Project Manager DREAMS Technical Lead – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Organization: Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Project
Name:
USAID Sustainable
Outcomes for Children and Youth (SOCY) Project
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports
to:
Chief of Party, SOCY
About
US:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an
international non-profit organization which implements the commitment of the
Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our
Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as
a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions
who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
About
USAID SOCY Project:
The Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth (SOCY) Project, is a
five-year project funded by USAID and implemented by Catholic Relief Services
(CRS) in partnership with Action for Community Development (ACODEV), African
Network for Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect
(ANPPCAN), TPO Uganda, Futures Group, and IRH. The project objective is to
improve the health, nutrition, education and psychosocial wellbeing of
vulnerable populations, as well as reduce abuse, exploitation and neglect to a
minimum of 625,000 children and 101,500 households in 17 districts in central
and western Uganda, based on PEPFAR-approved districts.
Job
Summary:
 The Project Manager DREAMS Technical Lead will
mainly be responsible for the technical and budgetary oversight of DREAMS
activities as embedded within the overall SOCY program, working closely with
local partners. The incumbent will assure the timely planning, implementation
(through partners), and monitoring and evaluation of activities, as well as
provide technical and strategic guidance and monitor budget expenditures and
reporting.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Project Management:
·        
Oversee
the planning of project activities and set high quality performance targets ensuring
adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines.
·        
Identify
technical assistance needs for CRS and partners, and take the lead in developing
SOWs and follow up with potential TA from CRS, as appropriate.
·        
Stay
abreast with latest technical developments in OVC/ DREAMS/PEPFAR Programming
(collaborates with regional/HQ technical advisors, learns new PQ tools, networks
with outside technical experts, etc.).
·        
Ensures
project implementation is in accordance with CRS programming principles and CRS
core values and engage respective staff for support as needed.
·        
Models
and reinforces with others a commitment to quality programming and meets
technical quality standards, aligned with the CRS Health Strategy.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate should hold a Master’s degree in Social Work, Public Health,
International Development, or a related field.
·        
At least
three to seven years’ experience in programs targeting orphans and vulnerable
children and/or adolescent girls; experience with parenting/care giver
programs, socioeconomic approaches and/or cash grants strongly preferred
·        
Previous
PEPFAR project experience highly valued.
·        
Excellent
budget and project cycle management skills; administrative and financial
skills, including the ability to prepare and analyze work plans and budgets.
·        
Previous
experience with institutional strengthening and partnership building helpful.
·        
Computer
literacy i.e. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel,
PowerPoint and Outlook; experience with DATIM and/or a statistical software a
plus.
·        
Excellent
interpersonal, communication and organizational skills as well as good judgment
and vision.
·        
Excellent
written and verbal communication skills.
·        
Sound
coordination skills and a demonstrated ability to multi-task.
·        
Demonstrated
proactive leadership ability, as well as supervisory and personnel management
experience.
·        
Demonstrates
diplomacy, flexibility, and resourcefulness.
·        
Strong
critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.
·        
Ability
to work effectively in diverse environments and under pressure
·        
Personal
Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

Serves with Integrity, Models Stewardship, Cultivates Constructive
Relationships, Promotes Learning
How
to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates are encouraged to send their cover letters, CVs and three work
references (names and contact information only) to ug_recruitment@crs.org.
Deadline:
1st January 2016

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