Project Manager US Non-profit Careers – IntraHealth International

Job Title:      Project

Organisation: IntraHealth

Duty Station: Uganda

About US:

International is a non-profit organization based in Chapel Hill, North
Carolina, U.S.A. that has been in existence for over 30 years in more than 100
countries and it has empowered health workers to better serve communities in
need. IntraHealth fosters local solutions to health care challenges by
improving health worker performance, strengthening health systems, harnessing
technology, and leveraging partnerships. In collaboration with governments, nongovernmental
organizations, and private- sector organizations around the world, IntraHealth
champions the needs and contributions of health workers—from doctors and nurses
to community health workers to health facility managers—and works to ensure
they have the tools, supplies, information, training, and support they need to
provide communities they serve with the best possible opportunity for health
and well-being.

Job Summary:  The Project Manager (PM) will continuously
liaise between different members of the project technical team, who are based
in both Uganda and the United States, to facilitate communication and harmonize
activities across the team.  The PM will
contribute a deep understanding of the Ugandan healthcare system and family
planning interventions to support the implementation, supervision, evaluation,
and refinement of project activities. The PM will plan and execute all research
activities and manage budgetary and logistical issues. The PM will report
day-to-day to RHITES-E’s Family Planning Advisor, and will also receive
technical inputs from US-based IntraHealth staff and ideas42 staff.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Point Person

  • Serve as primary point of contact for project and maintain
    continuous communication between Uganda and US-based project technical
    team, including RHITES-E staff, IntraHealth/US staff, ideas42 staff, and
    other in-country stakeholders.
  • Convene, lead, and document weekly full-team Zoom conference calls;
    communicate via email with US-based team; attend and contribute to
    RHITES-E staff meetings in Mbale
  • Align and harmonize technical inputs from IntraHealth/US staff,
    ideas42, and other stakeholders with RHITES-E priorities, for smooth
    project implementation.


  • Plan and execute all project activities. Site preparation,
    intervention testing, and measurement activities may involve extended
    periods of field travel to remote sites (1-2 weeks at a time).
  • Contribute local contextual knowledge (understanding of cultural
    norms, health system structure, service delivery, etc.) to inform
    intervention implementation, testing, and measurement.
  • Contribute knowledge of Family Planning Interventions to inform
    intervention implementation, testing, and measurement.
  • Ensure research ethics procedures are followed, including in-country
    IRB approval, data collector supervision, and field-based activity
  • Draft and revise project reports and other technical documents in
    coordination with RHITES-E staff, US-based IntraHealth staff and ideas42;
    reproduce print materials as needed
  • Plan and participate in dissemination of project results including
    meetings with partners, government & community stakeholders, and the
    greater global health community including presentations, publications,
    conference abstracts, etc.
  • Organize field travel for the project technical team, partners and
    international visitors.


  • Attend behavioral science “bootcamp” training workshops and related
  • Participate in and complete behavioral science bootcamp projects and
  • Coordinate training activities and other special events in Kampala,
    as necessary.

Grant Management

  • Participate in budget and activity planning activities.
  • Hire and coordinate training of short-term consultants and research
    assistants, such as data collectors and translators, interpreters.
  • Work with the finance department and US-based program officer to
    track expenses; submit monthly expenses for inclusion in QuickBooks.
  • Ensure real expenditures and real activities align with workplan;
    review budget and activity plan with local finance team, as needed
  • Ensure compliance of all IntraHealth and donor procurement
  • Manage other tasks, as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the IntraHealth Project Manager job
    placement must hold a Master’s degree in public health, social development
    or related field and at least five years of relevant work experience or
    Bachelor’s degree and at least 8 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience implementing family planning interventions at district
    and sub-district levels
  • Experience managing research projects
  • Experience with international donor-supported projects and US-based
  • Knowledge of Ugandan healthcare system, sexual reproductive health
  • Demonstrated skills in data collection, data management, ethical
    research implementation
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; experience writing
    reports, giving presentations, and attending multi-organizational
    stakeholder meetings
  • Ability to draft and monitor project budgets and formulate financial
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work an alternative schedule (including evenings and
    weekends), as requested
  • Travel to field study sites


  • Prior field work experience in Eastern Uganda districts
  • Knowledge of behavioral science and/or human-centered design
  • Qualitative research experience
  • Project advocacy skills
  • Fluency in local languages.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills with both Ugandan and international
  • Strong organizational, planning, multi-tasking, administrative, and
    management skills
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite and data analysis software package
  • Fluency in spoken and written English

How to Apply:

All candidates who
wish to join IntraHealth International in the aforementioned capacity should
apply online at the link below.


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