08 August 2017

USAID Regional Program Coordinator Careers - RTI International

Job Title:        Regional Program Coordinator
Organisation: RTI International
Funding Source: USAID and DFID
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 Responsibilities:  
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 activities;
  • 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 representative
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 Experience:
  • 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: recruitment@uganda-gapp.rti.org. Emails should not exceed 2MB. The applicants must include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of their email.

Deadline: 11th August 2017

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