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21 June 2016

Programme Assistant - Health NGO Careers - VSO

Organization: VSO
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Salary Range: UGX 17,500,000 p.a.
About VSO:
VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

Job Summary: The Programme Assistant – Health will offer support in project implementation, M&E, partnership building, operational planning and support. The Programme Assistant will work closely with the Programme Manager ensure health projects are delivered against timeframes and output and outcome targets/ objectives within the programme strategy and project plans. She / he will ensure that programme/project documentation is in place and up-to-date as per VSO guidelines and donor requirements, including for volunteer placements and donor reporting.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Programme Support:
  • Work closely with other programme staff to collate financial and narrative reporting information on projects and implemented activities
  • Provide technical input for the health programme, signature package and other relevant project documents
  • Actively seek and cultivate working partnerships with partners such as the regional hospitals and district health offices
  • Offer support in the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation tools such as case studies, including a linkage to the health HMIS system
  • Provide input for the health volunteer newsletter and regional newsletter.
Volunteer Support:
  • Support volunteers in project implementation, correspondence documentation and monitoring and encourage prompt completion of volunteer reports, evaluations and references.
  • Provide volunteer logistical support, as the first in-country point-of-contact for national and international volunteers
  • Coordinate travel arrangements availability, organise accommodation and day-to-day logistical needs
  • Ensure administration systems are efficient and customer friendly
  • Work with other VSO employees to take appropriate action to ensure volunteers’ safety
  • Provide cover for the Programme Manager when he/she is touring.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should have broad knowledge and understanding of maternal and new-born health.
  • Good understanding of the government of Uganda health system.
  • Previous exposure and experience in M&E systems.
  • Previous experience and preferably access to the HMIS system.
  • Working knowledge of administrative, logistical and office support services.
  • Experience in activity level reporting with good writing skills.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships and partnerships in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Must be ready to travel around and outside the country.
  • Previous knowledge gained within a volunteering/NGO context and Northern Uganda an advantage
  • Able to speak local languages (Acholi, Luo)
  • Motor bike riding required 
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the web link below.

Deadline: 30th June 2016

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