Linkages and Services Technical Manager Non-profit Careers – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

 Job Title:         Linkages and Services Technical Manager
Organization: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Senior
Administration Officer
About US:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-profit
organization which implements 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.

Job Summary: The Linkages and
Services Technical Manager (S&LTM) will provide overall technical
leadership and direction for the Case Management, Referrals and Linkages
component of the Sustainable Outcomes Project for high impact. The incumbent will
provide technical oversight to implementing partners, CSOs and relevant
government counterparts to develop and implement innovative strategies to
increase access of OVC to quality care and support services including HIV
prevention and care. The Technical Lead will support the development and
implementation of annual workplans in line with the project priorities and
build the capacity of IPs, CSOs and government counterparts through needs based
trainings, development of tools to facilitate implementation including SOPs,
Guidelines, job aids and work with the SOCY M&E Unit to develop M&E frameworks
for monitoring and reporting of program progress. He/She will be part of the
leadership team at CRS and plan and organize technical working groups to
discuss new strategies, emerging implementation issues and new initiatives to
improve program implementation. The individual will ensure coordination and
collaboration between Household Economic Strengthening (HES), Systems
Strengthening and Referral s and Linkages while building internal synergies and
ensuring that the same is mirrored at all levels of implementation. The
S&LTM will supervise several staff implementing key components under
Services and Linkages and he/she will take on other management responsibilities
from the DCoP including acting in his/her absence.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance
    in the development, planning and implementation of key Result Area Three
    interventions to address the holistic needs of targeted vulnerable
    children, youth and their caregivers.
  • In line with GOU/PEPFAR/USAID policy
    guidelines and frameworks, lead the development and adaptation of program,
    models, guidelines and standards for implementation of various program
    components or initiatives.
  • Lead project initiatives to increase
    utilization and delivery of high quality, high impact health interventions
    and link communities to health facilities and/or or health referral
    networks for better access to essential services.
  • Review IP and CSO annual work plans and
    progress reports, and provide training, on-going coaching and mentoring to
    ensure completion of activities and attainment of set goals and objectives
  • Work in liaison with the M&E and HES
    Technical Advisor, develop and implement services and outcome tracking
    tools, for monitoring progress and eventual graduation of households from
    program support.
  • Build partnerships and facilitate
    networking with other USG funded and Local Government stakeholders
    including Community Based Services Departments (CBSD), Health, Education
    for synergy to achieve program objectives and provision of holistic
  • Provide technical guidance, supervision
    and support to line program staff including the education subsidy, DREAMS
    and Case Management coordinators for effective implementation of the
    result area activities
  • Organize Technical Working Groups, peer
    learning sessions and ensure best/promising practices are identified,
    documented and replicated within and outside of the program catchment
  • Ensure linkages and synergies between
    Results Areas One, Two and Three at CRS and all implementation levels and
    leverage outputs for improved program coordination, implementation, impact
    and sustainability.
  • The S&LTM will assist the Deputy Chief
    of Party (DCoP) in managing sub-partners to ensure quality, timeliness and
    efficiency of all project deliverables and represent CRS in different
    national TWGs and other technical forums

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Catholic
    Relief Services (CRS) Linkages and Services Technical Manager job
    opportunity should hold a Master’s Degree in public health, international development,
    or related field.
  • At least five years of related work
  • Previous experience with child welfare and
    protection programs, systems strengthening, capacity building, service
    delivery and quality improvement
  • Extensive knowledge of social service
    sector in Uganda.
  • Significant technical experience in the
    areas of orphans and vulnerable children, household economic
    strengthening, HIV Prevention and care, nutrition, education, and
    psychosocial care.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and
    networking skills required.
  • Staff supervisory experience.
  • Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS
    Staff): Serves
    with Integrity, Models Stewardship, Cultivates
    Constructive Relationships, Promotes Learning
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates are encouraged
to send their cover letters, CVs and three work references (names and contact
information only) to
Deadline: 1st October
2017 by 5:00PM

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