Program Manager II – DINU US Non-profit Careers – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

 

Job Title:    Program Manager II – DINU

Organization:  Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to:    Deputy 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 Project:

The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Uganda, in partnership with CARE are
implementing the

Inclusive Market-based Development for Smallholder Farmers in Karamoja
sub region Project. The goal of this 36 months programme is designed to
increase food security, improve maternal and child nutrition and enhance
household income in the Karamoja Sub-region, and Katakwi District. The Specific
Objective of the DINU programme is to increase food security, improve maternal
and child nutrition and enhance household incomes through support to
diversified food production and commercial agriculture and through improved
household resilience (notably to climate change) and women empowerment. The
target population is expected to receive support to engage in diversified
agricultural production and establish linkages to commercial input and output
markets and financial services to engage in commercial agriculture allowing for
improved food security and improvement of nutrition specifically amongst
children, women and adolescents. The project will also include specific and
nutrition sensitive interventions and support other health related service
access with a strong focus on gender equality and empowerment of women and
youth.

 

Job Summary:  The Program
Manager II – DINU will manage, coordinate, and monitor project activities and
relationships with partners and other project stakeholders to assist the
achievement of CRS DINU program implementation in the district of Moroto,
Napak, Nakapiripirit, Amudat, Moroto and Nabilatuk.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
You will
lead technical, budget management, monitoring and reporting activities through
most of the project cycle – start-up, implementation and close-out – in line
with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good
practices.

·       
Effectively
support Project officers and field supervisors with capacity and technical
assistance to support quality project implementation.

·       
Ensure
learning properly accompanies project activities throughout the project cycle.
Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities
following MEAL Policy. Proactively identify issues, report them to inform
adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.

·       
Engage
and strengthen partnerships relevant to Inclusive Market-based Development for
Smallholder Farmers in Karamoja sub region Project, applying appropriate
application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.

·       
Represent
the organization with donors, INGO working groups, UN, relevant local partners
and relevant local government and community actors for Inclusive Market-based
Development for Smallholder Farmers in Karamoja sub region Project.

·       
Coordinate
activities required for ensuring the financial, material and human resources
for the quality implementation of the project. Conduct periodic budget reviews
and follow-up with partners on timely submission of financial reports to
facilitate proper tracking of resource use.

·       
Assist
with preparation of trends analysis reports and disseminate results. Review
project documentation to ensure project file is complete with all required
documentation and is filed per agency and donor requirements.

 




Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:

·       
The
applicant for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Program Manager II – DINU job
must hold a Bachelor’s Degree required. Degree in the field of Agriculture
livelihoods would be a plus

·       
At least
seven years of work experience in project management, ideally in the field of
Agriculture and value chain and for an NGO.

·       
Relevant
grant management experience, especially for USG or other public donor, a plus •
Staff supervision experience.

·       
Ability
to contribute to the development of technical proposals, a plus.

·       
Experience
analyzing data and contributing to evaluation reports.

·       
Experience
using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

·       
Critical
thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound
judgment.

·       
Strong
relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with local
stakeholders. Representation abilities.

·       
Ability
to contribute to written reports

·       
Proactive,
results-oriented, and service-oriented

·       
Attention
to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities

·       
Required/Desired
Foreign Language:
English and
local languages spoken in Karamoja region is an added advantage.

Agency-Wide 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.

·       
Serves
with Integrity

·       
Models
Stewardship

·       
Cultivates
Constructive Relationships

·       
Promotes
Learning

 

How to Apply:

All candidates should Email a cover letter and CV only to
ug_recruitment@crs.org. Large files and/or scans of documents will lead to
rejection of your application, in the subject

line of the email, copy and paste – PROGRAMMAMANAGERII-DINU only. All
applications that do not contain this exact subject line will be rejected and
not read.

 

NB: Only selected candidates will be
notified

 

Deadline: 23rd
December 2020

 

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