Earn Over 117m Annually as USAID Development Assistance Specialist (Gender) at United States Embassy / US Mission

Organisation: United States
Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station:  USAID Office, Kampala, Uganda
Salary Grade: FSN-11 (Ugshs 117,730,581
to 172,487,987 p.a. inclusive of allowances).
Vacancy Number: 55-15
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:
United States Agency for International Development
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Peace Corps (PC)
Job Summary: The USAID Development
Assistance Specialist (Gender) provides intellectual leadership and serves as the
expert professional, technical advisor responsible for leading the development
and support of gender concerns in USAID/Uganda’s programs.  She/he has lead analytical and programmatic
responsibility for ensuring a thorough consideration of gender issues and
impacts surrounding USAID investments. 
She/he also plays the lead role in incorporating gender issues and
considerations into key USAID strategic-planning, including the Country
Development Cooperation Strategy, and promoting awareness and consideration of
these concepts within the Mission and Uganda’s larger development community. As
USAID programming policy priority, the primary function of this new position is
to support all technical teams in their efforts to integrate gender into new
project designs and on-going programming. 
The incumbent also develops and maintains a Mission-wide overview of how
USAID/Uganda is addressing gender issues, capable of carrying out USAID’s
broader representational interests.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Integrate Gender Into Program Design, Implementation and Evaluation (40%):
Designs, updates and conducts or commission gender
analyses of proposed strategies and programs; providing substantial input into
social/gender assessment in policy analysis, research, program design
implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
Identifies appropriate approaches and best practices
to addressing gender inequities in the implementation of USAID/Uganda’s
strategy, providing recommendations as to how projects may be better designed
to ensure that both women and men benefit equitably from USAID investments.
The incumbent identifies appropriate approaches and
best practices to enhance the gendered impact performance of USAID investments,
including increasing the involvement and participation of women in
decision-making and increasing access to assets for Ugandan women participating
in USAID programs.
The incumbent supports monitoring and evaluation
efforts on progress toward gender equity through identifying appropriate
indicators, identifying robust impact assessment methodologies, participating
on evaluation teams, and drafting relevant gender-sensitive questions and
approaches within scopes of work, amongst other duties.
Provide mission leadership on Gender Issues (30%):
Provides Mission-wide technical, representational
and intellectual leadership and policy and program guidance as USAID/Uganda’s
senior subject-matter expert on gender.
Identifies, promotes, designs and conducts gender
training programs to increase the technical competence of USAID personnel.
The incumbent serves as the primary Mission liaison
for the Gender Development Partners Group and coordinate with the GOU and
bilateral and multilateral donors to Uganda on gender issues and programming.
Actively monitors the implementation of, and update
as necessary, the USAID/ Uganda Mission Order on Gender.
Builds and strengthens institutional linkages
between USAID/Uganda programs and other U.S. Government agencies, and other
bilateral and multilateral donor agencies carrying out gender-sensitive
assistance activities.
Ensures that activities to address “youth as game
changer” as per the Mission’s 2011-2015 CDCS in Mission programs are
appropriately taking gender considerations into account.
Compile and Maintain Gender Information/Data and Respond to Data
Calls/Inquiries (30%):
Actively monitors and assists in data calls from a
variety of sources (USAID, other USG agencies and stakeholders, other donors,
and the GOU) for information on various USAID initiatives, activities and
reports with significant gender content, including but not limited to: the
annual Performance Plan and Report, the Operational Plan, and USAID and USG Gender
policies and strategies.
Works collaboratively with technical teams to
develop and maintain comprehensive information at the Mission level on USAID
programs that integrate gender, maintains updated gender-disaggregated data,
and develops and maintain gender-related factsheets for distribution inside and
outside the Mission.
Offers support to Mission’s Youth Team, and to
programming efforts and perform other duties, as assigned or required.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE:  All
applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific
and comprehensive information supporting each item.
The ideal candidate for the USAID Development
Assistance Specialist (Gender) career opportunity should hold a Master’s degree
in a relevant discipline such as development studies, gender studies, or rural
sociology required.
At least five years’ experience in the analysis of
gender integration and empowerment, including demonstrated professional-level
experience in integrating rigorous gender analysis into program/project
planning, design, development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation.
Significant experience in developing and
implementing practical, field-based approaches to addressing gender constraints
and advancing gender equity, including the ability to train and develop
professional capacities of others in gender integration and program monitoring,
is highly desirable.
Working knowledge of USAID and/or other donor policy
and programming related to gender, as well as of a thorough knowledge of
current literature on the topic.
Proven ability to analyze and evaluate complex
development issues, including gender-related aspects of development across
Working knowledge of principles, concepts and
methodology involved in the design, development, implementation, management and
evaluation of technical assistance.
Strong English-language skills, including reading
and writing, and organizational skills to guide other specialists and
non-specialists and to complete analyses and presentations.
Proven ability to write succinctly and to produce
documents quickly is also required. Demonstrated interpersonal skills,
including ability to exhibit tact, diplomacy and resourcefulness while working
with a wide variety of individuals, including USAID staff at all levels,
high-level officials in the GOU, U.S. government, foreign governments and
international organizations, as well as with other foreign and domestic
development partners, colleagues and office associates.
Language Proficiency: Level IV
(fluent) English writing and speaking ability is required
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 above.
Application To:
Human Resources
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: 16th August 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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