Earn over 137m as Senior Program Management Specialist (HIV/AIDS Prevention) at United States US Embassy / Mission

Organisation: United
States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Salary: UGX
137,483,245-202,072,484 per annum
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
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
Senior Program Management Specialist (HIV/AIDS Prevention) provides overall
strategic and technical leadership and guidance to USG inter-agency partners,
development partners, all levels of government, private sector and civil
society organizations in support of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS
Relief (PEPFAR) partnership between the United States Government (USG) and the
Government of Uganda (GoU). The incumbent serves as a mid-level manager within
USAID/Uganda’s Office of Health and HIV. HIV prevention plays a pivotal role in
the USG’s and GOU’s HIV/AIDS response and is even more critical as we pursue
the global goal of “90-90-90” – that is 90% of Ugandans living with HTV are
identified, 90% of those identified are enrolled on ART, and 90% of those have
sustained viral suppression as well as the PEPFAR goal of HTV/AIDS epidemic
control by 2020. In this context, the HIV/AIDS and TB Team requires a highly
experienced HTV Prevention Specialist to provide strategic and technical
direction to this $188+ million, technically complex, cross-cutting portfolio.
The incumbent serves as the team’s leader on HIV/AIDS prevention issues,
identifying opportunities for USG engagement in HIV/AIDS prevention programming
and for effective collaboration and coordination with the GoU and other
development partners. S/he will work across the Health and HTV Office and other
offices in the Mission to support a coordinated, strategic approach to HIV
prevention programming. The incumbent will have at
least eight years of
progressively responsible experience in the field of HIV/AIDS; USAID, USG,
international health organization, and/or international development
organization program design and management experience; and extensive knowledge
of Uganda’s development and HIV/AIDS program dynamics.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The Specialist will provide strategic and technical leadership on
    HTV/AIDS prevention issues to the USAID Mission and the broader USG PEPFAR
    Team. S/he will:
  • Oversee the $35+ million HTV prevention budget ensuring that key
    priorities are adequately resourced.
  • Serve as the primary expert and advisor on HIV prevention issues to
    the USAID/Uganda Mission.
  • Maintain familiarity with current state-of the-art programmatic and
    research innovations towards the reduction of high-risk behaviors related
    to HTV transmission. S/he will provide expert advice to the Health and HTV
    Office and the Mission on new and emerging priorities and approaches that
    significantly impact HTV transmission.
  • Support the development, improvement and dissemination of sound
    HIV/AIDS prevention policies and strategies in response to evolving
    epidemiological evidence.
  • Establish effective linkages between HTV prevention, care and
    treatment, and health systems strengthening programs to ensure holistic
    and integrated approach to HIV/AIDS programming.
  • Identify new opportunities and strengthen existing opportunities for
    integration of HIV/AIDS with other health, education, economic growth and
    democracy and governance activities, and well as with other areas of Mission
    work as appropriate.
  • Support and strengthen coordination and harmonization of prevention
    approaches and messages across USAID-funded activities.
  • Participate as a senior USAID/Uganda representative in USG
    interagency and national level technical, programmatic and policy
    meetings, consultations and working groups related to HIV/AIDS prevention.
  • Participate in and take the lead on each stage of project design for
    new HTV prevention activities, including drafting and obtaining approval
    for concept papers, writing scopes of work, evaluating
    applications/proposals, and supporting the start-up of new projects.
  • Technically advise and make recommendations on the need for
    short-term technical assistance; write scopes of work for consultants.
  • Prepare reports and responses to USAID/Washington and State/Office
    of the Global AIDS Coordinator ad hoc requests for information.
  • Provide expert advice and leadership in HIV prevention programming
    for key and priority populations.
  • Serve as Agreement or Contracting Officer Representative (A/COR) or
    Activity Manager, providing day-to-day management of specified prevention
    activities. Review and approve workplans, budgets, quarterly and annual
    reports, performance monitoring plans. Monitor activities and provide
    supportive supervision through field visits.
  • Assume responsibility for the financial management of assigned
    activities which includes monitoring bum rates and ensuring that
    obligations, expenditures, and budget pipelines conform to action plans.
