Jobs in Uganda - Program Manager II - DINU Job at Catholic Relief Services

Program Manager II - DINU

Location:  Uganda


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 23 December 2020

Hiring Organization  Catholic Relief Services

JOB DETAILS:
Job Title: Program Manager II - DINU
Project: Inclusive Market-based Development for Smallholder Farmers in Karamoja sub region Supervisor: Deputy Head of Programs
Grade: 10
Department: Program
Country/Location: Uganda Country Program/Moroto
About Catholic Relief Services:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) supporting relief and development work in over 100 countries around the world. CRS carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. CRS’ Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations; serving people on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs.
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 also address development needs in western, central and eastern Uganda. CRS' projects in Uganda currently include agriculture, health, microfinance, peacebuilding and youth. CRS Uganda implements its programs through partnerships with local organizations, including the Catholic Church, other faith-based organizations and community entities for maximum impact and sustainability.
Project Background:
The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Uganda, in partnership with CARE are implementing the Inclusive
Market-based Development for Smallholder Farmers in Karamoja sub region Project. The goal of this 36 months programme is designed to increase food security, improve maternal and child nutrition and enhance household income in the Karamoja Sub-region, and Katakwi District.
The Specific Objective of the DINU programme is to increase food security, improve maternal and child nutrition and enhance household incomes through support to diversified food production and commercial agriculture and through improved household resilience (notably to climate change) and women empowerment. The target population is expected to receive support to engage in diversified agricultural production and establish linkages to commercial input and output markets and financial services to engage in commercial agriculture allowing for improved food security and improvement of nutrition specifically amongst children, women and adolescents. The project will also include specific and nutrition sensitive interventions and support other health related service access with a strong focus on gender equality and empowerment of women and youth.
Job Summary:
You will manage, coordinate, and monitor project activities and relationships with partners and other project stakeholders to assist the achievement of CRS DINU program implementation in the district of Moroto, Napak, Nakapiripirit, Amudat, Moroto and Nabilatuk..

Job Roles and Responsibilities:
• You will lead technical, budget management, monitoring and reporting activities through most of the project cycle - start-up, implementation and close-out - in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
• Effectively support Project officers and field supervisors with capacity and technical assistance to support quality project implementation.
• Ensure learning properly accompanies project activities throughout the project cycle. Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities following MEAL Policy. Proactively identify issues, report them to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.
• Engage and strengthen partnerships relevant to Inclusive Market-based Development for Smallholder Farmers in Karamoja sub region Project, applying appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.
• Represent the organization with donors, INGO working groups, UN, relevant local partners and relevant local government and community actors for Inclusive Market-based Development for Smallholder Farmers in Karamoja sub region Project.
• Coordinate activities required for ensuring the financial, material and human resources for the quality implementation of the project. Conduct periodic budget reviews and follow-up with partners on timely submission of financial reports to facilitate proper tracking of resource use.
• Assist with preparation of trends analysis reports and disseminate results. Review project documentation to ensure project file is complete with all required documentation and is filed per agency and donor requirements.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:
• Bachelor's Degree required. Degree in the field of Agriculture livelihoods would be a plus
• Minimum of 7 years of work experience in project management, ideally in the field of Agriculture and value chain and for an NGO.
• Relevant grant management experience, especially for USG or other public donor, a plus • Staff supervision experience.
• Ability to contribute to the development of technical proposals, a plus.
• Experience analyzing data and contributing to evaluation reports.
• Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Personal Skills:
• Critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
• Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with local stakeholders. Representation abilities.
• Ability to contribute to written reports
• Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented
• Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
Required/Desired Foreign Language: English and local languages spoken in Karamoja region is an added advantage.
Travel: Based in Moroto and travel to the field

Key Working Relationships:
Supervisory: Project Officer – Livelihoods and Project Officer - Nutrition
Internal: Head of Programs, Deputy Head of Programs, Head of Office Moroto, Technical Advisor Nutrition and Technical Advisor Livelihoods and Microfinance
External: CARE Consortium Coordinator
Agency-Wide Competencies (for all CRS staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
• Serves with Integrity
• Models Stewardship
• Cultivates Constructive Relationships
• Promotes Learning

Application procedure

DISCLAIMER CLAUSE:
This job description is not an exhaustive list of skills, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.
Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation
By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.
CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
NOTE: To apply, please follow the instructions below: Email a cover letter and CV only to ug_recruitment@crs.org  by December 23, 2020 at 5:00pm.
Large files and/or scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application, in the subject line of the email, copy and paste – PROGRAMMAMANAGERII-DINU only
ONLY SELECTED CANDIDATES WILL BE NOTIFIED. EOE/M/F/D/V

Date Posted: 2020-12-18

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