Project Director – IDI Wakiso Masaka-Project job at The Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC)

The Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) is an indigenous medical organization that was established in 1991 as a limited liability not-for-profit Joint-venture between the Uganda Ministry of Health (MoH), Ministry of Defense and Makerere University Medical School (now Makerere University College of Health Sciences). JCRC is located on plot 101 Lubowa Hill Off Entebbe Road P.O. Box 10005 Kampala.

Joint Clinical Research Centre seeks to recruit a dynamic, motivated and innovative candidate for the following position;

Job Title: Project Director – IDI Wakiso Masaka-Project
Department: Programs
Reports to: Executive Director
Directly Supervises: Deputy Project Director, Manager M&E.
Duty Station: JCRC HQ at Lubowa.

Job Purpose;
The Program Director will have overall responsibility for leadership and management of the project and reporting of project activities. S/he will be responsible for making key decisions and solving problems in short timeframes while ensuring operational and project technical quality and integrity. S/he will serve as the project’s main point of contact for JCRC with CDC and IDI. S/he will also ensure effective organizational management, collaboration and communication with the partners.

Specific duties and responsibilities;
• Provide overall leadership and strategic direction to ensure programmatic and financial integrity of the project and to achieve rapid and sustained goals, objectives and targets.
• Ensure that project is technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of the CDC project.

• Ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the award.

• Develop and maintain strong working relationships with IDI, CDC as well as other stakeholders.
• Present JCRC and the project’s progress, achievements and lessons learned to IDI and other key stakeholders, through meetings and conferences.
• Provide technical leadership and ensure the quality and sustainability of project interventions.
• Lead the strategic and annual project work planning process in close collaboration with IDI and CDC.
• Closely monitor progress towards PEPFAR –funded project targets, as well as national targets.
• Guide the analysis, synthesis and reporting of outputs and results in close collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation Team.
• Oversee the quality, preparation, and timely submission of project reports to the donor.
• Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results.
• Write and/or review project materials and publications.
• Work with finance and project staff to develop, track and manage project budgets.
• Provide strategic guidance and leadership to the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) staff to develop M&E frameworks and effectively track data/results.
• Work closely with JCRC senior management staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation.
• Ensure compliance with CDC operational policies and regulations.

Qualifications and skills required;
• Advanced degree in public health, health administration, international health or a related field.
• The candidate should have MB CH B bachelor’s degree.
• 10+ years of experience managing HIV care and treatment programs at regional or national level, including planning, designing, implementing, mentoring, and evaluating and documenting results.
• At least 5 years of previous experience in managing large donor funded programs. Managing CDC funded programs will be of added advantage.
• Exceptional written and oral communications skills.
• Strong technical and programmatic knowledge and experience in the following areas: HIV, HIV/TB and TB
• In-depth knowledge of PEPFAR programming, UG government rules and regulations, compliance and reporting requirements
• Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills.
• Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination and good report writing skills.
• Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in technical staff.
• Proficiency in word processing, Microsoft Office and analytical skills.
• Ability to travel nationally.
• Must be a Uganda National.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 120

Level of Education: Postgraduate Degree

Job application procedure
All applications should be addressed to The Manager Human Resource & Development Joint Clinical Research Centre via Email:

Applicants are STRICTLY advised to apply with a cover letter and CV combined in one PDF document not exceeding six pages quoting the position you have applied for in the email subject line. Anyone who doesn’t follow the application procedure will automatically be disqualified.

Deadline: Friday 12th April, 2024 at 17:00 hours Ugandan Time.

Note: JCRC is an equal opportunity employer. Any attempts of influencing the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.

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