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Project Manager Job at Catholic Relief Services ( CRS ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Project Manager

Jobs at:
Catholic Relief Services ( CRS )

Deadline of this Job:
August 31st, 2017, at 5:00pm

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Post: Project Manager: Community System Strengthening
Supervisor: 4Children Uganda Project Director
About CRS
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment oi the Bishops oi the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. CRs has worked in Uganda since 1965, initially providing emergency assistance to Sudanese refugees living in the north. Over the years, CRS has expanded its programming to address development needs in northern, western, central and eastern Uganda. CRS‘ projects in Uganda currently include agricultural livelihoods, emergency response and recovery and health (including OVC). CR5 implements its programs through partnerships with local organizations, including the Catholic Church, other faith-based organizations and community entities.
Job Summary
The Project Manager for Community System Strengthening is responsible of leading and coordinating the implementation of activities focused on social service workforce strengthening, case management and child protection at the community level. These responsibilities include supporting partnerships with local government, civil society and para-social workers to deliver comprehensive services for children made vulnerable by HIV and other child protection risks. S/ he will be responsible promoting collaboration, data- driven response plans and standardized approaches for engaging the para-social workforce at the community level. The Project Manager will work in close and CRS staff to build synergies, align efforts and strengthen coordination and partnerships between and among local institutions, initiatives and projects S/he will work closely with global technical advisers from the 4Chlidren consortium to ensure technical excellence and will demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed to manage a portfolio of activities that reinforce Ugandan leadership, ownership and capacity for sustainability.
Specific Responsibilities
Technical Leadership
  • Lead and manage community-based system strengthening activities and ensure alignment with global best practice and national policies, standards and plans.
  • Lead all aspects oi the projects community- based system strengthening activities and ensure that implementation of activities is in line with the projects approach, approved work plan and budget. This includes providing support to the Project Director and consortium partners to address emerging issues identified throughout the planning and execution of activities.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to diverse collaborating institutions and partners to ensure that project objectives are achieved to the highest technical standards.
  •  Coordinate with the respective line ministries/ officials, civil society and academic to build strategic partnerships and leverage in-country experience. systems and tools. This coordination includes ensuring stakeholder engagement and input in the development oi standardized approaches and tools.
  •  Support staff and partners to collaborate and coordinate effectively during program planning and implementation and support joint-reviews. This support includes overseeing the development, implementation and review of monthly plans to strengthen collaboration and to monitor progress of expected outputs and deliverables.
  • In coordination with global technical advisers from the 4Children Consortium, support the identification oi technical assistance and capacity building needs, and coordinate the delivery of targeted interventions to strengthen local capacity.
  • Ensure project implementation is in accordance with CRS programming standouts and CRS core values and engage respective country program staff for support as hooded
  • Provide support lo and collaborate closely with consortium partners and implementing partners.
  •  Participate in the recruitment and management of project staff and the selection and coordination of consultants
  • Contribute to the development of accurate and timely donor project narrative reports, quarterly performance data, as well as other reports needed required by the local government, donors, the CRS regional office or headquarters.
Supervision and Coaching/ Mentoring
Responsibilities
The Project Manager will be responsible for the recruitment and supervision of two staff members: Capacity Strengthening Manager (seconded to NASWU) and the Project Officer for Community System Strengthening. S/he will provide mentoring support to project staff as well as partners, providing technical guidance as required by the project
Key Working Relationships

4Children Project Director, 4Children Program Manager, 4Children Government System Strengthening Manager, 4Children Senior Technical Advisor for Child Protection, 4Children Capacity Strengthening Manager, 4Children Program Officer for Community System Strengthening, and consortium partners: Makerere University, National Association of Social Workers in Uganda (NASWU), Data Care.; CRS Capacity Strengthening Lead; and CRS Case Management Lead, Ministry of Gender. Labour and Social Development: OVC implementation Unit and Expanding Social Protection Program; Ministry of Local Government; UNICEF District Local Government, including Department of Community- based Services (DCS); other networks (civil society and faith-based) engaged in system strengthening for child protection. and social protection.

Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree required. Degree in social sciences, social work or public health preferred.
  • 8 years of work experience. with at least five years in a program management position with progressive responsibilities for an international NGO.
  • Demonstrated expertise in social welfare systems with a focus on the para-social workforce.
  • Experience and abilities in a range of capacity strengthening methods, including guidelines and curricula development, and facilitating large stakeholder meetings, and trainings etc,
  • Experience engaging and managing complex relationships with key stakeholders and partners, including government, civil society and community- based actors.
  • Staff management experience, including ability to manage staff in a supportive and respectful manner while ensuring that stat? fulfil their responsibilities and implement activities in according with the project work plan and individual performance objectives.
  • Previous experience working on USAID-funded programs and knowledge oi USG rules end regulations.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  •  Experience using MS Office packages(Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget management systems.
  • Excellent strategic. analytical, systems thinking and problem solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
  • Willingness to travel within and outside of Uganda on a regular basis to attend conferences, workshops, or other related activities.

Job application procedure

This job description is not an exhaustive list cl skills, elicit, duties and responsibilities associated with the position. CRS‘ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. ‘l understand that CR5 takes all allegations of abuse and exploitation seriously. Abuse or exploitation of children or vulnerable adults ls grounds for immediate dismissal.“ NOTE: Please submit cover letter, CV. testimonials and three work references (names and contact information only) to ug_reoruitment@crs.org  or submit hard copy to Catholic Relief Services, Plot 577, Block 15, Nsambya Road, P.O Box: 30086 Kampala. Deadline for submitting applications is August 31st, 2017, at 5:00pm.
ONLY SELECTED CANDIDATES THAT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED.