Programme Officer

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

Description

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

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

The responsibilities include providing technical support in palliative care and organizational

development

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

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

Consultant

 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.

 

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

Qualifications:

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

relevant to Programme Planning, Management and Development.

Experience:

  • 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

 

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS:

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

 

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

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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