Deputy Project Manager NGO Careers – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Job Title:      Deputy
Project Manager

Organisation: Rakai
Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Duty Station: Uganda

About US:

Rakai Health
Sciences Program is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery
organization. It strives to improve the quality of life of the local population
through a combination of community based research, curative services and
prevention strategies in the District of Rakai, South Western Uganda. It is
based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute – Entebbe and Kalisizo in Rakai

Job Summary:  The Deputy Project Manager will assist the
project manager to as he/she oversees the implementation of HIV prevention,
care and treatment activities in the 12 districts of the Greater Masaka region.
The position holder will specifically support district-led programming for a
decentralized HIV/AIDS response and provide leadership for the functioning of
Community based organizations (CBOs) sub granted by RHSP in line with donor and
respective GoU guidelines. He/she will support the initiation, planning,
coordination and evaluation of activities designed to enhance capabilities,
governance and functionality of CBOs and DHTs in Masaka region.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide technical assistance to DHTs regarding planning and managing
    of sub-grants agreements to ensure that they submit requests and accounts
    for funds
  • Support the monitoring of district-led programming activities and
    sub-granting to both the districts & CBOs.
  • Organize regular stakeholders’ meetings all in the spirit of
    enhancing district-led programming.
  • Work with the regional teams to ensure timely planning, budgeting
    for all the CBOs supported activities in Masaka region
  • Provide leadership for the functioning of all community based
    organisations (CBOs) sub granted by RHSP. These include thjos supporting
    Community facility linkage, Orphan & Vulnerable, DREAMS in live with
    the Donor and Respective GoU guidelines
  • Work with the cluster teams to prepare regular briefings in relation
    to the performance of the CBOs & district-led programming activities.
  • Identify barriers to implementation of district-led programming and
    propose corrective action.
  • Identify barriers to implementation of activities by CBOs and
    propose corrective actions.
  • Assess compliance of the partner districts and CBOs to the terms and
    conditions of the principles of collaboration and Memorandums of
    understanding respectively.
  • Assess and report on and design capacity building and technical
    assistance interventions to the DHT and CBOs.
  • Conducting regular visits to the districts & CBOs to review
    performance and ensuring that districts and CBOs follow the finance
    agreements, and with the performance expectations as outlined in their
    work plans.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
    Deputy Project Manager job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and
    Surgery or a related health field.
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health
  • Advanced diploma in M&E or Project management is an added
    advantage with experience in Monitoring and Evaluation Programs
  • Specialized training in HIV/AIDS will be an advantage.
  • Three years’ experience in strategic planning, health systems
    strengthening (HSS) and participatory approaches.
  • Familiarity with the functioning of the decentralized Local Government
    System of Uganda.
  • Knowledge of PEPFAR/US Government programming policies and
    regulations, procedures and practices, which bear on project management in
    support of cooperative agreements.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work
    effectively with the DHTs and HFs.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in HIV/AIDS.
  • Project planning skills and a good understanding of sub granting
    systems to local governments and CBOs.

How to Apply:

All interested
candidates should send their applications including a cover letter, latest Copy
of CV (with 3 referees), copies of academic qualifications/certificates
addressed to the HR Manager to Please kindly indicate the Job
title under subject of the mail. Only Online applications will be considered.

Deadline: 21st June 2019

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