Programme Officer job at African Palliative Care Association (APCA)

African Palliative Care Association (APCA)

Programme Officer job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 26 March 2022

Hiring Organization: African Palliative Care Association (APCA)

Job Details:

Programme Officer (Small Grants)
Location: , Kampala , - Uganda

Organization details
Driven by a profound desire to reduce unnecessary pain and suffering from life-limiting illnesses across Africa, APCA was formally founded in Tanzania in 2004. We work collaboratively with existing and potential providers of palliative care services to help expand service provision (although we don't provide direct clinical care to people living with progressive, life-limiting illnesses). We also work with governments and policymakers to ensure the optimum policy and regulatory framework exists for the development of palliative care across Africa.
APCA was established after a meeting in Cape Town in 2002 of 28 palliative care trainers from across Africa. The group produced the Cape Town Declaration, which holds palliative care and pain and symptom control as a human right for every adult and child with life-limiting illnesses. In addition, such care should be incorporated into national health care strategies, making it accessible and affordable for all in Africa.
Thanks to Uganda's pioneering record in palliative care on the continent, APCA's head office was established in 2005 in the country's capital, Kampala, where several centres of palliative care expertise exist. We've since opened a regional office in Namibia, to enable us to better reach the Southern African region – but we work across the entire continent to promote palliative care for all in need.
Number of vacancies: 1 Sector: Civil society Industry: Project Management

Knowledge, Skills & Competences
• Project management.
• Advocacy and negotiation skills.
• Effective communication
• Training and facilitation skills.
• Monitoring and Evaluation
• Organisation development skills

• 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, photos 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.

Key Performance Indicators
• Grants Administration
• 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 Mobilization/ Development Assistant.
• External: Government Ministries and Regulatory bodies, Medical Associations, Partner Organisations, Donors and members.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies or any other disciplines relevant to Programme Planning, Management and Development
Details of 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

Application procedure

Interested candidates should send their documents to; not later than 26th March 2022

Date Posted: 2022-03-21




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