Represent the RTI office to the Ugandan Government which includes completing all criteria required by the government for a registered NGO in the country. It also includes meeting RTI International's obligations outside of specific projects (leading new business development efforts, coordinating legal matters with HQ, acting as bank signatory, etc.)
Ensure activities are implemented safely with due regard for COVID-19 infection-mitigation efforts. Ensure that infection-control measures are in place in the RTI office and observed appropriately;
Work in partnership with the MOH, development and implementing partners, Act | East consortium partners, and RTI's NTD HQ team in monitoring implementation of activities, tracking progress toward targets and deliverables, identifying issues that need to be addressed, and ensuring that technical and financial reporting requirements are met;
Provide regular updates to the RTI HQ NTD team on all project activities;
Serve as a key liaison between RTI headquarters, the Uganda MOH, USAID/Uganda, Act | East consortium partners, project partners, and other national and international donors, including pharmaceutical donation programs, and organizations involved in NTD control and elimination activities in Uganda;
Lead the preparation of high-quality RTI NTD project documents for submission to donors;
Ensure the documentation of project accomplishments and innovation in blogs, peer-reviewed journals, and other media;
Develop and manage mechanisms for coordination and collaboration with other partners and grantees;
Support Uganda MOH in the coordination of stakeholders to avoid overlap and to maximize the use of limited resources;
Empower the national NTD program to conduct strong field supervision and monitoring for all field activities, including during mass drug administration, and while conducting disease-specific assessments;
Work with RTI operations team at HQ and in-country to monitor project activities and spending to ensure proper activity planning and meet USAID financial and management reporting guidelines; dAzkdIy veHbl
Facilitate a culture of learning and using data for planning and adapting program strategy and activities;
Support high-profile visits to Uganda from NTD stakeholders, ensuring good representation of RTI's NTD work;
Liaise with donors to ensure communication on NTD activities and explore potential synergies with other projects in the country;
Perform international (up to 10%) and domestic travel (up to 30%); and perform other work as needed by program management.
Master's Degree in public health or other relevant discipline;
At least 12 years' progressive experience implementing and leading technical and program activities for donor-funded health programs (at national and regional levels), ideally with an NTD/infectious disease focus, but experience with initiatives based on health systems strengthening, and/or sustainability are also highly desirable.
Demonstrated high-level managerial skills, particularly in multiple, small to mid-size (>$10+ million) donor-funded projects is preferred;
Experience managing USAID-supported projects. Knowledge and experience with other international development organizations' contracting policies and procedures is preferred;
Highly developed expertise in managing and motivating diverse teams, including ensuring continued professional development;
Experience in all aspects of program management: conceiving, planning, organizing, implementing, monitoring, evaluation, and learning;
Demonstrated experience in new business development (scoping, consortium building, proposal writing, budgeting, etc.)
Demonstrated experience with the MERLA approach including analyzing quantitative and qualitative data for improved programmatic performance along with knowledge of reporting procedures, best practices, guidelines;
Knowledge of supply chain management, commodity procurement, logistics and distribution issues
Knowledge of health systems strengthening and sustainability concepts and experience of managing HSS activities and/or projects.
Demonstrated ability to successfully coordinate with officials from the MOH at all levels, U.S. Government, donor organizations, NGOs, and other agencies
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented setting
Strong English oral and written communication and presentation skills. This should include the ability to write/edit reports to a high standard, acceptable for submission to donors. Additional fluency in languages of targeted areas for implementation will be an asset and preferred.
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Willingness to travel within Uganda frequently and ability to travel internationally.