US Embassy USAID Jobs – Project Management Specialist (M&E-Learning)

Organisation: United States Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Vacancy Number: 084/2013
Duty Station: USAID, DO2 Office, Uganda
Salary Grade: FSN-10  (Ug shs. 58,213,135 to
83,870,107   p.a. inclusive of allowances).
Job Summary: The Project Management Specialist (M&E
Learning) offers leadership, guidance and overall direction to the entire
Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG) office on monitoring and
evaluation of its activities in peace building/conflict mitigation, governance
and accountability, political processes, human rights, rule of law and
elections.  The incumbent is Development Objective Two’s (DO2) primary
liaison to Program, Policy and Development Office and is the principal
coordinator of monitoring and evaluation for all DO2 activities, and working
with the Economic Growth and Health/Education technical offices to ensure
governance concepts are captured in their programs and strategies.  
With the emphasis placed on program performance indicators, the incumbent is
responsible for implementation, management and tracking results of the overall
DO2 Team Performance Management Plan (PMP), which serves as the primary tool
for planning and management of the collection of performance data and for
compliance with mandated measurement criteria.  S/he will assist the DRG
Team and the Gulu office to capture lessons learned success stories and
providing qualitative analysis of DRG activities. 
For a full job description, please visit the link below with all duties
and responsibilities on
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion
detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each
  • The candidate should
    hold a master’s Degree relevant to development assistance, such as public
    or business administration, political science, sociology, economics,
    international development or a closely related field.
  • The candidate should
    possess five years of progressively responsible, professional level
    experience in planning processes, performance management, monitoring and
    evaluation, field research, and capacity building in large governmental or
    international organizations.
  • Monitoring and
    evaluation of democracy/governance programs is desirable. 
  • Demonstrated record of
    preparing independent analytical work from either primary or secondary
    sources and some specialized training or experience in monitoring and
    evaluation is desirable.  This position requires experience in a
    management capacity, political analysis, program reporting, and
  • Language
    Requirement:  Must be fluent in the English language.  
  • Knowledge and
    understanding of host-country historic, economic, social and political
    characteristics and an understanding of development in Uganda.
  • Knowledge of the
    objectives and operations of the program activities of other international
    donor organizations is highly desirable.
  • This position requires
    the ability to quickly acquire a thorough knowledge of USAID programming
    policies, regulations, procedures and documentation and the objectives,
    methodology and status of projects assigned. 
  • Strong interpersonal
    and team-building skills.  The position involves the ability to
    quickly learn new systems within USAID and serve as an effective liaison
    with a wide array of individuals and institutions is essential. 
  • Demonstrated
    experience and ability to work in a team and with the Gulu office is
    required.  The incumbent must have strong writing skills and be able
    to prepare clear, substantive reports and briefing papers in English in a
    timely manner. 
  • Computer literacy is
    essential, including competency in word processing and the use of complex
    spreadsheet programs. 
  • S/he must possess a
    familiarity with a wide range of issues, such as program evaluation,
    democracy and governance, economic growth, health and education. 
  •  The M&E Learning Advisor must have
    the ability to develop a thorough understanding of USAID and
    host-government policies and procedures.  This work requires
    flexibility and ability to react to changing systems with sound analysis
    and the ability to work under pressure.
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) Download
    it Here.
  • 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
Submit Application To:
Human Resources Office
By email at
NB: Only electronic submissions will be accepted and only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Please 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: 25th September 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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