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USAID Soma Umenye Short-Term Administrative Assistant Job Vacancy

Title: Short-Term Administrative Assistant

Project: USAID Soma Umenye

Project Summary

USAID Soma Umenye is recruiting for a Short term Administrative Assistant, USAID Soma Umenye is a five-year project that aims to improve reading outcomes in Kinyarwanda for at least 1 million children in public and government-aided schools in Rwanda. Covering all 30 districts of Rwanda and working in close collaboration with the Rwanda Education Boad (REB) and the Rwandan Ministry of Education (MINEDUC), Soma Umenye will contribute to Rwanda’s Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP) and the Government of Rwanda’s national development priority of ensuring that Rwandan primary-grade students acquire the fundamental competency of literacy so that they can succeed in future schooling and, later, in the modern workplace. This position requires someone willing to start work immediately.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Fulfill office management duties including, answering phones, photocopying, faxing, and others as required.
  • Coordinate all logistical aspects of project administration including arranging travel, processing travel clearances, and fielding consultants.
  • Maintain transport booking arrangement for project staffs including checking weekly vehicle log book.  
  • Maintain and stock office supplies and process supply orders from the Procurement and Logistics Specialist.
  • Label and maintain all administrative files including travel clearances/itineraries, visa requests, consultant transport, and lodging information, and all other non-accounting related documentation.
  • Ensure the proper filing and archiving of all relevant administrative, contractual, personnel, technical and programmatic documents both via electronic files and hard copy files.
  • Organize and manage project report/resource library and project equipment, monitoring and tracking staff material/equipment use.
  • Provide administrative support to the Operations Director, Chief of Party, and other management.
  • Prepare reports of meetings convened or attended by project management.
  • Take meeting minutes for all team meetings and distribute to team members.
  • Assist Administrative Manager in hosting project visitors and arranging meeting details.
  • Answer inquires and supply available project information from other Chemonics projects, USAID staff and other development projects as necessary.
  • Prepare travel, event and personnel calendars, and contact lists for distribution.
  • Deliver adequate, timely administrative and logistical support to the technical team, as needed.
  • Fulfill other administrative functions, as required.

Job Qualifications

  • Certificate/diploma in related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience as administrative assistant, receptionist, or related position; USAID experience desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English.

Level of Effort and Location of Assignment

This is a short-Term position and the location of the assignment is Kigali, Rwanda with intermittent travel throughout the country.

Supervision

The short -Term Administrative Assistant will report directly to the Director of Operations or his/her designee.

How to Apply

Technical Officer – Family Planning Non-profit Jobs – Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Organization: Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Principal Technical Advisor – RMNCAH
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a non-profit international health organization composed of nearly 2500 people from more than 74 nationalities working in over 50 countries. Our mission is to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Together with our partners, we are helping managers and leaders in developing countries to create stronger management systems that improve health services for the greatest health impact.
Job Summary:  The Technical Officer, Family Planning will be a focal point to provide day to day technical assistance to the Ministry of Health Reproductive Health Division, Pharmacy Division, central warehouses and other FP/RH stakeholders in the public and private sectors for planning, monitoring and supervision of the supply of FP/RH commodities down to the community. S/he supports implementation of UHSC program to create effective linkages with key stakeholders for successful implementation of system strengthening initiatives to increase access to essential medicines and health supplies, and specifically RH/FP commodities. This position reports to the Principal Technical Advisor, Reproductive Maternal New Born Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH).
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support development and implementation of UHSC program’s strategy for improving availability and access to quality RMNCAH commodities through the distribution system at district and national levels
  • Conduct regular analysis of national and facility level stock status, procurement pipeline, commodity funding gap as well as DHIS2 data to provide evidence base for decisions on product movement and programming by Ministry of Health to avert stock risks in the supply chain
  • In collaboration with the QPP Unit, provide technical assistance to NMS, JMS, UHMG and other stakeholders in national quantification and supply planning for FP/RH commodities for routine distribution through public and PNFP sector health facilities as well as community health programs.
  • Assist in preparation of an action plan for anticipated RH/FP commodity stock risks in the national supply system, including monitoring commodity funding commitments, and optimization of the available financial resources
  • Support ministry of health and stakeholders to adapt and scale-up use of the standardized community supply chain tools in RH/FP programs
  • Prepare reports from RH/FP supply chain data to support MOH in on for timely decision making at central and sub-national level, including analysis and logical presentation of available data through DHIS2, SPARS and pharmaceutical information portal, among others
  • Coordinates Ministry of Health and its partners in development of action plans, coordination and collaboration of FP/RH commodity security activities.
  • Prepare periodic performance reports as required by the USAID/UHSC Program and Ministry of Health
  • Perform other duties as may be required by the Chief of Party

