Program Manager Job at Medical Teams International (MTI-Uganda)

Location: Field Location

Responsible for providing leadership and oversight to all regional health facilities including programming, administration, staff development and budget management. Responsible for the integrity of the program model in accordance with MTI, MOH and donor requirements.

Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.

  • Responsible for ensuring all programs comply with MTI, MOH and donor requirements; ensure that staff adhere to all MTI policies, Code of Conduct and ethical standards
  • Collaborate with Director of Programs to develop the budget; responsible for monitoring financial performance of programs to ensure project objectives are achieved within allocated resources; analyse budget in Unit 4 ERP system and raise budgetary challenges to supervisor or Finance team
  • Responsible for ensuring the effective implementation of HR functions related to staff management (hiring, training, promotion, scheduling, disciplinary action, termination) and ensure training and capacity building of regional staff
  • Responsible for overseeing the effective implementation of Operations and Finance functions to ensure Programs Department is well supported in carrying out activities
  • Develop effective working relationships with relevant stakeholders, implementing partners and community leaders, including representing MTI at health coordination meetings and communicating relevant information back to staff
  • Lead the Field Management Team in developing regional objectives and change management
  • Ensure documentation of accurate records of business decisions, actions, and practices undertaken on all projects
  • Monitor the general dynamics and context of the region and identify potential risks to service delivery and security implications; coordinate actions to mitigate risks
  • Maintain effective communication between field and country office, submit weekly sitrep and regular budget analysis report, compile incident reports as required per policy
  • Respond to crisis and make final decisions for action, in collaboration with SMT as needed
  • Responsible for submitting the final draft of donor reports by coordinating timely submission of data and preliminary reports from all departments, ensuring accuracy and completeness of data, and timeliness of report submission
  • Conduct orientation and debriefs and evaluations with international volunteers; follow up on feedback accordingly
  • Responsible for the appropriate use of materials and assets in accordance with budget holder authority
  • Ensure direct reports have clear objectives, receive mentorship and participate in capacity building opportunities
  • Conduct performance evaluations and enforce disciplinary procedures as per MTI policy
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION, LICENSES, & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors Degree in a health-related field or a Masters Degree in Project Planning and Management, Health Service Management, Public Health or Public Administration is required
  • Registration with relevant council is required, as applicable to degree (Allied Health Professionals Council, Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council, or Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council)

EXPERIENCE

  • 5 years of progressive experience managing multi-donor health services projects with an international NGO is required
  • Experience in proposal writing

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

KNOWLEDGE

  • In-depth knowledge of humanitarian operations and project cycle management, with strong interdepartmental understanding
  • In-depth knowledge of Uganda MoH, WHO and UN health systems and policies
  • Knowledge of health strengthening methods and best practices
  • Knowledge of principles and current approaches to monitoring and evaluation in relief and development programs
  • Knowledge of HIS/HMIS and ERP databases
  • Knowledge of risk and security management principles and best practices

SKILLS

  • Skilled in project cycle management
  • Effective leadership and people management skills, including developing, coaching and managing high performing teams
  • Skilled in building coalitions, negotiating and resolving conflicts effectively while preserving important relationships with partners and funders
  • Skilled in developing multiple solutions and able to take a swift decision, including in a high risk situation
  • Skilled in using HIS, HMIS and ERP database systems
  • Skilled in data analysis and writing reports
  • Skilled at using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

ABILITIES

  • Keen interest to mentor others
  • Ability to travel to health facilities frequently and at times upon short notice
  • Ability to be decisive in emergency situations and use sound judgment
  • Ability to exercise considerable initiative to plan, organize and follow through to meet deadlines
  • Committed to high ethical standards
  • Ability to support MTI Calling and adhere to the MTI Code of Conduct

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS

This position requires frequent travel to health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.

How to Apply

Apply online at Click Here to Apply

1. Interested applicants who meet the minimum criteria should visit the link above to apply. Please include at least 3 work related referees on your CV preferably people who have worked with you in your current or previous role and understand your competence and conduct.

2. Only online applications will be accepted. Your application will only be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements and system application procedures.

3. Medical Teams International does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, Shortlisting, interview meeting, processing, reference verifi cation, training or any other fees)

4. Medical Teams International will not be responsible for such fraudulent correspondence
or any loss of money or theft which may result from anyone engaging in any fraudulent
recruitment activity.

5. Medical Teams International is an equal opportunity employer

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