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AGHPF’s volunteers/consultants Are you a laboratory professional, a nurse, doctor, community health professional, counselor, event organizer, comedian,  or some one with a skill and looking for opportunities to give back to your community or get more involved with AGHPF? Do you want to contribute your time or resources to relevant causes that improve the quality of lives and raise awareness about issues your community? AGHPF offers a variety of volunteer opportunities and invites you to become involved with the Foundation and consider serving in a leadership position on one of our committees.

Volunteers are selected based on their demonstrated expertise and commitment. Each volunteer/consultant is unique and AGHPF draws its strengths from the diversity of experience and views of its volunteers working together to best serve the interests of AGHPF. To find out more about current volunteer opportunities or to apply for an opportunity, visit the tabs below.

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Faculty

AGHPF’s volunteers/consultants Are you a laboratory professional, a nurse, doctor, community health professional, counselor, event organizer, comedian,  or some one with a skill and looking for opportunities to give back to your community or get more involved with AGHPF? Do you want to contribute your time or resources to relevant causes that improve the quality of lives and raise awareness about issues your community? AGHPF offers a variety of volunteer opportunities and invites you to become involved with the Foundation and consider serving in a leadership position on one of our committees.

Volunteers are selected based on their demonstrated expertise and commitment. Each volunteer/consultant is unique and AGHPF draws its strengths from the diversity of experience and views of its volunteers working together to best serve the interests of AGHPF. To find out more about current volunteer opportunities or to apply for an opportunity, visit the tabs below.

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Jobs Postings

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The Foundation is seeking to recruit full time qualified, competent and highly motivated individuals to fill the posts below

Deputy Director Business Operations

The Deputy Director Business Operations core duty will be to ensure accountable and functional management systems in Administration, Finance and Operations of all the Foundations key business units. He/She is a strategic thought-partner who will play a critical role in leading the senior leadership team in strategic decision making, overall financial management and administration of the Foundation and will provide management support and oversight in the implementation of program activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Broader strategic Business development with current donors and new partners.
  • Drive strategy by establishing and implementing short- and long-range goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures for the government relations support function; monitor and evaluates program effectiveness; effects changes required for improvement.
  • Work with key stakeholders on consultative efforts to drive organizational objectives.
  • Provide strategic and functional leadership to in-country teams.
  • Identify and Nurture potential partnerships.
  • Provide oversight and support the overall project management, implementation, and operational logistics functions.
  • Analyse and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for the Donor and oversee all financial, project accounting.
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the Internal finance team and HQ; assess any changes necessary.
  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the PI and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
  • Implement a robust contracts management and financial management/ reporting system; ensure that the schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
  • Advise and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual.
  • Effectively communicate and present financial matters to the Director.
  • Provide direction and guidance in the development and maintenance of robust risk management policies and practices
  • Ensure that all project financial management, procurement and human resource practices are in compliance with AGHPF policy and U.S. government regulations.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of Masters level degree, MBA/CPA/MPH or related degree
  • At least 5-10 years of senior management/leadership experience; ideally 6+ years of financial and administrative management experience in any mid-size service industry.
  • Experience overseeing financial activities, including procurement, budget development, accounting, and grants management as it pertains to the overarching project;
  • Leadership and coaching experience
  • Long term visionary and strategist.
  • Relationship building and management.
  • Strong supervisory and mentoring skills, with demonstrated ability to craft and implement project work plans.
  • Ability to translate financial concepts into and effectively collaborate with -- programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
  • US Government grants management experience will be an added advantage

Projects Manager

The Project manager’s overall responsibility covers the entire project cycle activities i.e. planning, budget management, implementation, technical quality assurance and guidance, monitoring of activities and reporting. They will be the key liaison person for the Foundation with Government officers and other external stakeholders as well as support the National Quality Office at Central Public Health Laboratories.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and monitor the implementation of annual and quarterly consolidated work plans, procurement plans and budgets for the projects in line with the Foundation’s objectives.
  • Review and monitor the project implementation strategy based on holistic strategic thinking’ for the sustainability or continuity of the projects.
  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and mile stones using appropriate tools.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to the team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion. Set and continually manage project expectations with the team members and other stakeholders.
  • Analyze and manage project risk by proactively developing best practices and tools for project execution and management.
  • Coordinate review of laboratory framework for systems strengthening in the country.
  • Provide technical assistance to CPHL in policy development, review and dissemination.
  • Manage project schedule and budgeting.
  • Monitoring and reporting project progress.
  • Project reporting, documentation and proposal writing.
  • Develop and manage strategic partnerships with stakeholders as well as advocacy for the Foundation’s work.