    Submit quarterly accruals reports and ensure appropriate and timely
    incremental funding of activities.
  • Provide technical input across the Health and HIV Office on
    implementing partner annual work plans, quarterly and annual reports for
    implementing partners and ensure these are consistent with current USG and
    GoU prevention priorities.
  • Work closely with USAID partners to ensure that program achievements
    and lessons learned are reported, documented, and disseminated to sector
  • Work with the Strategic Information Team to initiate and coordinate
    targeted analyses of HIV/AIDS data to generate trends and patterns to
    inform planning and programming.
  • Supervise up to two technical Cooperating Country Nationals (CCNs),
    including developing annual work objectives, mentoring, facilitating
    professional development, completing annual performance reviews and
    providing performance feedback.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed
below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
  • The applicants for the US Embassy Senior Program Management
    Specialist (HIV/AIDS Prevention job opportunity should hold a Master’s
    Degree in a field relevant to development assistance such as Medicine,
    Social Sciences, Social Work, Public Health, and International
    Development. Other relevant training or certification, if applicable, to
    augment university degrees and work experience.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible,
    professional experience in HIV/AIDS with international development
    organizations and/or other multi-lateral or bi-lateral organizations.
  • Increasingly responsible experience in the design, implementation,
    monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS prevention initiatives in developing
    countries and/or in generalized epidemics.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply relevant regulations,
    policies, and operational guidelines of entities such as the U.S.
    government, international health organizations, or international
    development organizations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of PEPFAR processes through which HIV/AIDS
    programs are planned, reviewed, approved, implemented and evaluated.
  • Demonstrated HIV/AIDS program design and effective implementation
    experience in developing country/generalized epidemic settings.
  • Demonstrated understanding of state-of-the-art HIV/AIDS combination
    prevention initiatives including HIV counseling and testing, gender based
    violence prevention and mitigation and post violence care, targeted key
    and priority population programming, condom promotion, social and behavior
    change communication, pre-exposure prophylaxis, and voluntary medical male
  • Demonstrated ability to apply policy directives to activity design,
    implementation and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience in analyzing HTV/AIDS epidemiological data and
    translating data into practice.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of or experience working with PEPFAR.
  • Ability to communicate information in an objective, transparent,
    accurate, and concise oral and written forms and to represent
    USAID/Uganda’s programs and priorities to a wide range of outside parties
    including senior Ugandan officials, senior management, and others.
  • Ability to independently conceive, plan, organize, manage, and
    evaluate important, diverse and complex work projects.
  • Excellent analytical, technical and project management skills to
    review and provide substantive feedback on concept papers, proposals,
    program descriptions/scopes of work, performance reports, and other
    technical and programmatic documents.
  • Ability to participate in and/or lead internal and external teams.
  • Ability to respond professionally and adjust in fluid situations in
    order to meet deadlines in the face of competing priorities and time
  • Ability to resolve complex planning and implementation issues with
    colleagues in technical offices and other parts of the mission.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including diplomacy and tact, to
    work effectively with people at all levels, from senior officials to
    support staff, in a culturally diverse environment, accepting divergent
    points of view and help find consensus to achieve team goals.
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships within an
    interagency working environment. Ability 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.
  • Ability to effectively appraise staff, write annual performance
    evaluations and set mutually agreed-upon and achievable work objectives
    for staff that he/she supervises.
  • Excellent computer skills including in Microsoft Office, web-based
    databases, and electronic filing, including the ability to help others and
    to learn new programs quickly.
  • Language Proficiency: Level IV (fluent) in English is required with excellent speaking
    and writing skills.
How to Apply:
All those interested
in working with the US mission in Kampala should send their applications and
strictly adhere to the following:
  • A signed DS-174 Employment Application for Locally Employed Staff or
    Family Member, Click
  • Cover letter clearly indicating the position for which you are
    applying and describing how you meet the minimum requirements
  • A 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.
Submit Application
Human Resources
By email at
NB: Your
application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements
including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and
Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple
Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB. Please clearly indicate the position
number and title you are applying for on the DS-174 form.
Deadline: 26th October 2018
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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