Program Manager Jobs – East African NCD Alliance


Job Title:    Program Manager

Organisation: East African NCD Alliance 

Duty Station:  Kampala,

English and any other East African main languages is an added asset


About US:

The East African NCD
Alliance was formed in 2015 as an umbrella union of national Non-Communicable
Diseases Alliances (NCDs) from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and
Zanzibar. The member National Alliances are united by the overarching goal of
working towards the prevention and control of NCDs in their respective
countries. They are each constituted by a strong membership of the different
national societies of non-communicable diseases (such as Cancer Societies,
Diabetes Associations, Cardiovascular Disease Associations), patients
associations and other civil society organizations working in the area of
non-communicable diseases.


Job Summary:  The Program Manager is based in Uganda but
s/he works to help create and establish a professional field presence for
EANCDA in the whole region. S/he provides oversight for program development,
program implementation, information management, financial management, audit,
monitoring, evaluation, and capacity building in accordance with donor agencies
and along EANCDA guidelines. Further, s/he contributes and leads the
dissemination of results and project achievements and is ultimately accountable
for the program quality assurance, synergy and impact in line with donor and
EANCDA commitments. In collaboration with the Country national Alliances
Managers, s/he assumes the responsibility for EANCDA representation; donor
liaison; fundraising; facilitating EANCDAs work through partner organizations;
EANCDA program strategy development. Candidates from East African region that
meet the requirements bellow are all encouraged to apply.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Programme strategic

and accountable for the programmatic management of EANCDA Programmes.

Lead the
design and development of project strategies and plans with project teams in
line with the overall EANCDA strategies,

and strengthen project staffs’ understanding on Project Cycle Management,
partnership and participatory capacity assessment of country Alliances and
other partner organisations.

that project staff are implementing programme activities in line with donor
requirements to achieve project outcomes,

staff are conducting regular project monitoring, review and evaluation to
achieve quality programmes

the preparation of timely and cost-effective operational plans, budgets and
strategic plans with the project teams

Programme financial

Act as
accounting officer of EANCDA, by ensuring that the financial management and
accounting of the organization is working well and effective.

the budget planning processes to ensure that project funds are expended
according to laid down procedures and plans

to both the Board and to the donors through the Board

day to Financial management and accounting processes of EANCDA

Human Resources
Management, Compliances and Capacity Building

that this position supervises:

o   Direct Reports Indirect Reports

o   Programme officer

o   Finance and Administration Officer

o   Project Assistant

o   Finance and Administrative

o   Assistant and Volunteers

closely with the individual Program Officer in the day-to-day running of the

HR management processes providing advice on the management of all staff to
ensure that it is carried out within EANCDA stated policies, practices and
procedures as well as the country employment laws

the mentoring and training of relevant staff to ensure that they have the
appropriate skill levels for their positions and are developing to their full

direct support to Programme Officers, Project Assistants, Project Supervisors
and other supporting staff in the form of system/tools development, capacity
building, problem solving, implementation and sustainability of the project
with partners

policies and procedures that guide and support EANCDA activities, ensure
compliance to code of conduct and Patients, gender and Patients protection.

lead in implementing of the recruitment and appraisal process of staff in
consultation with the Board.

Programme Quality,
Accountability and Reporting

project staff to improve project quality and monitor programme impact through
quality supervision, coaching and directing

special focus on maintaining a coherent M&E and reporting system, enhancing
staff M&E capacities, documenting program strategies, processes,
experiences and lessons learned; disseminating findings from various programme
experience; and sharing EANCDA ’s project information in relevant regional
level forums.

submission of proper accountabilities of project funds and quality narrative
report in line with donor requirements.

quarterly updates of lessons learned and best practices to Board in the absence
of the PD, project teams and stakeholders.

Networking, Representation, and Communication

linkages, collaboration and networking with other civil society organizations
and government and other relevant institutions to enhance EANCDA visibility and
Programme activities

EANCDA in various platforms and maintain positive linkages with government,
regional governments and other relevant stakeholders with regard to EANCDA


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold a BA/BSc level Degree in Social Sciences, Public Health,
Development Studies and other discipline relevant to EANCDA program focus areas
(Health and NCDs, organizational development etc)


MA/MSc. Or MA-Public Health, Degree with Postgraduate/specialized training in
project planning, monitoring/evaluation.

Three to
five years of previous management experience of humanitarian assistance,
rehabilitation and/or development programs.

practical experience in project/programme management and report writing

work experience with international NGOs and/or non-profit organizations

NGO experience in program design, development and management.

and report writing skills,

in liaising with government officials and a variety of donors.

across cultures and ethnic groups

organizational skills and ability to multi-task on a constant basis

interpersonal communication skills to build rapport with staff, partners,
government officials, donors and community leaders

to work under pressure meeting deadlines in a fast-paced fluid environment

and flexible with good problem-solving skills

proactive self-starter able to work independently

cross-cultural communication skills

of good and acceptable dress code, good PR acumen

planning skills

of program management tools and procedures.

of people management skills, particularly influence management, organizational
assessment and development.

knowledge of budgetary control and financial management, including ability to
read and understand financial data.

and verbal communication in English Language,

to secure donor funding

experience in proposal development and report writing

In addition, proposals packaging, gender mainstreaming, governance, civil
society strengthening skills; and a positive attitude with a mind-set of
delivering development services in a professional manner. Also, must display
competencies of excellence, integrity, respect, innovation, pro-active problem
solving, and adaptability.


Desired (asset):

of NCDs burden in the region

in organizational development and quality improvement.


How to Apply:

If you are that
person we are looking for, please send your application, letter one page and a

maximum of 2 pages
CV to copy


Deadline:  9th
March, 2021 by 5:00pm


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