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Thursday 17 October 2013

Project Director - Malaria Consortium in Uganda

Job Title: Project Director – Visceral Leishmaniasis
Organization: Malaria Consortium
Location : Kampala,
Country  Uganda
Reports To: Project Technical, Finance and Programme Management Team

Malaria Consortium is one of the world's leading non-profit organisations dedicated to the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium works with communities, government and non-government agencies, academic institutions, and local and international organisations, to ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services, providing technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning. The organisation works to improve not only the health of the individual, but also the capacity of national health systems, which helps relieve poverty and support improved economic prosperity.  Malaria Consortium is a global  leader in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria, the control of neglected tropical diseases and the promotion of child health.

 Job Summary: The Project Director will provide leadership,  strategic direction and representation for  this multi-country, high profile, high value project, ensuring strong and productive relationships with host country governments and  other  partners  to ensure  quality implementation at scale.   S/he will provide technical leadership in visceral leishmaniasis.

Key Roles
Provide strategic direction to ensure project deliverables are of high quality and delivered on time.      
Work closely with the Ministries of Health in Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda to increase their ability to effectively manage VL programming.
Liaise with other organisations working in the VL sector within the targeted countries as well as globally to ensure coherence of approach and sharing of lessons learned.
Develop and implement programme management and M&E frameworks.
Build and manage relationships with named implementation and STTA partners, ensuring each meets the terms of their contract on time.
Serve as budget holder, ensuring that staffing and activity costs come in at or under budget.
Line manage the technical, programme management and finance teams.
Share project learning through publishing journal articles and/or presenting at conference and other forums.

The applicant should possess a Postgraduate and/or doctoral degree in international health or related discipline
Significant international experience at senior management level working in public health,  preferably and NTDs, particularly VL

Skills and Experience:
Proven leadership skills and team leading
Partnership and consortium management
Significant experience in project and budget management
Donor liaison and reporting skills
Strong human resource management
Experience and understanding of the context of targeted East African countries
Excellent English language presentation, writing and reporting skills
Clinical experience is desirable
Technical knowledge and skills in control of malaria or NTDs, particularly VL
Strong negotiation skills
Excellent personal and time management skills
Partnership management and negotiation skills

 How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates who fully meet the above requirements should submit a detailed CV, a covering letter explaining how and why you are suited to the role, and the contact details of three professional referees to HR.Recruitment@malariaconsortium.org.