USAID Non-profit Careers – Project Manager at ACODEV

Job Title:   Project Manager
Organization: Action for
Community Development (ACODEV)
Funding Source: U.S. Agency
for International Development (USAID)
Project Name: Sustainable
Outcomes for Children and Youth in Central and Western Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Action for Community Development (ACODEV) is a Non-Governmental
Organization that serves and empowers individuals, families and communities in
East and Southern African region through promotion of innovative solutions in
the areas of Human Rights, Health Promotions and Institutional Capacity
About Project:
ACODEV will be implementing Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth
in Central and Western Uganda over the next five years. The Project will
improve the health, nutrition, education and psychosocial wellbeing of
vulnerable populations, as well as reduce abuse, exploitation and neglect to a
minimum of 625,000 children and 101,500 households in 17 districts in central
and western Uganda.  The Project is being implemented by a
consortium of partner consisting of CRS being the lead, Futures Group, ANPPCAN
and TPO.
Job Summary:  The Project Manager OVC who will technically
support the Executive Director in ensuring sustainable programrmng and
efficient management of the OVC project being implemented.
Key Duties and
1. Project Management:
  • Manage and ensure the successful
    implementation of the OVC project.
  • Steer the planning and implementation of
    all project activities in line with CRS program implementation approaches
    and donor requirements.
  • Carry out regular site visits to ensure
    proper implementation of OVC activities.
  • Technically support the OVC team in
    ensuring the sustainability of project activities at the community and
  • Remain up to date on current OVC trends in
    Uganda and ensure the OVC team has access to re same resources.
  • Steer the development of new OVC projects
    and programs.
2. Capacity Building:
  • Continuously provide guidance, coaching
    and supervision to the OVC project staff.
  • Ensure that there is OVC team involvement
    at all stages of the project cycle.
  • Develop a capacity building plan to
    strengthen the OVC team capacity and support implementation of capacity
    building plan.
  • Provide technical support as needed
    by  partners
3. Representation:
  • Build and strengthen linkages between OVC
    and other key government and non-government stakeholders at national
  • Represent OVC at national level meetings.
4. Finance:
  • Responsible for overall management of the
    OVC project budget.
  • Actively monitors expenses against the
    project budget and maintain an updated budget status report and send
    timely reports to the Executive Director.
  • Ensure the development of the OVC annual
    budgets and work plans.
  • Work closely with the OVC team to develop
    monthly and quarterly cash needs for the Project’s activities.
  • Provide final review and approval for
    Budget Status Reports and liquidation documents, in compliance with
    approved budgets, as well as CRS and donor regulations.
5. Project Quality and Learning:
  • Elaborate with OVC implementing partners’
    projects to develop, and implement a strong M&E system.
  • Foster a culture of learning among OVC
    team and support implementation and Learning activities.
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with
    consortium project staff implementing OVC activities.
  • Responsible for the preparation and timely
    submission of all programmatic reports required for submission to -donors
    and other key stakeholders.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold
    a Master’s degree in Public Health, Development or related field.
  • Past experience in project management,
    community development, communications or public health. Project management
    experience highly desirable.
  • A minimum of five years of program
    management experience working with health focused programs (HIV/AIDS,
    Maternal and Child Health, Health and Nutrition).
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of
    the humanitarian emergency operating context, including Sphere, the
    humanitarian system, donors, security, civil military liaison and program
  • Significant experience on USG-funded
    health and/or other development programs added advantage.
  • Strong knowledge /experience in results
    based management & results oriented approach to project implementation
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking and
    team building skills
  • Excellent oral & written communication
    skills with analytic capacity & ability to synthesize project outcomes
    and relevant finishing into quality papers and reports, intended for a
    range of audiences;
  • Shares knowledge and experience actively,
    mentors project staff
  • Capacity to produce high quality
    communication and outreach materials to inform stakeholders & project
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written
    communication and negotiation skills. Fluent written and spoken English.
  • Possess the ability to exercise sound
    judgment, self-motivate and make decisions independently.
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability
    to cope with stressful situations.
  • Possess the ability to maintain
    performance expectations and
  • Strong working relationships in diverse
    cultural contexts, psychologically & physically stressful environments
  • Past experience with and enthusiasm for on
    the job training.
  • Computer literacy i.e. working knowledge
    of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet)
  • Desire to work effectively in a team
    oriented environment.
  • Ability to travel within rural Uganda.
ACODEV’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to
protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. It is
ACODEV’s policy not to solicit money for the entire recruitment process.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a cover
letter, updated CV and three work references (names and contact information
only) to: Plot 98/99 Masoli Road 600M off Gayaza Road. Kampala. Uganda.
Deadline: Wednesday, 6th
May 2015

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