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the Management Sciences for Health (MSH) Technical Officer – Family Planning job placement must hold a bachelor’s degree in a relevant health area (pharmacy, nursing, medicine). Master’s degree in a health area; including public health, supply chain management, health systems and policy is an advantage; pharmacist preferred
  • A minimum of three years of work experience in providing pharmaceutical management services especially in the area of supply chain
  • Long-term working experience in Uganda with knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the Uganda public health system. Experience in USAID-implemented programs and RMNCAH programming is an added advantage
  • Previous experience in supervision of facility level activities and health workers for medicines management is an added advantage
  • Demonstrated strong organizational, administrative and communications skills
  • Strong teamwork and team-building skills
  • Strong English skills required, including ability to write lucid technical reports and documents
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively throughout Uganda
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the Management Sciences for Health in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to Apply Online by clicking on the link below.



United Republic of Tanzania: WASH Advisor, Improved Nutrition Activity

Organization: Path
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

NOTE: This position is contingent upon donor funding.

PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.

PATH is seeking a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Expert for an anticipated USAID-funded Improved Nutrition Activity in Tanzania. The goal of the four-year activity is to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age, especially pregnant and lactating women, adolescents, and children under five.

The WASH Expert will work closely and collaboratively with the Chief of Party (and other senior technical leads) and will be primarily responsible for ensuring that strategies increase adoption of household hygiene practices, improve access to safe drinking water, facilitate access to safe sanitation in communities and schools, and reduce exposure to causes of disease and environmental enteropathy.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Ensure the smooth, efficient and effective start-up and implementation of the WASH marketing and hygiene behavior change components of the project.
  • Coordinate with all project staff on the design, implementation, and monitoring of the WASH component of an integrated platform that synergistically and holistically addresses nutrition-sensitive needs at the household level.
  • Provide technical leadership to achieve all technical WASH outputs.
  • Implement systematic and rigorous behavior change approach that identifies the key incentives, motivators, barriers, around desired WASH behaviors and design appropriate and targeted behavior change communication interventions that incorporate them.
  • Seek to continuously improve programs, initiate new project implementation strategies as needed, and plan for expansion of project impact, as appropriate.
  • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate key staff for the WASH component – and oversee this process for less senior staff – and ensure that personnel policies are followed.
  • Oversee WASH activities carried out by implementation partners.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Extensive experience managing water, sanitation, and hygiene programs in developing county contexts and preferably, in Tanzania.

  • Experience in the field of WASH marketing, including franchising, demand and supply side dynamics preferred.,

  • Experience in behavior change communication, and social marketing to improve household WASH.

  • Experience integrating WASH and Nutrition programs is highly desirable.

  • Minimum of MSc/Master’s in Civil Engineering, Water Supply and Sanitation Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Water Resources Management, Public Health or qualifications that demonstrate relevance to WASH project management.

  • A history of productive involvement with governmental health systems, processes and service delivery models in developing countries.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and background in community mobilization and engagement;

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, collaboration experience, creativity and willingness to innovate.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations.

  • Familiarity and understanding of USAID policies and procedures, or those of other donors, or those of donor-funded projects or community-based projects.

  • Fluent oral and strong analytical, written English communications skills is required.

  • Extensive work experience in Tanzania (local candidates strongly encouraged to apply).

Must have legal authorization to work in Tanzania.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued. PATH is an equal opportunity employer.

Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

How to apply:

To apply, please submit an application directly through the link: https://bit.ly/2Js0F84

Uganda: Chief of Party – Development Food Assistance Program (Apolou) – Uganda

Organization: Mercy Corps
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 10 Aug 2018

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.
In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions
into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
Now, and for the future.

We help people overcome poverty and conflict. Working with communities, we leverage local logic to help people transform their lives. To grow more food, earn higher incomes and ultimately advocate for their needs. We see global challenges as an invitation to pioneer innovative, sustainable solutions. During our 34-year history, our work has improved more than 170 million lives in more than 115 countries around the world.

