Program Manager Job Placement at WellShare International, Uganda

Position: Program Manager , Uganda
WellShare International is an international U.S.based nongovernmental organization headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota whose mission is to improve the health of women, children and their communities around the world. In anticipation of the Civil Society Fund award for Scaling up HIV/AIDS Prevention Services project in Arua District. WellShare is recruiting for the position of Program Manager, based in Arua, Uganda.
Position Description: Manages all WellShare programmatic, administrative, and financial operations in Arua District. Oversees a team of programmatic and operations staff to ensure successful program implementation with appropriate inputs and outputs, and to reach intermediary and end-of-project goals as described in approved project technical applications and work plans; ultimately responsible for district-level project success in reaching goals within set timelines. Responsible for developing and maintaining linkages with district stakeholders including District Health Team, District Local Government, community members, and NGO/CBO and institutional partners.
Location: The position is based in Arua with frequent travel within the district and quarterly travel to Kampala.
Essential Qualifications and Skills:
The Program Manager must meet a level of qualification and exhibit a mix of skills and capabilities, including:
·         Minimum four years of experience coordinating HIV/AIDS prevention and care, behavior change communication and/or reproductive health projects, preferably in West Nile Region.
·         Masters degree in Public Health, Social/Community Development, or related field.
·         Strong technical knowledge/experience in HIV/AIDS prevention and care and FP/RH; experience working with Most At Risk Populations (MARPS) preferred.
·         Background in training, institutional capacity building, partnering, and support to CBOs.
·         Comprehensive understanding and experience in the application of best practices to community-based health programs, preferably as related to community mobilization, sensitization, behavior change communication and local partner capacity-building.
·         Experience coordinating USAID and/or Civil Society Fund-funded projects at community level
·         Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality written documents, including reports to line managers, senior management, donors, partners, and project stakeholders.
·         Experience budgeting and planning; applied knowledge of field-level accounting and budget monitoring.
·         Experience coordinating programs with rigorous M&E requirements; ability to develop field-level M&E plans; understanding of key M&E concepts, tools, and best practices.
·         Advanced computer skills, including the ability to type quickly and to use Microsoft Office products, email, and internet.
·         Experience supervising diverse teams of 5 or more people.
·         Demonstrated leadership skills; ability to motivate others and create a team environment. Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, and accomplish objectives with limited onsite supervision.
·         Fluency in English (written and spoken); proficiency in Lugbara preferred.
Primary Responsibilities:
·         Oversees all programmatic, administrative, and financial operations at WellShare Uganda’s field office in Arua District and manages the “Scaling up HIV/AIDS Prevention Services in Arua District Under the Civil Society Fund” project.
·         Supervises Senior M&E officer, HIV/AIDS Program Officer, Operations Officer and international interns/volunteers.
·         Maintains financial responsibility for WellShare operations in Central Region, including monitoring project expenses against project budgets;ensuring that funds requests and accountabilities are maintained according to organizational policies/procedures; managing regional partner sub-grants; partner coordination liaising with the district
·         Acts as the technical and managerial lead of the project, provides technical support and input to assure implementation of high quality M&E, BCC, Training, community mobilization, referral and coordination activities.
·         Supports program staff, technical staff, and interns/volunteers in implementation of program
·         Coordinates with the District HIV/AIDS Committee (DHAC) and other equivalent project committees in existence or formed.
·         Oversees project M&E efforts to accurately assess progress, to incorporate lessons learned effectively into programming, and to adjust and improve strategies as needed to reach and surpass project targets; supports district staff to execute high-quality M&E activities; maintains project and regional M&E data, works with senior management to meet donor M&E requirements and expectations.
·         Leads the development of annual project workplans in country, including coordinating partner and stakeholder input; develops district-level workplans to guide on-the-ground implementation; monitors workplan progress to assure timely completion of activities and that project reach targets.
·         Responsible for drafting high quality programmatic, administrative and financial reports at the program level; submits project reports to senior management according to internal and external guidelines and deadlines; manages partner and sub-grantee reporting.
·         Liaises with the donor representatives and technical staff in-district and at national level (Kampala) as needed.
How to apply: 
To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, salary history and expectations, and 3 references by email (preferred) to: with the position name in the title of the email, or by mail to WellShare International, P.O. Box 35514, Kampala, Uganda. Please do not send certificates. Failure to submit complete applications will result in disqualification. Application Deadline: August 31, 2012..Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Please note: This is a local-hire position No expatriate benefits are available.
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