Program Manager II- Program Implementation Lead US Non-profit Careers – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title:  Program Manager II- Program
Implementation Lead

Organisation: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party-Nuyok

About US:

Catholic Relief
Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization (NGO)
supporting relief and development work in over 100 countries around the world.
CRS carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist
the poor and vulnerable overseas. CRS’ Catholic identity is at the heart of our
mission and operations; serving people on the basis of need, regardless of
creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church
partners to implement its programs. CRS has worked in Uganda since 1965,
initially providing emergency assistance to Sudanese refugees living in the
north. Over the years, CRS has expanded its programming to also address
development needs in western, central and eastern Uganda. CRS’ projects in
Uganda currently include agriculture, health, microfinance, peace building and
youth. CRS Uganda implements its programs through partnerships with local
organizations, including the Catholic Church, other faith-based organizations
and community entities for maximum impact and sustainability.

Job Summary:  The Program Manager II- Program Implementation
Lead will manage and provide oversight of Nuyok field implementation ensuring
effective layering and integration, effective systems and processes are in
place that support high-quality programming at district level and advancing
Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable. Your
coordination and management skills and knowledge will ensure that Nuyok
delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the
impact of its integrated approach to food security.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

You will
coordinate field implementation of project activities at the consortium level.
This includes planning, coordination and oversight of field implementation, reporting,
and representation.

Lead the
development of project level quarterly workplans and support district
implementation team develop district workplans.

management, guidance, and oversight to district field implementation teams to
ensure field implementation are in line with CRS quality principles and
standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices. This includes
troubleshooting to ensure efficient use and stewardship of project sources and
making them available to the field implementation teams to timely execute their

the development of district technical reports and compile the program level
technical reports.

a safe environment for the sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and
enhance the capacity to detect, analyze and respond quickly to deficiencies.

Lead the
development of program learning in cross-purposes field implementation and
across implementing partners and identify opportunities for learning, research
and publications in these area and implementation of Monitoring, Evaluation,
Accountability and Learning (MEAL) policy. Facilitate the dissemination of
promising practices and lessons learned to contribute to the agency knowledge
management agenda. Ensure integration of innovations and best practices.

to the proactive pursuit of opportunities for new funding to ensure growth of
the country program project portfolio in line with agency, regional, and
country program strategic priorities. Serve as a resource and technical writer
for Nuyok’s contribution in the design of organizational structure to ensure
quality proposals per agency and donor standards. Contribute to budgeting and
staffing plans and activities for proposals.

technical assistance and capacity strengthening activities in the organization
of field implementation for staff and partner organizations to enhance program
quality and impact.

manage talents and provide coaching, strategically tailor individual
development plans, and complete performance management for direct reports.

identification, assessment and strengthening of partnerships relevant to field
implementation and the appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools
and approaches.

CRS’ and Nuyok’s visibility with the participating communities, local
government officials, peer and donor organizations.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Program Manager II- Program
Implementation Lead employment vacancy should hold a Master’s Degree in
International Development, International Relations or in the fields of rural
development, management, organizational development, community development or
any other related fields

At least
four to five years of experience in program/project management with an
international NGO, with preferably at least 2-3 years working in integrated
food security projects implemented by a consortium

experience in project grants management, including project design, preferably
for grants from multiple public donors, including USAID

ability to write high quality technical proposals and reports in English.

engaging with partner organizations

skills and experience

management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning

using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web
Conferencing Applications, information management systems.

written and verbal communication skills in English with ability to write
technical reports. Knowledge of Ngakaramojong or Leb-thur is a plus.

Personal Skills

analytical and problem-solving skills, with ability to make sound judgment and
decisions and offer innovative solutions

relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels
internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship

facilitation skills

resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented

Required Based in CRS Moroto Sub-Office with at least 50% travel to Nuyok
implementation districts and Kampala Head Office

Competencies (for all CRS Staff):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS
and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve
the desired results.

with Integrity: Treats all people with fairness, honesty, dignity and response

and Stewardship: Models stewardship and promotes team accountability

Relationships: Develops mutually beneficial relationships based on solidarity,
shared interest and goals.


Relevant for the Specific Position (include those that are applicable):

Talent: Takes responsibility for own development and engages in learning with

improvement and innovation

mindset: Aligns personal work goals, actions and communications with the
agency’s strategic priorities and results.

How to Apply:

All candidates
should Email a cover letter and CV only to 

Large files and/or
scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application, in the subject
line of the email, copy and paste – PMPROGRAMIMPLEMENTATIONLEAD only

All applications
that do not contain this exact subject line will be rejected and not read

Only selected
candidates that meet the requirements will be notified

Deadline: 3rd July 2020

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