Danish NCD Alliance Partnership Jobs – Program Director at UNCDA

Job Title:    Program Director
Organization: Uganda Non-Communicable Disease Alliance
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Uganda Non-Communicable
Disease Alliance (UNCDA) is a joint initiative by three voluntary
organizations; Uganda Diabetes Association, Uganda Heart-Research Foundation
and Uganda Cancer Society, in partnership with the Danish NCD Alliance. UNCDA
works with a wide range of partners with an aim of preventing and controlling
cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other NCDs by empowering communities.
Job Summary: The Program Director will be mainly responsible
for implementing strategic goals and objectives of the organization in order to
deliver UNCDA’s mandate. The incumbent will work in close consultation with the
Board chairperson so as to support the Board to fulfill its governance
functions and give direction and leadership toward effective management of the
institution and its entities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Board Administration and Support: Provide information and administrative support to the Board to facilitate
its operations.
Strategic Direction:
  • Steer
    the formulation of UNCDA’s strategy in order to determine the direction of
    UNCDA and its entities.
  • Set
    up systems to effectively manage the secretariat and district branches.
Financial Management:
  • The
    incumbent will be tasked to prepare financial plans for Board approval and
    implement them to achieve UNCDA’s mandate.
  • Cost
    effectively manages the institution’s resources in order to attain the
    highest value for all stakeholders.
  • Maintain
    oversight of the financial control and ensure judicious utilization of
    funds and other resources under UNCDA’s and its entities in accordance
    with set policies.
Fundraising (nonprofit-specific): Design and implement fundraising strategies to ensure that UNCDA’s
programs and activities are adequately resourced.
Program Delivery: Manage
the design, promotion, and delivery of quality programs and services.
Human Resource Management:
  • Establish
    and /or review policies to enable efficient management of UNCDA’s human
    resources and create a conducive work environment.
  • Foster
    growth of a strong, dedicated and productive management and volunteer
Community and Public Relations:
  • Ensure
    that the organization and its programs are consistently presented in a
    strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders.
  • Build
    good communication between the Organization and the Board as well as
  • Performs
    any other duties as requested by the Board.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    ideal candidate for the UNCDA Program Director vacancy should hold a
    Master’s Degree preferably in Business Administration, Project Planning,
    Management or Social Sector Planning
  • At
    least five years of progressive experience in similar positions/ roles
  • Proven
    leadership ability in Strategic Development
  • Proven
    experience in resource mobilization & fund development.
  • Ability
    to build a membership organization
  • Strong
    management and supervisory skills
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; strong
      presentation skills
    • Good Advocacy and negotiation skills
  • Prior
    experience in Management of voluntary organisations
  • Past
    exposure and experience working with health support organisations.
How to Apply:  
All candidates are encouraged
to send their applications with certified copies of academic transcripts, updated
CVs with contact addresses of three professional work related referees to the
Board Chairperson UNCDA, plot 731 Mawanda Road, Kamwokya or call 0312513672 for
direction. All applications should be delivered to the above address during
official working hours (8.30 am to 4.30pm).
Deadline: 23rd June, 2015 by 4.30pm
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