Program / Department Summary

Mercy Corps is currently implementing a five-year $41 million USAID Food for Peace Activity – called “Apolou” – to support agriculturalists, agro-pastoralists, and pastoralist households living across the four districts of Amudat, Kotido, Kaabong and Moroto in Karamoja. Apolou is an integrated food security program. The goal of the Activity is to achieve a food secure future in the Karamoja sub-region of Uganda through community level governance, preventing chronic malnutrition, sanitation and hygiene and sustainable livelihoods.

General Position Summary

The Chief of Party (CoP) will provide overall leadership, management and strategic vision to the implementation of a five-year, multi-million dollar USAID/Food for Peace and USAID/Uganda-funded Development Food Assistance Program (DFAP). S/he will manage staff, resources and partnerships to ensure that the program meets its targets and deliverables on-time and within budget. The CoP will supervise program staff and ensure accountability to Mercy Corps' policies and donor rules and regulations. S/he will be the primary program representative to donors, relevant government entities, partners, other implementers and external stakeholders.

Essential Job Responsibilities
Strategy and Vision

  • Recognize opportunities for innovative action and create an environment where alternative viewpoints are welcomed.
  • Set direction by prioritizing and organizing actions and resources to achieve objectives.
  • Oversee the development of annual, integrated strategic work-plans for the program.
  • Lead the development of a program-wide resilience-building framework to guide coordination and integrated implementation.

Program Management

  • Oversee program start-up and ongoing program management and administration of teams across various field locations.
  • Lead the development of detailed implementation plans, flowing from annual strategic work-plans, and ensure the delivery of the same.
  • Lead the socialization of the program with Government of Uganda stakeholders, ensuring necessary approvals and collaboration as required.
  • Ensure that beneficiaries are effectively targeted according to established vulnerability criteria.
  • Integrate community approaches, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate.
  • Provide managerial and programmatic oversight to partners and sub-grantee(s).
  • Document processes and achievements to ensure best practices are captured and disseminated. This will include the continual re-evaluation of program activities and information, with resulting activity adjustments in keeping with new insights.
  • Produce written reports on program activities, capturing the impacts of activities.
  • Oversee efforts to design effective M&E systems for the program, and linkages with internal M&E systems.
  • Create and follow effective stakeholder management plans, ensuring sound and proactive communications with Mercy Corps Uganda, partner organizations, Mercy Corps headquarters, USAID, Government of Uganda authorities, and colleague agencies.
  • Conduct frequent field visits to all project sites – spend up to 50% of time in the field.

Team Management

  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
  • Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback via regular performance reviews.
  • Contribute to country team-building efforts, help team members identify problem solving options and ensure the integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes.
  • Supervise and manage all program staff to ensure day-to-day activities are implemented in a coordinated fashion according to schedule, budget and quality.
  • Supervise and manage all program partnerships to ensure sound coordination in the context of an overall program strategic and resilience-building framework.
  • Manage and help with the recruitment, orientation, professional development and ongoing training of Apolou staff to ensure they are of the quality and technical capacity necessary to ensure the successful implementation of activities.

Finance & Compliance Management

  • In collaboration with the country program's operations and finance departments, ensure proper financial management, procurement, administration, human resources and logistics (including transport, warehousing and asset management) needs of the program are conducted within Mercy Corps' policy and with the maximum benefit to the program.
  • Monitor adherence to grant agreement, Mercy Corps' policies and procedures and relevant external rules and regulations, including those of the government of Uganda.

Representation

  • Liaise with and represent program to USAID and other cooperating sponsors and stakeholders.
  • Represent Mercy Corps at government, donor, NGO and other relevant events in the field, in close coordination with the Country Director.
  • Ensure close coordination and information sharing with consortium partners, sub-grantees, local government and other implementers, as well as with other Mercy Corps programs.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with communities and local government.**Security**

  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.

  • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

Organizational Learning

  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.**Accountability to Beneficiaries**

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically
    to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Supervisory Responsibility

Deputy Chief of Party, Partnership and Quality Manager; MEL Adviser, Gender Adviser

Accountability

Reports Directly To: Country Director

Works Directly With: Director of Programs, Finance Director, Operations Staff, HQ Regional Program Team, Technical Support Unit and Partner Organizations

Knowledge and Experience

  • Master's degree in development studies, international relations, agriculture, nutrition, public health or related field.
  • Minimum of ten years of progressively increasing management responsibility in international development projects, at least five years in a senior management role is required
  • Prior experience managing development assistance projects of a similar size and scope in developing countries including USAID-funded projects. Preference for experience with Title II funded activities
  • Experience managing multi-sectoral projects including agricultural development and maternal child health and nutrition.
  • Proven leadership skills. Demonstrated experience recruiting, developing, and managing staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.
  • Understanding and demonstrated commitment to the importance of gender and youth issues in food security programming.
  • Experience managing programmatic and financial reporting requirements.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to travel within the country and internationally, as required.
  • Experience with USAID rules, regulations and requirements is preferred.
  • Experience working in sub-Saharan and preferably East Africa.
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.

Success Factors

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong facilitation skills.
  • Ability and willingness to both lead and follow as appropriate.
  • Has an internal and external network of experts to draw upon as needed.

The most successful Mercy Corps staff members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments and make effective written and verbal communication a priority in all situations.

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions

The position in based in Kampala with 50%+ travel to the Karamoja region. Life in Kampala is comfortable, with a vibrant expatriate community and supermarkets with western goods at western prices. This is an accompanied post, with international schools catering to all grades. There is regular access to services – medical, electricity, water, etc. However, this position requires at least 50 percent travel by road and air to the Karamoja region. The Karamoja region as a whole is chronically under-developed and is remote, road conditions are challenging and there is very limited infrastructure in general across the region. Living conditions are basic in Karamoja (no running water, and limited electric without generators and solar systems).

Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

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Uganda: Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) USAID RHITES-E

Organization: IntraHealth International
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 09 Jul 2018

Job Profile Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)

Why Choose IntraHealth

At IntraHealth, we are a global team of creative, committed humanitarians on a mission. We are advocates, technologists, health workers, and communicators. Program officers, finance experts, and technical leaders. We are passionate and diverse. And we’re united in our belief that everyone everywhere should have the health care they need to thrive. That’s why we work every day to improve the performance of health workers around the world and strengthen the systems in which they work.

For almost 40 years in over 100 countries, IntraHealth has partnered with local communities to make sure health workers are present where they’re needed most, ready to do the job, connected to the technology they need, and safe to do their very best work.

Our programs are designed with a deep understanding of and appreciation for the context of human rights, gender equality and discrimination, economic empowerment, and changing populations. And the longstanding relationships we’ve built with government agencies, private-sector partners, and members of civil society make our efforts stronger and more effective.

Join us and together we can make lasting changes in global health—for all of us.

SUMMARY OF ROLE

IntraHealth seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda (RHITES-E) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). RHITES-E is a five-year (May 22, 2017 – May 21, 2022) Activity implemented by an IntraHealth International-led consortium, which includes The AIDS Support Organization (TASO), the Malaria Consortium, Communication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU) and Medic Mobile. The purpose of USAID RHITES-E is to increase utilization of high quality health services for approximately 5.3 million Ugandans living in 23 districts in Eastern Uganda

