Samaritan’s Purse Jobs - National Program Manager Vacancy

Job Title: National Program Manager: Health and Social Protection

Location: Kampala

Reports to: Country Director/Deputy Country Director

SUMMARY:

The National Program Manager for Health and Social Protection is the technical focal person for all health, HIV, OVC and gender programming for Samaritan’s Purse in Uganda. H/she will provide technical and managerial oversight to projects and is responsible for the overall quality of programming in this sector.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Ensure that all projects in the sector are of satisfactory quality and comply with national and international standards

2. Ensure timely implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all activities

3. Ensure that relevant epidemiologic data is collected, analyzed and used to guide project implementation

4. Identify funding opportunities and work with Project Managers to develop funding proposals

5. Develop the sector program budgets

6. Provide capacity building for sector staff

7. Develop overall Health and Social Protection strategy for SP Uganda

8. Provide technical representation for sector programming with donors, agencies and Gov’t departments

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Participate in recruitment of sector project staff, supervise and manage Project Managers, while managing their performance reviews.

SKILLS: The successful candidate must possess excellent planning and organizational skills, excellent communication skills – both verbal and written, good data collection and analysis skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office including word, excel and power point, innovation and problem solving skills and strong leadership skills.



TECHNICAL SKILLS:

H/she must have experience in at least two of the following programming areas:

1. HIV

2. Vulnerable Children

3. Public Health

4. Economic strengthening of vulnerable populations

PERSONAL QUALITIES:

H/she must be personable, empathetic and flexible

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

A Masters in Public Health (MPH) or other related field and a minimum of 8 to 10 years’ related work experience in public health or social protection of which 5 years of management experience.

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