26 August 2016

Project Director NGO Job Opportunity - PKF Uganda

Job Title:      Project Director
Organization: PKF Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About Us:
PKF Uganda envisions being the leading Regional Firm, with a recognized global presence providing total quality and personalized service through relationships and empowered manpower and it has been in existence since 1964. Our client in the NGO Health Sector has an upcoming funding opportunity with a start date in April 2017.

Job Summary: The Project Director will monitor the implementation of compliance oriented systems, strategies and procedures for strengthening health systems in liaison with Ministry of Health (MoH), District Health Teams (DHT), other government sectors involved in the HIV response to ensure sustainability of PEPFAR and post-PEPFAR activities in line with HIV/AIDS National Strategic Plan (NSP) and organizational mission.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Develop/update and monitor the implementation of governing policies, procedures and tools for Grants, sub -awarding Management and end of grants management among sub-awardees in line with the program objectives and Organization Mission.
·         Serve as the primary representative for the project during the regional multi-sectorial health strategic & periodic costed planning, policy/standard operating procedure updates to foster integration of the project objectives and track progress of project implementation trends during awardee’ performance review meetings in line with NSP and the National Priority Action Plan (NPAP)
·         Develop and monitor the implementation of a 'governing structure/organogram for the awardees which promotes the engagement of the 'donor in charge' and awardee joint ownership and management of the grant in line with the approved awardee cycle governing policy
·         Develop and monitor the implementation of a Project business continuity plan and periodic project plan while engaging all project key stakeholders then manage the budget in line with the project's strategic foundations, financial guidelines and Donor's guidelines.
·         Provide leadership by charting project direction in relation to the current status vs expected then monitor the achievement of targeted sustainable growth, quality improvements and public value through the 6 pillars of Health systems strengthening as projected in the approved project plan.
·         Develop and monitor the implementation of a balance scorecard for the project and then periodically submit periodic reports to the key stakeholders in line with awardee governing policy and the donor reporting guidelines
·         Develop and monitor the implementation of 'regulatory and auditing' systems and guidelines for conducting internal grant management evaluation and enhance compliance of the awardees to the donor requirements and expected MoH standards for HIV/STI/TB in line with the NSP and the National Priority Action Plan (NPAP).
·         Develop a strategic framework for developing & maintaining partnerships and networks
·         between Ministry of Health leadership with Implementing Partners, PLHIV Networks and the District Health Teams, private sector, Non-Governmental Organizations and other government sectors involved in the HIV response for a comprehensive, relevant and harmonized interventions
·         Develop and maintain a competent & motivated "team of project leaders" through implementing HR support activities in line with the Human resources manual.
·         Monitor the implementation of initiatives for conducting operational research on 'health systems strengthening' and as well write fundable and grants proposals for program continuity in line with Organization research and donor guidelines of given projects.
·         Carry out periodic awardee evaluations in terms of 'mobilization of resources from
·         local revenue for investments in HIV/AIDS management' and grants performance as per their sub grant eligibility, sub grant management through appropriate resource allocation and mutual accountability for both resources and results across all partners in organization grants policy and NPAP objectives

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant should preferably hold a Master’s degree in public health, or its equivalent with a degree in Medicine.
·         At least five (5) years’ experience in health systems strengthening, project management, and financial management, especially in the context of HIV/AIDS issues and programs, with two (2) years’ experience in a national or resource-challenged setting with preference a developing country.
·         Prior experience in program design, strategic planning, program management and implementation, especially within a developing country context.
·         Previous exposure and experience working with donor funded health programs is preferred.
·         Excellent interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy, required to establish and maintain a wide range of senior level and working level contacts with HIV/AIDS programs in government, non-governmental, and private-sector circles.
·         Ability to work effectively within team and interagency environments.
·         Skills in monitoring and evaluation frame works, risk mapping, auditing & fostering compliance.
·         Willingness to spend 60% of the time in the regions

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an email application with a fully updated CV and academic documents, email address and day-time telephone contact to this E-mail address; pkfhr@ug.pkfea.com

Deadline: 2nd September 2016

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