Jobs at HEPS Uganda

Job Title: Programme Manager Community Empowerment

PROGRAM: Community Empowerment

SUPERVISOR: Executive Director

JOB PURPOSE: The Programme Manager Community Empowerment will be responsible for the implementation of the Community Empowerment Strategic Programme of HEPS Uganda. This includes but is not limited to programme development and growth, building health networks in all target regions and districts which include local councils, CBO’s, schools, churches and local media that frequently informs communities on health issues. Responsible for preparing and carrying out outreach trainings and develop, evaluate and maintenance required materials. Responsible for developing/adopting appropriate community empowerment methodologies.


Responsible for strategic direction and development of HEPS Uganda Community Empowerment Program.
Develop and ensure implementation of appropriate projects in HEPS target areas.
Responsible for developing or adopting appropriate community empowerment methodologies
Create annual programme plan with key activities and projects for the Community Empowerment programme
Responsible for maintaining relevant contacts at national and district level.
Supervision of staff under the Community Empowerment programme
Ensure monitoring and evaluation of all community empowerment activities
Responsible for fundraising for the Community Empowerment Programme
Contribute to other HEPS activities and its programs, projects and working groups
Ensure development and improvement of IEC materials for the programme
Ensure implementation of HEPS strategies of observance of health rights and redress.
Ensure implementation of community empowerment trainings and follow-ups.
Inform relevant stakeholders about results
Ensure publicity for all community empowerment activities and outcomes
Ensure constant communication with all HEPS health networks and stakeholders
Ensure production of monthly, quarterly and annual work-plans and reports
Any other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

1. Improved HEPS Community Empowerment methodologies
2. Community Empowerment staff supervised

3. Community Empowerment publications/reports
4. Successful implementation of HEPS Community Empowerment projects.
5. Growth and expansion of the community empowerment programme.
6. Informed HEPS networks and stakeholders
7. Increased resources of Community Empowerment programme.
8. Community health rights issues brought to the attention of policy makers.

a) Education: A good university degree in relevant study like development studies, social science, social work & social administration, public management & mass communication, education, community psychology ,or any other relevant field. Post graduate training and added advantage.
b) Knowledge and Skills: Commercial skills (fundraising, speak in public), Computer skills, Communication skills, Project management skills, Training skills, Interpersonal skills, Team work, mentoring skills, Participatory methodology approach
c) Experience: At least three years in project management preferably with a human rights not-for-profit organization.
d) Behavioural Competencies: Strategic thinker who recognizes the role of community empowerment in development. Pro-active: capacity to work in a self-driven manner, Co-operative: collaborate with others in a team setting

How To Apply;

Interested candidates please follow the link for the APPLICATION FORM. Please, also submit your applications to the same link.

All applications must be submitted electronically by close of business Monday 16th January 2012. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted by 20th January 2012.

NB. No hand delivered applications will be accepted. HEPS Uganda is an equal opportunity employer

Deadline: 16th January 2012


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