US Embassy Jobs – Program Management Specialist (Deputy Family Health Unit Leader)

Organisation: United States Embassy, US Mission in
Duty Station: 
USAID Office, Kampala, Uganda
Vacancy Number: 44/15
About US Embassy:
Welcome to the United States Embassy in
Kampala, Uganda.  The United States has
enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi currently heads
the U.S Mission to Uganda.  The Mission
is composed of several offices and organizations all working under the auspices
of the Embassy and at the direction of the Ambassador.
Among the offices operating under the U.S
Mission to Uganda are:
States Agency for International Development (USAID)
for Disease Control
Job Summary:  The
US Embassy Program Management Specialist (Deputy Family Health Unit Leader)
will support USAID/Uganda through the provision of technical and programmatic
leadership in the areas of maternal, newborn, and child health, reproductive
health, family planning, nutrition, national surveys, and health systems
(commodities and logistics, human resources, financing etc.) as it relates to
these areas.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection
criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting
each item.
ideal candidate for the US Embassy career opportunity should hold a Graduate
level degree (Masters, PhD, MD, MPH, Or DrPH) in social or behavioral sciences,
public health, health. A Master’s degree (or higher) in Public Health is
strongly preferred.
At least
eight (8) years of work experience in health/public health, and/or in
health/public health organizations, of which five (5) years of experience
programming and managing public health programs with donor, international,
NGO/CSO and/or GOU organizations three (3) years of progressively responsible
supervisory experience and other relevant trainings or certifications to
augment university degrees and work experience.
and broad knowledge of current technical information and programmatic
approaches in maternal and child health, family planning and reproductive
health, infectious diseases and control, nutrition, HIV/ AIDS, and
environmental health and sanitation, and how they affect different populations,
geographically, socioeconomically, with other disease burdens (e.g. people
living with HIV), internally displaced persons, and otherwise disadvantaged in
order to give detailed advice to other decision makers and be involved in key
strategic decisions within the Mission and with high levels of the GOU.
The applicant
must have detailed and broad knowledge of Uganda’s political situation, legal
and regulatory frameworks, donor relationships and priorities as it relates to
health and health systems.
to develop detailed and broad knowledge of USAID technical and business
processes in order to advise senior management on key issues related to health,
and to represent USG to donors and to GOU.
knowledge of health systems, health sector strategic planning, health
financing, public accounting systems, Swaps, and decentralization. Clear
understanding of how gender impacts on health.
The incumbent
is expected to possess detailed working knowledge of USAID and GOU/MOH
monitoring and evaluation systems.
knowledge of Uganda’s economic, political, social and cultural characteristics
and the history of development assistance.
management and supervisory experience, including human resource management.
Knowledge of USAID’s business processes preferred.
to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the USG
Mission including USAID (Mission and Headquarters), State Department, the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The Department of Defense,
the National Institutes of Health, and Peace Corps.
to establish and maintain effective working relationships with implementing
partners, private sector partners, other donor partners, and both central and
district level Government of Uganda counterparts.
Analytical ability to: a) analyze ongoing public health interventions to assess
their efficacy and efficiency; and b) obtain, analyze, and evaluate data and
prepare precise and accurate reports for other decision-makers.
and exercise sound judgment and decision-making in a very fast paced, dynamic
environment, independently and effectively plan, organize; manage and evaluate
important, responsible and complex projects for individual and team work.
Consistently demonstrate excellent technical and project management skills to
review and provide substantive feedback on documents including concept papers,
proposals, program descriptions/scopes of work, annual submissions for various
operational plan planning processes, oral and written feedback to implementing
partners, and other technical and programmatic documents, identify significant
economic, political and social trends in the host country and assess their
important and impact on USAID development assistance objectives and programs.
Draft factual and interpretive reports covering complex subject-matter, ability
to work in and appreciate a culturally diverse office, and able to translate
local customs and culture to American counterparts and senior staff as
necessary, work collaboratively, professionally, and-positively with all other
USAID staff to achieve team objectives, excellent interpersonal skills,
including diplomacy and tact, to work effectively with people at all levels,
from senior officials to support staff, accepting divergent points of view,
able to set forth new ideas, and able to help find consensus to achieve team
to lead a team when necessary, allowing for two-way communication, bringing
divergent views together to consensus, and exercising fair judgment and
to positively appraise staff, Write annual performance evaluations, and set
mutually .agreed-upon and achievable work objectives for staff that s/he
ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing – and able to
help others do the same.
computer skills including Microsoft Office, web-based databases, and electronic
filing, including the ability to help others and the ability to learn new programs
quickly is required to adequately perform in this position.
Language proficiency: Level 4 fluency in English (written and
oral) language. Knowledge of one or more Ugandan local languages preferred.
How to Apply:
All those interested in working with the
US mission in Kampala should send their applications and strictly adhere to the
Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member
(DS-174) Download
it Here
current resume or curriculum vitae.
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.
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
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: 12th July 2015
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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