Organization Malaria Consortium
Malaria Consortium is an international
organisation dedicated to the control of malaria
and other communicable diseases throughout
Africa and South East Asia. Malaria Consortium
has country offices in seven countries
throughout Africa and three countries in Asia,
as well as implementing work in many more
African and Asian countries. The organisation
works closely with Ministries of Health and
other development and technical partners in
African and Asian countries at policy, strategy
and implementation levels. Malaria Consortium
is going to implement a two year grant to
carry out operational research on pneumonia
diagnostic tools in Cambodia, Ethiopia, Uganda
and South Sudan.
Malaria Consortium is seeking a qualified
Ugandan national to occupy the position of
Project Manager – Pneumonia Diagnostics
To be responsible for the overall management,
coordination and harmonisation of the Uganda
component of the multi-country programme.
Lead project implementation activities ensuring
consistency with the overall multi-country
programme’s performance framework, and in
line with Malaria Consortium’s core values.
Lead the project team in country and liaise with
the programme Coordinator of the multi-country
Key Result Areas
1. Provide leadership and coordination of all
aspects of Pneumonia Diagnostics Project
implementation in Uganda including
programme set-up and the development of
country specific work plans to outline key
2. Coordinate and lead all in country activities
of the Pneumonia Diagnostics Project,
ensuring that the activities are carried out in
line with the agreed work plan and budget.
3. Oversee the field activities and provide
direct supervision and support to the work
performed by temporary field staff and
4. Monitor programme deliverables, budget
and timelines, notify the Country Director
and Programme Coordinator when issues
arise, and take corrective actions, as
5. Ensure all national programme activity and
spend complies with Malaria Consortium
policies and procedures.
6. Organize, lead and facilitate Programme
related meetings, including the creation of
agenda and materials.
7. Perform the budget holder responsibility for
the country programme budget ensuring
tracking of budget expenses is completed
1. Lead the development of technical project
documentation such as proposals to the
2. Oversee the collection, analysis and
reporting of data collected in the project
3. Provide technical support, where necessary,
to other Malaria Consortium projects in
a) Technical support to other Malaria
Consortium projects as required.
b) Supporting the development of project
proposals as required.
1. Document activities and develop feedback
reports and other external communications
materials to communicate programme
findings and activities to collaborators, the
donor and other stakeholders as appropriate.
2. Disseminate results obtained from the
studies to the relevant stakeholders where
Advocacy and Communications
1. Initiate and maintain communications with
local collaborators to ensure timely delivery
of assigned activities.
2. Ensure all communication internally follow
the agreed multi country programme.
Technical performance management and
1. Provide input to the Country Director and
Multi Country Project Coordinator regarding
team member performance.
2. Provide implementation support to
Pneumonia Diagnostics Project Staff and
any other Malaria Consortium staff or
projects, as necessary.
1. Liaise with central MoH and District
Health teams on relevant issues relating
to Pneumonia Diagnostics and ensure
PERSON SPECIFICATION Essential • A Bachelor’s degree in Medicine, health sciences, development or related discipline • A minimum of 4 years’ experience working in public health research programme implementation. • Ability to lead, motivate and coordinate a team of technical and non-technical staff within a project. • Significant experience in project management and organizational work, including financial management, human resources and donor reporting. • Experience of working closely with government and non-government partners to successfully deliver on project objectives. • Excellent communication, report writing and presentation skills are essential • Good computer skills. • Ability to communicate in English Desirable • Postgraduate qualification in public health or project management. communication matrix • Experience of working in research or implementation of community health and/or diagnostics projects. • Experience of working and implementing projects in Uganda and at district level.
How to apply:
Length of contract: 24 month
Location: Based in Kampala with up to 60%
travel to implementation sites.
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
referees to firstname.lastname@example.org
not later than 11th October 2013.
Note: A detailed Job Description/Profile of the
position can be availed upon electronic request
to the above email.