Earn over 137m annually as Project Management Specialist (Governance) at United States US Embassy / Mission

Organisation: United States
US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Salary Grade: FSN-11 (Ugshs
137,483,245 to 202,072,484   p.a.
inclusive of allowances) or US $ 74,584 – 96,958 
About US Embassy:
The United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic
relations with Uganda for over 30 years. 
Ambassador Deborah R. Malac 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 (USAID)
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Peace Corps
Job Summary: The Project
Management Specialist (Governance) provides USAID/Uganda’s Democracy,
Human Rights and Governance (DRG) Office and the Mission technical leadership,
program management, and program implementation support related to local
government, decentralization, accountability, civil society strengthening, and
the integration of DRG objectives and principles across the Mission’s
portfolio. The primary function of this position is to support existing
activities such as the Governance, Accountability, and Participation,
Performance Program (GAPP) by working with the Contracting Officer’s
Representative (COR) to ensure administrative and technical oversight. The
Specialist serves as an advisor on issues and activities as they relate to
ensuring accountability, political, judicial and local government systems are
woven into other sectors such as health, agriculture and education. The
position will also support the DRG Office efforts to engage with external
stakeholders including development partners, the host government, civil
society, and the USG inter-agency. The incumbent also manages assigned
activities within the portfolio to help achieve the Mission’s development
objectives and results of its Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS).
The Governance Specialist will serve as an activity manager, COR/AOR, and
contribute to the design and monitoring and evaluation of activities.
Key Duties and
Activity Management (40%)
Serve as Activity Manager and/or
Agreement/Contract Officer’s Representative for the team’s DRG activities aimed
at peaceful political competition; good governance; accountability; conflict
management; civil society/private sector strengthening; anti-corruption; and
local government development as they relate to the whole portfolio of Governing
Justly and Democratically in Uganda.
The incumbent prepares scopes of work for grants
or contracts in support of the Mission’s DRG and other Development Objective
(DO) activities, reviews and evaluates funding requests and proposals, reviews
technical performance reports and work plans and sub-grants, monitors the
spending and resource pipeline, mobilizes resources to respond to the changing
environment and monitors implementation through regular field visits.
Technical guidance and implementation support (30%)
Offer technical guidance and implementation support
in the democracy and governance area, coordinating with other Development
Objectives (DOs) in the USAID/Uganda Mission, implementing partners,
international organizations and bilateral donors in Uganda;
Offers technical assistance in governance, decentralization
and anti-corruption activities, by: 1) identifying development assistance needs
and achievable results, in collaboration with GOU and partners, Other Donors,
2) maintaining dialogue with and obtaining support from partners and
stakeholders, and 3) supporting DO Team efforts to obtain AID/W agreement on
results and financing, and country and Mission-level approvals to initiate
development activities;
Strategy, Liaising and Outreach (30 %)
Support and work with other Mission members to
finalize the Mission’s strategy, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting
Collaborate closely with the DRG Team and other
activity managers within the Mission to conceive, develop, and implement
programs and activities related to governance and accountability;
Provide a full range of consultative, advisory,
and analytical services on complex governance challenges;
Work closely with the Ugandan government
ministries and institutions regarding government strategies for governance and
democracy and the National Development Plan and assist in informing USAID
personnel of changing strategies and programs;
Engage senior leaders in civil society and donor
officials on all issues related to governance and democracy.
Offer support in organizing field visits to
districts of support for high-ranking U.S. Government and USAID Mission
Apply development expertise and project
management skills to promote successful implementation of complex,
multisectoral programs;
Perform any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection
criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting
each item.
The applicants for the US Embassy Project
Management Specialist (Governance Specialist) job opportunity should hold a
bachelor’s degree with the required experience or a Master’s degree in Public
Administration, Decentralization, Local Government, Governance, International
Human Rights, Development Studies, or in a related field.
At least ten years of functionally professional
experience in the field of DRG, accountability and related development
Comprehensive knowledge and experience with
donor agency policies, regulations, and administrative procedures. This
includes extensive experience in management of donor programs and projects
under grants, cooperative agreements and/or contracts.
Relevant training and/or experience in grant and
contract management is desirable.
Broad knowledge and understanding of, and direct
experience related to local and national government development, working with
accountability organizations (government and non-government), experience
working in the field, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge of local government
structure, and experience implementing good governance programs.
The candidate must have proficient knowledge in
local governance, decentralization, strengthening civil society, and working
with public accountability institutions such as the auditor general.
Excellent interpersonal skills that are
appropriate for extensive interactions with senior, policy-level U.S. and other
donor government and international agency officials; Government of Uganda
officials including Ministers, Members of Parliament; district officials;
senior civil society  representatives
including religious and traditional leaders, as well as with the Ugandan
citizens and communities, are beneficial. These skills are necessary as the
incumbent represents USAID in donor technical meetings, national and
international NGO forums, and interactions with implementing partners and
beneficiary populations.
Language Proficiency: Level IV
(fluent) in English is required. English communication skills, both oral and in
writing, are essential, and the candidate must have the ability to present
concepts, analysis of governance and political dynamics, and recommendations in
clear written and oral formats.

How to Apply:

All qualified candidates should submit the following;
  • A hand-signed AID-302-3 Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts Form, Download Here
  • Cover letter clearly indicating the position for which you are applying and describing how you meet the minimum requirements
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Copies of Academic Transcripts
  • Names, contact numbers, and e-mail addresses of three (3) professional references. At least one of the references must be a prior or current direct supervisor.
  • U.S. citizen, Resident Aliens and other nations (resident in Uganda) must attach a copy of a valid work permit.
Send them to: KampalaHR@state.gov in standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). All should be in one document which should not exceed 10MB.
Deadline: 18th August 2017
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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