04 DREAMS Technical Officer jobs

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 04

Deadline: 21 July 2022

Hiring Organization: TASO UGANDA

Job Details:

REF:TS/HR/ PMGT/19: DREAMS Technical Officer 
Classification: Contract, Full-time
Reports to: DREAMS Manager
Salary: Commensurate with training and experience
Duty Station: LPHS Ankole based at Mbarara district and City sub counties
Directly Supervises: DREAMS Sub-County Coordinators and Data Clerks

Main Purpose of the Job: The DREAMS Project Technical Officer will be responsible for the technical and budgetary oversight of DREAMS activities. She/ he will ensure timely planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities, as well as provide technical/ strategic guidance and monitor budget expenditures and reporting.

Key Outputs

• DREAMS project activities effectively planned and coordinated
• Project Management tools and systems developed
• Documentation related to project approval, monitoring and implementation maintained
• Capacity of potential local implementing partners for project activities assessed
• Overall financial and administrative management for the projects provided
• Donor project narrative reports and quarterly performance data prepared and submitted Short success stories and briefs on innovation/best practices and project learning including failures prepared and shared
• Strategic partnerships with respective line ministries/officials and other organizations working in the sector built

Key Duties and Responsibilities
• Lead the planning of project activities and set high quality performance targets ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines.
• Use appropriate project management tools to plan, review and track progress on project implementation as well as on the utilization of project resources; use participatory processes to overcome implementation obstacles.
• Identify technical assistance needs and take the lead in developing SOWS and follow up with potential TA from TASO, as appropriate.
• Keep abreast of latest technical developments in DREAMS/PEPFA (collaborates with regional/HQ technical advisors, learns new PQ outside technical experts, etc.).
• Maintain up to date documentation related to project approval, monitoring and implementation.
• Model and reinforce in liaison with a commitment to quality programming and meets technical quality standards, aligned with the TASO Health Strategy.
• Align project implementation in accordance with TASO programming principles and TASO core values and engage respective TASO staff for support as needed.
• Engage partners at all stages of the project cycle for their insight on the appropriateness of program approaches and interventions.
• In coordination with the TASO technical team, identify and assess the capacity of potential local implementing partners for project activities.
• Build partner capacity through training, accompaniment, regular monitoring, and mentoring. l l . Provide overall financial and administrative management for the projects.
• Compile an up-to-date TASO knowledge and donor compliance issues and where applicable seek support and guidance.
• Prepare annual DREAMS budgets as requested by the donor.
• Complete necessary budget templates and forecasts as required by TASO.
• Support partners in the development and management of budgets in line with their DREAMS scope of work.
• In collaboration with the finance teams, review and analyze monthly budget comparison reports and take discuss the same with your immediate supervisor for any necessary steps to ensure proper management and utilization of budgets.
• In coordination with the TASO M&E Manager develop and implement strong MEAL Monitoring Evaluation and Learning systems, using PEPFAR tools and resources to maximize project impact on project beneficiaries.
• Set up a strong project learning agenda, and champion learning with project staff and partner teams.
• Prepare and submit required donor project narrative reports, quarterly performance data, as well as other reports needed/required by the local government, donors, the region or headquarters.
• Use collaborative and structured evaluation processes to review data, reach agreement about findings, and apply learning and recommendations.
• Regularly update key stakeholders on progress and challenges.
• Prepare short success stories and briefs on innovation/best practices and project learning including failures.
• Take charge of the project documentation and ensure the same is well organized and easy to access on Gateway.
• Ensure TASO is professionally and consistently represented with key stakeholders, including local authorities, Church officials, local partners, donors, the UN, other NGOs and appropriate networks in meetings, conferences, and others as needed.
• Coordinate with respective line ministries/officials and other organizations working in the sector to build strategic partnerships; conduct periodic visits to government offices as needed.
• Attend all relevant and scheduled TASO and program meetings and effectively participate
• Set performance targets for your supervisees and appraise them as per policy.

Person Specifications: DREAMS Technical Officer
Minimum Academic Qualification: Bachelor's degree in Social Work & Public Health OR International Development. Postgraduate Diploma in a rel added advantage. Additional training in OVC Management, Child and Ado a required.

Required Experience and Exposure
• 3-7 years of experience in programs targeting orphans and vulnerable children and/or adolescent girls
• Experience of working with TASO or RHITES-SW will be an added advantage
• Experience with parenting/care giver programs, socioeconomic approaches and/or cash grants strongly preferred
• Previous PEPFAR project experience is highly valued
• Excellent budget and project cycle management skills; administrative and financial skills, including the ability to prepare and analyse work plans and budgets
• Experience with institutional strengthening and partnership building will be very essential
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and
• Outlook; experience with DAT1M and/or a statistical software a plus

• Sets clear goals and achieves them
• Collaborates effectively with staff and stake holders
• Manages financial resources with integrity
• Applies program quality standards to project design and organizational learning

Key Working Relationships
Internal: TASO Program leadership and technical leads; Uganda Programming, Finance, Procurement and HR/Admin teams.

Key Professional Skills

• Sound coordination skills and a demonstrated ability to multi-task
• Demonstrated proactive leadership ability, as well as supervisory and personnel management experience
• Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills
• Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills as well as good judgment and vision
• Demonstrates diplomacy, flexibility, and resourcefulness
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work effectively in diverse environments and under pressure

Other Qualities/Attributes
: Integrity, emotional control, confidentiality, openness, Team player, ability to work under mental and physical stress and innovativeness. 

Application procedure

Only qualified candidates who meet all the above requirements are invited to submit their resume, copies of certified academic certificates, testimonials and three referees, two of who should be the present employer / immediate supervisor or last employer if unemployed, or any other if it is the first employment being applied for. None of the referees should be a relative, friend or business associate. All referees' designations should be stated and contact details included i.e. physical address, telephone/ mobile numbers and email contacts.

• All interested candidates MUST fully fill the TASO Online Job Application Form, scan and save all the relevant documents in one folder and forward only online applications with the relevant credentials on the Online Application Form
• TASO does not receive applications via social media especially NOT Facebook or WhatsApp
• TASO does not use an Agency to recruit except when indicated on the advert.
• TASO does not ask for money for Applications
• Only the TASO Human Resources Office handles Job Applications.
• While TASO appreciates all the interested applicants, only shortlisted candidates are contacted for interviews. In case you do not hearfrom TASO one (01) month after the closing date, please consider yourself unsuccessful.

Date Posted: 2022-07-14