Earn over 3m monthly as Project Development Assistant at USAID Uganda



Organisation: USAID/Uganda
Vacancy Number: 063/2013
Duty Station: USAID, DO3 Office, Kampala, Uganda
Salary Grade:       FSN-8  (Ug shs. 38,988,039 to 58,134,949 p.a. inclusive of allowances

USAID/Uganda is recruiting a qualified individual to fill the position of Project Development Assistant.

Job Summary: The Project Development Assistant will provide administrative and project support to members of the assigned team, up to the limits of his/her training and skill level.  This may include assistance with administrative tasks, management, implementation, and helping direct any of the program/project activities within the teams.

A full copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on http://kampala.usembassy.gov/job_opportunites.html

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The Project Development Assistant will possess a university degree in business, business administration, economics, finance, or similar field.
  • At least five years of substantive administrative experience.
  • Fluent in the English language.  Fluency in Luganda is desirable.
    A practical knowledge of business correspondence, database management, and budget preparation. 
  • Familiarity with the public health issues related to HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, family planning, maternal and child health, gender based violence, youth, orphans and vulnerable children and women’s empowerment in Uganda are desired.
  • Ability to develop and maintain a range of working level and management-level contacts on public health related topics, in government, non-governmental, and private-sector circles. 
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and coordinate well with others. 
  • Excellent office management skills and experience are required in order to support the assigned team and the overall Health HIV/AIDS and Education Office in developing and implementing effective USAID/Uganda programs/projects, including financial and administrative skills sufficient to track the performance of implementing partners and program/project activities.  
Personal Competencies: Office management, administration, and financial tracking; budgeting and planning; computers, including Word, Excel, database software, and PowerPoint software; and the ability to clearly present written and oral information.  Exceptional verbal and writing skills, tact, and diplomacy are also required, in order to establish and maintain effective working relationships within USAID and with the public and private sector.

How to Apply:
All those interested in working with the US mission in Kampala should send their applications and strictly adhere to the following:
  • Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174).
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
  • Any other documentation (e.g. essays, transcripts/certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

Submit Application To:
Human Resources Office
By email at KampalaHR@state.gov.  

NB: Only electronic submissions will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Clearly indicate the position applied for in the subject area of the email submission.
Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please send all documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-306001/259-791/5

Deadline: 30th July, 2013

The US Mission in Kampala provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

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