The Program Officer – Field Operations will provide programmatic support to Act East partners, sub grantees and district local governments during planning, implementation, and monitoring of Act to End NTDs I East program activities. The Program Officer will work closely with the Deputy Chief of Party, the MERLA specialist and the Finance and Grants Officer to support effective implementation of Act East contributions to the national NTD program.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Program Planning/ Development/Coordination: Under the direction of the DCOP, the Program Officer will supervise and monitor Act East field activities and will:
Assist the DCOP in monitoring of Act East activities by attending meetings as required with Act East counterparts and visiting project sites for reporting on progress measured against expected results noted in the Uganda Act East annual work plan.
Contribute to the development of technical activities based on the strategic directions of the program primarily focusing on sub-grantees and district local governments.
Participate in program and activity planning and implementation.
Work with the MERLA specialist to develop the Act East/Uganda M&E plan and coordinate its implementation among sub-grantees and district local governments
Coordinate with District Health Offices in Act East supported districts to ensure timely implementation of planned activities.
Provide written reports of program field activities at the direction of the DCOP
Contribute to the annual work plan and semi-annual reports, at the direction of the DCOP
Prepare presentations and graphic material for Act East, work plans, and other documents
Assist in the preparation of Act East field briefs and other summary materials
Contribute to the capture and dissemination of information on project activities, outcomes, best practices, and lessons learned including success stories and articles for publication on the Act East website and in other fora;
Management and Administrative Tasks
Assist the DCOP and Finance and Grants Manager with budgeting for field programmatic activities
Supervise the Program Assistant and assist him in developing and operationalizing a field support plan for Act East.
Maintain project files for technical deliverables especially those from field activities/grantees;
Maintain project activities calendar and monitor completion of field activities;
Provide information to DCOP and Finance and Grants Manager on financial forecasts for field activities and recommend request for payment.
Prepare list of supplies and equipment required for field activities with guidance from DCOP and work closely with the Procurement and Logistics Specialist to ensure procurement is effected timely
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate for the RTI International Program Officer – Field Operations job vacancy must hold a Master’s Degree in public health, Social Sciences and at least 3 years of experience or a Bachelor’s degree and at least six years of program management experience. Diploma in Entomology is an added advantage.
Demonstrated experience in the implementation of community-based programs
Demonstrated experience in managing M&E activities
Extensive field experience in targeted districts and solid understanding of the realities and complexities of working in hard-to- reach villages with marginalized and disadvantaged groups,
Program and Administrative experience, preferably for an organization implementing international programs in developing country settings;
Ability to interact with staff at all levels in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure, and be proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism;
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
Demonstrated experience in Microsoft Office, including Word, Power Point, and Excel.
Candidate with working experience with USAID funded program or RTI Projects will be preferred
How to Apply:
If you would like to take up this dynamic position, please send an updated CV including three work related referees together with a cover letter (as one document ONLY) to the Human Resources Officer by email to email@example.com. Emails should not exceed 2MB. Applicants must include the “Program Officer – Field Operations” as the subject line of their email.
Deadline: Friday, 2nd August 2019