capacity Development
Ref: TS/HR/
PMGT05: Center Program Manager
About US:
The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda) is an
Organisation contributing to a process of preventing HIV infection, restoring
hope and improving the quality of life of persons, families and communities
affected by HIV infection and disease. TASO is implementing various projects
funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United States Agency for International
Development (USAID) and the Global Fund to support the Government of Uganda
accelerate epidemic control and the attainment of the UNAIDS 95 95 95 goals.
Job Summary:  The Center Program Manager will work closely with
the Director Program Management & Capacity Development, and other technical
experts to ensure that best practices are employed throughout the program;
strategic information generated and learning initiatives undertaken for program
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Build and maintain an effective management team
for the TASO Center of Excellence (COE) and lead
management team meetings to assess progress,
address challenges, and problem-solve solutions.
Pursue partnerships and collaborations within
and outside TASO that promote the ability of the COE to manage
HIV/AIDS programs, public health research and
other health interventions with skill and ingenuity.
Analyse and resolve emergent issues, interfacing
with staff and partners as well as TASO and Ministry of Health systems and
Ensure effective management and organizational
structures to support accomplishment of TASO program goals at COE level.
Embody and engender those qualities that support
an effective, efficient, inspired workplace, including commitment to the TASO
Vision, Mission and Values; national goals and donor expectations; and support
each TASO COE team member in optimally contributing to the achievement of
overall programmatic goals and objectives through structured Mentorship and Coaching.
Manage change and manage for results, applying
these skills in frequently ambiguous situations and changing conditions; and
Model superior leadership and team-building skills.
Participate in the development and
implementation of the TASO Strategic plan including an effective community health
development and engagement strategy.
Ensure that all grant work plan outcome measures
are met; and implement corrective actions when appropriate, including
monitoring and supporting staff to achieve their objectives and ensuring that
all reporting requirements are met and reports are accurate.
Support all HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment
activities and provide strategic direction including community engagement for
comprehensive HIV/AIDS interventions, Operations research and Quality
Develop and monitor program budgets and related
reports, including budget modification requests and promote fiscal
sustainability including researching and developing additional resources and
preparing grant applications.
Cultivate and maintain effective and
professional working relationships with all stakeholders, including all levels
of government, private and not-for-profit agencies, other community-based
organizations; tenants, landlords, and property owners; health advocacy groups;
and community members and communicate to these partners in person, and through
various media to ensure the TASO Vision, Mission and Values are adequately
Effectively represent TASO at various local,
regional and national meetings and conferences, public events, the media, etc.
and promote the TASO Vision, Mission, and Values.
Participate in local, regional and state
meetings and trainings as well as oversee all local training activities in
their jurisdiction.
Ensure they stay current on HIV/AIDS prevention
and control issues and any advances in public health research relevant to TASO
programming and actively participate in Research protocol development, Resource
mobilization for research, implementation and dissemination of research
Liaise with the Finance Director and TASO Grants
Manager, including providing regular updates and collaborating on issues such
as funding flow and track expected and awarded funding for the COE and across
the TASO funding portfolio.
Ensure compliance with all terms and conditions
of the Cooperative agreements/Contracts under each Regional Implementation
Mechanism and take lead in coordinating annual renewal applications for the
TASO COE Cooperative agreement.
Build capacity in program staff at all levels to
participate in and lead, as needed, in the effective management of grant
Work in close collaboration with the TASO
Executive Director to ensure effective implementation of the TASO policies.
Prepare for and lead Site Improvement through
Monitoring Systems (SIMS) visits to the TASO COE and by the Regional
Implementation Mechanism; and ensure timely responsiveness to requests for
reports and data from the Regional Implementing Mechanisms and Activity
Manager/Project Officer of the Donor Agencies.
Support efforts to document and communicate
performance of various TASO COE projects to donors and other stakeholders.
Work in collaboration with the Director Program
Management and Capacity Development and Finance Director to oversee contractual
and operational compliance with terms set by funding organizations and relevant
governmental jurisdictions.
Manage the development of an annual operating
budget for the TASO COE, including a Level of Effort for the TASO Headquarters
staff and monitor expenditures and ensure effective and robust budget
management systems in order to manage a cumulative annual budget; and audit
compliance for all TASO COE activities.
Assess risk using the Enterprise Risk Management
framework and make recommendations to the Chief Internal Auditor about optional
courses of action.
Work closely with TASO Headquarters
Administration to ensure the safety and security of staff and assets at the COE
and in district liaison offices for discrete projects.
Conduct Performance Appraisals for staff your
their direct supervision.
Key Outputs
Effective management of the organizational
structures, program goals established and maintained
Center Teams effectively supervised and
Timely and Quality Programmatic and Financial
Reports to Ministry of Health and Donors submitted
Research Protocols generated, resources
mobilized and implemented
Partnerships and collaborations within and
outside TASO established
Human Resources for Health identified, mentored
and coached
Grant work plan outcome measures achieved and
corrective actions implemented
Community engagement for comprehensive HIV/AIDS
interventions, research and learning ensured
Program Budgets and related reports developed
and monitored
Financial sustainability promoted
Compliance with all terms and conditions of the
Cooperative agreements under each Regional Implementation Mechanism ensured
Site Improvement through Monitoring Systems
(SIMS) visits to the TASO COE by the donor/ Regional Implementation Mechanism
Timely response to requests for reports and data
calls from the Regional Implementing Mechanisms and Activity Manager/Project
Officer of the Donor Agencies

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant should hold a Master’s degree in
Public Health, Public Administration, Business Administration, Human Resource
Management and Business Administration with a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and
Bachelor’s degree in Surgery with proven experience in management of teams.
Additional Training: HIV/AIDS Counselling, Management
Skills Improvement, Finance for Non-finance Managers
Five years of progressive management and
leadership experience in a public health setting.
Knowledge of and experience with federal
grants/cooperative agreements, and associated federal regulations.
Experience in managing health projects in
resource-limited settings with the ability to work in close collaboration with
senior technical experts.
Knowledge of the financial, legal, risk
management, operations, and personnel policies and practices of NGO- sector or
Public health sector.
Ability to lead and facilitate cross-cultural,
multi-disciplinary teams and to work effectively across cultures.
Ability to authoritatively represent TASO with a
wide range of meetings with MOH officials and partners.
Ability to make decisions based upon judgment and
experience even when all necessary evidence or information is not available.
Must be able to work independently as well as
being a team player. Must have demonstrated experience in strong team
Special Knowledge: Programme Management, Strategic
Planning, Project Planning and Management and Grants Management.
Must have excellent organizational skills,
ability to coordinate multiple tasks, projects and assignments with competing
priorities and strong oral and written communication skills
Supervisory skills and a track record of
successfully fostering employee contribution and development.
Financial skills in budget management and
financial analysis and ability to lead the definition and oversight of
compliance assurance systems.
Leadership, Supervisory, Communication,
Interpersonal, Advocacy, Conflict management and hands-on- Computer skills
Report and proposal writing, planning and
budgeting skills
Other Qualities/Attributes: Integrity,
Confidentiality, Persuasive, Assertiveness, Empathy and Articulate
How to Apply:
All qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume,
copies of certified academic certificates, testimonials and three referees, two
of which should be professional referees including their telephone and email
All interested Candidates MUST fully fill the TASO Online
Job Application Form, scan and save all the relevant documents in one folder
and forward online applications with the relevant credentials to:
Deadline: 27th
February 2020 by 11:59 pm
NB: While TASO appreciates all the interested applicants,
only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. In case you do
not hear from TASO Uganda One (01) month after the closing date, please
consider yourself unsuccessful.
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