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2 Social Behavior Change Officer (SBC Officer) USAID Non-profit Careers – John Snow, Inc (JSI)

Organization: John Snow, Inc (JSI)
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Reports to: Behavior Change Communication Specialist
John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is a leader in improving the health of individuals and communities by providing high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 100 countries, and currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices for the past 30 years. The JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. ID a leading public health research and consulting organization.
About USAID RHITES-N Project:
RHITES-N, Lango will contribute to improving key population- based national health indicators; build the capacity of the Ugandan government to carry out a sustainable and locally- driven response to the HIV epidemic, while also improving TB, malaria, nutrition, MNCH+A, and WASH outcomes. JSI will work with Ugandan stakeholders to design and implement health system strengthening strategies to scale up high-impact, evidence-based interventions at the national, sub-regional, district, and community levels. Interventions will include VMMC, virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, antiretroviral therapy, and condom education and distribution. JSI will focus where the greatest impact can be realized, with a priority on hard-to-reach and high-HIV-prevalence locations. RHITES-N, Lango is a five-year contract. The JSI team includes Amref Health Africa, Doctors with Africa CUAMM, Another Option, and Medical Concierge Group.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Conduct post-training follow-up, mentoring and implementation
  • Monitoring and evaluation/ collecting data on SBC implementation
  • Coordinate with district health educators and other district health teams
  • Support in exposing and orienting district health educator to RHITES program
  • Help facilitate the linkage between the services and community programs
  • Work with local media and cultural and religious leaders to broadcast messages encouraging health seeking behaviors
  • Pretesting, and dissemination of IEC materials

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Social Behavior Change Officers USAID RHITES-N Project job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, Journalism, Social work, community psychology
  • At least three to five years of experience
  • Experience working with the community-based organization
  • Working with international NGO
  • Any communication training e.g. counseling, SBCC etc
  • Knowledge of local language, district, and area
All candidates should send their updated cover letters and updated CVs to ug-rhites-n@ug.jsi.com
Deadline: 21st September 2018



Program Officer Care and Treatment USAID Non-profit Careers – John Snow, Inc (JSI)

Organization: John Snow, Inc (JSI)
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Reports to: HIV Advisor, Testing and Treatment
John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is a leader in improving the health of individuals and communities by providing high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 100 countries, and currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices for the past 30 years. The JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. ID a leading public health research and consulting organization.
About USAID RHITES-N Project:
RHITES-N, Lango will contribute to improving key population- based national health indicators; build the capacity of the Ugandan government to carry out a sustainable and locally- driven response to the HIV epidemic, while also improving TB, malaria, nutrition, MNCH+A, and WASH outcomes. JSI will work with Ugandan stakeholders to design and implement health system strengthening strategies to scale up high-impact, evidence-based interventions at the national, sub-regional, district, and community levels. Interventions will include VMMC, virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, antiretroviral therapy, and condom education and distribution. JSI will focus where the greatest impact can be realized, with a priority on hard-to-reach and high-HIV-prevalence locations. RHITES-N, Lango is a five-year contract. The JSI team includes Amref Health Africa, Doctors with Africa CUAMM, Another Option, and Medical Concierge Group.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support facilities, in collaboration with the district technical teams
  • Provide oversight over the care and treatments services in the RRH, PNFP facilities and private facilities in the region
  • Develop innovative approaches support the ART treatment polices, retention in care, continuum of care services and access to viral load in order to attain viral load suppression
  • Support RHITES-N, Lango teams in the implementation, and rollout of HIV testing and treatment services, at community and facility levels;
  • Provide oversight for the implementation of Differentiated Service Delivery in the facilities.
  • Conduct coaching and mentorship, training and joint supportive supervision at district and health facility level, to build the capacity of DHTs to support health facilities to improve HIV care services;
  • Contribute to work planning for achieving project objectives to ensure set targets are met
  • In collaboration with the monitoring and evaluation team and advisor, ensure that data collected is accurate, valid and captures process and outcome indicators.
  • Contribute to documentation of best practices success stories, abstracts, and regular updates to quarterly and annual reports; and
  • Perform any other duties as requested.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Program Officer Care and Treatment USAID RHITES-N Project job placement should hold a Degree in medicine, nursing or public health, or equivalent, and significant levels of training in HIV care and treatment, including differentiated services delivery.
  • Three years of working with public or private health facilities to improve HIV care and Treatment services in Uganda, USAID-funded project experience is a plus;
  • Demonstrated ability improving quality of HIV care and Treatment services at scale;
  • Knowledge and experience in implementing quality improvement approaches
  • Ability to travel regularly to support facilities and districts to improve care and treatment services.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of both Ugandan and global guidelines for HIV care and treatment
  • Experience working with local governments / districts
  • Excellent command of data analytics and data use for decision making;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; and
  • Computer proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
All candidates should send their updated cover letters and updated CVs to ug-rhites-n@ug.jsi.com
Deadline: 21st September 2018



