USAID Regional Program Coordinator Careers – RTI International

Job Title:        Regional Program Coordinator
Organisation: RTI
Funding Source: USAID and
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Civil Society –
Private Sector Advisor
About US:
RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes,
dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice.
Our staff of more than 3,700 provides research and technical services to
governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and
pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced
technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and
the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.
About USAID GAPP Project:
RTI is the prime contractor for USAID funded GAPP program. The goal of
this seven year program is to increase participation accountability and local
governance for effective service delivery. To achieve this goal, GAPP will
focus on three components: (1) Support and strengthen national level government
accountability institutions in their interaction with local governments; (2)
Strengthen local government revenue, procurement, financial and planning
systems; and (3) Strengthen civil society organizations (CSOs) and other
non-state actors (NSAs) to improve voice and accountability. GAPP will work at
the national level and in at least twenty-five districts in northern Uganda,
the Albertine region of Bunyoro, and central Uganda.
Job Summary: The Regional
Program Coordinator will represent the program and serve as the programs’
logistical leaders in the assigned region. RC’s facilitate the implementation
of technical activities for Component 3 in assigned districts, and in
partnership with the Operations Director and respective component heads
facilitate the overall management of the Regional Office. As such, RC’s are
responsible for supporting the preparation, implementation, and follow-up of
all GAPP activities in the region; helping to foster integration and
coordination among component activities; coordinating with partner LGs, CSOs,
and other NSAs; representing the GAPP program as needed; leading efforts to ensure
appropriate planning and accountability at the regional level; in charge of
overall management of the Regional Office; and act as the primary focal person
for reviewing regional office performance with Kampala staff. They will also
partner with Embedded Technical Specialists in the Regional Office to enable
smooth implementation of activities across all components
Key Duties and
Operational (20-25%)
  • In charge of overall management of the
    Regional Office;
  • Responsible for coordinating the
    implementation of all GAPP activities within the assigned region ensuring
    proper planning and timely provision of logistical support for all program
  • Supervises the Program Assistant in the
    performance of his/her duties that include the identification and
    procurement of service providers for the region and implementation of
    day-to-day operations activities;
  • Works closely with Kampala-based managers
    and the Program Assistant and address operational issues as they arise
GAPP Representation (5-10%)
  • The jobholder is the primary delegated
    face of GAPP at the regional level;
  • Represents the GAPP Program in relevant
    public functions and key partner entry activities;
  • Participate in meetings that require GAPP
    representation in the assigned districts and/or designates an appropriate
Technical Monitor for Component 3 (70%)
  • Actively participate in the component
    development sessions;
  • Contribute to the development of
    appropriate component interventions especially capacity building of CSOs/
    PSA and grantees, work planning;
  • Actively contribute to the development of
    appropriate CSOs/PSAs interventions especially administering PLOCA tool
    and follow ups on the action plans institutional strengthening for
    grantees in Advocacy, community engagement, civic empowerment;
  • Offer technical support to CSOs and
    grantees during program implementation
  • Ensure integration of cross-cutting issues
    into grantee activities; during implementation and reporting
  • Conduct grantee quarterly monitoring
    support visits including follow ups on PLOCA action plan; Identify
    document and share best practices;
  • Consolidate regional grantee quarterly
    technical reports and ensure quality and timeliness;
  • Perform other duties and tasks as
    requested by the Operations Director, Civil Society and Private Sector
    Advisor and Programs Manager Local Government

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold
    a Bachelor’s degree and minimum six years’ 
    experience or a Master’s degree in a related field and a minimum of
    three years of professional experience.
  • At least three years’ experience
    coordinating activities in a geographically diversified locations
  • Professional experience with civil society
    institutional strengthening, advocacy or social accountability activities.
  • Significant exposure and experience in
    managing grantees is an added advantage.
  • Applicants should have a passion for
    accountability and civil society institutional strengthening and have
    strong relationship management skills; ability to work with civil society
    organizations and grantees excellent writing skills; the ability to work
    productively under time pressure; the capacity to work well independently.
  • Extensive knowledge of district political,
    legal and policy environment.
  • Previous exposure and experience on USAID
    reporting is an added advantage.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken
    English is required.
How to Apply:
All applicants should send an updated CV including three work related
referees and cover letter to the Human Resources Manager via E-mail to: Emails should not exceed 2MB. The applicants
must include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of their email.
Deadline: 11th August
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