Technical Advisor US NGO Job Vacancies – Catholic Relief Services

Organization: Catholic Relief
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Technical Advisor 2-
HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment, Care
About US:
Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the
Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and
transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race,
religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished
through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education,
microfinance and peacebuilding.
Job Summary: As a CRS Uganda FASTER
project staff seconded to the Government of Uganda’s Ministry of Health (MOH),
you will facilitate the achievement
of project objectives through collaboration, coordination, and reporting on all project activities as well as provide
technical guidance to staff and implementing partner(s) advancing Catholic
Services’ (CRS) work of serving the poor and vulnerable. Your coordination and
relationship management skills will ensure that the project for which you are
responsible applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the
impact of its benefits to those we serve. Your service will be of particular
use to the MOH where you will be seconded to the MOH
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Provide technical
support to the Community Services Unit of the MOH/ACP in the operationalization
of the National Community Framework, including strengthening participation of
the Faith-based and Civil Society Organizations in the Community Engagement
Technical Working Group.
·       Serve as a liaison
between FASTER CRS and the MOH/ACP in all matters related to community
engagement including involvement of FBOs, CSOs and Networks of PLHIV in
activities aimed at scaling up and/or improving pediatric and adolescent HIV
care, treatment and prevention.
·       Support development and
roll out of the facility- community referrals and linkages toolkit. This
includes FASTER, MOH and other key stakeholders to conduct orientation of IPS,
FBOs and CSOs structures in dissemination and rolling out of the developed tool
kit in high burden priority districts, facilities and communities.
·       Regularly provide
reports/updates to the FASTER CRS team on progress with implementation of
planned activities, challenges encountered and/or anticipated in the support of
MOH/ACP community-facility engagement and other pediatric and adolescent HIV
care, treatment and prevention services, and suggesting strategies for
addressing challenges and gaps.
·       Organize and lead the
implementation of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed
implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards,
donor requirements, and good practices.
·       Ensure learning properly
accompanies project activities throughout the project cycle. Support
accountability through coordinating programmatic activity reviews and guiding
partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.
·       Coordinate and
facilitate effective working relationships with key project stakeholders in the
implementation of the community-facility strategy and serve as the liaison
between them and the project team to effectively engage communities and promote
project activities and optimize impact in pediatric and adolescent HIV service
·       Support FASTER and MOH
activities in the engagement of non-clinical platforms (FBOs, CSOs, PNFPs,
Networks of PLHIV/CLHIV) in creating capacity and scaling up demand creation
materials/messages  Catholic Relief Services,
Uganda Program aimed at improving case identification, referrals and linkages,
retention, adherence and VL monitoring for pediatrics and adolescents. S/he
will participate in the planning, coordination and execution of ToTs, rollout
activities, technical supervision and mentoring of stakeholders, including
faith leaders in the demand creation activities.
·       Coordinate provision of
any logistical and administrative support to staff and partners as assigned.
·       Ensure project reporting
and documentation for assigned activities is complete with all required
documents and is filed per agency and donor requirements. Assist with
preparation of trends analysis reports and documentation of case studies and
promising practices.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       Master’s Degree in Social
Work and Social Administration, Community health, Development studies, Public
health, and any health-related field required.
·        Minimum of 3-5 years of work experience in
project support, HIV and AIDS programming, ideally in the field of pediatric
and adolescent HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment.
·        Experience working with partners e.g. Ministry
of Health, IUSG/PEPFAR Implementing Partners, Faithbased Organizations, Civil
Society and Community Based Organizations.
·       Experience in
participatory action planning and community engagement.
·       Experience monitoring
projects and collecting relevant data and timely reporting.
·       Experience using MS
Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
·       Strong relationship
management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not
under direct supervision & to work with individuals in diverse geographical
& cultural settings.
·       Good strategic,
analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see
the big picture and ability to make sound judgment.
·       Good technical writing
·       Presentation,
facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills.
·       Proactive, resourceful
and results oriented.
·       Travel Required: 25%
outside of Kampala
How to apply:
candidates should follow these instructions exactly otherwise your application
will NOT be considered:
 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: TECHNICALADVISOR1 – GCF only
applications that do not contain this exact subject line will be rejected and
not read
selected candidates that meet the requirements will be notified.
Deadline: 6th
February 2020 at 5:00pm
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