USAID Project Consultancy Jobs – Development of a Communication Strategy for ECSA Health Community – East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA)

Organization: East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA)
Funding Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania
Open to: All East African Nationals including Ugandans
The East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA) is a regional intergovernmental organization established to address the health needs of the member states of East, Central and Southern Africa by fostering regional cooperation in health.
ECSA has the mandate “to promote and encourage efficiency and relevance in the provision of health services in the region.  ECSA promotes the highest standards of health for individuals, families and communities through advocacy, capacity building, brokerage, coordination, inter-sectoral collaboration and harmonization of health policies and programs.  With the financial and technical support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) ECSA-HC has received funds to obtain consulting/specialist services to develop a Communication Strategy for the organisation.  The ultimate goal of the strategy is to effectively communicate the overall strategic direction of the organization as well as its various and diverse programs with the intention of increasing visibility as well as positioning ECSA-HC to receive funding support from potential donors.  
Job Summary:  The Consultant will review and update the current Advocacy and Communication Strategy and for development of relevant communication materials.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The consultant will be required to undertake a thorough review and update of the Advocacy and Communication Strategy, including suggesting ways ECSA-HC can improve its visibility through;
·         Positively profiling ECSA-HC amongst its stakeholders.
·         Developing and disseminating relevant information to all stakeholder groups through appropriate platforms.
·         Positioning ECSA-HC as a thought leader in Health.
·         How to effectively use social media to promote ECSA and position it for funding purposes
·         Bridging the gap between ECSA-HC and its target stakeholders through targeted messaging.
·         Developing and disseminating organizational critical information to staff that enables them to effectively act as ECSA-HC ambassadors, thereby aiding stakeholder satisfaction and organization reputation.
·         Increasing awareness of the ECSA-HC Brand and its key initiatives.
·         Promoting and enhancing the credibility of the ECSA-HC brand amongst its internal and external stakeholders.
·         Cushioning ECSA-HC against any crises that may occur by carefully crafting messages.
·         Positioning ECSA-HC as a leading regional organisation in health issues within the ECSA region with the intention of attracting more member states to the organization.
·         Advise on effective communication modes
·         Review and update the current ECSA-HC Advocacy and Communication Strategy
·         Propose an action plan for the implementation of the Advocacy and Communication Strategy
·         Initiate the implementation of the Strategy Action Plan
·         Propose strategies for improving ECSA-HC visibility in member states and beyond.
·         Orient staff on communication strategy including how to effectively use social media
·         Review and propose improvements to the ECSA-HC Annual Report 2017. Assist in the finalisation of the 2017 Annual Report.
The consultant will provide the following deliverables at the end of the assignment;
·         Updated Advocacy and Communication Strategy
·         Action plan and relevant communication materials to support the implementation of the Strategy
·         Revised and dissemination-ready ECSA-HC Annual Report 2017
·         Visibility strategy
Reporting; The consultant will report to the Director of Programmes through the Manager for Knowledge Management, Monitoring and Evaluation

