USAID Project Manager NGO Careers – mothers2mothers (m2m)

Job Title:      Project Manager
Organization:
mothers2mothers (m2m)
Project Name: USAID-funded
BETTER OUTCOMES for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Programme
Manager
About US:
mothers2mothers (m2m) is an international non-governmental organization
based in Cape Town, SA, dedicated to providing education and support to
pregnant women and mothers living with HIV, and preventing mother-to-child
transmission. Since its inception, m2m has reached more than one million
mothers in seven countries. Founded in Cape Town in 2001, m2m is a partner in
the United Nations’ Global Plan towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections
among Children by 2015 and Keeping their Mothers Alive.
About USAID BETTER OUTCOMES
Project:
World Education Inc. /Bantwana (WEI/B) is implementing the five- year
USAID funded BETTER OUTCOMES for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern
Uganda. The goal of the project is to improve the wellbeing of children and
youth orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV and other adversities in Eastern and
Northern Uganda. BETTER OUTCOMES is implemented by a consortium of five
partners, namely: WEI/B as the prime partner; Mercy Corps, Uganda Women’s
Efforts to Save Orphans (UWESO), Youth Alive, Friends of Christ Revival
(FOC-REV) and m2m; each responsible for specific technical aspects of the
project. The project is being implemented in 20 districts of Eastern and Northern
Uganda.
Job Summary: The Project
Manager will provide overall district leadership and managerial responsibility.
The Project Manager will manage the day-to-day oversight of the activities in
the district both administrative and technical. The Project Manager will ensure
that the staff and funds are coordinated effectively and efficiently in the
delivery of the USAID/Uganda BETTER OUTCOMES activities in the district. The
Project Manager is responsible for supporting the development of a culture of learning,
a team environment, and key external relationships at district level.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Programme Development and Administrative Support:
·        
The Project Manager will oversight to the BOCY
team in project management, monitoring, reporting, developing and maintaining
partnerships to meet project objectives in the district; provide technical
expertise; handle administrative and supervisory responsibilities; and also
work closely with local partner organizations in the district.
·        
Provide leadership to the technical team in
planning, implementation, and monitoring of project activities in the district.
Work with the District Coordinator to ensure an integral approach during
implementation of project interventions.
·        
Take lead and coordinate timely development of
work plans by assisting in the planning, organizing, and the preparation of the
annual work plan and the project budget.
·        
Support timely development of work plans by
assisting in the planning, organizing, and the preparation of district level
periodic work plans and budgets.
Human Resource Management:
·        
Manage an innovative, informed, motivated and
efficient team.  Provide day-to-day
direction/supervision of project staff through mentoring, coaching, and
capacity-building/training of staff, as needed.
·        
Directly supervise, mentor and coach the
District Coordinators and the respective Technical Officers to perform their
roles effectively and efficiently
·        
Implement performance management processes and
regularly set targets for staff under his/her supervision and conducts
effective staff appraisals.
·        
Reports to the Human Resource Manager any
employee grievances and conflicts resolution regularly.
Logistical Support:
·        
Coordinate with program, finance, and operations
staff to ensure operational systems are in place to support field activities,
including logistics (transport and warehousing/stores), asset management,
procurement, security, administration, and human resources.
·        
Manages and coordinates all district events



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant for the m2m USAID Project Data
Assistant job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social
Sciences, Social work, Development studies, Public Administration.
·        
Possession of a post graduate qualification in
Project Planning, Social Development, Demographics, Management or Public Health
will be an added advantage.
·        
At least seven years of experience in working
with Child protection focused projects, HIV/AIDS  and, or OVC programming with three ears of
management experience is essential
·        
Demonstrable progressive experience of working
with the decentralised district structures or local governments is essential
·        
Working knowledge of and experience with
USG-funded activity management, policies and procedures will be an added
advantage.
·        
Excellent 
interpersonal skills 
·        
Flexibility and willingness to adjust to
changing tasks. 
·        
Ability to conceptualise and demonstrate
critical thinking
·        
Ability to work autonomously and as part of a
multi-disciplinary team.
·        
Work calmly under pressure and meet deadlines
·        
A confident person who displays initiative,
creativity in all aspects of Household livelihoods program development
·        
Ability to frequently and compliantly travel
between operational Sub-counties.
·        
Excellent writing and presentation skills
How to Apply:
All those excited about serving in this prestigious NGO should send
their applications online at the link below
Deadline: 29th
October 2017
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