Project Manager USAID Grant Jobs – Reach Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative (ROM)

Job Title:      Project Manager
Organization: Reach
Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative (ROM)
Duty Station: 
Reports to:
Community and Social Support Manager
About US:
Reach Out Mbuya
Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative (ROM), is a community faith-based Non-Governmental
Organization (NGO) funded by PEPFAR delivering a unique comprehensive model of
care, which relies heavily on community-based approaches that emphasize
community ownership. ROM’s holistic model cares for the body, mind, family and
community, empowering individuals, households and the community in all aspects
of their lives while building strong and resilient communities. Reach Out Mbuya
delivers comprehensive health care services through four clinics, multiple
mobile outreaches and public-private partnerships within Kampala, Wakiso,
Nakaseke and Luweero.
About USAID Project:
ROM has received
funding from Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and working with Action for
Community Development (ACODEV), as the Implementing partners (IP) will be
implementing a program: Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth (SOCY) in
the sub counties of Bamunanika, Buntuntumula, Kalagala, Luwero town council and
Kamira in Luweero district. 
Program goal:
“Improved Wellbeing of Children and youth orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV
and other adversaries. The program will focus on 2 Result Areas: (1) OVC, Youth
and economic empowerment of Caregivers to effectively access core services; (2)
Improve coordination of community based clinical and socio-economic services
for efficiency and effectiveness along the continuum of care.
Job Summary:  The Project Manager is responsible for the
overall planning, coordination, implementation and reporting of the project
ensuring that team members effectively undertake their roles within defined
project strategies and approaches and that project risks are managed. 
The Project Manager
will ensure that adequate systems are in place, staff are well trained to
undertake their roles, staff are supervised and account for their results,
resources are optimally utilized and properly accounted for, project objectives
are being addressed and that project successes are documented and managed. He /
she shall ensure that linkages with the local, sub county and county
stakeholders on OVC is effective and responds to the case management and coordination
of care approach for service delivery.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Works closely with the project team members to develop responsive
    monthly workplans and ensures prudent allocation and utilization of
  • Holds regular staff and community meetings to review progress,
    address emerging issues and plan for subsequent actions.
  • Coordinate all support supervision activities by staff ensuring that
    CHVs and field agents are adequately provided with the support they need
    to undertake their roles.
  • Continually communicates to the SOCY technical officers on project
    progress, challenges and support required to deliver on the project
  • Ensures that all the activities being implemented are conducted
    within a process that enhances community ownership, participation and
    contribution for sustainability.
  • Takes lead in the implementation of the case management and
    coordination of care approaches to OVC and their households.
  • Supports project team members to work with the community based
    workforce to deliver services to OVC and their caregivers. These services
    shall include but not limited to health and nutrition, education support
    and vocational training, psychosocial care and support, protection, house
    hold economic strengthening and provision of care and shelter, rescue,
  • Supports the project team to design, initiate and implement
    sustainability actions for caregivers and CHVs for long term support to
  • Works with the project team to ensure that quality improvement
    practices are adopted and responds to the service standards for OVC
    programing in Luweero.
  • Takes lead in all the capacity strengthening actions ensuring that
    capacity building is structured and responds to the needs of the caregiver
    forums, CHV cluster groups, locational and sub county area advisory
    councils, SILC groups among other entities as may be defined.
  • Train, coach and support the project team so as to deliver on
    project outcomes.
  • Continually updates and guides project team members on emerging
    issues in OVC programming, alignment to national strategic plans and
    policy directions as well as on compliance to the child protection and
    child safe guarding policies.
  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge management
  • Conducts routine support supervisions and spot checks to project
    sites and project teams to ensure compliance to standards and quality
    service delivery to OVC and their caregivers.
  • Works with M&E team to ensure that the they adequately undertake
    their M and E functions within the acceptable project standards for effective
    reporting and accountability for results.
  • Responsible for timely monthly and quarterly donor reporting.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences,
    community development, project management and any related discipline from
    a recognized institution of learning
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience in a technical
    advisory role for community-based programs;
  • Three years of experience serving in a technical advisory role for
    PEPFAR-funded activity, with a focus on improving the wellbeing of OVC and
    HIV prevention among AGYW;
  • Demonstrated role in strengthening coordination and linkages between
    clinical and community stakeholders, health and social service workforces;
    and operationalizing integrated service delivery models;
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of PEPFAR Technical Guidance for OVC
    and Prevention; and
  • Demonstrated written, presentation, communication and organizational
    skills in English
  • Excellent analytic and computer skills; skilled in MS Office
    including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access
  • Master’s degree will be added advantage 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills as well as good judgment and vision
  • Excellent organizational skills, team work and ability to prioritize
    tasks in a timely manner
  • Sound coordination skills and a demonstrated ability to multi-task
  • Demonstrates diplomacy, flexibility, and resourcefulness
  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office).
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to submit their cover
letter, curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact
information of 3 professional references via E-mail to or
hand deliver the application letter (clearly stating the position applied for)
Human Resource
Reach Out Mbuya
Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative,
P.O. Box 7303,
Physical Address:
Plot 1 Boazman Road, Mbuya 11 (Next to Our Lady of Africa Church, Mbuya) or at
St. Mary’s Health Centre – Kasaala Luweero
Deadline: 6th July 2018 by 12:00 Noon
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