10 August 2017

USAID Project Officer - 4Children US Non-profit Jobs - IntraHealth International

Organisation: IntraHealth International
Project Name: USAID Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4Children) Project
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Government Systems Strengthening, Senior Program Manager

About US:
IntraHealth International is a non-profit organization based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A. dedicated to working with developing countries to improve their public health capabilities. IntraHealth fosters local solutions to health care challenges by improving health worker performance, strengthening health systems, harnessing technology, and leveraging partnerships. In collaboration with governments, nongovernmental organizations, and private- sector organizations around the world, IntraHealth champions the needs and contributions of health workers—from doctors and nurses to community health workers to health facility managers—and works to ensure they have the tools, supplies, information, training, and support they need to provide communities they serve with the best possible opportunity for health and well-being.

About 4Children:
Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4Children) is a five-year, USAID-funded project designed to improve health and well-being outcomes for vulnerable children affected by HIV and AIDS and other adversities. 4Children draws on global evidence, which illustrates 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 contributes to overall improvements in quality of life and productivity for vulnerable children and their families.  4Children promotes approaches that address the unique needs of each child and family, including strengthening front line social service workforce and case management processes.

Job Summary: The Project Officer (PO) will support the Government Systems Strengthening, Senior Program Manager (GSS-SPM) in all project functions. The PO will be responsible for drafting project documents and communications; scheduling, coordinating and managing logistics for project-related meetings and events; and monitoring the financial and administrative needs of the project. 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:  
  • The incumbent will support the Government Systems Strengthening, Senior Program Manager (GSS-SPM) to carry out program, administrative, and all other tasks related to all aspects of the activities focused on strengthening Ugandan institutions and the social service workforce.
  • Coordinate and support engagement of consultants and local partners.
  • Work in liaison with the CRS Country Program to arrange all necessary logistics for program activities, including workshops, trainings and meeting; arranging transportation; photocopies etc.
  • Support the GSS-SPM in tracking project activity schedules, including monitoring progress against the project objectives, targets and timelines.
  • Support the GSS-SPM in the preparation of program correspondence, reports, and other documents.
  • Work closely with local partner(s) to prepare reports per established reporting schedule.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the GSS-SPM, that are commensurate with the job level.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicants for the Intrahealth International USAID Project Officer - 4Children career placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Administration, Social Sciences, Business Management or equivalent. Possession of Master’s degree and two years of relevant work experience is also acceptable
  • At least four years’ experience in a project support position, preferably with an international NGO or UN agency with a good understanding of project management, administration, HR and finance.
  • Previous exposure and experience in monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
  • Experience in planning and organizing of high-level internal and external meetings, workshops, and events, including the ability to plan resources and actions for timely and efficient service delivery.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced office environment, ability to assimilate and analyze situations, plus skills in handling competing work priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to interact effectively with internal and external stakeholders at various levels.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Internet) required.
  • Fluent written and spoken English.
  • Desire to work effectively in a team oriented environment with minimal supervision.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID Project should apply by clicking on the web link below.

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