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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Technical Officer/Head of Office - Malaria Consortium

Job Summary: Technical Officer/Head of Office
Organisation: Malaria Consortium
Duty Station: Mbale,
Country Uganda
Vacancy Number: MC UG/TEC 08/11/001

About MC:
Malaria Consortium is an international organisation working primarily in Africa and Asia on communicable disease control. Malaria Consortium works closely with Ministries of Health, academic institutions and a range of partners, and is involved in all aspects of malaria control from policy and strategy development to implementation, monitoring and evaluation and operational research. Malaria Consortium also works on the control of other communicable diseases, including tuberculosis, diarrhoea and neglected tropical diseases.

Job Summary: The Technical Officer / Head of Office will offer technical and implementation support to all Comic Relief project activities in Mbale district: ensuring technical quality of all activities through regular liaison with and supervision from the Kampala-based Project Coordinator. S/he also provide ongoing technical support to the Ministry of Health (MoH)/ National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) and other partners and stakeholders as relevant to the project scope and in accordance with its approach to understanding and influencing positive change in health. The job holder will provide key leadership in Mbale office for smooth activity implementation.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
Work closely with the project coordinator to support the staff to ensure smooth and timely implementation of planned project activities.
Liaise effectively as required with the Operations, Logistics, Finance and HR departments in Kampala in support the ongoing needs of the office.
Liaise effectively with a range of local stakeholders including government, NGO and private sector bodies in the District to ensure effective coordination and delivery of activities and to raise the reputable profile of Malaria Consortium Uganda.

Represent Malaria Consortium Uganda on issues relevant to the District, both technically and in terms of donor liaison and co-ordination, with attendance at relevant external meetings, both locally and in Kampala.
Send timely project reports to NMCP through the organisation’s focal person.
Provide support to all visits to the field, including for both internal and external representatives.
Ensure personal adherence, and that of all Mbale staff members, to financial, administrative and security procedures, as well as humanitarian principles of the Malaria Consortium
Stay up-to-date on the security situation in Mbale/Eastern region and ensure all staff working in Mbale adhere to the Malaria Consortium security regulations and follow SOPs.
Keep the head office updated on field office activities on weekly basis

The applicant should hold a Degree in Medicine or social science. A masters degree in public health or management related discipline with a post graduate diploma in project planning and management will be an added advantage.
Skills & Experience:
Four or more years experience in project management, including financial management, human resources, and donor liaison and reporting
Experience coordinating public health programmes including with NGOs, multilaterals or donor institutions
Excellent organization skills
Experience in effectively managing diverse teams
Excellent communications and presentation skills and proficient in word-processing and data management software
Strong networking skills and the ability to develop strong relationships
Experience in communicable disease control/malaria control
Experience in community-based health care delivery
Experience in capacity building/ transferring of 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 quoting the reference number to Malaria Consortium Kampala Office via E-mail to: hr.uganda@malariaconsortium.org.

Deadline: 22nd November, 2013