National Cancer Control Plan (NCCP) Project Manager at Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima (PIH)

1 National Cancer Control Plan (NCCP) Project Manager at Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima (PIH)
National Cancer Control Plan (NCCP) Project Manager

Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima (PIH) | Type: Job
Published: 2024-06-06 | Deadline: 2024-06-16

Job Title: National Cancer Control Plan (NCCP) Project Manager

Department: Clinical

Location: Kigali

Reports to: PIH/IMB: Oncology program Director

RBC: Director Of Cancer Diseases Unit

Positions reporting to: None

Main Responsibilities

Job Purpose

Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima (PIH/IMB) in collaboration with Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) is seeking a Project Manager to support its operations around developing the National Cancer Control Plan (NCCP) for the 2024-2029 period. Under the direction of the Director of Cancer Diseases Unit/RBC and the Oncology Program Director/PIH-IMB and in close coordination with the lead consultant. The Project Manager will assist with a range of activities across the NCCP revision process, from supporting data gathering for the oncology care needs assessment, logistics arrangement for gatherings and site visits through the NCCP’s final validation. The Project Manager will also engage partners selected by RBC for the NCCP development process to ensure that their technical and strategic inputs inform this work. 

Key Responsibilities:

The following describes the Project manager’s scope of work:

Elaboration of National Cancer Control Plan 2024-2029

Phase 1: Pre-Assessment Planning

  • Assist collation of existing data and reports regarding cancer control in Rwanda 
  • Ensure all documentation related to this project is gathered, stored and accessible to the consultant and stakeholders
  • Support the consultant to schedule visits to selected facilities and identify interviewees for the needs assessment
  • Support the consultant to organize workshops with different stakeholders 

Phase 2: Support to Needs Assessment

  • Support focus group discussions with healthcare workers who provide oncology services (screening, diagnosis, treatment, palliative)
  • Support facility observations to obtain any relevant site-based data at selected health facilities.
  • Support interviews with people who had and survived cancer, and their families (at a facility or at their home) 
  • Support focus group discussions with civil society and patients advocacy organizations as well as with other key stakeholders

Phase 3: Assist in Assessment Report and Policy Recommendations

  • Assist in Data cleaning and compilation
  • Assist in the preparation of final recommendations and comprehensive summary report

Phase 4: Coordinating NCCP Revision Process  

  • Coordinate stakeholders who will be participating in the NCCP revision process 
  • Coordinate knowledge management platform for all NCCP documentation
  • Record minutes during NCCP revision workshops and share with RBC and PIH/IMB leadership
  • As necessary, support with arranging logistics for participants traveling to Kigali for the NCCP revision process.
  • Support in the logistics related with NCCP validation and dissemination.

Other support:

Additionally, if time permits and as decided by the supervisors, this role will support the director of RBC's Cancer Diseases Unit and the director of the PIH/IMB Oncology Program in their various oncology-related tasks.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree Medicine, Public health, global health or other related fields
  • 3+ years of project management experience; experience in the cancer care delivery space preferred 
  • Familiarity with the Rwandan health sector
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Ability to navigate sensitive health topics and conversations in a culturally-sensitive manner
  • Fluency in both English and Kinyarwanda, French as an added value
  • Strong management, communication, mentoring, teaching and leadership skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with diverse teams

Uphold and live principles of equity in health care and committed to living PIH/IMB values: Ubumuntu-Compassion, Ubupfura-Integrity, Ubunyangamugayo-Honesty, Ubwubahane-Mutual respect, Ubumwe-Solidarity, Agaciro-Dignity, Kugira ishyaka-Determination

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If you believe that you are the right candidate for the above position, please follow the link Employment Opportunities | Partners In Health ( and submit your CV and application letter in pdf or word formats only.

Applications should be submitted not later than 16 June 2024