The DCOP reports to the Chief of Party and will support the COP to achieve overall quality programming by actively contributing to the results of the RHITES-E’s Activity while ensuring alignment with Government of Uganda’s (GOU) Heath Sector Strategy and the 2016-2021 USAID Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS). The DCOP will be responsible for the: 1) development and implementation of a robust annual workplan; 2) development and implementation of a community engagement strategy; 3) documentation and use of data for decision making; 4) identification and documentation of RHITES-E’s best practices; 5) programmatic and technical report writing; 6) collaboration with national, regional and district stakeholders to ensure the strategic and technical visibility of RHITES-E ‘s work; 7) partnership building with our principal donor-USAID Uganda. In the absence of the COP, the DCOP will assume overall leadership and management responsibility for the RHITES-Activity. The DCOP will also take the lead in coordinating program development, implementation and reporting, and will work very closely with the Directors for: Health System Strengthening, Health Service Delivery, Monitoring Evaluation and Learning and Finance Management and Operations to oversee the Activity’s major components, and to ensure results and synergy in the development and implementation of the Activity.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist the COP with all aspects of project operations including, technical oversight, human resources, recruiting and training and developing an organizational chart with distinct roles and responsibilities
  • Ensure daily operations of implementation activities are on schedule and that reports, new plans and budgets are prepared with sufficient lead time to get the necessary approvals
  • Support COP in compiling and disseminating high-quality periodic reporting in line with USAID and IntraHealth requirements (quarterly and annual progress reports, quarterly financial reports etc.)
  • Document lessons learned and organize learning and sharing opportunities between project and external stakeholders.
  • Supervise the Community Engagement Team Lead and Unit
  • Initiate and facilitate regular technical meetings to review program implementation, and identify measures to overcome implementation bottlenecks and enhance quality of deliverables;
  • Provide technical and quality assurance assistance and support to the RHITES-E Activity staff including sub recipients for the identification and coordination of day-to-day implementation and data use focused on technical assistance that advances promising and evidence based programming;
  • Work with the RHITES-E directors and staff on documentation to ensure visibility of the RHITES-E Activity, highlighting innovations, strengths, results, lessons learned and impact, in blogs, peer review journals, technical briefs, and conferences;
  • Work with the MEL Director to organize learning and sharing opportunities between the Activity staff, intra/inter district and intra/inter health facility;
  • Assist the COP and project leads to develop and act on project learning plans, performance dashboards and portfolio review meetings;
  • Represents IntraHealth at a variety of national and international health and development fora, as requested by the COP and as approved by USAID Uganda
  • Provides guidance in the identification, establishment and ongoing cultivation of project private sector partnerships and alliances needed to meet RHITES-E’s cost share.
  • Keep up to date with current implementation science and state-of-the-art service delivery approaches.

Education & Experience

  • Master’s degree or higher in Public Health, Social Sciences or equivalent field
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive responsibility in leading large health systems strengthening programs in Uganda or East Africa countries.
  • Experience working with USG directly or as an implementing partner, strong familiarity with other health services USG initiatives, and considerable experience working with the host government preferred
  • Proven ability to effectively interact with national, district and community authorities, the USG and other donors, as well as other implementing partners
  • High level of interpersonal, technical, and analytical skills including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of public and private sector counterparts and other key stakeholders
  • Proven oral and written communication skills in English leading groups towards program results
  • Strong skills and a track record in strategic visioning, leadership, networking, and problem-solving
  • Demonstrated past achievements in capacity building and fostering team work for desired results

Competencies:

  • Accountability – Holds self and others accountable for all work activities, research and personal actions and decisions; follows through on commitments and focuses on those activities that have the greatest impact on meeting measurable high quality results for IntraHealth's success. Exercises ethical practices, respectful words and behaviors, and equitable treatment of others in all activities.
  • Innovation – Develops new, better or significantly different ideas, methods, solutions or initiatives that result in improvement of IntraHealth's performance and meeting objectives, results and global commitments.
  • Service Excellence – Knowledge of and ability to put into action customer service concepts, processes and techniques to access internal and/or external client needs and expectations and meet or exceed those needs and expectations through providing excellent service directly or indirectly.
  • Strategic Thinking – Applies organizational knowledge to identify and maintain focus on key success factors for IntraHealth while recognizing, anticipating and resolving organizational challenges. Ability to develop organization- and industry-specific expertise and apply sound decision making processes to reach productive resolutions that translates strategy into actionable business plans.
  • Business Acumen – Knowledge, insight, and application of business concepts, tools, and processes that are required for making sound decisions in the context of IntraHealth’s business; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations; including supporting, identifying, assessing, and/or securing new business for the organization.
  • Effective Communication – Understands effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear language (English and other required languages) appropriate to the audience; and receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate professional communication behaviors.
  • Risk Management-Knowledge of processes, tools and techniques for assessing and controlling the organization's exposure to risks of various kinds; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations. Knowledge, insight and application of safety and security concepts, tools and processes required for protecting Intrahealth employees and property.

Summary of Benefits

IntraHealth International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package. We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment which supports health workers so they can improve the lives of people throughout the world.

IntraHealth International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. This is also to include inquiry about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.