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The Consultant must hold a Master’s degree in Journalism or relevant communications field.
·         Previous experience in developing advocacy and communication materials for health programmes in developing countries will be an added advantage.
·         Knowledge of the health situation and trends for the ECSA region will be necessary.
Qualified individuals and firms are required to submit the following:
·         If applying as a company or organizations, a profile of your company, including relevant past experience, and a list of at least 3 current or past clients with whom you have provided similar services, including contact information, a copy of your current legal registration certificate.
·         CVs of all people who are proposed for this work.
·         A cover letter describing experience in development of a communication strategy.
·         An estimated budget for the activity or daily rate for individuals.
Additional terms/ information on the contract:
The contract for this service will be entered into directly with Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs on behalf of her partner ECSA-HC. In this respect, the Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs procedures and conditions for contracts of this nature will apply.  CCP will pay a daily rate commensurate with past income history.  The duration of the task will not exceed 25 days.  The consultant will be expected to work at the ECSA-HC Offices in Arusha, Tanzania and all allowable travel expenses associated with the scope of work will be the responsibility of Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs.
Deadline: Friday 14th September 2018 by 5:00pm



Maternal Child Health and Nutrition Manager USAID Project Jobs – Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is an International NGO that exists to alleviate poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps has been fully registered in Uganda as an operational NGO. Currently Mercy Corps has an office in Kampala and is implementing Food Security programs which comprise of Water and Sanitation, Livelihood and Agriculture and Conflict Mitigation Management Program in North and North Eastern Uganda. We implement programs in the northern districts of Pader, Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Kaabong, Abim and Kotido with funding from USAID, USDA, Walmart Foundation, SDC, DFID as well as other private donations.
Job Summary:  The Maternal, Child, Health and Nutrition (MCHN) Manager will play a key leadership role in the implementation of a five-year $41 million USAID Food for Peace Activity to support pregnant and lactating women and children under five years of age living across the districts of Amudat, Kotido, Kaabong and Moroto in Karamoja. The Activity is multi-sectoral with programming in livelihoods, nutrition, WASH, and governance with cross-cutting attention to gender and youth. The MCHN Manager will work closely with the Deputy Chief of Party to ensure the quality, efficiency, integrity and learning associated with behavior change for development and health system governance in the four districts. The MCHN Manager will be responsible for oversight of the quality maternal and child health and nutrition activities within Apolou as well as coordination between sectors and among partners related to the nutrition objective, including local Community Based Organizations, Save the Children and Whave. The MCHN Manager will work with staff to capture learning from the field and to support strategy and make tactical adjustments as needed. S/He will frequently write and edit reports, assessments, analyses, stories and other learning to articulate the work of the Apolou Activity in the health and nutrition sector.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support the Apolou Leadership in developing a vision and strategy for the Activity.
  • Play an active role in identifying and developing new initiatives that foster or improve food security and nutrition strategic objectives of the Activity and the country office.
  • Support scale up of MCHN and nutrition Behavior Change strategy in four districts through Mother Care Groups, male engagement programming, and other activities as relate to the overall nutrition objective
  • Support implementation of health system governance activities across the four districts
  • Ensure nutrition activities are implemented according to best practice with technical oversight of implementation strategy and related materials
  • Develop and roll out associated MCHN curricula to community platforms as needed
  • Manage team of nutrition implementers, including national staff and international consultants
  • Provide budget oversight and administration for the health and nutrition component and ensuring staff compliance with donor and agency regulations
  • Work with partners and team leaders, advocate for nutrition and health priorities in line with Apolou strategy at key district, regional and national events
