Duty Station:  ARUA

Reports to: Executive Secretary

Job Summary:

The Regional Project Officer is the overall responsible project officer in the region and comprehensively manages and coordinates technical-human, administrative and financial design, development, planning, implementation and evaluation of the project activities in the region, efficient and prudent financial management, ensuring the intergration of the project activities in the relevant sectors of the district development plans and fostering partnerships and collaboration with existing regional implementing partners and local community-based organistions for the achievement of project outcomes.

He/She will coordinate efforts of the Community Health Network Project in the District of Arua. He/she will coordinate project activities in the district—including efforts to address community health interventions that increase the demand and utilization of maternal, and child health (MCH), Nutrition, Water & Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) and voluntary family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) interventions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide overall leadership to the UCMB Community Health Network Project in the Region.
  2. Ensuring proper and timely project activity planning, budgeting and execution based on the project’s documents and detailed implementation plan (DIP)
  3. Program administration and financial management
  4. Personnel management in the project region
  5. Asset management and stewardship
  1. Liason with District technical & political leadership, Donor (Implementing Partners), Community Based Organisations, NGOs, FBOs and Community Resource Persons (CRPs) for the effective implementation of project activities.
  2. Propose possible recommendations for improving community RMNCH/WASH strategies
  3. Plan and coordinate the training of project and partner staff to increase their capacity to deliver quality community RMNCH programs in the region
  4. Ensure compliance with donor regulations, UEC-UCMB Finance policies and local government rules and regulations
  5. Coordinate with field teams to ensure that technical support, guidance and mentoring are provided to health service providers and community partners
  6. Support the Executive Secretary in enforcing organisational policies.
  7. Coordination, Monitoring and Reporting of project activities.


  • Advanced qualification in Public Health, Health Services Management, Project Planning & Management,  or Business Administration;
  • A minimum of 5 years practical experience at senior project management level at working with communities—with  strong preference in MNCH and FP programming.
  • Experience in coordination of multi-agency programming.
  • Strong preference for candidates with at least five years experience in MNCH and Family Planning programming and providing technical assistance to partner organizations.
  • Proven leadership and ability to build and motivate diverse and talented teams.
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.
  • Experience in, and a commitment to, working with the different religious denominational structures.
  • Experience with public grant proposal writing, implementation and reporting of USG grants
  • Excellent analytical and information seeking and proven decision-making skills.
  • Cultural sensitivity and solid track record as a team player with all levels of staff.
  • Strong inter-personal and public relations skills.
  • Experience in designing and implementing participatory planning and evaluation methods.
  • Willingness and ability to travel regularly
  • Excellent English language oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office packages, including Word, Excel, Power-Point and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of UEC and Catholic Church operations and procedures highly desirable.

Application procedure

Eligible and interested candidates should apply and attach their signed CVs, copies of certificates, degrees, and testimonials to the address below not later than 12th February 2021.

The Secretary General
Uganda Catholic Secretariat,
Plot 672, Hanlon Road – Nsambya Hill
P.O. Box 2886 Kampala