NGO Jobs – Africa Operations Manager Job at Malaria Consortium in Uganda

Job Title: Africa Operations Manager

Organisation: Malaria Consortium
About Us:
Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations dedicated to the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium works with communities, government and non-government agencies, academic institutions, and local and international organisations, to ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services, providing technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning. The organisation works to improve not only the health of the individual, but also the capacity of national health systems, which helps relieve poverty and support improved economic prosperity.
Job Summary: The post holder will ensure the operational excellence of Malaria Consortium’s programmes in Africa by ensuring strong management support services, excluding finance. The post holder will make substantial contributions to the development and periodic review of relevant organisation wide policies, procedures and management tools.
Key Result Areas:
·         The successful candidate will provide technical support to country offices to develop operational strategies which ensure that programmes are delivered efficiently, on time and on budget.
·         Part of the role will require you to participate in business development by developing and/or reviewing narrative and budget proposals and ensure they adequately describe and provide resources for operational implementation.
·         You will also get involved in the development of standardised operations and management of reports and gather necessary operational information to feed into the organisation’s value for money framework and ensure that data gathered is used for decision making.
·         You will assist country offices in transitioning between operational structures and strategies where necessary and review and implementation of Malaria Consortium’s operational management strategies, policies and procedures, ensuring that they meet industry best practice.
·         You will also Support country directors in trouble shooting specific safety and security incidents and ensure that security management plan and related standard operating procedures are regularly updated.
·         Overall, you will need to represent and promote Malaria Consortium as a quality partner and specialised technical agency at every opportunity and perform other duties as required by the Africa Programme Director.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
The successful candidate will have
·         Educated to degree level
·         At least eight years progressive management and leadership experience
·         Strong knowledge of public donor compliance, including USAID, DFID and Global Fund
·         Solid knowledge and understanding of operations and logistics management
·         Experience in HR and information systems management
·         Competency with word processing, spread sheets and databases
·         Experience working with INGOs in Africa
·         Experience managing security in a complex environment
·         Strong systems orientation
·         Flexible approach to managing and prioritising a high workload and multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines
·         Ability to work in multi-cultural environments
·         Broad knowledge of operations issues in countries where Malaria Consortium operates
·         Proactive approach to problem identification and resolution
·         Fluent in English
How to apply: 
For more information please visit our website where you will have access to the full Job Description. Please send a covering letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the Person Specification along with your CV to Human Resources at Please quote the position and country in the subject line of your application.
We appreciate your application however, only short listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within three weeks of the closing date we regret that your application has been unsuccessful. Please continue, however, to periodically review our website for other suitable opportunities. Thank you for your interest in Malaria Consortium.
Deadline:  22 Nov 2012
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