Program Manager – DREAMS Jobs – John Snow, Inc (JSI)

Organization: John
Snow, Inc (JSI)
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Deputy
Chief of Party
About US:
John Snow, Inc. (JSI)
is a leader in improving the health of individuals and communities by providing
high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs
worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 100 countries, and currently
operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices for the past 30 years.
The JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. ID a leading public health
research and consulting organization.
About USAID RHITES-N Project:
RHITES-N, Lango will
contribute to improving key population- based national health indicators; build
the capacity of the Ugandan government to carry out a sustainable and locally-
driven response to the HIV epidemic, while also improving TB, malaria,
nutrition, MNCH+A, and WASH outcomes. JSI will work with Ugandan stakeholders
to design and implement health system strengthening strategies to scale up
high-impact, evidence-based interventions at the national, sub-regional,
district, and community levels. Interventions will include VMMC, virtual
elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, antiretroviral therapy, and
condom education and distribution. JSI will focus where the greatest impact can
be realized, with a priority on hard-to-reach and high-HIV-prevalence
locations. RHITES-N, Lango is a five-year contract. The JSI team includes Amref
Health Africa, Doctors with Africa CUAMM, Another Option, and Medical Concierge
Job Summary:  The DREAMS Program Manager will support the
USAID/RHITES-N, Lango Project interventions to implement the DREAMS Program.
She will provide strategic, technical and operational oversight, partner
coordination and management including; planning, implementation, capacity
enhancement, quality improvement, monitoring/evaluation and reporting on the
delivery of high quality DREAMS interventions. She will work closely with MOH
and district teams to support implementation. The Program Manager will be
responsible for providing technical oversight and program management for DREAMS
capacity building related activities. S/he will supervise the DREAMS Program
Officer(s) and DREAMSM&E Officer.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Lead strategic, technical and operational oversight for the DREAMS
    program in all RHITES-N, Lango supported districts and communities to
    attain operational targets and achieve/exceed performance objectives;
  • Manage the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of innovative,
    technically sound, evidence-based, sustainable and cost-effective
    interventions to scale up and improve the DREAMS interventions in the
    Lango region;
  • Lead and coordinate capacity building activities for RHITES
  • N, Lango partners to improve competencies, knowledge and skills in
    the implementation the DREAMS interventions through training(s),
    mentorship, meetings and workshops;
  • Support functionality of DREAMS coordination structures in
    districts, communities, schools and health centers;
  • Conduct coaching and mentorship to district partners to support
    DREAMS activities which includes training and joint supportive supervision
    at multiple levels (district, health facility and community). This
    capacity will result in the districts’ ability to manage DREAMS activities
    and use the learnings from the program to improve USAID’s Collaborating
    Learning Adapting approach.
  • Establish relationships with the public and private sector
    representatives in the region to potentially partner around DREAMS
    activities; identify other potential partners working in DREAMS districts
    to strengthen implementation and coordination;
  • Oversee the development of comprehensive work plans and budgets for
    the implementation of quality DREAMS activities and track Project budgets;
    S/he will work closely with project, district, facility and community
  • Ensure technical compliance with USAID rules and regulations. Monitoring
    and Evaluation
  • Strengthen reporting on DREAMS activities through National
    Information Systems as required by the donor and MOH;
  • Provide technical oversight to the Program for timely and accurate
  • Monitor DREAMS project performance and reporting in UDTS, HIBRID and
    DHIS2; -Work with the Project technical teams and the District Project
    Coordinators to contribute to the compilation and analysis of data ensure
    that DREAMS data is extracted from the database for reports and feedback
    and is regularly used to inform planning and decision-making;
  • Provide leadership for Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement
    measures for implementation of the DREAMS strategies;
  • Produce periodic reports as per the organizational, government and
    donor requirements;
  • Ensure thorough familiarity with CSO grant award M&E documents;
  • Present findings, progress, goals, problems and other relevant
    information to staff in regular staff calls and/or meetings;
  • Continuously document new developments in DREAMS programming and
    align them to proposed activities;
  • Conduct routine data quality assessments and/or site visits with
    grantees and build data management capacity of subgrantee staff,
    facilities and communities;
  • Participate in project evaluation activities, including gathering
    feedback on grantee activities and programs from beneficiaries and
    stakeholders through focus groups, site visits, and M&E data;
  • Assist in the preparation, review, and dissemination of project
    reports, results and lessons learned;
  • Write reports, work plans, strategic plans and other program-related
    documents in a timely manner and provide prompt feedback to donor requests
    for information;
  • Contribute to documentation and strategic dissemination of best
    practices, success stories, abstracts, and lessons learnt from
    implementation of the essential DREAMS health package. capacity
  • Conduct routine quality improvement or site visits with districts /
    facilities/ communities and grantees and build their technical and data
    management capacity;
  • Participate in the development of DREAMS related training curricula,
    other tools and materials for regional and in-country technical events
    such as assessments, workshops, trainings, etc;
  • Provide training and technical assistance to DREAMS program staff on
    project database reporting requirements and procedures, and select M&E
    related organizational capacity development. other
  • Support coordination for DREAMS work with other partners in the
    region and in the country;
  • Represent the Project and contribute towards the MOH guidance on
    technical issues and participate in relevant advisory and/or technical
    working groups with counterparts and partner institutions in development,
    adaptation and operationalization of national guidelines and policies.
  • Innovatively think of ways to improve performance and address
    challenges that arise in the course of DREAMS implementation;
  • Perform any other duties as requested.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID RHITES-N Project Program Manager- DREAMS
    job placement should hold a Master’s Degree (Public Health Epidemiology,
    Social Science or Statistics or similar field) preferred;
  • At least five years’ experience in community development work,
    program management, M&E, advocacy, and/ or community
    engagement/mobilisation; experience working with multiple grantees
    desirable. Knowledge of and experience working in collaboration with MOH,
    international and local donor agencies, districts and health facilities
    (public /private) is desirable;
  • Strong knowledge of DREAMS implementation and the evidence behind
    successful approaches to attaining the Program objectives. A proven track
    record in working to scale up DREAMS implementation is an advantage.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Uganda health and community systems,
    and ability to build and sustain strong relationships with national /
    regional partners in DREAMS —including representatives from Implementing
    partners, districts, NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector.
  • Knowledge of major DREAMS best practices as well as implementation
    of DREAMS programs in Uganda;
  • Experience in capacity building initiatives, an advantage;
  • Ability to develop, implement and monitor project activities,
    including documenting project learning;
  • Demonstrated skills in collaborative engagement, program planning,
    knowledge management, facilitation, networking and communication;
  • Experience managing staff and local organizations;
  • Previous experience working with USG projects or other donors and
    multilateral agencies with an in-depth knowledge of USG programs,
    regulations, compliance and reporting;
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short
    deadlines and intense pressure to perform;
  • Excellent technical writing, data collection, analysis and reporting
    skills required;
  • Excellent facilitation, oral and written communication skills.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their updated cover letters and updated CVs
Deadline: 21st January 2019
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