Project Officer (NCPU)

Job Ref No: CHJ/OCT/J111 | Closing Date: 31/August/2022


Reports To:

Country Program Coordinator (NCPU)

Supervises:


Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services for people with disability in Uganda (CoRSU) is a private non-profit, non-governmental organization and is supported by CBM (Christian Blind Mission). CoRSU provides Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Rehabilitation, mainly for children as well as adults with disability.

A number of stakeholders’ support CoRSU Hospital in various capacities. In particular, National Clubfoot Program of Uganda (NCPU) is a partnership between the Ministry of Health, Mulago Hospital, Miraclefeet and CoRSU. Likewise, Hope and Healing International, is in partnership with CoRSU implementing a pilot project on developing the Resilience of children with disability in Wakiso district.

With funding from Miracle Feet the overall goal of the NCPU is to make sure that every child born with clubfeet has access to quality clubfoot care in Uganda and that clubfoot treatment is integrated in the general health system by 2030. CoRSU administers the partnership terms while Miraclefeet provides the requisite funding.

With funding from Hope and Healing International, CoRSU is implementing a pilot project on developing the Resilience of children with disability in Wakiso district.

CoRSU seeks to employ professionally suitable and dynamic individuals to fill the following positions:

Objective of the position:

The project officer will be responsible for the programmatic deliverables for the project.

Detailed Roles and Responsibilities (Main functions for the job)

  • Support the Country Program Coordinator to manage all aspects of the project cycle including planning, implementation and monitoring.
  • Ensure all project documentation and reports produced on time.
  • Coordinate with partners for timely submission of quarterly reports and KPI’s.
  • Work closely with the Finance department to help prepare monthly and quarterly expense reports.
  • Monitor and update monthly financial report and project’s progress to Country Program Coordinator.
  • Prepare and submit funds requisitions in line with the scheduled work plans to the accountant for payment.
  • Compile and submit accountabilities and reports, Annual reports
  • Work closely with the Procurement unit to source suppliers and monitor procurement processes to ensure timely delivery of goods/services and payment of suppliers
  • Work with the CAST M&E coordinator on “bring a child back to care” to review the progress reports; analyze KPIs and timely feedback to the partners.
  • Develop and implement Project’s work plans on annual/six monthly/quarterly basis.
  • Carryout periodic field visits to ensure smooth implementation of project activities.
  • Prepare briefing papers/project updates for periodic review meetings.
  • Together with the EDR officer, compile project beneficiary case studies when required.
  • Maintain and strengthen partnership with implementing partners.
  • Support the Country Program Coordinator in networking with key stakeholders working in the project districts.
  • Support the Country Program Coordinator in building project staff capacity in program management.
  • Participate in NCPU advocacy activities including the ‘International Days Celebration’.
  • Assist partners and work with them to conduct workshops and conferences.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Works closely with the Project Coordinator in implementing the project scope and in the development of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to facilitate decision-making for project start-up.
  • Assists with the preparation of the Project Implementation Plan (PIP) and other key documents to support the project.
  • Assists with the creation of the Annual Work Plans (AWPs) and schedules for the project and its components for the approval of the Project Coordinator.
  • Assists with the project budget management as well as conducting budget reviews with the project coordinator.
  • Identify project issues (challenges) and possible solutions, and bring them to the attention of the Project Coordinator for action.

Qualification, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Social sciences from a recognized university.
  • Must possess a postgraduate Diploma in Project planning and Management from a recognized institute of graduate learning.
  • At least three (3) years’ experience providing support to medium or large scale projects, with 2 years working with health care related project.
  • Dynamic professional with experience in project planning, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of medium to large projects
  • Strong project management and reporting skills with high degree of integrity
  • Must possess project finance acumen to provide technical advice and support the Country Program Coordinator.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Excellent people relational skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail.
  • Good understanding of Results Based Management (RBM).
  • Good working knowledge of internationally accepted rules.
  • Excellent people relational skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail.

Proficient in the use of different project management software and the Microsoft Office Suite

How to apply:

  1. NB: Qualified persons should submit their applications (detailed CV with covering letter plus copies of academic qualifications clearly indicating position applied for).
  2. Write to The Head of Human Resource, CoRSU Hospital P.O. 46 Kisubi or email to recruitment@corsuhospital.org.
  3. Note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified for interviews. The closing date for receiving applications is Wednesday,31st August,2022.
  4. Qualified persons with Disabilities (PWDs) are encouraged to apply.



Closing Date: 31/August/2022