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 Responsibilities:  
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 actions.
  • 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 learning.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • 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 regulations.
  • 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 stakeholders
  • 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 Learning

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 ug_recruitment@crs.org or submit hard copy to Catholic Relief Services, Plot 577, Block 15, Nsambya Road, P.O Box 30086 Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 25th July 2017 by 5:00pm


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