Program Officer – Field Operations US Non-profit Jobs – RTI International

Job Title:        Program
Officer – Field Operations

Organization: RTI

Duty Station: Kampala,

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.

Job Summary:   The Program
Officer – Field Operations will provide programmatic support to Act East
partners, sub grantees and district local governments during planning,
implementation, and monitoring of Act to End NTDs I East program activities.
The Program Officer will work closely with the Deputy Chief of Party, the MERLA
specialist and the Finance and Grants Officer to support effective
implementation of Act East contributions to the national NTD program.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Program Planning/
the direction of the DCOP, the Program Officer will supervise and monitor Act
East field activities and will:

  • Assist the DCOP in monitoring of Act East activities by attending
    meetings as required with Act East counterparts and visiting project sites
    for reporting on progress measured against expected results noted in the
    Uganda Act East annual work plan.
  • Contribute to the development of technical activities based on the
    strategic directions of the program primarily focusing on sub-grantees and
    district local governments.
  • Participate in program and activity planning and implementation.
  • Work with the MERLA specialist to develop the Act East/Uganda
    M&E plan and coordinate its implementation among sub-grantees and
    district local governments
  • Coordinate with District Health Offices in Act East supported
    districts to ensure timely implementation of planned activities.


  • Provide written reports of program field activities at the direction
    of the DCOP
  • Contribute to the annual work plan and semi-annual reports, at the
    direction of the DCOP
  • Prepare presentations and graphic material for Act East, work plans,
    and other documents
  • Assist in the preparation of Act East field briefs and other summary
  • Contribute to the capture and dissemination of information on project
    activities, outcomes, best practices, and lessons learned including
    success stories and articles for publication on the Act East website and
    in other fora;

Management and
Administrative Tasks

  • Assist the DCOP and Finance and Grants Manager with budgeting for
    field programmatic activities
  • Supervise the Program Assistant and assist him in developing and
    operationalizing a field support plan for Act East.
  • Maintain project files for technical deliverables especially those
    from field activities/grantees;
  • Maintain project activities calendar and monitor completion of field
  • Provide information to DCOP and Finance and Grants Manager on
    financial forecasts for field activities and recommend request for
  • Prepare list of supplies and equipment required for field activities
    with guidance from DCOP and work closely with the Procurement and
    Logistics Specialist to ensure procurement is effected timely

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the RTI International Program Officer –
    Field Operations job vacancy must hold a Master’s Degree in public health,
    Social Sciences and at least 3 years of experience or a Bachelor’s degree
    and at least six years of program management experience. Diploma in
    Entomology is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience in the implementation of community-based
  • Demonstrated experience in managing M&E activities
  • Extensive field experience in targeted districts and solid
    understanding of the realities and complexities of working in hard-to-
    reach villages with marginalized and disadvantaged groups,
  • Program and Administrative experience, preferably for an
    organization implementing international programs in developing country
  • Ability to interact with staff at all levels in a fast-paced
    environment, sometimes under pressure, and be proactive, resourceful and
    efficient, with a high level of professionalism;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated experience in Microsoft Office, including Word, Power
    Point, and Excel.
  • Candidate with working experience with USAID funded program or RTI Projects
    will be preferred

How to Apply:

If you would like to
take up this dynamic position, please send an updated CV including three work
related referees together with a cover letter (as one document ONLY) to the
Human Resources Officer by email to Emails should not exceed
2MB. Applicants must include the “Program Officer – Field Operations” as the
subject line of their email.

Deadline: Friday, 2nd August 2019

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