Vacancy: Project Director, Population Media Center (PMC)

Project Director, Population Media Center (PMC) Uganda jobs

Vacancy: Project Director, Population Media Center (PMC))

Title:                     Project Director
Reports to:         Program Manager for Uganda at PMC Headquarters
Location:             Kampala, Uganda

Population Media Center (PMC) is a US-based, international organization specializing in entertainment-education via mass media to change behavior. PMC’s programs are dedicated to women’s rights and empowerment, population stabilization, and the environment. For the past two decades, PMC’s entertainment programming, serialized dramas on radio and television, has promoted social and cultural change and has helped 500 million people in more than 50 countries. In Uganda, PMC proposes to custom create and broadcast two unique radio serial dramas of at least 104 episodes each to address multiple themes. The dramas will be broadcast twice weekly. The entire project period is two years.


The Project Director provides vision, overall technical and programmatic leadership, and managerial oversight for PMC’s program. The Project Director is responsible for the overall development, management, and representation of PMC’s activities in Uganda. With support from PMC headquarters staff, the Project Director is responsible for building a long-term platform for PMC in Uganda. The Project Director works in three essential realms:

Program Management

The Project Director oversees and supervises the effective implementation, management, and evaluation of PMC’s activities of the program in Uganda to achieve results in an efficient and cost-effective manner. They are responsible for hiring and supervising in-country staff and contract personnel. Duties include:

  • Build and manage relations with donors, governments, international and local NGOs, and broadcast partners
  • Develop annual work plans and budgets as required, and work with PMC-HQ staff to plan program activities
  • Direct, plan, and coordinate the work of the program staff
  • Supervise, evaluate, train, and provide team building exercises for the program staff
  • Provide financial management and monitor expenditures of country program, consistent with the policies and procedures of all donors and PMC
  • Contribute to PMC organizational  learning by capturing and sharing reports on key activities, processes, and systems
  • Ensure that PMC projects in Uganda are technically sound, evidence-based, and responsive to the needs of Uganda, its people, and project donors
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with donors, relevant government Ministries and Agencies in Uganda, as well as any other implementation partners to maximize resources and sustainability
  • Draft reports to donors as required, and submit donor reports and monthly activity and financial reports to PMC HQ in a timely manner

Technical & Program Leadership

The Project Director leads and maintains the vision of the PMC program both nationally and internationally, as well as to donors and partners. Duties include:

  • Collaborate and coordinate program activities with Ministry partners, television and radio representatives, and health agents
  • Represent PMC in national and international meetings, conferences and presentations as needed
  • Understand and be able to effectively communicate and present PMC’s unique behavior change communication strategy of entertainment-education via mass media
  • Drive innovative ways (e.g., media extensions, use of social, and other new media) to reach target audiences
  • Facilitate meetings of the technical advisory committee during implementation of the project
  • Represent PMC in professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations in Uganda

Resource Mobilization

The Project Director acts as a facilitator to the PMC program and ensures the continuity and growth of programs and funding in Uganda. Duties include:

  • Ensure the continuity and growth of programs and funding in Uganda
  • Fundraise for activities for PMC in Uganda, regularly monitoring existing and new sources of funds, grant and partnership opportunities, including corporate sources
  • Share opportunities and outreach updates with PMC-HQ New Program Development staff, working together to coordinate donor outreach, proposal creation, and donor solicitations


  • Masters’ in Public Health, Communication, Social Sciences or in a related field
  • At least 10 years’ experience in project management at a senior level, preferably in health or similar field
  • Experience in health communication or communication for development
  • Experience with radio or television programs strongly desired
  • Demonstrable commitment to reproductive health and related social and health goals
  • Good mastery of English

Send cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Applications are due by September 8.

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