Project Director-WISH Project job post at Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU)

Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU)


Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) is a Member Association of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), and its core mandate is to champion, provide and enable universal access to rights based Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) information and services to vulnerable and underserved communities and to young people.  The role of the engagement with RHU and its partners is to ensure that SRHR are respected, protected and fulfilled as a goal in itself, and as a fundamental means to gender equality, human well-being and sustainable development.


RHU is part of IPPF’s leadership in the global effort within the Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) to action (WISH2ACTION) consortium to reach young, poor and hard to reach women and men with integrated family planning services through a results-based contract with the Foreign Common Wealth and Development Office (FCDO). RHU implements the (WISH) project in six sub-regions of Kampala Metropolitan, Busoga, Bukedi, Bugisu (Elgon), Lango and Acholi.


RHU seeks to recruit a highly skilled, experienced and motivated persons to fill the following positions:

JOB TITLE: Project Director-WISH Project 
RERPORTS TO: Executive Director (matrix management) WISH Country Manager
DUTY STATION: RHU Head Office, Kampala

The Project Director is the lead focal person for the Nairobi-based IPPF W2A global project management team to work together to reach project goals and targets, leading and supporting the team to reach the results of the FCDO-funded Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) project. The role will support, and manage the project budget, work plan and project team within RHU.


This position will manage relationships with external stakeholders, coordination of employees responsible for technical, financial and service delivery activities associated with the WISH2ACTION Project.


  2. Leads internal and external project planning and reporting including annual work planning with technical and implementing partners including capacity building and technical assistance to cluster partners.
  3. Responsible for leading quality and timely reporting of the project results from the Organization to the project hub.

iii.            Utilise project, country and donor data to analyse project progress, update strategies and improve service delivery.

  1. Leads the team to develop innovations, tools and approaches to improve access to quality, voluntary family planning and other Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services, eliminating barriers for young, marginalised, poor and underserved groups through the project.
  2. Work collaboratively and effectively with consortium partners to support and drive shared project results and to oversee and implement evidence-based innovations and practice shared globally to increase women’s choice and access to SRH services.
  3. Supports and ensures strong, timely and compliant financial management of the project, working with the project finance manager, the Finance Director of RHU and the WISH2ACTION consortium Commercial Advisor.

vii.          Drive effective communication and collaboration between the in-country consortium partners and project stakeholders, including regular meetings and facilitating solutions to project challenges.

viii.         Ensure knowledge sharing and learning and oversee the development of syntheses and dissemination of lessons learnt from the project within RHU and IPPF for reporting and dissemination.

  1. Develop and deliver a range of detailed financial and narrative reports e.g. project review, reports to the project Hub.
  2. Represent the RHU Office and the project at relevant technical stakeholder meetings within the national environment. In liaison with the RHU Director and the W2A project team acts as contact and liaison point with the FCDO in country team to maintain effective communications on the project progress and challenges.
  3. Coordinate with RHU to ensure an integrated and collegial approach, draw on expertise within the RHU and ensure shared learning between IPPF Member Associations and the WISH2ACTION programme.

xii.          Perform other professional duties as assigned by the supervisor


  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Social Science or its equivalent
  • Professional training in project planning and management


  • Over 10 years of experience in leading and managing complex projects to successfully deliver donor projects, FCDO and payment by results contracts would be advantageous.
  • Significant experience of managing SRH/FP projects to include the development / implementation of FP policies, programmes and service delivery approaches in an operational context.
  • Comprehensive technical knowledge of integrated sexual and reproductive health (SRH) service delivery approaches, health systems strengthening and health markets, with an understanding of service delivery for young people and the poorest from a gender and rights perspective.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to influence and negotiate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills including the ability to effectively engage a range of stakeholders.
  • Excellent staff and team management skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent project management skills including experience of reporting to donor agencies.
  • Excellent budget management skills.
  • Excellent time management skills to meet tight deadlines.



The candidate must adhere to the safeguarding reporting and monitoring requirements of this role


The candidate must be pro-choice


How to apply

Submit by post or hand-deliver or email application letters and attach certified copies of academic transcripts, a detailed Curriculum Vitae and other relevant documents as well the contact addresses (e-mail) of 3 referees including their telephone contacts to:

The Executive Director, Reproductive Health Uganda, P.O. Box 10746 Kampala

Or hand-deliver at: RHU Head Office, Plot 2, Katego Road, Kamwokya (Opposite Uganda Museum) or send applications to the following email address


Closing Date:    Friday 27th January, 2023


Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted


NB:  RHU is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women to apply.

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