  • Ensure an integrated approach to health and nutrition related program activities in order to maximize resource utilization and synergy between the staff, consortium members, district local governments, the Ministry of Health and other implementing partners
  • Support coordinated data collection systems and reporting formats within the MCHN team and between partners, with integrated communications to ensure sharing of lessons learned and foster a supportive environment driven by achievement.
  • Identify and communicate learning agenda for the nutrition and health sector within Apolou.
  • Recommend program priorities and explore, evaluate and present new opportunities with high potential for impact in the areas of health, nutrition and gender.
  • Support the MEL Advisor to ensure that the correct tools and processes for collecting data in the field is being done.
  • Support Collaborative Learning and Adaption component in the Apolou program.
  • Lead quarterly review meetings, and monthly sector meetings to guide implementation, coordination and learning.
  • Actively participate in the recruitment of new staff, establish effective supervision structures, identify and meet training needs and ensure adherence to Mercy Corps’ performance management system within the team;
  • Establish an adaptive management learning culture in which evidence is continuously generated and lessons learned are actively shared across the consortium for maximum impact
  • Work with HQ and national office staff to strengthen operations, identify and pursue complementary programming
  • Build capacity of team leaders to take primary responsibility for respective data gathering, quality control and communication to MELC focal personInfluence & Representation
  • Ensure establishment and provide oversight on the team’s maintenance of relationships with communities, village councils and local government in Moroto, Kotido, Kaabong and Amudat/Karamoja target areas.
  • Support and coordinate visits from regional and HQ based staff and external visitors, such as donors and media, in collaboration with DCOP and CoP.
  • Establish and maintain contact with all key actors as relevant for program implementation –government ministries, UN agencies, NGOs, private sector partners – and establish mechanisms for contacting local community organizations and partners and other local NGOs/CBOs in line with key Apolou areas of work
  • Advocate and make appropriate presentations when requested at local, regional, and where possible national and international platforms for Apolou supported strategies for health and nutrition
  • Represent Apolou at Nutrition-related meetings, implementing partner coordination meetings, events and conferences
Finance, Compliance and Operations Management:
  • Oversee the smooth flow of routine program support functions (e.g., finance, administration, logistics) in the field office and compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures.
  • With the support of the Operations Director and Senior Operation Manager ensure adequate operational systems are in place to provide for sector operations
  • Manage program budget(s) as secondary budget holder.
  • Strictly follow Mercy Corps Fraud and Corruption Prevention guidelines.
  • 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.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Maternal Child Health and Nutrition Manager – Uganda job opportunity should a Master’s Degree or equivalent in nutrition or Public Health;
  • Five years of experience in nutrition specific programming with at least 3 of the years in nutrition programming implementation in developing country contexts, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa. Experience working with USAID Food for Peace programming will be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated understanding of key concepts in public health nutrition, community behavior change, preferably with an understanding of the facilitative approach to development;
  • Demonstrated experience with budget oversight and management.
  • Superb English verbal and written communication and presentation skills required;
  • Strong understanding of data analysis and statistics;
  • Ability to communicate with donors, private sector and civil society partners and host government representatives;
  • Demonstrated flexibility, creativity and enthusiasm as well as a willingness to learn and to be continually adaptive within a dynamic and often self-directed working environment is mandatory;
  • Self-starter, with strong capacity for critical thinking and problem solving;
  • Ability to focus on day-to-day tasks at hand while also working towards longer-term objectives with an understanding that these will change continuously;
  • Demonstrated capacity to generate and to translate innovative ideas into practical development approaches as well as marketable investment proposals and concepts;
  • Willingness to travel frequently and extensively in remote areas with basic services.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 29th September 2018



