USAID FANTA Project Placements – Deputy Project Manager at FHI 360

Organisation: FHI 360
Project Name: USAID Food and
Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA) Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
About FHI:
FHI360 is a leading global development organization dedicated to
improving lives around the world. Our professional staff includes experts in
education, health, nutrition, economic development, civil society and
environment as well as cross-cutting experts in gender issues, research,
applied science, behavior change and technology giving us the unique mix of
capabilities to address today’s diverse and interrelated development
challenges. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and
around the world.
About USAID FANTA Project:
The Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA),
managed by FHI 360 and funded by USAID, is a 5-year cooperative agreement that
works to improve and strengthen nutrition and food security policies,
strategies, programs and systems through technical support to the United States
Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partners, including host country
governments, international organizations, and nongovernmental organization
implementing partners.
Job Summary: The FHI 360
Deputy Project Manager will work in consultation with the FANTA Uganda Project
Manager, and in collaboration with the Senior Technical Officer (STO), the DPM
win be responsible for coordination of the FANTA Uganda project management
activities. The DPM will be responsible for helping to manage staff to ensure
the timely completion of all tasks and deliverables carried out by the project.
The Deputy Manager is responsible for the logistical and administrative
coordination of FANTA Uganda country program activities and ensuring that all
FANTA activities are implemented in a high quality, timely and consistent
manner across program areas.
Key Duties and
1. Management:
  • Work in liaison with the Uganda Project
    Manager and Senior Technical Officer (STO) to improve systems and tools
    for planning, implementing and tracking work plan activities
  • Manage the FANTA Activity Tracker system
    to ensure deliverables are completed and activities are implemented as
  • Actively collaborate with the Project
    Manager and STO in identifying steps to address challenges and facilitate
    progress in FANTA Uganda’s work;
  • Lead the budgeting, projecting and
    tracking of funds with support from the Uganda Project Manager, FANTA
    headquarter-based Technical Advisor and FHI360 Finance country team;
  • Oversee the operational management of the
    project when the Project Manager is off-site
  • Ensure that activity implementation
    follows USAID, FHI 360 and FANTA policies and requirements
  • Work in collaboration with FHI 360 Human
    Resources and FANTA HQ, manage the recruitment of new FANTA staff and
    consultants, including drafting job descriptions, participating in
    interviews, and liaising with HR on hiring.
  • Ensure that FHI 360 and USAID regulations,
    policies and processes are followed.
  • Directly manage up to 3 administrative and
    technical staff.
  • Assist the Project Manager to ensure that
    project staff receive necessary capacity building and professional
  • Work closely with the FANTA Uganda STO and
    Project Manager to manage operational aspects of in-country technical
    assistance activities carried out by the FANTA team
2. Coordination and Collaboration:
  • Support the FANTA Uganda Project Manager
    and STO in overseeing and managing the work of FANTA Uganda staff and
    coordinate work among team members.
  • In support of STO and Project Manager,
    liaise with Government of Uganda (GoU) line ministries, partner agencies
    and local stakeholders to facilitate implementation of program work.
  • In collaboration with the STO, ensure
    project activities at the district level are coordinated with Government
    of Uganda and Unites States Government (USG) partners.
  • Work closely with FANTA’s STO, Knowledge
    Manager and FHI 360 country office Finance and Administrative teams to
    coordinate activities, scopes of work and work plan development,
    negotiation and collaboration with client and partners, management of
    consultants and subcontractors, and results reporting.
3. Project Documentation, Monitoring, and Reporting:
  • Supervise project knowledge management and
    monitoring and evaluation officers
  • Ensure the timely production of required
    updates and reports to donors and stakeholders on activities carried out
    by the FANTA Uganda team
4. Project Representation:
  • Work in liaison with the Project Manager,
    represent FANTA in meetings with USAID/Uganda and partner agencies, as
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant for the USAID FANTA Deputy
    Project Manager should hold a Degree in Management, Development studies or
    Social Work and Social Administration. Possession of a Master’s Degree or
    Post – Graduate Qualification in project Planning & Management or
    related Public Health discipline is desired
  • A minimum of seven to ten years of
    management related work with NGOs with a combination of relevant research,
    technical, operations and management experience with donors, PVOs and
    international organizations.
  • Past experience in managing USAID-funded
    projects required
  • Working knowledge and demonstrated
    technical expertise implementing and managing multi-sectoral programs,
    MNCH, nutrition or agriculture programs preferred.
  • Previous experience managing teams of
    multi-disciplinary technical specialists and administrative and operations
  • Extensive experience developing, managing,
    tracking and reporting on activities and technical areas, and their
    associated budgets
  • Possess the ability to undertake problem
    analyses and propose approaches to improve program design, implementation
    and results reporting.
  • Strong analytical ability is essential.
  • Demonstrated managerial, leadership,
    organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in and manage a team
    consisting of people with different technical backgrounds and with people
    with varying levels of technical training
  • Ability to facilitate relationships and
    interact smoothly and effectively with stakeholders and colleagues.
  • Superior presentation skills, both written
    and oral.
  • English fluency is essential
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a cover
letter, updated CV/resume including salary requirements to:: The Human Resource
Office, FHI 360, Plot 15 Kitante Close, P.O Box 5768 Kampala, Uganda or via
Email to:
Deadline: 10th
December, 2014
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