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Project Manager

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Temporary

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Job Summary

The Project Manager (PM) will continuously liaise between different members of the project technical team, who are based in both Uganda and the United States, to facilitate communication and activities across the team. The PM will contribute a deep understanding of the Ugandan healthcare system to inform the design and implementation of project activities. The PM will plan and execute all research activities and manage budgetary and logistical issues. The PM will report day-to-day to RHITES-E’s Chief of Party but will also receive technical guidance and instructions from US-based staff and partners. In particular, the PM will work very closely with staff from ideas42, which is the primary partner on this project advising on behavioral science.

Responsibilities

Point Person

  • Serve as primary point of contact for project and maintain continuous communication between Uganda and US-based project technical team, including IntraHealth/Uganda staff, IntraHealth/US staff, ideas42 personnel, and other in-country stakeholders.
  • Attend weekly full-team conference calls and communicate with US-based team by email multiple times per week; attend in-person staff meetings in Mbale
  • Align and harmonize technical inputs and guidance from IntraHealth/Uganda staff, IntraHealth/US staff, ideas42, and other partners for smooth project implementation

Implementer
  • Plan and execute all project research, prototype development, intervention, and capacity-building activities. Prototype development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation activities may involve extended periods (1-2 weeks at a time) of field travel to remote sites.
  • Contribute local contextual knowledge (understanding of cultural norms, health system structure, service delivery, etc.) to inform intervention design and implementation.
  • Ensure research ethics procedures are followed, including in-country IRB approval, data collector supervision, and field-based activity implementation
  • Draft and revise project reports and other technical documents in coordination with technical team and ideas42; reproduce print materials as needed
  • Plan and participate in dissemination of project results including meetings with partners, government & community stakeholders, and the greater global health community including presentations, publications, conference abstracts, etc.
  • Organize field travel for the project technical team, partners and international visitors

Grant Management
  • Participate in budget and activity planning
  • Hire and coordinate training of short-term consultants such as data collectors and translators, interpreters.
  • Work with the finance department to track expenses; submit monthly expenses for inclusion in QuickBooks
  • Ensure real expenditures and real activities align with workplan; review budget and activity plan with local finance team, as needed
  • Ensure compliance of all IntraHealth and donor procurement procedures
  • Manage other tasks, as assigned

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Project management; Stakeholder communication; Grant and fund management; Reporting; Project implementation; Public health; Research planning
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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