Grant Administrator USAID Jobs – Power Africa Uganda Accelerator

Organization: Power Africa Uganda Accelerator
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party
USAID’s Power Africa Uganda Electricity Supply Accelerator (“Power Africa Uganda Accelerator”) is funded by the United States Agency for International Development. The goal of the Power Africa Uganda Accelerator is to facilitate 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of additional generation capacity and one million new connections in Uganda by 2020. This target is aligned with the Government of Uganda’s target of increasing generation capacity to 2,500 MW by 2020 and Power Africa’s overall target of adding 30,000 MW and 60 million new connections in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030.
Job Summary:   The Grant Administrator will coordinate the pre-award planning, organization, and preparation, and the post-award administration of USAID financed grants for Power Africa.  S/he will interact with project management and administrative staff, as well as local grantees to ensure that grants are in compliance with USAID regulatory and policy requirements. The Grant Administrator will provide guidance and support to project staff in the identification and development of grant opportunities and provide guidance and support to local grantees in the performance of their grants.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Coordinates the planning and preparation of grant proposals. Provides guidance and assistance to project staff in the interpretation of USAID regulations and requirements.
  • Prepares and compiles all components of each grant submission, ensuring that the proposal is formatted, packaged, and submitted in accordance with USAID requirements.
  • Advises and/or assists as appropriate in the design, formatting and preparation of grant documentation.
  • Keenly monitors and coordinates the administration of post-award grants to ensure that budgeting and administrative policies, procedures, and agency requirements are being followed; manages administrative problems and/or budget changes occurring during the awarded granting period.
  • Performs pre-award audits if necessary.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the USAID Power Africa Grant Administrator job must have two (2) years university level study; at least four (4) years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
  • Ability to develop and produce grant RFAs in accordance with OMB’s Grants Super Circular.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of current developments/trends in area grants.
  • Ability to determine informational needs, to collect and analyze information, and to devise and develop statistical analyses and reports.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Knowledge of USAID grant policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and fiscal management principles and procedures.
  • Ability to conduct literature searches.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications (only by e-mail) to info@pauesa.org. Candidates should attach their cover letters and CVs including at least three professional references.
Deadline: 31st August 2018
NB: While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted. Please indicate position title in the subject of the Email.


Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) Specialist USAID Project Jobs – Power Africa Uganda Accelerator

Organization: Power Africa Uganda Accelerator
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party
USAID’s Power Africa Uganda Electricity Supply Accelerator (“Power Africa Uganda Accelerator”) is funded by the United States Agency for International Development. The goal of the Power Africa Uganda Accelerator is to facilitate 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of additional generation capacity and one million new connections in Uganda by 2020. This target is aligned with the Government of Uganda’s target of increasing generation capacity to 2,500 MW by 2020 and Power Africa’s overall target of adding 30,000 MW and 60 million new connections in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030.
Job Summary:  The Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) Specialist will have the primary responsibility for development of data management systems and generating maps and charts for project reports and for analytical and learning purposes. The incumbent will be responsible for developing and implementing the Collaborating, Learning and Adaptation approach of the Power Africa Uganda Accelerator in concert with the M&E Specialist. The incumbent will also write analytical text based on M&E data and other information sources.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Support the M&E Specialist in his tasks, including but not limited to:
  • Routine data collection.
  • Oversight or direct participation in the collection of data through surveys, KII, group discussions, etc.
  • Developing, tracking and reporting results on project performance indicators from PAUESA and USAID Power Africa in accordance with an approved Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan. 
  • Ensuring that collection and reporting of project performance information is timely and useful to ESG project management goals.
  • Providing periodic inputs to recommend changes to indicators, reporting or data collection methods or recommendations for improved project outcomes based on M&E assessments.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the USAID Power Africa Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) Specialist job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject plus at least 8 years of experience in information management, project management, monitoring and evaluation, or a relevant M.S. plus at least 5 years of such experience. 
  • Previous experience in collecting and analyzing data and developing data management systems.
  • Excellent writing skills are essential.
  • Experience with statistical analysis and/or GIS will be an advantage.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications (only by e-mail) to info@pauesa.org. Candidates should attach their cover letters and CVs including at least three professional references.
Deadline: 31st August 2018
NB: While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted. Please indicate position title in the subject of the Email.



Uganda: Technical Director

Organization: Jhpiego
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 10 Sep 2018

Overview

The Technical Director will provide technical leadership and project oversight in the areas of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health, nutrition (RMNCH+N) and multi-sectoral system strengthening for an upcoming USAID-funded project in Uganda. The Technical Director will provide technical assistance at the national, regional, and district levels across sectors. This project aims to strengthen government-led multi-sectoral RMNCH+N systems for improved service availability and use. The project will operate over a five-year period.

The position will operate under the leadership of the Chief of Party and Jhpiego’s senior management team, and will oversee and ensure the technical, and methodological soundness of all project activities. In collaboration with project team and partners, the position will lead the design and implementation of evidence-based and high impact service delivery strategies.

This position is contingent upon award from USAID. Ugandan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

  • Provide technical oversight, strategic direction, and definition of appropriate project activities
  • Establish and implement a system to ensure technical quality of project activities
  • Lead collaborative development of and/or updates to evidence-based training materials, standards, job aids, curricula, and supervisory systems needed for implementation of the Project to meet the needs of USAID and the Government of Uganda
  • Provide mentoring and capacity building at the national, subnational, individual and organizational levels in specific areas of expertise including but not limited to the following:
  • Reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition, with emphasis on major direct and indirect causes of death
  • Collaboration with MOH counterparts to develop and revise policies, strategies, and/or national clinical guidelines
  • Engagement with local stakeholders to design and implement quality improvement mechanisms that address challenges at all levels of the health system
  • Identification of ways that transparency in governance can be improved within district facilities
  • Technical assistance for conducting site assessments and strengthening referral systems, in-service and/or pre-service education, and clinical mentorship
  • Coordinate advocacy, demand generation, and policy support, across project sites as required
  • Facilitate partnerships with professional organizations to ensure implementation of policies and regulations
  • Engage with NGOs for development of accountability mechanisms for local government
  • Lead the formulation of innovative multi-sectoral approaches for scale up of targeted RMNCH+N services
  • Actively participate in relevant technical advisory/working groups and professional forums representing Jhpiego
  • Work with health care providers, local authorities, community members, and project team members to identify and address RMNCH+N service delivery issues that impede access to care and uptake of services, including ways multi-sectoral coordination/collaboration to improve use and uptake of services
  • Identify gaps in performance for clinical and community healthcare providers and assist in the design and implementation of measures to address those needs
  • Work closely with the Chief of Party on setting project priorities and directions, and responding to requests for support from local counterparts
  • Work with M&E staff to design and implement a plan to track data/results related to RNMNCH+N to inform adjustments in project implementation
  • Collaborate with all local stakeholders and implementing partners, especially the Ministry of Health and other US and international implementing partners, to ensure that all activities conform to the requirements and regulations
  • Document successes, lessons learned, and challenges in implementation as well as reports of project activities and results to the project and donor, including routine quarterly and annual reports and other reporting requirements as requested
  • Document and maintain an inventory of successful tools and approaches for multi-sectoral coordination and leadership and RMNCH+N services
  • Author/co-author abstracts, presentations, and articles for journals and conferences
  • Supervise technical staff
  • Manage technical contributions of sub-grantees, including defining scopes of work and monitoring performance
  • Maintain excellent relationships with USAID and in-country stakeholders and develop rapid responses
  • Provide technical leadership for development of project strategic plan, work plan, and project monitoring, in close collaboration with MOH, USAID, other Ugandan ministries working in multi-sectoral RMNCH+N, other stakeholders to ensure timely implementation and compliance to the requirements and regulations of the award

Preferred Qualifications

  • A doctoral degree (medicine or nursing), and Master of Public Health preferred
  • At least 10 years’ experience implementing and/or providing technical assistance in RMNCH+N and/or health systems strengthening
  • At least 10 years’ experience in implementing and/or providing technical assistance of $4 million per year in donor-funded projects and in the design and implementation of overseas health projects; preferably in East Africa
  • Demonstrated experience providing capacity building assistance at individual (community and facility-based) and organizational levels for RMNCH+N
  • Skilled in at least two or more of the following technical areas: strengthening service delivery projects; pre-service or in-service education; quality improvement; monitoring and evaluation, multi-sectoral leadership/coordination, health systems strengthening, knowledge management
  • Demonstrated experience applying a mix of technical knowledge and skills in RMNCH+N necessary for strengthening RMNCH+N service delivery at the regional, national, clinical and community-level, including across sectors
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of Uganda healthcare system, particularly the public sector, with experience living and working in Uganda preferred
  • Familiarity with USAID administrative, management, and reporting procedures and systems
  • Proven track record managing a project team composed of several technical experts and fostering team work
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts
  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal, and presentation skills in English
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel nationally to project sites

