Care Uganda Senior Initiative Manager - SHE SOARS - Jobs in Uganda
Care Uganda Senior Initiative Manager - SHE SOARS - Jobs in Uganda
Company Vision We seek a world of hope, inclusion, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live with dignity and security.
CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty, and achieve social justice.
The Senior Initiative Manager (SIM) is directly responsible for managing “SHE SOARS - Sexual and Reproductive Health & Economic Empowerment Supporting Out of school Adolescent Girls’ Rights and Skills” project. The aim of SHE SOARS is to increase the enjoyment of health-related rights on the part of extremely vulnerable and marginalized women and girls, particularly out-of-school adolescent girls aged between 10 and 19 years old, in Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia. The SIM’s primary responsibility is to provide technical guidance and support to project staff, the implementing partner (IP) and project beneficiaries.
The SIM is responsible for the day-to-day management of the project, human resource management, planning, timely and quality implementation of activities in line with the approved proposal and work plans. S/he is responsible for ensuring accurate and timely financial management of the grant in line with the approved budget.
Specific Responsibilities and Tasks:
Responsibility 1: Overall Project Management and technical direction to the core components of the project (30% of time)
Drawing from the objectives and agreed upon activities in the project proposal, develop detailed yearly and quarterly implementation plans and related budgets;
Ensure the detailed implementation Plan (DIP) is closely followed and monitored to ensure timely implementation of activities within available resources and immediately report any problems or deviations;
Technically manage implementation of transformative activities to promote Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights for Out of School girls in all project sites.
Responsible for monitoring the project budget, reviewing monthly expenditure reports and ensuring budgets are used in accordance with CARE’s and the donors’ rules and regulations. This involves working closely with the Finance Team to prepare accurate and timely donor financial reports and ensuring allocation of expenses to the right budget lines, preparing quarterly projections of needed funds and pipeline projections.
Responsibility 2: Fundraising and Business Viability: Strategically contribute and where possible lead Resource mobilization opportunities (10%)
Participate or lead country office assessments/ studies aimed at fact finding in line with resources mobilization for CARE Uganda. This will involve both desk /literature reviews and field based assessments.
Contribute to/lead proposal development processes (both narrative and budget) while actively engaging all relevant stakeholders (CARE Uganda, CMPs and any consortia members) in both writing, analysis and review processes.
Where possible compile and share relevant data, literature and any related study reports that are aimed at enriching proposal development.
Responsibility 3: Program Quality and Learning (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability) and Reporting (30%)
Ensure the project achieves results based on availability of an effective monitoring and evaluation system with SMART indicators with the engagement of key stakeholders and partner and that the system does not only generate quantitative data but allows for ongoing collection of participants’ views on the project relevance and success.
Ensure that project indicators are sex and age disaggregated and address the gender transformation of core project deliverables.
Ensure the project has a database to allow continuous tracking of project delivery on each component and tracking of beneficiaries without multiple counting across components;
Ensure CARE and partner staff are trained on the developed monitoring and evaluation system.
Coordinate and manage the design of the baseline, midterm review and end line/final evaluation.
Responsibility 4: Team Leadership while paying attention to inclusivity and gender diversity (10%)
Direct supervision of staff assigned to the project, which includes development of annual performance objectives and proactive management of staff performance.
Handle day to day guidance and coaching, formal mid-term and annual performance reviews and support to staff to achieve personal and professional development objectives.
Ongoing identification of staffing needs, recommend changes in staffing structure as needed and develop/adapt job
descriptions as needed;
Support direct reports in accountability and performance management including writing periodic reports on their tasks as well as consolidate reports for internal purposes and donor reports while ensuring that reports are a true reflection of implementation and show progress, challenges and lessons learnt;
Promote Team work across the supervisees and ensure CARE’s non negotiables of management are well taken care of as follows:
Promote equity and gender transformation in all forms of work.
Responsibility 5: Strategic Positioning of CARE Uganda to Internal and External Stakeholders (5%)
Work with the program team to ensure sound gender transformative delivery, innovation and learning that informs design, management and quality implementation.
Collaborate with specialists to develop and maintain positive working relations with a wide network of partners that include CARE Member Partners, Government, relevant ministries, donors, CSOs, peer INGOs, parliament, media and private sector to scale up CARE’s SRH and gender equality approaches.
Contribute to CARE Uganda business plan and review processes.
Responsibility 6: Any Other Duties (5%)
As appropriately assigned.
Relationships and Collaboration
This is a middle level management position in CARE and it is therefore important that the position holder exercises both sensitivity and responsiveness to the needs of the program, staff and partners, as well as the mission, program directions, policies, procedure and core values of CARE International.
S/he will have close and joint planning, coordination and collaboration with Gender Justice and other CARE Program staff (Emergency, Livelihoods and Climate Justice), and implementing partners. In addition, collaboration will be required with government (Local government authorities, National line ministries) and non-governmental counterparts (INGOs) and Private Sector stakeholders.
The position is based in Kampala CARE Office with 75% of the time spent on travels to Arua/West Nile and South Western Uganda for effective field presence and coordination with various stakeholders. At field level, the SIM will liaise with partners, local government, district health officers, Office of the Prime Minister, and stakeholders within the area of operation.
It is essential that the SIM maintains a close effective presence at field level to ensure proper management, supervision, guidance and leadership on activities.
Minimum Qualification and Experience:
The SIM will have a suitable combination of experience and relevant training in the following technical and programmatic requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Medicine, Nursing, Midwifery, Public Health, Social Sciences, Gender or related field (A formal qualification in a medical field is a MUST and a relevant Master degree is PREFERRED)
Expert level knowledge and at least five to seven years’ practical experience in ASRHR or SRHR programming, preferably with refugees/displaced populations and host communities;
Advanced knowledge and at least 5 years of proven practical project management experience -managing large geographically dispersed project sites, with implementing partners.
Strong working knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation, excellent report writing, participatory planning, budget management and human Resource Management.
Proven experience managing diverse teams and individuals’ performance for success,
Excellence: Sets high standards of performance for self and/or others; successfully completes assignments; ensures interactions and transactions are ethical and convey integrity.
Integrity: Maintains social, ethical and organizational norms; firmly adheres to codes of conduct and ethical principles inherent to CARE.
Communicating with Impact: Diplomatically, logically and clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the recipient / audience and helps them understand and retain their message.
How to apply
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