Position Title: Program Manager II, Case Management Rapid Response, 4Children Uganda
Position Type: Short-term (Immediate to September 30, 2017)
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out 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. CRS is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) supporting relief and development work in over 93 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs. CRS has worked in Uganda since 1965, initially providing emergency assistance to Sudanese refugees living in the north. Over the years, CRS has expanded its programming to also address development needs in western, central and eastern Uganda. CRS' projects in Uganda currently include agriculture, child protection, health, microfinance, peacebuilding, system strengthening, and youth.
Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4Children) is a five-year USAID-funded project implemented by a consortium of organizations led by CRS with partners IntraHealth, Maestral, Pact, Plan and Westat. 4Children is designed to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) affected by HIV and AIDS and other adversities. 4Children's work utilizes global evidence establishing that HIV and other adversities are best prevented and addressed when families and children have access to both high quality health and social welfare services. The project supports systems and structures at country and regional levels to implement evidence-based interventions that protect against risk, interrupt cycles of vulnerability, and build pathways to resilience leading to an AIDS Free Generation and contribute to overall improvements in quality of life and productivity for vulnerable children and their families.
In Uganda, 4Children will implement the Uganda Social Welfare Systems Strengthening Project. This project, which is still under review, is expected to contribute to three broad strategic objectives: (1) Strengthen Ugandan institutions to successfully plan, lead, and coordinate comprehensive services for children made vulnerable by HIV and other child protection risks; (2) Support the social protection workforce to meet the needs of children; and (3) Promote the use of data to support advocacy by and for social welfare institutions. Within this project, 4Children has been requested to support OVC Implementing Partners in Uganda to adopt a standardized case management package that reflects the latest research on pathways out of OVC programming. The Case Management Rapid Response (CMRR) activity must be completed before the end of September 2017.
The 4Children CMRR Program Manager (PM) will coordinate all aspects of the CMRR activity, in close consultation with the 4Children consortium partners. S/he will be responsible for the administrative, technical and financial management of the CMRR activities in Uganda to meet the stated objectives and targets. S/he will be a dynamic person with strong interpersonal and organizational skills, who thrives in a complex, busy work environment.
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