Program Manager – DREAMS US Non-profit Jobs – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation


Job Title:    Program Manager – DREAMS

Organisation: Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Duty Station: 
Mbarara, Uganda

Reports to: Technical Director


About US:

Elizabeth Glaser
Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a proven leader in the global fight to end HIV and
AIDS, and an advocate for every child to live a full and healthy life into
adulthood. Founded through a mother’s determination, we are driven to see a
world where no other mother, child or family is devastated by this disease. For
more than 30 years, EGPAF has been a leader in meeting urgent needs in
pediatric HIV and AIDS in the world’s most affected regions.


Job Summary:  The Program Manager – DREAMS will support the
USAID RHITES-SW Project interventions to implement the DREAMS Program. S/He
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. S/He will work closely with MOH
and district teams to support implementation. The Program Manager will also be
responsible for providing technical oversight and program management for DREAMS
capacity building related activities.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

strategic, technical and operational oversight for the DREAMS program in all
RHITES-SW region districts to attain operational targets and achieve/exceed
performance objectives;

the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of innovative, technically sound,
evidence-based, sustainable and cost-effective interventions to scale up and
improve the DREAMS interventions

Lead and
coordinate capacity building activities

functionality of DREAMS coordination structures in the district, communities,
schools and health centers;

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.

reporting on DREAMS activities through National Information Systems as required
by the donor and MOH;

technical oversight to the Program for timely and accurate reporting;

DREAMS project performance and reporting in UDOTS, HIBRID and DHIS2;

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;

routine quality improvement or site visits with districts / facilities/
communities and grantees and build their technical and data management capacity;

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;


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must hold a Master’s Degree (Public Health Epidemiology, Social
Science or Statistics or a related field) preferred;

years of experience in community development work, program management, M&E,
advocacy, and/or community engagement/mobilization; experience working with
multiple grantees desirable.

of and experience working in collaboration with MOH, international and local
donor agencies, districts and health facilities (public /private) is desirable;

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.

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.

of major DREAMS best practices as well as implementation of DREAMS programs in

in capacity building initiatives is an added advantage;

to develop, implement and monitor project activities, including documenting
project learning;

skills in collaborative engagement, program planning, knowledge management,
facilitation, networking and communication;

managing staff and local organizations;

experience working with USG projects or other donors and multilateral agencies
with an in-depth knowledge of USG programs, regulations, compliance and

to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and
intense pressure to perform;

technical writing, data collection, analysis and reporting skills required;

facilitation, oral and written communications skills.


How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.




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