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Monday, January 1, 2018

Program Administrator (Part-time Consultancy) Job at Vitamin Angels ( VA ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Program Administrator (Part-time Consultancy)

Jobs at:
Vitamin Angels (VA)

Deadline of this Job:
12th January 2018 by 5:00pm

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Vitamin Angels (VA) is a US-based, international non-governmental organization whose mission is to help at-risk populations in need - specifically pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five - gain access to lifesaving and life changing vitamins and minerals. To fulfill this mission, we provide annual grants of vitamin A supplements, deworming medication and multivitamins to NGOs that work with children 6-59 months old and/or pregnant and lactating women.
Job Summary: Vitamin Angels (VA) seeks a dedicated entry or mid-level professional to join Vitamin Angels as a part-time Uganda-based Consultant Program Administrator to support continued expansion of VA’s micronutrient distribution system in Uganda. VA’s donations in Uganda have grown rapidly and VA currently makes grants to about 40 Ugandan organizations reaching over 500,000 children under 5. Under direction of the Uganda Country Program Consultant, the Program Administrative Consultant will contribute to VA’s continued growth and success in Uganda by assuming responsibility for administration and coordination of VA’s micronutrient grants program. Based on their performance the consultant may have the opportunity take on more consultancy days per week in the future.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Providing administrative support in the planning and execution of monitoring activities;
  • Providing logistical support in the planning and execution of vitamin A supplementation training workshops;
  • Support import, storage and domestic transport of vitamins to reach grant recipients;
  • Supporting new grantee identification and outreach efforts;
  • Providing basic technical assistance and support services to grantees and counterpart organizations; and
  • Support administrative record keeping for all micronutrient grants.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Vitamin Angels (VA) Program Administrator should preferably hold a B.A./B.Sc degree from an accredited four year university with a relevant area of discipline;
  • Prior experience performing administrative duties, and managing logistics;
  • High computer literacy, including extensive experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, and ability to input data to an online database after training;
  • Based in the Kampala area, willing to work from a home office or shared office space and has reliable phone and internet connectivity at home;
  • Willing and able to travel domestically and possibly internationally;
  • Must own personal computer or be ready to purchase their own computer for job
  • Superior written and oral communications skills in English, and
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail.
Highly desirable:
  • Undergraduate degree in public health, nursing, nutrition, medicine, computer science;
  • Experience working with a variety of NGOs in the health sector;
  • Experience facilitating group workshops or trainings;
  • Fluency in indigenous Ugandan languages and
  •  Experience working and/or volunteering with an NGO/community based organization.
Job application procedure
All interested candidates should email a professional curriculum vitae and cover letter as one file with 3 professional referees contact details one of which should be your current or most recent employer to . The email subject line should read “Program Administrator”
NB: Only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted