PEPFAR Program Assistant Job at U. S. Embassy Uganda

U. S. Mission, UgandaJob Title: PEPFAR Program Assistant; FP-6; FSN-8
Number: 046/2012 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

“The American Embassy is seeking an individual for the position of PEPFAR Program Assistant.”
Note: All applicants who are not family members of USG employees officially assigned to post and under Chief of Mission authority must be residing in country and have the required work and/or residency permits to be eligible for consideration.

Basic Function of Position
The incumbent serves as the operational, logistical, and administrative assistant in the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Coordination Office. The direct supervisor is the PEPFAR Coordinator, who reports to the Ambassador and is supervised by the Deputy Chief of Mission. The incumbent contributes to the goals and objectives of PEPFAR in Uganda and works with the in-country PEPFAR staff to ensure the successful outcome of PEPFAR-funded activities. Major duties include assisting with the preparation of the $300 million Country Operational Plan each year, instructing Washington where to reprogram budget lines three-four times per year, and maintaining the database covering the 360 USG staff funded by PEPFAR.

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on

Qualifications, Skills & Experience
NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

1.       Education required: Completion of University degree in Business Administration, Public Health, Social Sciences or Education is required.
2.      Work Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible experience in program/project management, or administration, including working with more senior staff in the organization is required.
3.      Language Requirement: Level IV (fluent – written and spoken) English ability is required.
4.      Knowledge: Must possess good knowledge of USG policies and procedures as they relate to the implementation of PEPFAR. Must have good understanding of the operations of the GOU, NGOs, and civil society organizations working in HIV/AIDS.
5.      Skills: Advanced training in Microsoft Access, Excel, Word and Outlook is required. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to process large amounts of information and organize it into useful formats is required.
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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