Programme Officer

at African Palliative Care Association
Published March 24, 2022
Location Kampala, Uganda
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  



Support specific partners to develop sustainable palliative care projects, through small grants.

The responsibilities include providing technical support in palliative care and organizational





Small Grants Administration:

 Coordinate the call for the grant applications and disseminate information related to the

small grants to all potential applicants through the APCA website and other avenues

 Sieve grant applications using the eligibility criteria and present them for review and selection.

 Prepare approval letters and contracts to successful grantees and regret letters to

unsuccessful applicants, clearly outlining the key areas for improvement in future applications.

 Support applicants, before and during application stages, and throughout review, feedback

and awarding.

 Refine and improve processes and systems including online review process.

Project Coordination and Administration

 Work with partners to develop work plans, budgets and follow-up mechanisms for the

projects in line with the national frameworks on palliative care and with donor agreements.

 Engage grantees throughout the application processes, during the project implementation

and follow up on reports from grantees.

 Write donor project reports, working with both the Finance Manager and Communications


 Work with grantees to compile and disseminate success stories through the APCA social

media channels.

 Review partner fund requests and ensure timely disbursement as per the terms of partner

sub- agreement and accountabilities

 Coordinate partner learning agendas and programme evaluations

Project Learning and Communications

 Lead and participate in project learning meetings

 Contribute to grantees’ learning agendas in communication and use of social media

 Signpost small grants applicants to other donors.

 Support grantees to strengthen their programme management systems.

 Support grantees to build robust monitoring, analytics, evaluation and learning systems

 Support the sharing of best practices and publications from projects

 Contribute regularly to the APCA communications, through articles, blogs, tweets,

p h o t o s interviews, etc

Conference Coordination (every three years)

  • Coordinate meetings of the conference committees and follow up on action points from

the conference committees.

  • Coordinate with relevant teams, committees, and APCA’s technical team to develop

conference materials – concept note/summary, logo, website, abstract review form etc.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies or any other disciplines

relevant to Programme Planning, Management and Development.


  • Three years’ work experience, with at least two years in programmes development, project

planning and management.

  • Experience in management of grants is an added advantage.

Competencies & Knowledge:

  • Project management.
  • Advocacy and negotiation skills.
  • Effective communication
  • Training and facilitation skills.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Organisation development skills



  • Grants Administratio
  • Project Coordination and Administration
  • Conference Coordination
  • Steering a learning agenda



Internal: Programmes/ Research Manager, Executive Director, Programmes Officer, Finance

Manager, ICT Officer, Administration Manager/PA to ED, Resource Mobilisation/

Development Assistant.

External: Government Ministries and Regulatory bodies, Medical Associations, Partner

Organisations, Donors and members.


How to apply

Please send your full CV , covering letter , and the names of three referees by email addressed to: Executive Director, African Palliative Care Association, P. O. Box 72518, Kampala, Uganda.

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