NGO Jobs – Programme Development Manager at AMREF

Organisation: AMREF
Job Summary: The role of program development Manager will be to work with SMT and team leaders to identify, design and develop programme interventions and ensure compliance with AMREF program Development guidelines and corporate country strategies and donor guidelines. The role will include scanning the AMREF environment for innovative ideas and concepts that warrants development, quality assurance and ensure that development happens.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
1.      Strategic
·         Design and implement a strategy to identify and secure sources of funding and resources to support AMREF’S evolving work with the communities.
·         Identify and proactively pursue grant and fundraising opportunities
·         Prepare grant applications, concept notes and proposals.
·         Coordinate fundraising activities and events
·         Seek in kind and pro bono support from relevant Companies and service providers
·         Build a solid donor base representing the local and international communities with a view to expanding AMREF’S services.
·         Build strategic and lasting partnerships with investors, donors and private sector partners
·         Oversee the identification, creation and initiation of programes relevant to the organisations work and act as the technical advisor to the Country Director.
·         Ensures programme growth by participating in the development of new project initiatives.
·         Operations Research and knowledge management
·         Support the project teams to develop and conduct appropriate Operations Research in the programme
·         Responsible for maintaining confidential files and information regarding the project.
Conduct periodic staff performance appraisal in accordance with AMREF’ s appraisal policy
·         Develop a participatory and supportive AMREF team to ensure innovation and professional growth through Building team spirit to increase productivity.
2.     Networking
·         Liaise and network with relevant AMREF partners and collaborators to improve AMREF visibility, coordination of activities and promotion of shared advocacy agenda
·         Establish formal and informal networks with Government and non Government partners
·         Actively build collaborative relationships with African and international government agencies, embassies, key stakeholders and other like minded organisations at national, regional and international level with a view of securing awareness of and financial support for AMREF’s work.
3.     Financial
·         Secure suitable funding and resources to support AMREF’s operational requirements.
·         Participate in Financial forecasting at the project and organisational level to determine necessary funding and resource requirements
·         Manage effective tracking of grant income insuring that all allocated finances are collected and acquitted in a timely manner
·         Promote effective financial, administration within the organisation including dialogue with the Country Director, SMT members and other staff.
·         Establish and implement transparent, budget monitoring systems and uphold the highest level of organisational governance.
·         Ensure due diligence in the delivery of projects activities and budgets spending
·         Advise management and staff on user friendly financial management systems, tools and procedures for the successful delivery of projects within budgets
·         Guide management on contract negotiations, grant cash flow requirements, cost recovery requirements and potential funding gaps.
·         Support and participate in internal and external audit requirements.
4.     Monitoring and Evaluation
·         Oversee organisational compliance with statutory regulations, contractual obligations and donor administrative requirements
·         Ensure that periodic project reviews are done with key stakeholders/partners
·         Guide the project teams while designing/preparing for project reviews/evaluations
5.     Capacity and Team Building
·         Promote participatory and supportive management of the AMREF team on site to ensure innovation and professional growth
6.     Reporting
·         Prepare and review high quality financial and narrative reports relating to grants and donations
·         Create and maintain a time table for financial reporting and necessary audits
7.     Systems Development
·         Assessing and providing advice on improving the effectiveness of existing systems and tools for project and programme management.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         Masters Degree in Public Health or relevant area is an added advantage.
Degree in Finance, Economics, international development or related field
Post graduate degree in public health or closely related field.
·         A minimum of 5 years experience in fundraising, grant management, proposal writing in an NGO setting
·         Experience of advocacy, operations research and publications in the health field
·         Evidence of documentation of project experiences to support programme development and evidence-based advocacy
·         Producing high quality financial and activity reports for donors and organisational use in a timely fashion
·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated success in writing proposals and grant applications
·         Demonstrated success in building effective networks and relationships that engage donors, governments and other stakeholders to support project objectives.
·         Integrated health programme development
·         Health strategy development, resource mobilization and proposal writing
·         Interpersonal and people management
·         Leadership and team building
Personal Competencies:
  • Strategic Orientation
  • Analytical
  • Decisive
  • Results oriented
  • Team leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Integrity
How to apply: 
If you believe you are the ideal candidate to join our dynamic team we are looking for, please send your cover letter and an updated CV including three work related referees to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF Uganda by e-mail to .Emails should not exceed 2MB.
Deadline: Monday 6th May 2013.
NB: We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.
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