VACANCY: Country Manager of Soft Power Health

Soft Power Health , Uganda , Bujagali Village, 8km north of Jinja Town

Vacancy Summary

  • Organisation Type: Government / non profit
  • Sector: Health Care, NGOs / Government
  • Field of Expertise: Finance / Accounting, General Management
  • Work Experience: 3-5 years
  • Benefits included: Bonus, Flights
  • Preferred Candidates: Both international and national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Oct 09, 2018
  • Vacancy closing date: Nov 23, 2018

Job Description

Commitment: minimum 2 year full time contract based in Bujagali

Start Date: Jan 2, 2019

Reporting to: Executive Director

Summary: Soft Power Health is looking for an energetic, positive, resilient and detail-oriented individual to fill the role of Country Manager, starting on 2 January 2019.

Soft Power Health is a medical non-profit organization dedicated to providing affordable high-quality primary and preventative healthcare and community-based health education in rural Uganda. Soft Power Health is divided into two sections – a medical clinic and community outreach
The clinic is a subsidised GP drop in clinic where for 6 days a week patients have access to GP's, nurses, physiotherapists, a dentist, a lab, paediatric triage, Mother and Child Wellness Centre, vaccines, a pharmacy, and ultrasound. The clinic also assists patients with onward referrals to external, more specialised consultants and services.
Our community outreach programmes are based out of Soft Power Health clinic. These include Malaria, Malnutrition, Family Planning, Domestic Violence and DIG (Development in Gardening). These outreach teams work in neighbouring villages on 5 days a week emphasising information provision, awareness, education, intervention and follow up.

About the job …
The Country Manager will report directly to the Executive Director (based out of country), will work in collaboration with the on-site Clinic Medical Director and be direct supervisor to the
1. Daily Operations Manager
2. External Referral Logistics Manager
3. Heads of all departments including laboratory, nursing, community outreach programs
4. Body of over 70 Ugandan staff.

The Country Manager manages the staff of the outpatient clinic and the community outreach programs with the support of the Daily Operations Manager and is responsible for overall management of Soft Power Health which includes:
1. Responsible for Operations and Logistics

a. Supervision of Daily Operations Manager
The Daily Ops Manager reports directly to the Country Manager and is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the community outreach programmes on a daily basis including providing petty cash, managing logistics, timetable and schedules; all maintenance at the clinic; reporting punctuality of staff; monitoring and ensuring the timely signing of time sheets for accurate payroll purposes; daily petty cash control and management; gathering, recording and submitting of quarterly reports to the Country Manager, Clinic Medical Director and Executive Director.

b. Logistics

 Supervision, monitoring and approval of monthly/yearly schedule creation for 5 community outreach programmes
 Supervision of External Referral Logistic Manager who is responsible for logistics and transportation of all patients requiring external referral to services.

2. Financial Management
 Manage the financial operations of the organisation and ensure timely and accurate financial reports for the ED including cash management, payroll, ledgers etc.
 Responsible for entering financial information and maintaining all financial records for projects and for the organisation.
 Providing, reviewing and controlling weekly budgets for Daily Operations Manager, Nursing Manager and External Referral Logistics Manager
 Budget Management: Responsible for creating and reporting fortnightly budgets to the ED, which includes devising and managing several concurrent budgets
 Pay roll including PAYE and NSSF
 Review accuracy of accounts and carry out periodic checks on financial matters
 Ensure the preparation, accuracy and timely submission of financial reports for annual financial audit
 Check and verify all inventory and promote efficient management of organizational assets

3. Human Resources
 Recruitment and Management of Staff
 Coordinate regular reviews and update of all staff contracts.
 Ensure compliance with the disciplinary policies of SPH in accordance with the national labour laws
 Annual Leave Management
 Supervising foreign volunteers and global health researchers at the clinic
 excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills, including ability to effectively lead and build a team, communicate a vision, make timely and transparent decisions, solve problems and manage conflict
 Lead and manage by motivating employees to remain optimistic even when faced with challenges and encouraging good performance and values

4. Accountability
 Supervision: Works independently under the supervision of the Executive Director
 Decision Making: Refers high level decisions to ED via email, responsible for daily decision making on the ground
 Responsibility over assets: Overall responsibility for the country budget, all organizational resources and assets.
 Responsibility over Staff: All country staff

5. School Fees Section
 Receiving school financial circulars from over 40+ recipients, and forwarding these to the ED for approval of payment
 Receiving funds and onward payment of school fees
 Documentation and record keeping

6. Other
 Allocate resources and supplies as to ensure staff and volunteers can complete their responsibilities to their highest potential
 Networking and partnering if required with the Ministry for Health District of Jinja Division, cooperating on regular District visits and audits.
 Liaising with other government level organisations working in the region, as well as other influential organisations
 Regular/as required reporting to the ED in relation to clinic and outreach statistics
 Attendance at sporadic networking events as SPH representative

About You…

As the linchpin around which the many parts and people of SPH Uganda revolve, the ideal candidate for Country Manager will have:
 education to degree level or equivalent experience
 paid management experience
 experience working within a developing country
 strong financial management and administrative skills
 ability to handle a large workload, work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
 computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Office including Microsoft Word, Excel.
 excellent interpersonal and communication skills – both written and oral
 well established and practiced organisational and planning skills
 strong ability to prioritise, and delegate appropriately
 ability to function in a fast-paced, dynamic and challenging environment
 remain calm, flexible, patient and approachable under pressure
 be resilient and adaptable
 feel comfortable making last minute decisions

Other desirables…

 Experience working in a healthcare setting and/or a healthcare background is helpful but not necessary.

If this sounds like you, please forward a CV and letter of interest to Jessie Stone at

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