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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Project Coordinator Job at Doctors with Africa CUAMM - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Project Coordinator

Jobs at:
Doctors with Africa CUAMM

Deadline of this Job:
5:00pm, 6th October 2017

Duty Station:
Oyam, Uganda

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Job details:
Doctors with Africa CUAMM is implementing a program - Mothers and Children First: the first 1.000 days (2017-2022) in Oyam district in Uganda; as part of this, a new 3 year project - Improving Maternal, Perinatal and Newborn Health and Reducing Mortality ln Oyam District, Uganda funded by Comic Relief/Women and Children First UK is due to start.
The main purpose is: Building the capacities of community members. and women in particular, to take action to improve maternal and neonatal outcomes. Project activities will improve community knowledge and attitudes enabling them to implement appropriate maternal and new-born home-care and care-seeking practices. They will also enable community members to leverage the funds and resources they need to improve living conditions for women and children and develop networks that they can draw on tor support before, dunng and after pregnancy. Finally, they will empower community members to lobby with health workers for improvements in quality and accessibility of RMNH services; community leaders and members to change cultural norms and values regarding women and children; decision-makers to build a policy environment that supports RMNH. in addition, to strengthen capacities of health workers, to take action, improve knowledge, attitudes and access to resources so that they can provide high quality RMNH services including an effective referral system. Applications are invited from qualified candidates for the position below.
Post: Project Coordinator in Oyam. Code PC
Function: Supervising, motivating and appraising the work of the project staff (technically and administratively), ensure appropriate activity planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and teaming. Identify implementation challenges both programmatic and administrative and rectify and/or bring them to the attention of the CUAMM Oyam program manager. Support project community-based and health systems strengthening activities and monitoring, evaluation and teaming. Build networks with district level authorities to support advocacy, lobbying and dissemination of learning and promote sustainability. Ensure high quality and timely project reporting.
Job requirements: Relevant university degree business administration, development studies, economics, social work or equivalent qualification. Masters level qualification or equivalent experience will be an added asset as will experience of community-based and/or health systems strengthening activities and experience of monitoring, evaluation and teaming. Knowledge of district health management, programming for health projects and knowledge of the current Uganda health policies and strategies and health structures. Ability to write and communicate clearly and train junior staff. Computer knowledge. Motorcycle riding permit will be an asset.

Salary and benefits will be attractive and will depend on qualification and experience.
Job application procedure
Send application cover letter and CV ONLY with telephone contacts and contactable referees addressed or sent to
The Human Resource Officer, Doctors with Africa CUAMM, P. O. Box 7214 Kampala or Aber Hospital CUAMM Office, Email Uganda@cuamm.org  Phone: 031-2260097. Deadline for application 5:00pm, 6th October 2017. Email applications must have the strictly following subject: X251017CMR and the Code for the position staff cat e.g. applications for Project Coordinator should have the Email heading as X25l017CMR.PC, otherwise the system will not filter them. Email and attachments must not exceed 3MB otherwise they will be rejected sewer. Hard copies can also be delivered to the CUAMM Country Office in Kansanga