Program Officer Job Careers – Crown Agents


Job Title:    Program Officer

Organisation: Crown

Duty Station:  Kampala,


About US:

Accelerating the
Su­stainable Control and Elimination of NTDs (ASCEND) is a £200 million
invest­ment from the UK government’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development
Office (FCDO), to advance the impact and su­stainability of national programmes
tackling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). To be implemented between
September 2019 to March 2022, ASCEND comprises two lots – one focusing on South
Asia, East­ and Southern Africa (lot 1) and the other on West­ and Central
Africa (lot 2). ASCEND lot 1 is implemented by a consortium of technical
partners led by Crown Agents, including Abt Associates, Oriole Global Health
and the Royal Tropical Inst­itute. Central to ASCEND 1’s approach is a close
collaboration with National Governments and other implementing partners, to
enhance national approaches to NTD control and elimination. ASCEND’s goal is to
contribute to the global goal of reducing the burden of targeted NTDs so that
they are no longer a public health problem.


Job Summary: The
Program Officer’s primary function is to provide programmatic support to NTD
Control Program, ASCEND and Partners, subgrantees and district local
governments during planning, implementation, and monitoring of NTD Control
Program under ASCEND support. The NTD Program Officer will work closely with
the MoH National NTD Coordinator, Disease-specific Programme Managers for LF,
trachoma, and schistosomiasis and ASCEND Country Lead (CL), Finance Officer,
Data Manager and M&E Officer to support effective implementation of planned
NTD control activities like Schistosomiasis precision mapping and MDA, TT
surgeries and LF MMDP all implemented by MOH with financial support from


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Planning/ budgeting/field activity supervision, reporting of deliverables, and
attending relevant meetings related to the job.

the direction of the National NTD Coordinator and ASCEND Country Lead, the
Program Officer will build the capacity of relevant personnel of MOH,
Districts, Health Facility Staff and selected community volunteers, supervise
and monitor implementation of ASCEND supported NTD activities and will:

in the development of annual work plan and budget for ASCEND support to MOH and
participate in monthly reviews and updates to the developed work plan.

the National NTD Coordinator and ASCEND CL in supervising and monitoring the
implementation of ASCEND supported activities following the work plan,

person in updating costed activity forecast relevant to ASCEND supported work
on schistosomiasis, LF MMDP and trachoma TT surgeries,

on progress measured against expected results noted in the NTD/ASCEND annual
work plan.

to technical activities development based on the program’s strategic
directions, primarily focusing on sub-grantees and district local governments.

Be the
lead person in program and activity planning and implementation of
interventions for the three diseases (Schistosomiasis, Trachoma and LF MMDP).

with the M&E Officer to develop, regularly review and report on the ASCEND
Uganda M&E plan

with District Health Offices in ASCEND supported districts to ensure timely
implementation of planned activities.

with the Data Manager to ensure the correct availability of data in the
relevant areas

that the expected work plan deliverables are uploaded, reviewed and are timely


written reports of program activities at the National NTD Coordinator, Program
Managers, and ASCEND Country Lead direction.

to the annual and semi-annual reports, at the direction of the National NTD
Coordinator, Program Managers and ASCEND Country Lead.

in preparing program briefs at the direction of the National NTD Coordinator,
Program Managers and ASCEND Country Lead.

Management and
Administrative Tasks

the National NTD Coordinator, Program Managers and Finance Officer with
budgeting for field programmatic activities.

building to relevant program staff in developing and operationalising a field
support plan

a copy of project files and an activity calendar on ASCEND field activities on
technical deliverables

and supervise and monitor completion of field activities as planned.

information to National NTD coordinator, relevant program managers and ASCEND
CL on financial forecasts for field activities

a list of supplies and equipment required for field activities with guidance
from National NTD Coordinator, Program Managers and ASCEND Country Lead

closely with the Procurement and Logistics Specialist to ensure procurement is
timely effected,

training requirements-both fresh and refresher to improve implementation

technical support in reviewing and designing NTD training manuals;

maintain a database of trainers and other resource persons for NTDs.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must hold a Degree in public health or Bachelor’s degree or
Medicine and at least 6 years of experience managing similar or related
programs in a reputable organisation/ institution. A masters degree, Diploma in
Medical Entomology and Parasitology or in any other relevant paramedical
course, will be an added advantage.

experience in the management of an international community-based program(s) in
developing country settings.

experience in managing M&E activities.

working in hard-to-reach communities with marginalised and disadvantaged

oral and written communication skills in English.

organisational skills and attention to detail.

experience in Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

with working experience with FCDO or USAID funded program Projects will be at
an advantage.


Note: This position
is a Nationals only position.


How to Apply:

All candidates
should send a covering letter and a copy of your CV to


Deadline: 26th February, 2021


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