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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Malaria Consortium Jobs Uganda: Vacancy for Western Region Coordinator

Malaria Consortium Jobs Uganda: Vacancy for Western Region Coordinator

Malaria Consortium works in partnership with communities, health systems, government and non-government agencies, academic institutions and local and international organisations to ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services. Together, we work to secure access for groups most at risk, to prevention, care and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases. Malaria Consortium brings relief from and protection against communicable diseases, especially malaria, to some of the world's poorest people. We are one of the leading specialist organisations operating in this field.

Montrose, Malaria Consortium's sister organisation and associate partner, is an international development services company providing support to clients operating in the developing world. Every year, the company covenants a portion of its profits to Malaria Consortium, to help the organisation continue with its life-saving work in the developing world.

Vacancy number: MCUG/MGT 19/08/001
Job Title: Western Region Coordinator
Department: Management
Reports to: Country Director
Direct reports to: All field officers assigned to Hoima Office
Duty Station: Hoima
Malaria Consortium is an international organisation working primarily in Africa and Asia on communicable disease control. Malaria Consortium works closely with Ministries of Health, academic institutions and a range of partners, and is involved in all aspects of malaria control from policy and strategy development to implementation, monitoring and evaluation and operational research. Malaria Consortium also works on the control of other communicable diseases, including tuberculosis, diarrhoea and neglected tropical diseases.
Malaria Consortium's head office is in London, UK and the Africa Regional Office is in Kampala, Uganda. The Uganda office, also located in Kampala, has been active since 2003 and supports a large and diverse country programme. Malaria Consortium Uganda is keen to build on its success over the past six years to continue to strengthen and expand its work relating to malaria and other communicable disease control in support of national targets and the need for further research into best practice approaches. Malaria Consortium Uganda has strong field presence In the western region plus an office in Hoima. There are four projects operating out of this office, Stop Malaria project funded by USAID/PMI, Pioneer project funded by Comic Relief ,ICCM- CIDA .funded by the CIDA and in SCALE project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation . The technical focus of the projects are malaria control, health systems strengthening and integrated community case management of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea.
Key Accountabilities
1. Lines manage the Western Uganda staff team, whilst respecting technical support supervision lines which will operate from Kampala. The staff team will be comprised of technical officers, project officers, operations officers, finance and administration assistants, drivers and support staff.
2. Work closely with the project coordinators of the relevant projects based in Kampala to support the smooth and timely implementation of, and effective coordination between, all Malaria Consortium Uganda activities in the region.
3. Liaise effectively as required with the Operations, Logistics, Finance and HR departments in Kampala in support the ongoing needs of the office.
4. Liaise effectively with a range of local stakeholders including government, NGO and private sector bodies in the region to ensure effective coordination and delivery of activities and to raise the reputable profile of Malaria Consortium Uganda.
5. Represent Malaria Consortium Uganda on issues relevant to the region, both technically and in terms of donor liaison and co¬ordination, with attendance at relevant external meetings, both locally and in Kampala.
6. Update donor regional representatives on the progress of our activities.
7. Provide support to all visits to the field, including for both internal and external representatives.
8. Work with the Kampala office to prepare proposals to meet areas of unmet need and ensure all funding opportunities are followed up and communicated to the Kampala Office.
9. Ensure personal adherence, and that of all Western regiona staff members, to financial, administrative and security procedures, as well as humanitarian principles of the Malaria Consortium
10. Remain up-to-date on the security situation in Western Uganda and ensure all staff working in the Western Region adhere to the Malaria Consortium adhere to security regulations.
11. Carry out any other duties in line with JD assigned by the line manager.

Job Requirement

Person Specification
• Degree in social science, public health or management related discipline with a post graduate diploma in project planning and management. A masters degree in the above field will be an added advantage
• 4 years experience in project management, including financial management, human resources, and donor liaison and reporting
Work Based Skills and Competencies:
• Experience coordinating public health programmes including with INGOs, multilateral or donor institutions
• Excellent organization skills
• Experience in effectively managing diverse teams
• Excellent communications and presentation skills and proficient in word-processing and data management software
• Strong networking skills and the ability to develop strong relationships
• Track record in resource mobilization
• The candidate must also be prepared to live and work in Hoima

How to apply

Candidates who fully meet the above requirements should submit a detailed CV, a covering letter explaining how and why you are suited to the role, and the contact details of three referees quoting the reference number MCUG/MGT 19/08/001 to p.kisembo@malariaconsortium. org not later than Thursday, 8th September 2011.

Montrose provides comprehensive services in the areas of technical assistance, social investment programming, project management and business development, focusing on the key development areas of health, livelihoods, water and sanitation and education.

The company also provides support in the cross-cutting area of monitoring and evaluation, particularly the application of the newest technology to improve the performance and reach of development programmes. Clients include bilateral and multilateral development agencies, the private sector, non-governmental organisations and other development stakeholders.

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