United Nations UNOPS / WSSCC USF Project Vacancies – Programme Manager at Ministry of Health

Job Title:    Programme Manager
Organization: Ministry of Health
Project Name: United Nations UNOPS / Water Supply and
Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) Uganda Sanitation Fund (USF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Assistant Commissioner Environment Health
About US:
The Ministry of Health
receives funding from UNOPS/WSSCC to support the Uganda Sanitation Fund (USF)
Programme. The USF overall objective is to contribute to reduction of morbidity
and mortality rates through improved sanitation and hygiene with a focus on
building sustainable and improved sanitation and hygiene facilities, stopping
open defecation and promoting handwashing with soap. The programme is
implemented in 30 districts, largely located in the Teso, Lango and West Nile
regions and is managed by the Ministry of Health.
Job Summary: The Programme Manager shall provide overall
leadership and technical oversight for the overall management of the Uganda
Sanitation Fund (USF) programme. .
Key Duties and
  • Actively
    coordinate the preparation of work plans and budgets for the program.
  • Oversight
    and monitoring implementing of program outputs against set targets
    including management of USF financing modalities. Submission of program
    reports and proposals for review of the program
  • Regularly
    review district financial and technical reporting and advise on
    disbursement of funds to districts.
  • Coordination
    of program procurement activities Coordination of capacity development
    activities for sub-grantees (districts) and program employees for
    effective and efficient implementation of the programme.
  • In
    charge of the design of strategies for improved programme implementation.
  • Coordination
    of documentation of program activities and sharing of experiences.
  • Mentoring
    and supervision of program employees
  • Represent
    the program in sanitation- working groups, dialogue with donors, and
    thematic working groups.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    Programme Manager should hold a Bachelor of Environmental Health science
    Degree from a recognised institution with a Master’s Degree in Public
    Health or Environmental Health Sciences. Hold a Diploma in Public
    Administration, Human Resource Management, Financial Management or Project
    Planning & Management
  • At
    least ten years’ working experience, three of which should be in a
    management position in an established organisation.
  • At
    least a year’s experience in managing donor funded projects
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and communication skills.
Age: Below sixty years old.
NB: Officers already working with the Uganda
Sanitation Fund/ Environmental Health Division or sub grantees need not to
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications with an updated  curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and
testimonials, and at least three referees, one of whom MUST be from your
current or previous employer should be addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Health,
Plot 6 Lourdel Road,
P.O. Box 7272,
Kampala. Uganda
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted. Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification of
the candidate.
Deadline: Friday, 26th June,
2015 by 12:00 noon

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