Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) Career Opportunity – Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG)

Job Title:      Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)
Organization: Uganda Health
Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party
About US:
Uganda Health
Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG) is a Company Limited by Guarantee, whose Vision is
“A good life for all Ugandans.” We envision a Ugandan society with good life,
when products and services in Reproductive Health, HIV, Malaria and Child
Health are accessible, affordable and effectively utilized by all those in
need.  Our Mission is “To improve the
quality of life of Ugandans, through the provision of superior and affordable
health care solutions.”  Our Core Values
are; Integrity, Transparency, Accountability, Teamwork, Excellence,
Flexibility, and Equity.
About UHMG Project:
UHMG will be
implementing a Social Marketing Project. 
The program’s goal is to contribute to a reduction in new HIV
infections, total fertility, maternal and child mortality, malnutrition and
malaria, and to improve access to family planning. This four-year activity aims
to increase the breadth and depth of family planning service delivery in
Uganda, by strengthening systems, improving quality of services,
increasing  availability of, access to,
and demand for quality family planning services, and support the health sector
– public and private – to sustain higher family planning service utilization
Job Summary: The Deputy
Chief of Party (DCOP) will lead, coordinate and provide Technical oversight of
the Social Marketing Program in the absence of the COP.  The DCOP will support the COP in activity
implementation and management. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
The incumbent will deputize for the C.O.P in the
management of the project or as assigned.
Provided leadership to the technical team in
planning, implementation, and monitoring of project activities.
Manage technical issues related to Sexual
Reproductive Health, TMA, Market segmentation, and capacity building.
Oversee and coordinate timely development of work
Lead and coordinate timely development and
submission of project reports.
Coordinate with program, finance, and operations
staff to ensure operational systems are in place to support field activities,
including logistics (transport, warehousing, and asset management),
procurement, security, administration, and human resources.
The incumbent will mentor, supervise and carryout
performance monitoring evaluation for the following: Manager, SRH (Sexual
Reproductive Health), Manager, MCH (Maternal Child Health), Manager, HSS
(Health Systems Strengthening), Manager, GC (Grants and Compliance), Manager,
RP (Regional Programs) and Manager, SBCC (Social and Behavior Change Communication)
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a
Master’s Degree or higher in Public Health, Social or Behavioral Sciences, or
other related degree within the Social Sciences field.
Working knowledge of and experience with USG-funded
activity management, policies and procedures will be an added advantage.
At least eight years of progressively increasing
responsibility working in public health in the fields of Social Marketing,
Sexual Reproductive Health  and/or the
private sector.
In-depth program experience in the East African
region and an appropriate balance of technical, financial, administrative,
managerial and interpersonal experience and oversight.
Broad working knowledge and experience in health
service delivery in the private, public, and social marketing sectors.
Previous experience managing social marketing
private sector activities of a similar scope and size in developing countries.
Depth and breadth of knowledge of, and experience
in, social marketing programming.
Demonstrated management skills, including relevant
experience in direct supervision of professional staff
Past exposure and experience in private sector
approaches and in successfully implementing social marketing and behavior
change communication programs.
Previous experience in effectively interacting with
host country agencies including private sector, central and local government,
development partners, civil society is essential.
Proven leadership skills in working collaboratively
with other donors, host country institutions, and international organizations.
Working knowledge of consumer marketing concepts and
Skilled leader with ability to oversee and motivate
staff for sound, effective, and results-based performance.
Ability to effectively present information to top
management, public, and/or donors.
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific
thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and
concrete variables.
Ability to work in fast-paced dynamic environment
with multiple partners. Flexible and independent.
Excellent organizational, analytical, and oral and
written communication skills (in English).
Excellent past performance references.
How to Apply:  
If you believe
you match the requirements listed above, please deliver your resume (CV),
copies of certificates, references, and cover letter clearly indicating
position applied for on the “top left-hand side of the envelope”
Either to: The
Director Human Resource and Organizational Development, Uganda Health Marketing
Group Ltd. (UHMG), Plot 20-21, 27-28, Martyrs Crescent, Ntinda.  Deliver your application documents to the
UHMG Office Reception.
Or: Send the
electronic documents to: with the job role clearly indicated
in the email subject line.
Friday 27th November 2015 by 16:00 hours (East African time)

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