World Vision Uganda Jobs – Project Manager

Job Title:      Project
Organisation:  World Vision Uganda
Reports to: Programme Manager
Project:                    East Africa Maternal, Newborn and
Child Health Project
Duty Station:          Kitgum, Uganda
About WVU:
Vision Uganda (WVU) is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy
Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and
communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 40 districts
in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will
not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children.
All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable
background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision
for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will
to make it so.”
Job Summary: The Project Manager will
provide overall leadership and management of the MNCH project in line with
Ministry of Health and World Vision International global programming policies
and guidelines.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Identify and build strategic networks with other actors
    to support the district in
    implementation of MNCH strategies including Malaria and Nutrition
    programming, community systems strengthening and Health Advocacy
  • Provide overall leadership, management and guidance to
    the development of project designs and Annual Operation Plans of EAMNCH
    project and technical advice to other nutrition projects
  • Work in cooperation with the Ministry of Health to
    improve government interventions in the area of MNCH and nutrition
  • Representation and advocacy for World Vision and other
    MNCH/nutrition programming at National Level forums
  • Work with line World Vision staff and district partners
    to technically interpret the MNCH technical approaches in the EAMNCH
    proposal to facilitate implementation of key activities.
  • Strengthen the Internal coordination with other World
    Vision projects in the district such as HIV/AIDS, Food security and WASH
  • Provide technical guidance to the field team and monitor
    implementation of MNCH activities
  • Ensure World Vision’s institutional learning and
    experiences in MNCH activities feed into EAMNCH’s program development and
    vice versa.
  • Facilitate effective monitoring, documentation and
    reporting, incompliance with agreed standards
  • Manage, supervise and build capacity of staff in project
    development, management and implementation.
  • Manage project finances and assets
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • Degree in Nursing, Environmental Health, Public Health
    or any related discipline.
  • Has experience in 
    and an in-depth understanding of working with the Ministry of
    Health and Local Governments
  • At least 3 years of technical health project management
    experience in nutrition programming, preferably focused on maternal,
    newborn and child health.
  • Has experience in working with communities with good
    knowledge of Public Health System and structures
  • Strong policy analysis and advocating skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a facilitative and
    participative approach. 
  • Superior communication skills – ability to coordinate
    people at all levels – government partners, donors, communities and staff
    with diplomacy, tact and collaboration.
  • Good budget management skills 
  • A mature and committed Christian, able to stand above
    denominational diversities.
How to apply:
interested job applicants should submit their applications and complete
Curriculum Vitae, via email to  Please address the application to the People
and Culture Manager and do indicate the post title in the email subject line.
Deadline: Friday 17th May, 2013
female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply)
do appreciate your interest in working with us. However, only short listed
candidates will be contacted.
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