How to apply:

To apply and learn more about IntraHealth Careers @: http://www.intrahealth.org/section/careers

Learn more about “Who We Are” @: http://www.intrahealth.org/section/about-us1

United Republic of Tanzania: Deputy Chief Of Party/MEL, Tanzania

Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 22 Jun 2018

Position Title: Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)/Monitoring and Evaluation and Learning (MEL)

Dept./Location: EARO/Tanzania

Reports To: Chief of Party

THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON FUNDING

Position Summary

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Tanzania is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)/Monitoring and Evaluation and Learning (MEL) for the anticipated USAID-funded Multi-sector Nutrition Activity in Tanzania. The project aims to strengthen the delivery of integrated community-based nutrition services and social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) in Tanzania and to build the capacity of the government and communities to sustain these activities.

The DCOP/MEL will be the lead on MEL and will have knowledge and experience in performance and impact evaluation designs, methodologies and practical applications, including baseline data collection methodologies. The DCOP/MEL will design, coordinate and monitor operational research activities and other data based analysis to facilitate evidence based improvements in project performance and expand understanding and lessons learned. S/he will support and direct the team in assisting LGAs in strengthening nutrition data collection systems, analyses, and utilization of results for informing action. S/he will guide reporting processes amongst technical staff and consolidate program reports, promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learnt. The DCOP/MEL will work in close partnership with CRS project staff, partner organizations and government for all MEL activities, strengthening capacity where needed.

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree required, PhD preferred, in monitoring and evaluation, informatics, demographics, or related discipline.
  • At least seven years' experience in successfully developing and implementing MEL systems. Tanzania and/or East Africa experience preferred; USAID experience preferred.
  • Strong quantitative or mixed-method and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Significant experience in providing field-based technical assistance about MEL and operations research in low resource countries.
  • Demonstrated experience in setting up and managing MEL systems (including databases) that track performance as per the objectives of the project.
  • Analysis and data management skills as well as demonstrated analytical skills and experience in identifying and evaluating best practices and state-of-the-art approaches.
  • Experience developing and delivering high-quality, on-time donor reports in accordance with cooperative agreement regulations.
  • Experience working with statistical databases (Stata, SAS, etc.) preferred, as well as strong skills in Excel, Word, Access and Power Point.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in a team.
  • Willing and able to travel 30% of time
  • Qualified Tanzanian candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Agencywide 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.

  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position. This position is contingent on the success of a project proposal and the availability of donor funding and approval.

CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=Z2xlbm4uYXVzbXVzLjI1OTA0LjM4MzBAY2F0aG9saWNyZWxpZWYuYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

Management Information Systems Team Lead USAID SITES Project Jobs – Social & Scientific Systems (SSS)

Organisation: Social & Scientific Systems (SSS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party
Social & Scientific Systems (SSS) works to improve public health worldwide by providing technical, research, and program management services to government, nonprofit, and commercial clients. The SSS team offers a synergy of expertise in clinical research services, epidemiology and public health studies, health data management and analysis, and program evaluation and policy analysis. 
About USAID SITES Project:
The Strategic Information Technical Support (SITES) is project funded by the United Agency for International Development (USAID) and managed by Social & Scientific Systems (SSS). SITES provides technical, management, and logistical support necessary to increase evidence-based planning, programming and management of Uganda’s health sector, particularly its response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Tuberculosis, Family Health, Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Community, Supply Chain, Human Resources for Health, and Malaria.
Job Summary: The Management Information Systems Team Lead should have prior experience supporting various health information systems in Africa/Uganda. In particular, SSS is seeking a candidate to function as Team lead for Management Information Systems/Database (MIS/DB) Expert component of its project to provide Strategic Information Technical Support (SITES) to USAID in Uganda.  SITES project information systems are supported within SSS’ Health Technology Solutions (HTS) Group. The position is fulltime in SSS’ office in Kampala, Uganda.  The MIS/Database Management Expert will be responsible for supporting quality improvement in the HMIS/DHIS 2, OVC MIS and any other relevant data flow systems.. S/he will be accountable for ensuring accurate and timely data exchange into the PEPFAR/OGAC system (DATIM)
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Works directly with the HTS VP, the Deputy Chief of Party, and USAID staff.
  • Lead the MIS/DB SITES staff and subcontractors to ensure coordination and collaboration for achieving project deliverables.
  • Lead the overall systems integration and implementation, develop a vision to build a decision support health information data warehouse.
  • Lead development of conceptual and logical database models to meet data integration, data warehouse & data visualization goals.
  • Develop detailed system requirements & design artifacts to guide the solution development team in building IT systems to meet project goals.
  • Develop conceptual dashboard design that incorporate various analytic visualization methodologies (drill down, filter’s, maps etc.)
  • Directs activities related to new systems development and modification of existing systems.
  • Lead collaboration meetings with internal & external stakeholders, develop systems development release plans adhering to SSS defined Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Train and mentor staff and external partners on existing and new systems
  • Adherence to IT data security policies and procedures to meet compliance
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID SITES Project Management Information Systems Team Lead job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences or equivalent qualifications, with eight (8) years of experience (in addition to the 4 years requirement noted below), in IT, MIS, Database Management or related field; and
  • Four (4) years developing and/or managing health information systems
  • Demonstrated knowledge of managing medical records (specifically clinic registers and HMIS) and population based surveys such as AIDS Indicator Survey (AIS) and Demographic and Health Survey (DHS)
  • Must have experience with international development activities in Africa, and with organizations such as USAID, CDC, and Ministries of Health.
  • Familiarity with PEPFAR strategic information reporting requirements, cycles and systems including DATIM, DHIS 2 is highly preferred
  • Familiarity with PEPFAR indicators, technical areas and interventions
  • Working experience in Uganda developing and/or managing health information systems proficiency in key programming languages and database management systems.
  • Prior hands-on experience in system programming and managing complex IT Systems and user support/training
  • Ability to solve problems independently
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should apply online at the link below.


