CMMR Program Manager US NGO Jobs – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title:                CMMR Program Manager
Organisation: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in an international non-profit
organization that carries out 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 4Children Project:
Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4Children) is a five‐year USAID‐funded project implemented by a consortium
of organizations led by CRS with partners IntraHealth, Maestral, Pact, Plan and
Westat. 4Children is designed to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for
orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) affected by HIV and AIDS and other
adversities. 4Children’s work utilizes global evidence establishing that HIV
and other adversities are best prevented and addressed when families and
children have access to both high quality health and social welfare services. The
project supports systems and structures at country and regional levels to
implement evidence-based interventions that protect against risk, interrupt
cycles of vulnerability, and build pathways to resilience leading to an AIDS
Free Generation and contributing to overall improvements in quality of life and
productivity for vulnerable children and their families.
Job Summary: The CMMR
Program Manager, 4Children will oversee all aspects of the CMRR activity, in
close consultation with the 4Children consortium partners. S/he will be
responsible for the administrative, technical and financial management of the
CMRR activities in Uganda to meet the stated objectives and targets. S/he will
be a dynamic person with strong interpersonal and organizational skills, who
thrives in a complex, busy work environment.
Key Duties and
Technical Leadership:
  • Provide overall management and technical
    support for the CMRR activity in coordination with the 4Children
    consortium partners and staff.
  • Coordinate with the respective line
    ministries/officials, Interagency Working Group members, and OVC
    Implementing Partners to build strategic partnerships and leverage
    in-country case management experience, systems and tools.
  • Coordinate regular activity updates to
    enable the staff, partners, and other key stakeholders to track progress,
    proactively identify potential challenges, and identify correction
  • Support 4Children team to engage key
    stakeholders throughout the CMRR activity.
Program Management, Administration, & Quality:
  • Oversee the development, implementation,
    and review of monthly plans to monitor progress of expected outputs,
    deliverables, and financial expenditures.
  • Support the development of partner and
    consultancy agreements in line with the activity goals and timelines – in
    close coordination with 4Children leadership.
  • Support staff and partners to monitor
    progress against the activity objectives, targets, and standards.
  • Provide support to the Project Director
    and consortium partners to address emerging issues identified by
    stakeholders throughout the planning and execution of this activity.
  • Support the 4Children team to ensure
    accurate and timely reporting; review actual financial performance against
    the project performance and report any variances.
  • Ensure project implementation is in
    accordance with CRS programming principles and CRS core values and engage
    respective country-program staff for support as needed.
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL):
  • Support timely preparation and review of
    narrative reports.
  • Facilitate the identification of lessons
    learned and documentation of best practices for dissemination and
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Catholic
    Relief Services (CRS) CMMR Program Manager, 4Children opportunity must
    hold a Master’s degree in Sociology, Social Work, Public Health,
    International Development, or a related field.
  • At least five years’ experience in
    program/project management with an international NGO, with preferably at
    least 2-3 years working on OVC programming, case management and
    reintegration, social protection and/or social welfare workforce.
  • Significant knowledge and experience in
    building local capacity for case management, ideally in East Africa.
  • Proven project management skills –
    including project design, financial management, MEAL and ability to
    successfully supervise, manage and coordinate staff, consultants, and
    partners to deliver quality results under strict timelines.
  • Familiarity with USG rules and
  • Commitment to uphold CRS agency standards,
    policies and procedures, and comply with donor requirements.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and
    communication skills to create a supportive work environment, and promote
    teamwork at all levels.
  • Highly proactive and self-disciplined;
    able to multi-task and work successfully under tight deadlines.
  • Excellent written and analytical
    communication skills; able to develop clear, concise and user-friendly
    presentations and reports.
Program Manager Competencies:
  • Set clear goals and manages toward them
  • Collaborate effectively with staff and
  • Manage financial resources with integrity
  • Apply program quality standards to project
    design and organizational learning
Agency-Wide Competences (for all CRS Staff): Serves with
Integrity, Models Stewardship, Cultivates Constructive Relationships, Promotes
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
a cover letter, updated CV and three work references (names and contact
information only) to or submit hard copy to Catholic
Relief Services, Plot 577, Block 15, Nsambya Road, P.O Box 30086 Kampala,
Deadline: 25th July 2017
by 5:00pm

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