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Program Manager Jobs – East African NCD Alliance

Program Manager Jobs – East African NCD Alliance




Job Title:    Program Manager

Organisation: East African NCD Alliance

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Language: English and any other East African main languages is an added asset


About US:

The East African NCD Alliance was formed in 2015 as an umbrella union of national Non-Communicable Diseases Alliances (NCDs) from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zanzibar. The member National Alliances are united by the overarching goal of working towards the prevention and control of NCDs in their respective countries. They are each constituted by a strong membership of the different national societies of non-communicable diseases (such as Cancer Societies, Diabetes Associations, Cardiovascular Disease Associations), patients associations and other civil society organizations working in the area of non-communicable diseases.


Job Summary:  The Program Manager is based in Uganda but s/he works to help create and establish a professional field presence for EANCDA in the whole region. S/he provides oversight for program development, program implementation, information management, financial management, audit, monitoring, evaluation, and capacity building in accordance with donor agencies and along EANCDA guidelines. Further, s/he contributes and leads the dissemination of results and project achievements and is ultimately accountable for the program quality assurance, synergy and impact in line with donor and EANCDA commitments. In collaboration with the Country national Alliances Managers, s/he assumes the responsibility for EANCDA representation; donor liaison; fundraising; facilitating EANCDAs work through partner organizations; EANCDA program strategy development. Candidates from East African region that meet the requirements bellow are all encouraged to apply.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Programme strategic planning

  • Responsible and accountable for the programmatic management of EANCDA Programmes.
  • Lead the design and development of project strategies and plans with project teams in line with the overall EANCDA strategies,
  • Develop and strengthen project staffs’ understanding on Project Cycle Management, partnership and participatory capacity assessment of country Alliances and other partner organisations.
  • Ensure that project staff are implementing programme activities in line with donor requirements to achieve project outcomes,
  • Ensure staff are conducting regular project monitoring, review and evaluation to achieve quality programmes
  • Coordinate the preparation of timely and cost-effective operational plans, budgets and strategic plans with the project teams
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Programme financial management

  • Act as accounting officer of EANCDA, by ensuring that the financial management and accounting of the organization is working well and effective.
  • Support the budget planning processes to ensure that project funds are expended according to laid down procedures and plans
  • Reporting to both the Board and to the donors through the Board
  • Overseeing day to Financial management and accounting processes of EANCDA

Human Resources Management, Compliances and Capacity Building

  • Titles that this position supervises:

o   Direct Reports Indirect Reports

o   Programme officer

o   Finance and Administration Officer

o   Project Assistant

o   Finance and Administrative

o   Assistant and Volunteers

  • Work closely with the individual Program Officer in the day-to-day running of the project
  • Overall HR management processes providing advice on the management of all staff to ensure that it is carried out within EANCDA stated policies, practices and procedures as well as the country employment laws
  • Facilitate the mentoring and training of relevant staff to ensure that they have the appropriate skill levels for their positions and are developing to their full capacity
  • Provide direct support to Programme Officers, Project Assistants, Project Supervisors and other supporting staff in the form of system/tools development, capacity building, problem solving, implementation and sustainability of the project with partners
  • Implement policies and procedures that guide and support EANCDA activities, ensure compliance to code of conduct and Patients, gender and Patients protection.
  • Taking lead in implementing of the recruitment and appraisal process of staff in consultation with the Board.
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Programme Quality, Accountability and Reporting

  • Supervise project staff to improve project quality and monitor programme impact through quality supervision, coaching and directing
  • Maintain special focus on maintaining a coherent M&E and reporting system, enhancing staff M&E capacities, documenting program strategies, processes, experiences and lessons learned; disseminating findings from various programme experience; and sharing EANCDA ’s project information in relevant regional level forums.
  • Ensure submission of proper accountabilities of project funds and quality narrative report in line with donor requirements.
  • Provide quarterly updates of lessons learned and best practices to Board in the absence of the PD, project teams and stakeholders.

Collaboration, Networking, Representation, and Communication

  • Facilitate linkages, collaboration and networking with other civil society organizations and government and other relevant institutions to enhance EANCDA visibility and Programme activities
  • Represent EANCDA in various platforms and maintain positive linkages with government, regional governments and other relevant stakeholders with regard to EANCDA activities


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a BA/BSc level Degree in Social Sciences, Public Health, Development Studies and other discipline relevant to EANCDA program focus areas (Health and NCDs, organizational development etc)
  • Desired:
  • Relevant MA/MSc. Or MA-Public Health, Degree with Postgraduate/specialized training in project planning, monitoring/evaluation.
  • Three to five years of previous management experience of humanitarian assistance, rehabilitation and/or development programs.
  • Good practical experience in project/programme management and report writing
  • Significant work experience with international NGOs and/or non-profit organizations
  • Proven NGO experience in program design, development and management.
  • Proposal and report writing skills,
  • Experience in liaising with government officials and a variety of donors.
  • Working across cultures and ethnic groups
  • Superior organizational skills and ability to multi-task on a constant basis
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills to build rapport with staff, partners, government officials, donors and community leaders
  • Ability to work under pressure meeting deadlines in a fast-paced fluid environment
  • Creative and flexible with good problem-solving skills
  • Dynamic, proactive self-starter able to work independently
  • Effective cross-cultural communication skills
  • Appreciation of good and acceptable dress code, good PR acumen
  • Strategy planning skills
  • Knowledge of program management tools and procedures.
  • Knowledge of people management skills, particularly influence management, organizational assessment and development.
  • General knowledge of budgetary control and financial management, including ability to read and understand financial data.
  • Written and verbal communication in English Language,
  • Ability to secure donor funding
  • Proven experience in proposal development and report writing
  • Desired: In addition, proposals packaging, gender mainstreaming, governance, civil society strengthening skills; and a positive attitude with a mind-set of delivering development services in a professional manner. Also, must display competencies of excellence, integrity, respect, innovation, pro-active problem solving, and adaptability.
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Desired (asset):

  • Appreciation of NCDs burden in the region
  • Experience in organizational development and quality improvement.


How to Apply:

If you are that person we are looking for, please send your application, letter one page and a

maximum of 2 pages CV to jobs@eancda.org. copy iben.mytshirtmtc@gmail.com


Deadline:  9th March, 2021 by 5:00pm


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