13 April 2016

Program Manager Hopenet Study Careers - Massachusetts General Hospital

Job Title:    Program Manager
Organisation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
Job Code: 001052

About US:
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Global Health seeks an experienced program manager to work on the “Health Outcomes, Progressive Entrepreneurship, and Networks” (“HopeNet”) Study, currently part of the MUST (Mbarara University of Science and Technology)-MGH Global Health Collaborative (GHC) based in South West Uganda. HopeNet is an interdisciplinary public health research study and implementation project that aims to improve the lives and livelihoods of 5,000 residents of Nyakabare Parish in Mbarara District, Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Project Management:
  • Ensure the smooth and effective implementation of all components of the HopeNet study, including quantitative and qualitative research and intervention projects
  • Develop and monitor annual work plans with the assistance of the Project Coordinators
  • (PCs) and PIs
  • Develop a tracking system for project deliverables and agree on a detailed delivery schedule in consultation with the PCs and PIs
  • Keenly monitor project goals and provide timely reminders to the management team on necessary steps and activities
  • Offer technical support in the development and submission of key quarterly or semi-annual reports for institutional and private philanthropic supporters
  • Fine-tune protocols developed by the PCs to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the HopeNet team
  • Manage the development, revision and submission of documents to the MUST and MGH/ Partners institutional review boards
  • Conduct weekly meetings with the management team, other collaborators, and contract employees.
  • Actively participate in MUST-MGH Research Collaboration meetings and activities and report important updates to the PIs
2. Personnel Management:
  • Direct supervision of PCs and Support Personnel (Finance Officer, Administrative Assistant, Data Manager and Project Driver)
  • Indirect supervision of two field teams and other team members
  • Support the hiring, technical training and ongoing professional mentorship of PCs and other staff as needed, including orientation to new implementation and research protocols, data collection instruments, and other efforts to ensure high quality project implementation, data collection and processing
3. Financial and Asset Management:
  • Develop and monitor annual budgets while ensuring optimal use of all resources
  • Regularly monitor and evaluate all related MGH subcontracts for HopeNet with Uganda-based contractors and vendors
  • Approve and monitor HopeNet’s procurement and maintenance of equipment and supplies, including the project vehicle
  • Approve and monitor use of petty cash under HopeNet’s activities and oversee study specific financial accountability systems
  • Work closely with MUST Grants Office to ensure smooth operation regarding budgeting, HR and other higher level administrative issues

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree with significant experience required
  • Possession of a Master’s degree in business administration, public health or related fields is preferred;
  • Substantial experience managing programs in sub-Saharan Africa may substitute
  • Two years’ experience in managing programs with multiple components is required; prior experience implementing these in sub-Saharan Africa is preferred
  • The applicant should have a minimum of two years’ experience in managing programs with multiple components is required;
  • Prior experience implementing these in sub-Saharan Africa is preferred
  • The ideal candidate will come either from a development/implementation background or a public health research background
  • Possess exceptional managerial skills in a cross cultural setting.
  • Excellent administrative, communication, leadership, and team-building skills are required (spoken and written English); experience with mentoring and/or teaching is a plus
  • Computer literacy i.e. facility with Microsoft Office suite applications is required; beginning to intermediate experience with specialty software (such as Stata or R) is a plus
  • Proven ability to work independently, multi-task and deliver high quality work on time and with minimal supervision is required
  • The ideal candidate must have the social and cultural intelligence and flexibility to effectively engage and interact with diverse groups in Mbarara
  • Proven ability to prioritize, be flexible and remain organized and detail oriented in a fluctuating environment is crucial
  • The successful candidate will aspire to the highest standards of excellence, must be self-driven, and should bring a sustained level of high energy toward developing creative solutions to obstacles and achieving project goals

How to Apply: 
All suitably and interested candidates should apply online at the web link below.

Click Here -> Type Job number: 3014952

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