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Country Programme Coordinator Job at Malaria Consortium - Employment Opportunity in Uganda

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Vacancy title: Country Programme Coordinator

Deadline of this Job: June 28, 2013
Job details: Department: Technical

Reports To: Uganda Country Director

Direct Reports: Three Project Managers


Malaria Consortium is a leading UK-based non-profit organisation dedicated to the

prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria, the control of neglected tropical

diseases and the promotion of child health. We are a specialist technical

organisation, whose teams of global experts have an excellent track record of

working with ministries of health, malaria control programmes, educational

institutions and international and local organisations around the world. Our

approaches are informed by a rigorous attention to monitoring, evaluation and

operational research, which enables us to generate evidence to inform global

health policy and investments.

Malaria Consortium has had a programme in Uganda since 2003. Today it enjoys

a robust portfolio of projects which encompasses operational research, innovative

approaches to controlling malaria and implementation at scale. It works closely

with the Ministry of Health, the National Malaria Control Programme and a variety

of national and international partners. Its FY2013 budget was $8m, which is

expected to double in the coming year. It has four offices in Uganda and employs

over 70 staff.


Due to the significant expansion in the portfolio, this programme coordinator

position is being created to ensure the quality implementation at scale of project

focused on creating a private sector for malaria diagnosis, improving malaria

prevention and treatment, and assisting the government of Uganda in achieving its

goal of universal coverage of long lasting insecticide treated nets, all of which

have a strong implementation focus. The programme coordinator will work closely

with the technical coordinator and the country director in determining the strategic

direction of the programme, and play an active role in new business development.


1. Provide intense, on-going support and supervision for project managers

leading the DEfEAT Malaria private sector diagnostic project, the Stop Malaria

Project and the Universal Net Distribution Project

2. Carry out regular technical support visits to ensure that projects are based on

sound evidence, are well managed, are implemented at scale and provide good

value for money

3. Promote the sustainability of Malaria Consortium’s work and ensure that

project successes are documented and disseminated

4. Ensure effective and technically appropriate project planning, strategy

development and implementation against agreed work plans

5. Identify and meet the technical assistance and programme management

needs of subordinates

6. Collaborate closely with the Uganda Technical Coordinator to ensure effective

and efficient coordination between projects, including the promotion of cross

project learning and the maximization of synergies

7. Ensure that regular project risk assessments conducted and that mitigating

actions are taken where necessary

8. Support the Country Director in identifying new business development

opportunities which will include identifying areas of interest, responding to relevant

opportunities, and developing concept notes and proposals

9. Provide strategic planning support to the Country Director with a particular

focus on ensuring the relevance of Malaria Consortium’s role in Uganda

10. Review and assure the quality of donor reports, major project deliverables

and monthly BVAs

11. Represent Malaria Consortium in Uganda, regionally and internationally as


12. Deputise in the absence of the Country Director


Qualifications (essential):

• A post graduate degree in public Health or a related discipline

Experience (essential):

• Significant experience managing public health programmes in developing

countries, including experience in a management position

• Experience working with global health donors such as USAID, DFID, The

Global Fund, UNICEF and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

• Excellent knowledge and demonstrable experience of health systems


• Track record in successful business development with a range of donors

• An orientation towards enquiry and learning

• Strong leadership skills and a supportive management style

• Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills

• Close attention to detail

• Fluency in English

Qualifications (desired):

• Experience working in the field of malaria and/or childhood illnesses

• Experience working with health systems in Uganda or other African countries

• Demonstrable experience and capacity in the design and implementation of

comprehensive and effective monitoring and evaluation plans

• Experience in the design, conduct, analysis and write up of operational

research, including both quantitative and qualitative methodologies


• The position is based in the Kampala office in Uganda


• Travel will be required in- country up to 30 % of time

• An initial 15 month contract will be offered with the possibility of extension,

funding permitting

Job application procedure
Candidates who meet the above requirements should submit a CV and a cover

letter by June 28, 2013 to

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