Program Management Specialist Job Vacancy at US Embassy

Number: 047/2012 Date: 07/30/2012

OPEN TO: All Qualified Locally Employed Candidates
OPENING DATE: July 31, 2012
CLOSING DATE: August 13, 2012
HOURS OF WORK: Full time; 40 hours /week

POSITION GRADE: FSN-10 (Ug shs. 54,522,809 to 78,523,720 p.a. inclusive of allowances).

USAID/Uganda is recruiting a qualified Ugandan to fill the position of Program Management Specialist/Policy & Enabling Environment.

Basic Function of The Position: To manage private sector Enabling Environment and Policy Development activities within the USAID Uganda Economic Growth portfolio.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience

NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

1.       Education Required: A Masters Degree in Agricultural Economics, Rural Development, Public Policy/Planning, Business Administration or other related field is required.
2.      Work Experience: A minimum of five years in program management related to agriculture, trade and investment policy, regulations, and procedures relevant to economic growth is required. Prior work with donor-funded projects is of added advantage. Experience should include at least 3 years of planning, developing, managing and evaluating public policy programs with donor organizations, government institutions and/or non-government organizations; and, analyzing program data and presenting findings in written or oral form.
3.      Language Requirement: Must be fluent in English language.
4.      Knowledge: Demonstrated thorough knowledge of program management, including design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. Knowledge of Uganda’s agriculture trade and investment policy framework, development strategies, and programs. Particularly, demonstrated understanding of the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Program (CAADP) and Uganda’s agricultural sector Development Strategy and Investment Plan (DSIP) and Competitiveness and Investment Climate Strategy (CICS) is required. Understanding of the special circumstances for women and youth in agriculture and rural settings is of added advantage.
5.      Skills and Abilities: Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated experience and ability to work in teams, clear concise writing skills including logical analytical and clear presentation skills, and ability to meet tight deadlines and to interpret regulatory directives and related guidance critical. Proven ability to work collaboratively with a range of counterparts at professional levels including those from government agencies, the private sector, NGOs, other donors, and other USAID Missions. Computer literacy in word processing using Microsoft, and spreadsheets. Must be self-driven with ability to perform under minimal supervision.
How to Apply
Human Resources Office
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Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please send all documents in one file attachment.
Telephone: 0414-259-791/5
Deadline: August 13, 2012
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