Requirements:

  • A Masters in Project Management or Public health and must be registered with the relevant professional body with at least (5) years of experience in managing Health programs/ projects with a reputable international NGO, and direct experience with local governance and donor representatives.
  • Have ever written research abstracts and manuscripts and even presented in conferences or published.
  • Working knowledge of and experience with the design, management and implementation of programs.
  • Working experience in Uganda with knowledge and comprehensive understanding of Uganda's laboratory network.
  • Experience in policy formulation, reviews and implementation at National level.
  • Significant experience with financial reporting and project monitoring and evaluation.
  • This position requires a demonstrated level of leadership, strategic direction, and project management in order to execute project tasks.
  • Experience of working with Health laboratory implementing partners.
  • The ideal candidate must use courtesy, tact and diplomacy skills in dealing with stake holders, partnerships and colleagues in every day working relationships.
  • Possesses leadership, time management and analytical skills
  • Must have key personal competences in team, networking and communication skills, must be dynamic, Persuasive &convincing, self- motivated and able to demonstrate high initiative.

Manager, Operations and Administration

He/She will be primarily responsible for enabling excellence in all operations functions of the Foundation. She/he will ensure effective systems that support and strengthen the operational performance and efficiency of the organization.

Responsibilities

  • Improve the operational systems, processes and policies in support of the organizations mission.
  • Actively participate in monthly and quarterly budget formulation and carry out assessments and forecasts of organizations’ financial performance against the budget, financial and operational goals.
  • Manage and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of support services in all departments.
  • Direct monthly and annual budgeting and planning process for the organization’s budget.
  • Play a significant role in long term financial planning including an initiative geared to operational excellence.
  • Oversee the Human Resource, Information Technology and Communications functions of the Foundation.
  • Drive an initiative to the management team and organization that contribute to long term operational excellence. Implement and manage operational plans.
  • Organize and run monthly regular organization operations meetings.
  • Manage build, maintain and strengthen productive relationships with all stakeholders, vendors, suppliers and all service providers etc.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Logistics or any other related field, Masters in Business Administration will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years’ experience working in operations with a reputable organization.
  • Knowledge and experience in organizational effectiveness and operations management.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles and practices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Finance Manager

He/She will ensure the financial integrity of the Foundation by ensuring appropriate and robust finance systems, processes and controls are implemented. She or he will ensure compliance with all donor and required regulations.

Responsibilities

  • Review monthly reconcile all bank transactions
  • Ensure appropriate and timely budgets and reports on expenditure and variances
  • Prepare detail management report for donor
  • Review general and subsidiary ledgers, accounts receivable, revenue distribution, cost, property, and operating expenses, and insurance records
  • Ensure that proper coding system is in place and executed
  • Ensure that appropriate finance systems are maintained, and that all procedures and controls are implemented.
  • Coordinate Internal and external audits.
  • Documents financial transactions by ensuring timely posting transactions into the accounting system.
  • Recommends financial actions by analyzing accounting options.
  • Summarizes current financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports.
  • Reconciles financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information.
  • Secures financial information by completing data base backups and financial security by following internal controls.
  • Complies with donor and local financial legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions.
  • Prepares special financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends.
  • Maintains confidence and protects operations by keeping financial information confidential.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Ensure timely implementation of recommendations by donor auditors and AGPHF external auditors  

Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Finance and Accounts or Masters in Business Administration or any related field
  • Must be a member of CPA(U) or ACCA
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of progressive practical experience in financial management with NGOs.
  • Knowledge of USG/USAID/CDC regulations is an added advantage.
  • Must be computer literate and demonstrate an above average understanding in working with QuickBooks, Sage, Pastel or any other accounting software. Knowledge of Microsoft Office mandatory.
  • High standards of personal integrity and professional work skills.
  • Ability to plan and organize work within a project and ability to make timely decisions.
  • Effective written, oral and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision in a high pressure and complex environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a team player.
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task and set priorities to meet timelines.

Human Resource Officer

The Human Resources Officer plays a generalist role in providing support in the day-to-day management and administration of the human resources function. He/she will support in the strategic management of the Foundation Human Resources by implementing HR policies, processes and procedures that are aligned with and effectively support the achievement of the organization’s objectives.

