FHI 360 Senior Program Officer Jobs in Uganda

FHI 360 Senior Program Officer Jobs in Uganda

Job Summary

  • Provides technical assistance and support to programs.

  • Collects, complies, and analyzes information relevant to programs.

  • Provides administrative and project support, in addition to communication efforts related to program management and execution.

  • Ensures compliance with internal and external regulations.

  • Monitors budget for programs and develops monitoring system for reviewing project status.

  • Ensures completion of program while adhering to budget, scope, and schedule requirements.

  • Develops/Reviews work plans, prepares presentations, and supports other related program objectives and deliverables.


  • Provides support to program management such as troubleshooting, updates work plans, coordinates travel arrangements and monitors program activities.

  • Tracks performance against Financial Cost Objective (FCO) ID, project timelines, budget, objectives, and deliverables.

  • Facilitates communication by answering partner inquires and monitoring project websites.

  • Designs, implements, and coordinates specific program activities and may conduct research to achieve program goals.

  • Works with Project Manager and assists with developing budgets, proposals, managing grants, project materials, and information.

  • Collects, complies and analyzes information relevant to the program.

  • May provide administrative support to programs as needed by writing, reviewing, and translating reports on a quarterly basis.

  • Provides technical assistance and support to program.

  • Reviews and contributes to work plans for one or many programs.

  • Documents and shares project accomplishments, challenges, and lessons learned among internal and external partners.

  • Serves as the liaison for internal units, such as finance, contracts, centers, etc.

  • Supports program/project teams administratively and technically to provide high quality deliverables to clients.

  • Develops reports, briefing papers, press releases, and presentations as necessary for one or multiple projects/programs.

  • Ensures timely implementation, and monitors project activities against work plans.

  • Identifies resource development opportunities and supports development of proposals.

  • Assists with budgeting and writing proposals.

  • Serves as the liaison with government officials, local communities, and other organizations.

  • Provides technical input to projects, including monitoring and evaluation.

  • Supervises and mentors staff and provides training on systems, policies, and regulations.

    Applied Knowledge & Skills

  • Working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures with program design.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong and demonstrated program/project management skills.

  • Ability to problem solves and implements corrective action as needed.

  • Ability to prepare reports and provide information to management in a timely matter.


  • There are 31 FHI360 development competencies.

    The focus for this particular job will be:

  • Project Management (Planning and Time Management) - Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks (sets
    objectives/goals/measures). Breaks down work into steps, schedules, task/people assignments.

  • Marshals people, time, and resource efficiently. Arranges information in a useful manner, and orchestrates multiple activities at once.

  • Creating and Managing Systems and Processes – Recognizes the need for standardization and balances client and organization need in systems design.

  • Anticipates the effects of process change on people while optimizing task efficiency and simplicity.

  • Problem Solving – Analyzes problems, seeks input from others
    and considers a variety of solutions.

  • Chooses most efficient and effective solutions with attention to the impact that solution has on other projects and tasks.

  • Employees are expected to possess, or have high-potential for development of these three fundamental competencies.

    Problem Solving & Impact

  • Works on problems of diverse scope that require review of various factors.

  • Exercises good judgment with selecting methods and techniques to determine appropriate action.

  • Builds productive working relationships internally and externally.

  • Decisions may cause delays and affect a work unit or area within a department.

    Supervision Given/Received

  • Receives little instructions on routine work. Receives methods and procedures on new projects or assignments.

  • May provide guidance to other lower level personnel.

  • Typically reports to a Manager/ Associate Director/ Director.


  • Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent

  • Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International

  • Development, Human Development or Related Field.

  • Project Management (PM) Certification preferred.


  • Typically requires a minimum of 5-8 years’ experience with program management, US Government rules and regulations.

  • Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff.

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language as appropriate.

  • Prior team lead experience preferred.

  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private organization.

  • International or Domestic (US) Program Development or Program management preferred.

    Typical Physical Demands

  • Typical office environment. Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift 5-50 lbs.

    Technology to be Used

  • Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices.

    Travel Requirements

  • This job description summarizes the main duties of the job.

  • It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties.

  • This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

  • FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

    How to Apply

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