USAID PHS Jobs – Program Assistant – OVC at Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd

Organisation:  Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd
Project: USAID/ Uganda
Private Health Support Program (PHS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Technical
Coordinator-OVC
About US:
Cardno Emerging
Markets USA, Ltd. is implementing a USAID-funded USAID/Uganda Private Health
Support Program (PHS) program which will contribute to establishing a more
viable and cost-effective private sector option for health services in Uganda.
PUS includes three components: 1) expanded availability of health services by
private service providers; 2) increased affordability of private health
services and products; and 3) improved quality of private health sector
facilities and services.
Job Summary: The Program
Assistant supports in the planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and
reporting of the USAID PNFP OVC program activities. The incumbent will support
37 OVC grantees to ensure the approved activities are implemented and
documented in accordance with Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development
priorities and guidelines and in compliance with USAID/PEPFAR
requirements/expectations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Take part in preparing quarterly work plans and
budgets for the OVC program in line with MGLSD priorities, guidelines/tools and
USAID/PEPFAR requirements as well as Cardno policies and procedures.
·        
Significantly contribute to executing program
activities in line with the approved work plans, budgets and addressing program
challenges.
·        
Actively participate in OVC program coordination to
ensure coherent and technical implementation by assisting OVC grantees to
understand core program areas and supporting them to fully document the work
done.
·        
Support grantees in program documentation, M&E
and reporting using approved guidelines and formats.
·        
The incumbent will support the finance and grants
team in OVC grants management, monitoring and evaluation as needed.
·        
Actively contribute to documentation and sharing of
best practices and success stories from the OVC program for scale up and
program visibility.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The Program Assistant – OVC should hold a bachelor’s
degree in social work, social sciences, community development studies or
related field essential. Possession of a higher degree in social sciences will
be an added advantage.
·        
At least three (3) years’ work experience in OVC
program planning, implementation, and monitoring/evaluation especially in the
context of HIV/ AIDS preferred.
·        
Prior exposure and experience in supporting
performance-based grant programs particularly working with district child
protection structures and community faith-based organizations desired.
·        
Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
particularly assisting OVC grantees to improve their filling and reporting key.
·        
Familiarity with USAID/PEPFAR HIV/AIDS and OVC
programming, policies and regulations an added advantage.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters with
detailed CVs including three professional referees to: The Finance Management
Specialist, USAID/Uganda Private Health Support Program, Plot 6B Nakasero Hill
Road, Kampala (next to Private Sector Foundation) or via e-mail to: Hellen.Karuhanga@ugandaphs.org.
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 7th October, 2015
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