 Responsibilities

  • Implementation and maintenance of appropriate HR systems and procedures as required.
  • Make presentations and train staff in the operation of the HR system on a regular basis.
  • Advice staffs on the Foundation’s HR policies and procedures including resolving or supporting the resolution of grievances.
  • Develop and maintain administrative systems and procedures to provide support for HR projects.  
  • Support the procurement and management of staff benefits by administering staff benefits: including leave entitlements, NSSF etc.
  • Provide guidance on HR matters and advise management on decisions related to HR matters.
  • Ensure changes to payroll are effected and act on management instructions and staff requests in a timely fashion.
  • Administer the staff training budget and provide support towards development and implementation of the annual Staff Training Calendar.
  • Supports recruitment, compensation administration activities and processes and performance review management system for staffs.
  • Manage staff health scheme, HR information and documentation.
  • Support the set-up of a conducive work environment including support to investigations under the Foundation’s’ Disciplinary and Harassment procedures.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, organizational development or related discipline required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in HR and Administration management in a commercial setting or NGO.
  • Experience in implementing compliance systems in line with Uganda Labor Laws is Mandatory.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a team player.
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision in a high pressure and complex environment.
  • Excellent computer skills.

Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for the monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the project activities. He/She will provide technical inputs to the annual work planning processes, develop results framework and operational Efficiency and Effectiveness results plans and provide inputs for the revision of deliverables and delivery planning;

Responsibilities

  • Development of periodic M&E tools, indicators, frameworks, work plans and budgets and their implementation
  • Ensure that A Global Healthcare Public Foundation has a sound M&E system that is in sync with the project and organization-wide goals by identifying performance indicators.
  • Support and coordinate efficient data collection, analysis and reporting on performance indicators by project team members and government counterparts.
  • Developing Quality Assurance strategies
  • Work closely with the project technical team and partners to ensure alignment of data collection and use from baseline to monitoring and closeout; and ensure that the processes are in alignment to MOH systems.
  • Maintaining contact with the focal M&E persons of the project partners
  • Ensure all project aspects comply with institutional requirements as well as those required by project donors so that AGHFPs indicators and evaluation principles are incorporated into all project evaluation plans.
  • Ensure that there is a reliable up-to-date database of information of the project work and will be responsible for the timely and accurate production of project reports to relevant parties.
  • Develop appropriate data management templates and format project activities
  • Support and coordinate efficient data collection, analysis and reporting on performance indicators by project team members and government counterparts.
  • Support partners on using analysed data to inform programme quality control, to produce quality donor reports, to document lessons learned and programme impact and to inform future project development.

 Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ degree in health, social sciences, statistics, computer science or relevant discipline.
  • Knowledge and experience in qualitative and quantitative data management techniques including proficient and skillful use of SPSS, STATA, EXCEL, Epi-info Software
  • Experience in data collection, analysis and storage for project M&E
  • Experience working with an international development organization and knowledge of reporting procedures, best practices, guidelines and tools for M&E
  • At least 5 years’ experience in design, development and implementation of M&E of public health donor funded or Ministry of Health projects.
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure in a dynamic professional environment.

Training Coordinator

He/ she will be responsible for the overall coordination of the training programs of the Foundation. The holder of this position will design and develop training programs, and tools for the Foundation as well as ensure delivery of quality and meaningful content relevant to the different targets groups.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all training programs are efficiently and effectively undertaken, with quality content and process to foster improvement in knowledge and skills requisite for AGHPF target groups;Track changes accruing from training-related activities that are implemented, and provide timely reports and updates on plans, implementation strategies, successes as well as challenges to AGHPF leadership, to jointly develop timely responses to the gaps;
  • Establish, document and maintain database relevant to training in accordance with requirements of the Foundation;
  • Engage in and constructively contribute to visioning and strategic thinking processes of AGHPF towards achievement of strategic objectives;
  • Maintain constructive relationships with CPHL/UNHLS and other stakeholders that are relevant to achievement of AGHPF mission;
  • Map out training plans, design and develop trainings both outsourced and in-house.
  • Select appropriate training methods per case of training i.e. on the job, mentoring.
  • Conduct wide needs assessment of both the project and employees and identify skills or knowledge gaps that need to be addressed
  • Use accepted education and international guideline principles.
  • Design and prepare aids and material
  • Assess instructional effectiveness and provide evaluation report
  • Partner with internal stakeholders and with matter experts regarding instructional design
  • Maintain updated curriculum database and training records
  • Provide train-the-trainer sessions for internal subject matter experts
  • Manage and maintain in-house training facilities and equipment
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by supervisor.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or related qualification in Education, Social science or Management training.
  • Certified Training qualifications & demonstrated skill in curriculum and training deployment
  • At least four years’ experience as a trainer in a mid-level organization.
  • Proven experience of coordinating trainings in corporate settings
  • Adequate knowledge of learning management systems
  • Knowledge of web delivery tools
  • Familiarity with traditional and modern training methods
  • Advance organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple assignments
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong planning, organization, and time management skills

Quality Assurance Senior Specialist

She/ he will work with CPHL to strengthen the National Quality Office in implementation of Quality Management Systems (QMS) mainly through capacity building and training activities. S/he will coordinate QMS activities with laboratories in the country of Uganda both in the public and private sector ensuring continual improvement towards International accreditation.

