Program Manager Non-profit Careers – Joint Medical Store (JMS)

Job Title:  Program Manager

Organisation: Joint Medical Store (JMS)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Joint Medical Store (JMS) is a Church founded private not-for-profit organization whose mission is to supply medicines, medical equipment and related healthcare services, and training of assured quality to the people of Uganda at affordable prices; Whereas Gradian Health Systems is in the business of curating, manufacturing and selling medical technology and equipment.


Job Summary:  The Program Manager will provide effective coordination in implementation of planned program activities for successful achievement of the planned JMS / USAID deliverables.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the project complies with award terms and conditions, USAID policies and regulations, and that systems are in place to mitigate risk of fraud, waste and abuse including maintaining relationships with USAID mission.
  • Provision of leadership and expertise in the procurement of HIV Antiretroviral and related commodities for PNFP sector.
  • Oversee the development and execution of sourcing strategies across all product categories
  • Ensure the execution of standards, controls, policies, procedures and performance metrics to effectively and efficiently manage the acquisition and reporting of third-party spend
  • Conduct project review meetings with key stakeholders to assess risk, review future strategies, and identify potential cost down and improvement opportunities
  • Identify areas for improvement to continually drive project performance and achieve project objectives
  • Maintain strong working relationships with strategic suppliers to assure cost, quality, and delivery targets are met
  • Develop, communicate and administer procurement team performance and development plans and appraisals
  • Oversee the project management team to ensure strong communication and coordination with and between all team members
  • Approve purchase orders, bids and supplier contracts in line with the overall procurement strategy, budgetary constraints and project contract terms.


  • Coordination with USAID
  • Supervision of staff under the project

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Qualification in any of the following; Master’s Degree in Public Health Management or Business Administration, or Supply Chain Management, CIPS or any other related field.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, Medicine, Public Health or Health Services Management
  • A minimum of ten years of demonstrated recent experience of a Senior role in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment; and/or quality improvement/quality assurance; health systems strengthening; supply chain; and operations research.
  • At least seven years’ experience in managing US government procurement/supply chain public health programs or projects of similar scope and size, including program financial and administration management, contractual compliance, sub award management, and tracking project performance and costs via specific funding streams.
  • At least five years’ international experience in development, managing, overseeing, and evaluating public health programs of similar size and complexity.


How to Apply:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting their  applications, resume, copies of academic certificates, testimonials and three referees (who are not relatives) with their day time telephone contacts. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


Applications may be hand delivered to JMS Head office, Reception Desk or Email to


Please address your applications to:

The Manager Human Resources & Administration

Joint Medical Store

P.O. Box 4501



Deadline:  19th January 2022


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