DREAMS Program Manager Job Careers – John Snow, Inc. (JSI)  

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Organisation:
John Snow, Inc. (JSI)
Report to:
Deputy Chief of Party
John Snow, Inc.
(JSI), a leader in the fi eld of international public health, is currently
recruiting for Various positions for the USAID-Regional Health Integration to
Enhance ServicesNorth, Lango (USAID-RHITES-N, Lango) Project. USAIDRHITES-N,
Lango will improve the use of integrated health services in Northern Uganda’s
Lango region and strengthen the health system to sustain gains made by earlier
projects.
Job Summary: The
DREAMS Program Manager will support the USAID/ RHITES-N, Lango Project
interventions to implement the DREAMS Program. She/ He will provide strategic,
technical and operational oversight, partner coordination and management including
planning, implementation, capacity enhancement, quality improvement, monitoring/evaluation
and reporting on the delivery of high-quality DREAMS interventions.
She/ He will work
closely with MOH and district teams to support implementation. The Program
Manager will be responsible for providing technical oversight and program management
for DREAMS capacity building related activities. She/He will supervise the
DREAMS Program Officer(s) and work closely with the DREAMS M&E Officer and
will report to the Deputy Chief of Party.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Lead strategic, technical and operational
oversight for the DREAMS program in all USAID/RHITES-N, Lango supported
districts and communities to attain operational targets and achieve/exceed
performance objectives.
·       Manage the implementation, monitoring and
evaluation of innovative, technically sound, evidence-based, sustainable and
cost-effective interventions to scale up and improve the DREAMS interventions
in the Lango region.
·       Lead and coordinate capacity building
activities for USAID/ RHITES-N, Lango partners to improve competencies, knowledge
and skills in the implementation the DREAMS interventions through training(s),
mentorship, meetings and workshops.
·       Support functionality of DREAMS coordination
structures in districts, communities, schools and health centers.
·       Conduct coaching and mentorship to district
partners to support DREAMS activities which includes training and joint
supportive supervision at multiple levels (district, health facility and
community). This capacity will result in the districts’ ability to manage
DREAMS activities and use the learnings from the program to improve USAID’s
Collaborating Learning Adapting approach.
·       Establish relationships with the public and
private sector representatives in the region to potentially partner around
DREAMS activities; identify other potential partners working in DREAMS
districts to strengthen implementation and coordination.
·       Oversee the development of comprehensive work
plans and budgets for the implementation of quality DREAMS activities and track
Project budgets; S/he will work closely with project, district, facility and
community teams.
·       Ensure technical compliance with USAID rules
and regulations.
Monitoring and Evaluation
·       Strengthen reporting on DREAMS activities
through National Information Systems as required by the donor and MOH.
·       Provide technical oversight to the Program
for timely and accurate reporting.
·       Monitor DREAMS project performance and
reporting in UDOTS, HIBRID and DHIS2.
·       Work with the Project technical teams and the
District Project Coordinators to contribute to the compilation and analysis of
data to ensure that DREAMS data is extracted from the database for reports and
feedback and is regularly used to inform planning and decision-making.
·       Provide leadership for Quality Assurance and
Quality Improvement measures for implementation of the DREAMS strategies.
·       Produce periodic reports as per the
organizational, government and donor requirements.
·       Ensure thorough familiarity with CSO grant
award M&E documents.
·       Present findings, progress, goals, problems
and other relevant information to staff in regular staff calls and/or meetings.
·       Continuously document new developments in
DREAMS programming and align them to proposed activities.
·       Conduct routine data quality assessments
and/or site visits with grantees and build data management capacity of
subgrantee staff, facilities and communities.
·       Participate in project evaluation activities,
including gathering feedback on grantee activities and programs from benefi
ciaries and stakeholders through focus groups, site visits, and M&E data.
·       Assist in the preparation, review, and
dissemination of project reports, results and lessons learned.
·       Write reports, work plans, strategic plans
and other program-related documents in a timely manner and provide prompt
feedback to donor requests for information.
·       Contribute to documentation and strategic
dissemination of best practices, success stories, abstracts, and lessons learnt
from implementation of the essential DREAMS health package
·       Capacity Strengthening
·       Conduct routine quality improvement or site
visits with districts/facilities/communities and grantees and build their
technical and data management capacity.
·       Participate in the development of DREAMS
related training curricula, other tools and materials for regional and
incountry technical events such as assessments, workshops, trainings, etc.
·       Provide training and technical assistance to
DREAMS program staff on project database reporting requirements and procedures,
and select M&E related organizational capacity development.
·       Support coordination for DREAMS work with
other partners in the region and in the country.
·       Represent the Project and contribute towards
the MOH guidance on technical issues and participate in relevant advisory
and/or technical working groups with counterparts and partner institutions in
development, adaptation and operationalization of national guidelines and
policies.
·       Innovatively think of ways to improve
performance and address challenges that arise during DREAMS implementation.
·       Perform any other duties as requested.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must hold a Master’s
Degree (Public Health Epidemiology, Social Science or Statistics or similar field)
preferred.
·       At least years’ experience in community
development work, program management, M&E, advocacy, and/ or community
engagement/mobilisation; experience working with multiple grantees desirable.
Knowledge of and experience working in collaboration with MOH, international
and local donor agencies, districts and health facilities (public /private) is
desirable.
·       Strong knowledge of DREAMS implementation and
the evidence behind successful approaches to attaining the Program objectives.
A proven track record in working to scale up DREAMS implementation is an
advantage.
·       Demonstrated knowledge of the Uganda health
and community systems, and ability to build and sustain strong relationships
with national/regional partners in DREAMS— including representatives from
Implementing partners, districts, NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector.
·       Knowledge of major DREAMS best practices as
well as implementation of DREAMS programs as per COP/PEPFAR guidance in Uganda.
·       Experience in capacity building initiatives,
an advantage.
·       Ability to develop, implement and monitor
project activities, including documenting project learning.
·       Demonstrated skills in collaborative
engagement, program planning, knowledge management, facilitation, networking
and communication.
·       Experience managing staff and local
organizations.
·       Previous experience working with USG projects
or other donors and multilateral agencies with an in-depth knowledge of USG
programs, regulations, compliance and reporting.
·       Ability to work in a complex environment with
multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
·       Excellent technical writing, data collection,
analysis and reporting skills required.
·       Excellent facilitation, oral and written
communications skills
Interested
candidates who meet the above requirements, should send their applications by
email to ug-rhites-n@ug.jsi.com addressed to the Human Resource Manager attaching
their application letters and CV.
JSI is an equal opportunity
employer so women are encouraged to apply.

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