Program Manager, Uganda

Uganda, Uganda, Uganda
Last update 2024-07-22
Expires 2024-08-22
ID #2216973654
Program Manager, Uganda
Uganda, Uganda, Uganda,
Modified July 1, 2024


Overview : The Program Manager will be responsible for the program management and oversight of execution of interventions to effectively achieve the prioritized objectives.

The Program Manager will maintain working relationships with the key government institutions including Ministry of Health (MOH), National Drug Authority, National Medical Stores and government partners to support the effective implementation of the assigned programs. We are seeking an individual with proven public health program/project management skillssaving pediatric HIV treatment by >400%; coordinate with private sector suppliers to lower costs and expand access to malaria and diarrhea treatment; introduce point-of-care diagnostic technologies leading to scale up nationwide; introduce a new severe Responsibilities Program Management Support the development and execution of coherent programmatic strategies with context constrained resources and rapid changes.

Identify bottlenecks, develop innovative intervention strategies, and measure performance to achieve program objectives within set timelines.

Work with the Ministry of Health and other partners to develop capacity and create sustainable systems to ensure ongoing access to essential diagnostics and medicines for maternal and child health nationwide.

Assist the Ministry of Health in the development, review and update policies and strategic plans to support the effective delivery of treatments for the leading causes of maternal and child morbidity and mortality.

Provide oversight and thought partnership to regular and in-depth market analysis for multiple product categories and brands, including market sizing segmentation, trends and identification of opportunities.

Identify and pursue new areas of work and partnerships that will have dramatic and leveraged impact on health outcomes.

Maintain a thorough understanding of the essential medicines market in Uganda, and the overall health system throughout the country.

Design and implement monitoring and evaluation systems to measure impact and assess progress against respective projects’ goals.

Oversee different operational research initiatives.

Relationship Management Act as a facilitator for key relationships between governmental, donor entities, nongovernmental organizations and health service delivery points Work closely with respective MOH Program Managers to gather input and ensure alignment and buy in across all programmatic activities.

Build and maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders in government, donors and NGOs, and ensure coordination of resources and efforts.

Navigate complex stakeholder relationships and favorably influence decision making in a professional and collaborative manner.

Work independently with a diverse set of counterparts.

Build and maintain strong working relationships with pharmaceutical warehouses and other implementation partners in order to facilitate strategic alignment and partnership, as well as increase access to essential medicines.

Support development and submission of progress reports for MOH, global teams and donors.

People Management Manage, develop and motivate a team of 3-5 program members.

Be a role model and team player who demonstrates exceptionally high performance and harnesses the same from a diverse, talented and dynamic team.

Proactively identify and address programmatic, team management and performance management matters that arise.

Develop and maintain feedback mechanisms to ensure effective staff and team performance.

Financial Management Coordinate allocation of team resources and prioritization of team activities.

Support program budget planning, budget tracking, and budget reporting.

Prepare financial and donor reports on project budget execution. Problem Solving Asisst in identifying sensitive issues and escalate as needed.

Develop presentable insights and recommendations with guidance.

Analyze and draw conclusions from data.

Present findings from analysis to key stakeholders in a succinct manner Design approaches to collect data and improve processes Qualifications Master's degree strongly preferred in a business administration, scientific or health related discipline; or bachelor’s degree minimum with exceptional experience.

At least 7 years of working experience in the private or public sector, with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership A thorough understanding of the overall health systems priorities and gaps throughout Uganda including a strong understanding of public and private health and pharmaceutical supply chains.

Proven program management skills, based on several years of experience in strategic, operational, and/or financial management of complex, multi-stakeholder programs/projects.

Understanding of global health and development approaches Experience in the planning and execution of large-scale projects; including budgeting and activity planning.

Exceptional communication skills, including the ability to create compelling, logical presentations, using Power Point and other tools, and a structured and assured oral and written communication style.

Excellent interpersonal skills Demonstrated experience in building relationships and influencing stakeholders.

Demonstrated experience working in a multi-cultural environment.

Demonstrated experience managing complex projects involving multiple teams.

Entrepreneurial mindset, including ability to work independently, self-motivate, and propose and implement new ideas.

High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and internet applications.

Advantages Experience working and communicating with government officials and multilateral organizations in developing countries.

Strategic development skills, able to identify and pursue high-impact strategies in complex, uncertain, and evolving environments.

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Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Program manager

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