FASTER Project Director PEPFAR Grant Jobs – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Director for FASTER project
Organization: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head
of Programs
About US:
Catholic Relief
Services (CRS) is an international non-profit organization which implements 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.
About FASTER Project:
FASTER is designed
as a new component of the global FOCUS (Faith-based Organization Capacity
Strengthening for Universal HIV Services) project. Funded by the President’s
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC), FOCUS was developed with the intent of building FBO network
capacity, assisting FBOs to contribute to HIV multi-sector planning for
expanded service delivery, and documenting successful approaches. Led by CRS,
FOCUS builds understanding of how to leverage the faith-based community’s
contributions at subnational and national levels, reinforcing mutual
responsibility and country-driven leadership. FASTER takes FOCUS’ objectives to
the next level by creating an enabling environment in 4 countries where public
health, civil society, the private sector, and FBOs can accelerate normative
pediatric HIV case finding, testing, linkage to care and treatment, and
adherence support by strengthening and streamlining joint coordination and provision
of pediatric HIV service delivery.
Job Summary:  The FASTER Uganda Project Director will
provide the overall leadership and management of the implementation of FASTER
in Uganda, including activities, deliverables, ensuring adherence to technical
and financial policies and standards of excellence and monitoring project
activities and expenses, donor compliance and reporting, and external
representation. S/he will be responsible for the daily management and
coordination of FASTER Uganda staff, oversee communication and collaboration
with CDC-Uganda, Uganda government entities, FASTER consortium members, STTA
providers, Implementing Partners, CSOs and private/commercial stakeholders to
ensure successful implementation of the project. S/he will oversee the initial
technical, program and operational set-up of FASTER’s presence in Uganda, and
thereafter will provide technical leadership implementing and monitoring
project deliverables and outcomes. With the support of the FOCUS global team,
the Uganda Project Director will provide technical support to implementing
partners in the priority actions. Additionally, s/he will facilitate the
day-to-day project implementation process to ensure project outputs are
provided as per the agreed work plan.”
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Program Planning,
Coordination, Communications and Reporting
FASTER in Uganda to respond to CDC/country mission’s overall goals in line with
FASTER’s a efforts to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic in country.
coordination and planning of project goals and objectives for the FASTER
project in Uganda (including the annual Country Operational Plan submission as
applicable, Continuing Application, Annual Progress Report) and ensure
collaborative approach among partners.
successful startup of FASTER in Uganda. Provide oversight to ensure the
achievement of project objectives.
the development and timely completion of annual SOWs, workplans, indicators,
and budgets for each local partner and CRS.
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) efforts are
consistent with FASTER results and compliant with CDC and CRS policies.
and ensure appropriate application of programmatic best practices.
with CDC Activity Manager and CRS Uganda and HQ team, conduct periodic
technical reviews, site visits and monitor progress towards achievement of
program objectives.
necessary technical assistance and training is provided to partners to develop
capacity to implement HIV/AIDS support activities as per the grant requirement.
closely with the CRS Finance and Compliance team members to ensure CRS and
partner compliance with relevant USG regulations and to ensure timely and
accurate financial reporting of activities.
and ensure the timely completion of accurate and consistent financial and
narrative reports for both local and international audiences.
regular financial reviews and analysis of program spending to ensure cost
Strategic Planning
efforts at program innovation; foster regular discussions with key stakeholders
as appropriate; design program modifications as needed.
coordination with the global FOCUS team, lead in-country communication efforts,
including a communications plan to include focus on communicating the project’s
identity, necessary protocols, development of promotional materials.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal candidate for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS Project Director for
FASTER project job should hold a Master’s degree in Community Development,
Social Sciences, Health or related discipline, or an equivalent University
At least
seven years of experience in HIV/AIDS programming
At least
five years of experience in the developing world in project management positions
with progressive management responsibilities.
working in pediatric HIV programming.
background in program implementation; experience in hiring, supervising and
training local personnel; systems and office set-up; budgeting and financial
leading national and international partnerships
to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge
through formal and informal training faith.
Personal Skills
strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with
capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and
relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels
internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
leadership abilities with diverse/multi-disciplinary teams. Coaching skills.
communications and presentation skills; able to develop tailored and persuasive
messaging for varied audiences.
resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.
Foreign Language
oral and written skills in English
Competencies (for all CRS staff):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used
by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the
desired results.
with Integrity
Constructive Relationships
How to Apply:
All candidates
should Email a cover letter and CV only to Large
files and/or scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application, in
the subject line of the email, copy and paste – COUNTRY UGANDA PROJECT DIRECTOR
Deadline: 3rd May 2019
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