Deputy Chief of Party of Grants and Operations Non-profit Careers – Abt Associates

Organization: Abt Associates
Project Name: South Sudan Promoting Civic Engagement and Peace (PCEP)
Duty Station: Juba, South Sudan
Abt Associates, a major American research, technical assistance, and international development company, seeks highly qualified technical specialists in the fields below for the anticipated USAID-funded South Sudan Promoting Civic Engagement and Peace (PCEP) project. The project will promote stability, local solutions, and citizen participation to mitigate conflict, advance reconciliation efforts, increase access to information, and empower civil society. This five-year, US $75 million project is anticipated to start in October 2018 and run through September 2023.
The project will 1) identify critical conflict drivers at the local, regional, and national levels and to provide targeted, strategic support to relevant stakeholders or initiatives with an interest in and capacity to address and resolve conflicts non-violently; 2) bolster in an integrated fashion the ability of constituent-responsive local authorities, civil society and others to shore up and sustain localized or higher-level peace processes; and 3) empower civil society and others to more broadly and inclusively engage on issues related to good governance, reform, accountability, dialogue and local, regional or national-level peace.
Job Summary: The Deputy Chief of Party of Grants and Operations will ensure that the project is financially and administratively well-managed and is focused on achieving results. S/he must possess superior project management skills and is expected to manage the day-to-day operations of a large regional project.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID PCEP Project placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in management, international development, public administration, business management, accounting, or financial management;
  • At least eight (8) years’ experience managing operations (including supervision of procurement and grants) of USAID-funded contracts;
  • Previous experience in South Sudan;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates meeting the minimum qualifications specified below may send a CV and cover letter to AbtSouthSudan@abtassoc.com. Please include the title of the position and “PCEP” in the subject line of the email. All positions are contingent upon program award and funding. South Sudanese nationals are encouraged to apply. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.


Team Leader – MOH Systems Strengthening USAID GAPP Project Jobs – RTI International

