NGO Jobs – Programme Manager at African Palliative Care Association (APCA)

Programme Manager

Programmes Director

Kampala, Uganda


The African Palliative Care
Association (APCA) is a young, dynamic and fast growing non-governmental
organisation leistered in Uganda with an Africa-wide mandate to promote and
support access to affordable and culturally appropriate palliative care
services for people with life-threatening illnesses, such as HIV/AIDS, cancer
and other non- communicable diseases, and their families. APCA exists to ensure
that palliative care is underpinned by evidence, widely understood and
integrated into all health systems in order to reduce pain and suffering across

The Programmes
Manager has a unique role in ensuring that APCA’s vision of ensuring access to
palliative care for all in need across Africa is realised in practice. He or
she is responsible for day to day management and coordination of APCA’s programmes,
which aim to increase an understanding Of palliative care across Africa as well
as strengthening health systems by integrating this form of care.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The
    Programmes Manager will support the Programmes Director in overseeing all
    APCA programmes and will ensure that APCA complies with all donor
    requirements. This will involve coordinating and guiding the programme
    development, planning and implementation process, based on funded and
    unfunded work with guidance from APCA’s strategic plan.
  • The
    Manager will liaise with the Programmes Director to ensure that relevant
    technical input is provided to partners for programme development,
    planning and implementation and will provide supervision and programme
    management related mentorship to programmes officers.

Skills & Experience:

  • The
    person is expected to hold a Masters degree in Social Sciences,
    Development studies or any other disciplines relevant to Programme
    Development, Planning, and Management from a recognized Institution of
    Higher Learning.
  • 5
    years’ experience in Programmes development and management, project
    planning and management as well as experience in basic financial
    management and with proven experience of working in Africa and a track
    record of effective management of PEPFAR/USAID funded programmes in a
    reputable organisation.
  • Knowledge
    and experience of programme management in health related NGOs is an added

to apply:

APCA will offer a
competitive salary commensurate with skills and experience for each post.

Please send your full CV,
covering letter, copies of academic certificates and the names of two referees
addressed to: Executive Director, African Palliative Care Association, P.O. Box
72518, Kampala, Uganda or hand deliver at plot 95 Dr Gibbons Road, Makindye.
Closing date for the receipt of applications is 27th January, 2013. Only short-listed candidates will be
contacted. To receive a full job description for each post and for more
information about APCA, please contact us through info@africanpalliativecare.orgor
visit our website at

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