Project Officer Job Careers - Ministry of Health (MoH)

Job Title:       Project Officer
Organization: Ministry of Health (MoH)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Component Coordinator for Component 3 at NIRA

About US:
The Government of the Republic of Uganda has received financing from the International Development Association (IDA) towards the implementation of the Uganda Reproductive Maternal and Child Health Services Improvement Project herein after referred to as the “Project.” The objectives of the Project are to: (i) to improve utilization of essential health services with a focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services in target districts; and (ii) Scale up birth and death registration BDR) services.

Job Summary: The Project Officer will support the implementation of the workplan for Component 3 on Strengthening Capacity to Scale-up Delivery of Births and Deaths Registration Services. The successful candidate will coordinate the scheduling of activities, consolidating progress reports, receiving and processing and processing correspondence and liaison with Ministry of Health.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Oversee implementation of scheduled project activities and mobilise all departments responsible so that activities are implemented on schedule.
  • Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and adhoc Project progress reports.
  • Work as secretary for Project related meetings.
  • Maintain project records, assets and correspondence.
  • Offer timely support in component management and supervision
  • Keenly monitor the progress of implementation of the Project activities at NIRA
  • The incumbent will provide administrative and logistical support to the Project Team at NIRA
  • Regular follow-up and liaise with District Local Governments, Ministry of Health and other key stakeholders that are involved in the implementation of the project.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants must be Ugandan Nationals with a basic university degree in Social Sciences, Economics, Business Administration or any other related field.
  • Possession of a Master's Degree in Public Health, Project Management, Development Studies, Demography, International Relations, MBA or a related discipline
  • At least seven years’ experience in design, implementation and monitoring of development projects funded by multi-lateral or bilateral agencies.
  • Previous experience in the public sector is desired
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines with minimum supervision
  • Computer literate and competent in the use of MS Word and Ms Excel.
  • Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong coaching and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision and meet strict deadlines.
  • Demonstrated integrity and confidentiality in handling public matters/resources
  • Willingness to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders, especially the primary stakeholders;
  • Familiarity with government systems and procedures
  • Familiarity with World Bank/ related multi-lateral or bilateral agencies' systems and procedures

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandans are encourage to hand deliver their applications with updated Curriculum Vitae and copies of all your academic qualification plus other relevant supporting documents to the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, P.O. Box 7272, Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 24th July 2017 by 5:00pm

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