Organisation: RTI International
Funding Source: USAID and DFID
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party
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.
About USAID GAPP Project:
RTI is the prime contractor for USAID funded GAPP program. The goal of this seven year program is to increase participation accountability and local governance for effective service delivery. To achieve this goal, GAPP will focus on three components: (1) Support and strengthen national level government accountability institutions in their interaction with local governments; (2) Strengthen local government revenue, procurement, financial and planning systems; and (3) Strengthen civil society organizations (CSOs) and other non-state actors (NSAs) to improve voice and accountability. GAPP will work at the national level and in at least twenty-five districts in northern Uganda, the Albertine region of Bunyoro, and central Uganda.
Job Summary: The Team Leader-MOH Systems Strengthening based in Kampala will facilitate and coordinate technical assistance to the Ministry of Health in finance and compliance management, quality assurance and monitoring of health infrastructure projects, supporting governance and leadership, with the aim to improve service delivery in health facilities. S/he will lead a team of specialists for technical assistance, in close cooperation with MOH managers, and will also provide support in tracking indicators in MOH accountability systems, including those for procurement, audit, financial management, performance management, results measurement, reporting, personnel management and transparency.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work collaboratively with MOH to develop project plans for technical assistance Manage project staff comprising technical assistance team, ensuring maximum productivity
  • Coordinate transfer of knowledge to the project counterparts
  • Ensure project deliverables are completed according to plan
  • Make timely decisions based on appropriate authority/responsibility
  • Produce status reports as required by management or client
  • Provide assistance in tracking indicators in MOH accountability systems 
  • Carry out other relevant activities as assigned by the COP
  • Provide substantial input to GAPP work planning and programmatic reporting, monitoring and evaluation in the technical area of responsibility, draw lessons learned and success stories.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s degree in Public Health Administration, Public Administration, Business Administration / Management, or related field
  • At least nine years of experience related to project or performance management.
  • Previous experience in project management, monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, leadership development, and coordination of processes and activities.
  • Previous experience with public health systems management is strongly preferred.
  • Strong leadership aptitude, interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral)
  • Fluent in English language
All applicants should send an updated CV including three work related referees and cover letter to the Human Resources Manager via E-mail to: applications@uganda-gapp.rti.org. Emails should not exceed 2MB. The applicants must include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of their email.


United Republic of Tanzania: Deputy Chief of Party, Tanzania

Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 23 Mar 2018

Position Title: Deputy Chief of Party (for a USAID multi-sectoral nutrition project)

Dept./Location: EARO/Tanzania

FLSA: Exempt

Reports To: Chief of Party

THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON FUNDING

Position Summary

CRS is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for an anticipated USAID-funded multi-sectoral nutrition project in Tanzania. In coordination with the Chief of Party, the DCOP is responsible for providing the technical and programmatic leadership to the project, overseeing the project's technical teams across social behavior change communication (SBCC), agriculture and other technical intervention areas for nutrition. In addition, this position will oversee the program and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) teams, lead project reporting and documentation efforts, while ensuring cost effectiveness and compliance with USAID rules and regulations. S/he will support the Chief of Party and liaise regularly with key stakeholders representing the program, including assigned USAID in-country technical advisors and other staff, relevant Ministry stakeholders, and civil society networks. This position will report directly to the Chief of Party and is contingent based upon receipt of funding.

Key Responsibilities:

  • In coordination with the Chief of Party, lead the strategic planning and overall implementation and provide senior-level technical support for the multi-sectoral nutrition project.
  • Provide technical leadership on nutrition policy, strategy and multi-sectoral programming and quality improvement to project staff, implementing partners, health facilities, LGAs, and other key stakeholders.
  • Oversee implementing partners and lead the development of reports and documentation of best practices/lessons learned.
  • Support development and monitoring of project work plans and budget.
  • Ensure results-oriented, high quality and timely project implementation in line with the project goals and objectives, and aligned with government strategic plans, guidelines and policies.
  • Ensure strong working relationships with implementing and technical partners, local authorities and relevant line ministries at the Government, USAID, and other key stakeholders.
  • Oversee the technical design and implementation of evidence-based SBCC and nutrition tools and materials
  • Actively participate in relevant technical working groups and represent the project in public and technical forums.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness and determine corrective actions as needed to ensure high program quality.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Nutrition/Child Health Expert; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Expert; Smallholder/Livelihood Expert;

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of master's degree in nutrition, public health and/or related field.
  • At least 10 years of progressive experience managing nutrition, community health, and/or food security programs in Africa, preferably in Tanzania. This should include at least 3 years of experience as a Deputy Chief of Party or similar role; USAID experience highly desirable.
  • Significant experience working with multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural teams, and with direct staff supervision.
  • Fluency in English required; ability to write technical reports in English.
  • Experience designing and implementing effective behavior change communication strategies in developing countries.
  • Experience providing technical support to government in nutrition, community health and/or health system strengthening.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills and ability to ensure productive relationships with partners and donors.
  • Willingness to travel (33%).
  • Qualified Tanzanian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: This job description is dependent on future funding. Duties and responsibilities are not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

How to apply:

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