How to apply:

https://jobs-jhpiego.icims.com/jobs/3279/technical-director/job

Accountant USAID ICAN Project Jobs – Abt Associates

Organisation: Abt Associates
Project Name: USAID/Uganda’s Integrated Community, Agriculture, and Nutrition (ICAN) Activity
Reports to: Finance, Compliance and Administration Director
Abt Associates is an international development organization composed of dedicated professionals who provide technical assistance, research, analysis, and practical training services in more than 128 countries. Abt seeks to implement a five-year project funded by the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID).
About USAID ICAN Project:
Abt Associates is implementing the USAID/Uganda’s Integrated Community, Agriculture, and Nutrition (ICAN) Activity, which will aim to sustainably enhance the resilience of vulnerable households by increasing economic opportunities for poor households, improving nutrition with a focus on women and children, and strengthening community and local governance.
Job Summary:  The Accountant oversees and directs all aspects of accounting support for the project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Assists to develop, manage, and monitor project budgets, accurate financial reports, and projection of funding needs
  • Records expenditures, income, and any other related transactions, in the accounting software.
  • Prepares payment vouchers and corresponding checks
  • Prepares payroll and other regular payments with due consideration to deductions (for advances, loans, taxes, etc.)
  • Prepares monthly bank reconciliations
  • Prepares monthly Remove Office Voucher (ROV) documentation and promptly submits to HQ once approved by Senior Management
  • Ensures that the accounting records are up to date at all times, orderly, and readily available for reference and audit, when required
  • Prepares monthly cash requests, and promptly advises action required to cover estimated costs
  • Assists the Director of Finance, Compliance and Administration in the implementation of the internal financial control systems and compliance with corporate and USAID policies
  • Works closely with the Director of Finance, Compliance and Administration on all aspects of financial procedures and any issues that may arise
  • Perform any other duties as required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Accountant USAID Project job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree and at least six years of professional experience. Recognized certification in accounting highly desired
  • Progressively responsible experience managing finances of international development programs. Detailed familiarity with USAID rules and regulations
  • Familiarity with US Government Cost Accounting Standards
  • Strong analytical and computer skills, with an emphasis on budget and financial analysis
  • English language fluency
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID Project are encouraged to apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 10th August 2018



Uganda: Senior Finance and Administration Manager

Organization: Jhpiego
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 10 Sep 2018

Overview

Jhpiego seeks a Senior Finance and Administration Manager to provide financial and administrative management for an upcoming USAID-funded project in Uganda. The project aims to strengthen government-led multi-sectoral RMNCH+N systems for improved service availability and use. The project will operate over a five-year period. Reporting to teh Chief of Party, the manager will provide financial and administrative management, overseeing all financial, contractual, information technology, human resources, and procurement aspects for an upcoming project. S/he will ensure that the financial reports are compatible with standard accounting practices and follow Jhpiego and USG donor rules and regulations.

This position is contingent upon award from USG donor. Ugandan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure accurate financial, contractual and administrative reporting of the project compliant with Jhpiego and USAID donor rules and regulations, and terms and conditions of the award
  • Oversee day-to-day coordination of financial activities ensuring cost efficiency
  • Maintain and administer an on-site financial accounting and bookkeeping system (QuickBooks) required to assure the integrity and effective performance of financial operations and prepare monthly reports
  • Manage all sub-grants, ensuring compliance and reporting of sub-awardee, and building their capacity as needed
  • Ensure that Jhpiego human resources and administrative procedures are in place for project
  • Manage project’s day-to-day cash needs, payments, procurement, contracts, sub-grants, reviewing/processing invoices, district office start-up, operation systems, policies and procedures, consultant payments
  • Provide guidance to project team members regarding the financial requirements of the project and office operations in compliance with USAID, Johns Hopkins University, and Jhpiego procedures and policies
  • Lead the development, monitoring, and review of project budgets; review monthly financial analysis and budget vs. expense reports to determine reasonableness of variances and take appropriate actions, as required
  • Provide guidance, monitoring and support to project team, including procurement for goods and services, logistical support for local and international travel (including expense reports) for staff and consultants, contracts development and management and maintenance of office inventory
  • Facilitate the work of external audits and ensure that financial records are properly maintained and readily available during audits
  • Direct and oversee the monitoring and annual auditing of cost-share requirements, tracking and reporting
  • Contribute to developing work plans and annual budgets for project activities and local office costs
  • Ensure that USAID resources are appropriately directed to project priorities and are in line with project work plans
  • Provide financial reports, including pipeline analysis, quarterly project reports, as requested by the donor
  • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts in concert with project goals to ensure rapid and sustainable results
  • Ensure that Jhpiego human resources and administrative procedures are in place for the project and staff are in compliance. These include time keeping, tracking of leave, sick days, absence, personnel employment records, and other human resources actions

