Kampala | Kampala

Location : Kampala; Expected travel to implementation districts: 25%
B. About the Position
GOAL seeks to recruit a self-starter and team player who is comfortable adapting to a situation that will change and evolve over time – within the programme implementation, people-centred advocacy planning and delivery.
• Key working relationships: GOAL ACT Health Field Teams (Mentors and MEL Officers); Partner Organisation Staff; Senior MEL Manager; GOAL Finance; GOAL Organisational Development Mentor
C. Key Responsibilities

  1. Upward Accountability to Donor DFID.
    a. Monitor spending on the DFID budget, review detailed transactions and provide recommendations
    b. Highlight any challenges on the burn rate and propose realignment options
    c. Prepare budget projections
    d. Draft all quarterly reports and work plan updates for submission to DFID
    e. Maintain DFID files for the programme (reports, communications, etc.)

  2. Sub-Grant Management for Four Downstream Implementing Partners.
    a. Offer significant support to programme and budgetary planning for partners
    b. Lead programmatic review / approval of downstream partner agreements
    c. Lead Grants Opening Meetings for downstream partners
    d. Lead input to GOAL internal grants management processes (monthly partner review meetings)
    e. Review partner narrative reports and flag issues for discussion with partner teams
    f. Review partner financial reports and monitor burn rates, variance allowances
    g. Respond to queries on budget variance, etc. arising from partners

  3. Programme Management.
    a. Organise and plan trainings and technical support for field teams
    b. Regular field visits and provide support to GOAL field teams, partner implementing teams and Kampala colleagues
    c. Provide support to district-based people-centred advocacy strategy development
    d. Monitor national policy discussions and civil society health advocacy & accountability (WDWW)
    e. Contribute to district and national level advocacy guide and strategies

D. Essential Attitudes / Behaviours Required for All ACT Health Team Members
• Ability to build consensus among peers and partner organisations
• Confidence and belief that communities can self-advocate and make change
• Ability to manage change and uncertainty with a positive and constructive attitude
• Initiative and proactivity in problem identification and proposing solutions

E. Necessary Experience / Skills for Programme Manager
• Detail oriented
• Highly organised
• Highly analytical and systematic thinker
• Superb communication skills (writing, editing, verbal and presentation)
• Budgetary and programme planning, monitoring and management
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
• Minimum of five (5) years’ work experience

F. Desired Experience / Skills for Programme Manager
• Past experience with People-Centred Advocacy
• Writing donor reports
• Sub-grant/sub-award management, preferably for a large institutional donor (USAID, EU or DFID)
• Knowledge of institutional donor rules and regulations

Interested applicants who meet the requirements should submit their CV & applications which must include at least 4 reference contacts (2 professional, 2 character references, including your supervisor and the most recent/previous employer), and daytime contact number to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL Uganda: Deadline is 24th February 2016. PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICATES. Indicate the Position in email subject. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
These positions are only available to Ugandan nationals

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: GOAL
  • Location: Kampala | Kampala
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation
    • Development Cooperation
    • Health service
    • Health service
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Closing Date: 2016-02-24

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