Deputy Program Manager

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BRAC is a development success story, spreading anti-poverty solutions born in Bangladesh to 10 other developing countries in Asia and Africa, making it a global leader in providing opportunities for the world’s poor. BRAC was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, and is today one of the top leaders in developing cost-effective, evidence-based poverty innovations in extremely poor, fragile and post-disaster settings. BRAC started its first programme outside of Bangladesh in Afghanistan in 2002 through the Stichting BRAC International, which is registered in the Netherlands. BRAC International is currently reaching over 19 million people beyond Bangladesh and creating opportunities to break the cycle of poverty.

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BRAC is a global leader in creating large-scale opportunities for the poor. Founded in Bangladesh in 1972, it is now one of the world's largest development organizations, touching the lives of an estimated 138 million people in 11 countries across Asia and Africa. For more information please visit BRAC’s website, www.brac.net . BRAC Uganda invites suitably qualified Ugandans to fill up the following available vacant position.
BRAC Uganda Health Program
The health Program in Uganda began in 2008 to ensure that people living in poverty can access quality, affordable health services. The goal of the BRAC health program is to improve maternal health and reduce under-5 child morbidity and mortality.
BRAC Uganda through its health program will be implementing a USAID funded Health Systems Strengthening Activity in 60 districts of Uganda. The purpose of the Uganda Health Systems Strengthening (UHSS) activity is to strengthen Uganda’s health system through technical assistance that will improve leadership era accountability for results in public and private health sectors at national, sub-national, and community levels; implement innovative interventions that increase efficient use, governance, and management of key health system resources including human resources for health, finance, equipment I infrastructure; and strengthen state and no state community health systems that are critical for improved quality of health services.
Job Title: Deputy Program Manager
Position: 01
Location: Country Office.

Core Roles and Responsibilities
• Take lead in strengthening and maintaining good government relations at the national level and sub- national levels, in doing so he/she will regularly update the line ministries and district departments on the progress oi BRAC's health program.
• Take lead on one of BRAC's health projects, and provide technical support to other project leads.
• Engage in strategic level support in collaboration with other programs. Strengthen and maintain goveriirrrent relations at the national level.
• Participate in building strong sustainable synergies between different BRAC programs in Uganda.
• Support the program manager and take charge in his absence and also provide technical support to the field teams across all health program projects
• Participate in proposal development ptocessirs in collaboration with the program manager. fundraising team, BRAC International, BRAC Affiliates. whenever necessary. HelShe may be required to work as part of diverse teams in consortia
• Provide technical support to the health program projects and also provide technical and administration support to the field teams
• Safeguarding Roles.
a. Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on sate guarding for establishing a safe working environment
b. Practice promote and endorse the issues of safe guarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action.
c. Follow the safe guarding reporting procedure tn case any reportable incident takes place. encourage others to do so.

  Required Qualifications and Skills
• Bachelor's degree in health related discipline. Having a Master's degree in Public Health is an added advantage.
• 5 years relevant experience in program. Experience in community based programs will be an added advantage.
• Knowledge of Uganda's governance systems, Ministry of health structures and district local governance systems.
• Should be able to travel widely throughout Uganda and be able to live in basic conditions with limited amenities.
• Should be able to flexibly withstand and work tinder strict deadlines.
• Excellent spoken and written English. Good proficiency with MS. Office suite.
• Report writing and basic quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills.

Job Qualifications: Not Specified

Job Education Requirements: Degree

Job Experience Requirements: 5 years

Job application procedure
Interested candidates should send their Application (addressed to the Manager, HR & Training) & CV by email to hrd.uganda@brac.net . The subject must be the name of the position applied for strictly. Only complete applications will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Application deadline: 18th November, 2019. BRAC is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share the same commitment.