Responsibilities

  • Devising and establishing the Foundation’s quality procedures, standards and specifications.
  • Achieving quality assurance operational objectives by contributing information and analysis to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; identifying and resolving problems; completing audits; determining system improvements and implementing change.
  • Follow up on implementation of program activities as delegated by the Deputy Technical Director
  • Provision of guidance to the Implementing Partners as regards Laboratory Quality Assurance implementation in the country
  • Participate in development and review of Quality Assurance unit training curricula, data collection tools, policy and implementation guidelines
  • Performing periodic on-site quality audits for the Foundation.
  • Establishing and maintaining routine reports to demonstrate quality performance of all the Foundation activities.
  • Monitoring the development of local and international standards changes and ensuring prompt and complete implementation of new standards to the Foundation’s Policy and Procedures
  • Provide technical support to the Foundations Associates in the implementation of project activities.
  • Examine program implementation and assess possible improvements based on lessons learned, best practices, technical advances, etc.
  • Develop tools/methodologies to enhance program quality.
  • Manage all Clinical Quality Associates performance through coaching/mentoring and on the job training where appropriate.
  • Ensure Clinical Quality Associates are sufficiently oriented to to the Foundation’s program activities prior to commencement of their work. 
  • Provide quality updates on job knowledge by studying trends in and developments in quality management; participating in educational conferences; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks and participating in professional organizations.
  • Consult and network with CPHL, public health laboratories and relevant stakeholders.
  • Communicate findings to relevant stakeholders and authorities as required by law and agency policy

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Laboratory Sciences, Human Resource Management, Education or related fields.
  • Master’s in Public Health or Laboratory Sciences is preferred.
  • Must have a strong understanding of the medical laboratory quality system regulations 21 CFR 495 and ISO 15189 and 15190 and quality tools such as: quality system auditing, process validation
  • Experience of working with Health laboratory implementing partners.
  • Training and working experience of SLMTA, SLIPTA audit and ISO 15189 standards
  • Knowledge and working experience of the SLIPTA program as a SLMTA trainer or Auditor is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office applications such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Demonstrated English Language skills (both written and oral) with the ability to make presentations and effectively write/edit technical reports and documents
  • Willingness to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities and shifting deadlines.
  • Good team work, communication and management skills.
  • Strong capacity building and TOT experience.
  • Ability to meet required deadlines

Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant will provide executive, administrative, and development support to the Project Director. He/She will serve as the primary point of contact for internal and external correspondences and appointment regarding the Project Director as well as provide support to the senior management team.

Responsibilities

  • Manage schedules for the Project Director.
  • Ensure that all travel details and logistics for Directors are managed properly
  • Liaise with senior management and management team to schedule meetings and preparing materials.
  • Compile and organize expense reports, prepare time sheets and track time off, and handle procurement items for the Project Director.
  • Support the Project Director by reading and routing correspondence, drafting letters and documents, collecting and analyzing information and initiating communication.
  • Ensure that meeting information, agendas, and supporting material are available for all meetings.
  • Maintain a filing system for the Project Director, for paper and electronic documents and other important information.
  • Manages and prioritizes correspondence, incoming calls, phone messages, emails and mail and handles visitors with eloquence and professionalism.
  • Provides a bridge for smooth communication between the Project Directors office and internal departments; demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust and support with senior management staff.
  • Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the Director, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature and determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, communications, social science or related discipline
  • At least 5 years’ experience in providing administrative support to Executives and/or Senior Management teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • A proven ability to act with discretion and diplomacy is essential.
  • Excellent written and spoken English, including drafting and editing skills

CVs to be sent to hr@aglobalhf.org

Mode of Application:

Qualified and interested candidates should submit email applications by Thursday, July 12th, 2018 to hr@aglobalhf.org .

A Global Healthcare Public Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. No applicant will be discriminated on the basis of sex, race, age, gender, physical disability and religion.

 

A Global Healthcare Public Foundation

Plot 12 Makindu lane, Kololo

P.O Box 75048 | Kampala

Uganda | East Africa

Tel: +256-414-531960 | +256-200-501100

Mob: +256-700-555130 | +256-700-555131

 

 

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