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Accounting or relevant field and eight years of finance and administrative experience
  • At least eight years of experience with financial analysis, financial reporting, cash flow analysis, budget development and forecasting, preferably on international health projects
  • At least eight years providing financial planning and management, human resources and procurement for projects in Uganda
  • Six or more years of senior-level work experience with USAID or other donor-funded projects
  • Previous direct supervisory experience of professional and support staff
  • Knowledge of USG cost principles, including USAID regulations, GAAP accounting rules and grants contract management
  • Demonstrated experience organizing resources and establishing priorities
  • Subcontract or sub agreement financial management experience
  • Knowledge of financing mechanisms – contracts and grants and their relevant terms and conditions
  • Experience developing and/or implementing finance and accounting policies, procedures and systems
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills in English
  • Experience hiring and supervising personnel
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector
  • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop financial and administrative capacity of project staff
  • In depth knowledge financial software applications, databases and spreadsheets, including QuickBooks Enterprise, and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally

How to apply:

https://jobs-jhpiego.icims.com/jobs/3275/senior-finance-and-administration-manager/job

Regional Team Lead USAID ICAN Project Careers – Abt Associates

Organisation: Abt Associates
Project Name: USAID/Uganda’s Integrated Community, Agriculture, and Nutrition (ICAN) Activity
Reports to: Field Director and Chief of Party
Abt Associates is an international development organization composed of dedicated professionals who provide technical assistance, research, analysis, and practical training services in more than 128 countries. Abt seeks to implement a five-year project funded by the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID).
About USAID ICAN Project:
Abt Associates is implementing the USAID/Uganda’s Integrated Community, Agriculture, and Nutrition (ICAN) Activity, which will aim to sustainably enhance the resilience of vulnerable households by increasing economic opportunities for poor households, improving nutrition with a focus on women and children, and strengthening community and local governance.
Job Summary:  The Regional Team Lead – Kigezi Sub-Region provides leadership and management oversight to the technical activities and site offices for achievement of project goals.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Manage the technical and administrative operations of the Kabale sub-regional offices, including directing a team of administrative, monitoring and evaluation, and programmatic staff. Oversee the operations and program implementation activities of sub-regional community based organization partners
  • Direct cross-cutting program activities with the sub-regional team, including for livelihoods, nutrition and hygiene, community and local governance, and social inclusion and behavior change programing
  • Work closely with the Field Director and finance and compliance team in Kampala to ensure timely and correct processing of all grants applications and awards
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Regional Team Lead – Kigezi USAID Project job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in international development, agriculture, economics, public health, nutrition or a related field
  • A minimum of eight to ten years of experience in community development, community engagement, or community mobilization. Some experience in linking farmers and communities to market opportunities preferred
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible program management experience
  • At least 5 years of experience in field level implementation activities, including working with district government officials and local civil society organizations/community based organizations
  • Demonstrated leadership, team building and team management leading to high quality work in a timely, cost effective manner
  • Strong management and planning skills of project tasks and budgets
  • Excellent writing, organizational, interpersonal communication and computer skills
  • Experience with USAID-funded programs
  • Verbal and written fluency in English
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID Project are encouraged to apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 10th August 2018