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School of Public Health
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

Manager Finance and Administration

Date of Validity

Vacancy Details

The Makerere University School of Public Health Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Support (MakSPH-METS) Program is a five-year (2020-2025) CDC-funded Cooperative Agreement. The MakSPH-METS program emerged out of the growing recognition of the importance of evidence-based decision making for an AIDS Free Generation in Uganda. The overall purpose of the Program is to establish coordinated and effective national and district systems for the management of strategic information for a robust HIV response. We seek to recruit a dynamic, competent and experienced candidate to fill the following position:

JOB TITLE: Manager Finance and Administration

Reports to                                                     :             Director

Responsible for the supervision of               :            Finance Officer

                                                                                  Systems Administrator

                                                                                  Administrative Officer

The Manager Finance and Administration (MFA), is responsible for ensuring that program donors, managers and teams work effectively by providing a framework for them to operate within. The framework typically includes ensuring compliance to financial processes and standards involving substantial amount of documentation and formal communication.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provide leadership in preparation and implementation of the program budgets.
  2. Ensure that program finances are run in compliance with the MakSPH and donor requirements and regulations.
  3. Manage the planning and procurement of all program assets and requirements.
  4. Provide administrative guidance to program teams.
  5. Track & report on overall financial and administrative progress of the Program.
  6. Lead the planning, acquisition and maintenance of program logistics and assets.
  7. Monitor resource utilization and regularly updating the Director on burn rates and expenditure reporting.
  8. Facilitate the proper observance and adherence to procedures for the sound management of personnel and assets of the program
  9. Coordinate cross-functional meetings of personnel and stakeholders for program improvement and/or realignment.
  10. Lead the Senior Technical Officers to implement, modify and monitor key performance indicators, report progress of activities and ensure that agreed deliverables are met as expected.
  11. Provide line manager with regular reports on the implementation of work plans and achievement of objectives as well as information dissemination.
  12. Lead the development and review of human resource and administrative policies /guidelines and ensure these are communicated and effectively implemented.                            
  13. Supervise and appraise staff in accordance with the Makerere University human resource policies.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Demonstrable experience in managing large projects.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrable experience in managing large projects.


i)            Qualified and interested candidates are invited to submit the following application documents

and a motivation letter clearly highlighting the position being applied for and address this to;

The Dean,

Makerere University School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, P.O. Box 7072,

Kampala, Uganda

ii)           Application Documents

a)   Motivational Letter

b)   Resume with contacts of 3 professional referees c)    Copies of all relevant academic documents

iii)        Soft copies of the applications should be submitted as one PDF file to the following email address by 5:00pm on October 15th, 2021. Please quote the position you are applying for in the subject head of your email.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

MakSPH-METS is an equal opportunity employer; all qualified candidates are highly encouraged to apply.


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