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Thursday 10 April 2014

Project Manager - International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

Job Title: Project Manager
Organisation: International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director

About Us:
The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) is an international non-governmental organization strong in technical assistance, operational research and education, addressing the challenges of tuberculosis, lung disease, HIV/AIDs and tobacco control in low- and middle-income countries. It is also a Federation with more than 15,000 members and subscribers from 150 countries committed to the same vision: health solutions for the poor.

Job Summary: The Project Manager will offer direction and management of The Union’s SPARK-TBplus Project, in Uganda, as well as ensure the smooth and efficient running of the technical, administrative and financial operations.

Offer overall project management and direction on strategy implementation of project goals, including the development of the annual operational plan, drafting internal and external project reports.
Offer final project financial oversight, including: analysis of budget, financial reports and provision of recommendations to The Union on project budget forecasts and expenditures.
Act as the key project liaison and spearhead collaborations with the Ministry of Health (MoH), District Health Offices, Divisional Health Offices and implementing partners.
Provide technical assistance and guidance to the District and Divisional Heath Officers and the Private Health Providers in the areas of TB control, TB/HIV and the Public-Private Mix (PPM) and conducts site visits as necessary.

Review monthly and quarterly progress reports drafted by project staff and take action as necessary, and submit monthly internal progress reports to the Director of the country office and quarterly external reports for WHO-TB REACH Secretariat
In charge of supervising partner collaboration, particularly the National
Tuberculosis and Leprosy Program (NTLP) and the District Health offices, inducting ensuring effective implementation of agreed activities and accurate reporting (Technical and financial).
Recruit and supervise project staff.
Ensure the integrity of the project and The Union such that they are  represented in all project activities.
Responsible for overseeing specific Union office project-related activities.
Ensure compliance with The Union’s Standard            Operations Manual.
Perform any other duties as required by the Director the Country office

The ideal candidate must be a Medical Doctor with a Masters Degree in Public Health.

Skills and Experience:
Three or more years' experience in a similar position.
Extensive knowledge and understanding and experience of tuberculosis control.
Good knowledge and experience in working with international donors, and the reporting (financial and technical) requirements required
Ability to produce workplans and technical reports.
Strategic planning experience.
Excellent professional approach.
Strong communication, interpersonal and teambuilding skis.
Strong coordination and representation skills.
Good computer literacy skills especially in MSOffice, email and internet Strong written and oral communication skate.
Excellent attention to detail.
Possess the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
Prior work experience in the private health sector and/or with the NTLP an added advantage.

All qualified candidates are required to send a cover letter and your resume to uganda@theunion.org and dlutaaya@theunion.org Kindly note that preference wtil be given to local candidates. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Deadline: Friday, 18 April 2014